A tranquil setting overlooking the Gulf of Nicoya. You look out over the lawns and see only trees, birds, the bay, and acres of undeveloped land. It would be hard to imagine a more peaceful site. Although the person who took the reservation by email was comfortable using English, everyone on site had very limited English. It wasn't much of a problem because the manager, who knew only a few words of English, was good at communicating with people like me who can speak some Spanish. He was very patient and worked with me to take care of all of my questions. Request a single cabin for more privacy than the doubles. The cabins are fine in a Gilligan's Island way -- very basic but acceptable. We enjoyed the pool and mangrove boat tour, as well as lying in the hammock on the cabin porch in the shade. We were awakened by howler monkeys in the morning, and a large iguana crawled around on the roof above the shower -- it reminded me of being in Africa. Like the cabins, the food was basic but acceptable. There's not much to do there but it can be a pleasant place to get away from it all. And it's a good value. We had ants in the bathroom, but they went away when we sprayed them with Off.
- Also Known As:
- La Ensenada Lodge Costa Rica/Province Of Puntarenas