SO here it goes, best review here by far:
IF you look like your name is "Herman Finklestein" or something of the like, or that is your vibe, and/or if you love carrying your money and electronics everywhere with you in weird pouches that you strap to yourself, this may not be your place to stay. Especially if you love mainstream mega-resorts, packed with hundreds of other Finklesteins like yourself doing pretty much nothing but waiting to eat predictable and mediocre food you try to convince yourself, family and friends "is actually pretty good" every meal.
OR. or or or. You can get away from a trip where the most excitement you gets from eating chain resort food. If you refuse to be looked at as a "Herman" or a "Finklestein" and want to leave your house to experience something different, Shaka bro. Trust me, Shaka. Great, local food dishes, as well as some comfort food, amazing pizza. More over, it's all just very clean and healthy food, as well as well seasoned and flavoured. That with a yoga or surf program, other offered affordable excursions like ATV'ing, and costa rican sea air has you feeling like a king. And not one of superficial wealth, but the inner one, the real one. With the all inclusive meals and cheap liquor/beer in town, it was a very economical trip to a nearly private beach on gorgeous surf island in C.R. The sand felt like flour and the beach itself with a backdrop of lush jungle as oppose to strips of Mega hotels and whatever was paradisesickle.
Oh ya baybay, makin up words.
It's that good. And oh ya, a little thing called best staff you'll ever meet in the whole wide world. Being interesting and charismatic must be part of the interview process. If you don't have incredible life experiences, and a magnetic and positive personality that radiates pure joy, you can't work there. Pretty special stuff. Oh ya, and did I mention the marble and wood-decked private villa you will receive with your package, with a large marble spacious shower. Lavish without the cheese balls up in your face non-stop and long corridors. If I were you, and you are someone that is yearning to finally shut off your computer screen for a few weeks and put a perma-smile on your face during that time, don't go somewhere and just stagnate on your butt. Try this out, do a surf or yoga retreat, learn how to get much better at either, much more than you expected, and much more healthy fun exercise than you anticipated. You'll have some actual cool stories to tell your peers about and unique pictures to show them. You want to be adventurous, you do, you know you do, and this is a good comfortable place to do it. Unless of course you're Herman Finklestein or the like. By the way, no offense to Any Herman or Finklestein reading this, I had to pick goofy names, it just happened like that, but i still love you, and do apologize. And to any Herman Finklestein, really really sorry man, feel terrible; You should still come to shaka though because the odds of you being as goofy as your name are probably slim, you'll love shaka, trust. And same to you.
eat at Koji's and Habanero's (of hotel Playa Cielo) if you feel like spoiling yourself.
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