The best compliment I can give this hotel is after we had moved on to another location, we called to see if we could come back. After they scrambled to make a room available, we cancelled our reservations at other hotels for the remaider of our trip. The staff also informed us we were the third call that day from people wanting to return.
The hotel is spotless, the staff is professional and friendly, the food is the best in Playa Hermosa, and the facilities are fantastic. I just hope the don't raise their rates. We have paid much more for less in Costa Rica.The hotel is also connected to a small development, so for longer stays or families you can rent an appartment.
The beach (which is very clean) is about a 3 minute walk. On our second day there, we were walking back from the beach when we realized the trees overhead were filled with howler monkeys.
I can highly recommend this hotel and have already made plans to return next year.