We were supposed to stay at the hotel next door (Villa Montania) for a friends wedding. For about the same cost as their (Villa Montania's) cheapest rooms (far away from the beach), we were able to get an ocean front apartment at the Villa Tropical. We stayed at the M1 room and enjoyed our stay. Simple, basic, and very cost effective. Beautiful view, surfing, and near by reefs. A wonderful cost effective tropical experience.