My husband and I sold everything we owned and took the plunge to move to Costa Rica without ever coming here. Upon our arrival, the first place we rented in Jaco just didn't work out for us. After an unexpected meeting with two realtors the next morning (Jeff and Margo Ackerman), they suggested we stay at the Monterey Del Mar in Esterillos Este and se are so glad we did. That decision led us to Dave La Barre and Nancy who are the owners of this beautiful place to stay right on the beach in their lovely rooms and their amazing staff. I have never stayed anywhere in my life where the owners treated us so special giving us their undivided attention. Dave even drove us around the area to help us get grounded in our first week in Costa Rica. He even went to the bank and phone store with us ensuring we got our phones set up with international numbers, sims card, etc. He introduced us to another realtor who ultimately connected us up with our current long term rental in Esterillos Centro. So, in our first week here, we have ~a dozen contacts all due to our connection with Monterey Del Mar. My husband Dave and I are now living the life and plan to tell all our friends and family about Monterey Del Mar and the amazing owners Dave and Nancy. We enjoyed our week, the people, the food and the service was amazing! Make sure to have the Monterey burger and the fish tacos :). Dave and Sue Swick from Phoenix, Arizona - Pura Vida!