Located just north of the main town so away from the noise and dust, but close enough to enjoy when wanted. The hotel is small meaning you share the beach with very few other people if any while you soak up the sun or lounge in the shaded areas with chairs and hammocks. It is one of the only truly beachfront places in the area, so you wake up, have delicious coffee on the beach, eat a wonderful cooked to order breakfast in the outdoor dining area whenever you want it, and then walk twenty steps to hammocks on the beach. Hotel has boogie boards and surf boards for use or you cam swim in the water right out front as it is not rocky like other areas. There is a tide pool to the north for snorkeling that is an easy short walk away also. For lunch and dinner you can enjoy one of the amazing restaurants within a short walk, drive to other amazing places around santa teresa, or use the full kitchen facilities available to guests to cook (grocery store about a quarter mile away). The rooms are perfect; clean, all ocean views, safes, refrigerators, fan can be used with open windows with screens to keep cool, also air conditioners though we didnt need it, good water pressure and hot water. Common areas with tables and chairs, sofas, bottled water, outdoor shower, foot bath. The staff are amazing, helpful,friendly and go above and beyond to cater to guests. Don is the manager, Pia is an assistant and both helped us book activities, make restaurant reservations, arrange transportation anywhere anytime, and generally made you feel you had the service of a huge resort, but in the beautiful seclusion of casa cecilia.
Basically, this is the perfect place on the beach in costa rica and is an incredible value for the service and the location you receive. we will definitely be back! We travel abroad frequently and rarely write reviews unless we LOVE a place, so hopefully you will find this helpful and stay here!
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