I did a lot of looking and researching where to stay for our week long trip to Costa Rica. We are a family of 6 including 3 teenagers. We spent 3 nights near Arenal and 4 nights at "Casa Chocolate." It was perfect. The Villa is beautiful, the furnishings and finishes are high end. This is one of the few places that is truly oceanfront in Costa Rica which was really important to me. The staff was extremely helpful. My daughter enjoyed an Oceanside pedicure for around $25. The lady was there most days and also did massages. Complimentary boogie boards. Free Wi Fi. Great a/c. Daily maid service. They will pick up groceries for you before you arrive.
I can be difficult in that I ask a lot of questions and I'm particular. Carlos the owner answered all my questions quickly and was very accommodating - he even sent me a picture of the poolside menu. This was our first time to Costa Rica and we had a great time, but I can't say I would chose to go back for our... more