We stayed at Hotel Meli Melo for a week, and we loved it. The gardens were beautiful and our room was clean, cool, and very nice. The maid, Angela, kept it perfectly clean and even left flowers in our room a few times. It was nice having delicious coffee in the morning and the kitchen to cook food if we wanted to. The market was a short walk away as well as many shops and restaurants. We were in Santa Teresa in the dry season, so it was pretty dusty out on the road, but we loved it. It was a short walk from the hotel to the beautiful beach. My husband took a surf lesson from Frederic and was able to finally have success with surfing. He said Frederic was a great teacher. Melanie and Frederic both were very friendly and helpful, always ready to answer questions and give us tips. We are planning to come back next January and stay again.