Casa Ponte is a 1st class yet affordable alternative to Los Suenos or some of the other high end options on the Pacific side of Costa Rica. It is one of the nicest estates in the country and is very well staffed and maintained. I would recommend this option for any group traveling to Central America for adventure and relaxation.
There are mountain and ocean views from most every room in both of the houses. The pool/spa/bar area is one of the finest and unique we've seen in our travels. It is within minutes of marinas (for fishing), surfing spots, zip lining, ATV tours, jungle exploration, and shopping. Casa Ponte is staffed with full time maids (2), maintenance, and security. For a minimal fee, you can include chef service every day (which is outstanding). We caught Tuna and Mahi on our 1st day and ate it eight different ways over a 3 day period (including sushi/sashimi style) all prepared by our in house chef.
You will not be disappointed in this well run... more