I recently returned from 2 weeks at MonteLaguna Residence in Costa Rica. My husband and I were there with 2 friends. It was absolutely amazing. Georgia and her husband Gianmario are wonderful hosts. The residence is well maintained, clean and secure. The pool was a dream - I spent many hours lounging there with a good book watching the many birds fly by. The property backs onto a green, non developed area that seems to be a bird sanctuary. The residence is just across the road from Samara beach, and a short walk to the beautiful Carillo beach. It is just like those palm tree lined sandy beaches in pictures. The people of Samara are very friendly and there are any number of adventures to satisfy the thrill seekers or the bird/turtle watchers. The food is great - you will not go hungry. We are already trying to figure out our next trip and hope it will be longer!