I visited with a friend for a short visit in Santa Elena. Casa Tranquilo was our host for 2 nights. It is clean, efficient, has a kitchen, computer room, free wifi, hot running water. The furniture is made of real wood, not particle board, and is solid and comfortable. The hosts are gracious, full of useful tips and advice. Their breakfast, home made banana bread, fresh Costa Rican coffee, eggs and tropical fruit plate, are hearty, satisfying, delicious... Their prices are the best in town, too.