We stayed six nights at the Amor de Mar and loved it. Our room on the second floor was everything I could have hoped for : simple, beautiful, comfortable, quiet and clean. Just to name a few details : wood paneling, windows on three sides with no screens (not needed), wide and private balcony overlooking the lawns and ocean, artistic and tasteful decor, comfortable bed, good shower, ecological toilet and good air-conditioning. We liked the easy walking distance to town and numerous good restaurants as well as the trail to the falls, so close by. Being a short distance from town, the hotel was generally quiet all day (some traffic noise from the road) and especially quiet at night. We loved the delicious breakfasts, the flowers decorating the tables and myriad attention to details. (Brunch on Sunday was particularly nice, including the best rice and beans I tasted anywhere in Costa Rica). The staff were especially friendly and helpful with suggestions for activities, including snorkeling, tours and places to eat. We were given aloe gel to deal with a sunburn and the staff made arrangements by phone for a tour guide, one day. Did I mention the tidal pool which was such a delight to bathe in at the end of hot day?! In conclusion, relaxing and beautiful place to spend time near beaches and water in CR.