If you are looking for something off the beaten track yet close enough for easy day trips, this is the best possible choice. We had a junior suite which was great, spacious and provided everything we needed. Peter was outstanding and did everything he could do make our stay the best possible including picking fresh limes off the tree for our drinks. His wife prepared wonderful breakfasts and we even had a few wonderfully prepared fish dinners (the fish was caught that morning by the landscaper).
Every morning we walked along the beach and were the ONLY ones there. In the afternoon we we played in the waves or sat by the pool and in the evening we relaxed with our cocktails in the thatched cabana and watched the sunset which was unbelievable each time seeing 2-3 people. It was OUR beach.
Two suggestions: stay during the week. The owner shows up on weekends and tends to want to talk to you a little too much about the great attributes of the resort while eating your dinner and call/email directly...reservations got screwed up but Peter made it good without batting an eye.
Overall, we were sad to leave and looking back, wished we had spent a few more night here. I can't say enough good things about Peter, his family and his staff. The owner should give him a raise.....
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a small boutique property with only 20 units and hence very personalized service. We are located on the beach of Isla Palo Seco of Parrita, just two hours from San Jose, Costa Rica with nothing between you and the ocean except a few palm trees. We offer 1, 2 & 3 bedroom units. Anything from a standard hotel room to a full 2,200 sq ft. living area with full kitchen and dining area. Isla Palo Seco is still one of the undiscovered authentic beach destinations unspoiled by loads of tourists, yet has a local community to fulfill basic needs while vacationing. The city of Parrita is a ten-minute drive away and has banks, supermarkets, restaurants, shopping, churches and a medical clinic. There are taxis and bus service to Quepos, Jaco and San Jose. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cocomar Residences & Beach Resort Costa Rica/Parrita