I've been to Costa Rica four times now and each time I come back to this place. I love it, you can't find a more tranquil and peaceful vacation anywhere. The value is great, show up with your friends or family and get a cottage that accommodates all of you. The owner lets you use an outdoor BBQ, that is great for cooking dinner each night and helps you save $$$$.
The beach is wonderful, cleaner and less crowded than a lot of other Costa Rican beaches, there is consistent surf all the time, and you can rent boards (both long and short) from the owner. After relaxing on the beach it's nice to read a book in a hammock.
The cottages are simple but clean. Each cabin has it's own bathroom and big closet with a small safe. The truth though is in Costa Rica you don't really spend too much time in your room. If you want to spend a little more money Cabin 6 is nice - it has a nice veranda opening up to the beach and you can cook inside. I've never stayed in there but checked it out when they were cleaning it.
Esterillos Este is really amazing, you escape the bustle of Jaco or even Oueste, but if you need to go there to pick up groceries are go out for a nice meal it is just a short drive away. I am already planning my next trip for the spring. Check it out.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Encantada Ocean Cottages is located in Esterillos Este. The quaint, friendly community is just 90-minutes from the San Jose airport on the Central Pacific Coast and 30-minutes from Costa Rica's most popular tourist destinations: Jaco, Quepos and Manuel Antonio National Park. The 7 units can either be rented out individually or for groups. Each is unique and able to accommodate 2-5 people; the property sleeps 30 people. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Encantada Ocean Cottages Costa Rica/Esterillos Este