I had one weekend in Costa Rica on a work trip, which I wanted to spend on a beach and a colleague recommended this place.
It's a bit of a holiday camp, with a hotel facility as well as apartments, I suppose it's a bit like Center Parcs in Europe.
The place is pretty big - it's around a 15 minute drive from the main gate to the reception.
My room was quite basic - but I was only paying a small amount, so was to be expected really. And I was only there to sleep, so this wasn't really an issue for me. The free wifi didn't quite stretch to my room (being near to the end of the row of rooms), but worked as soon as I stepped outside.
The place is visually spectacular, which many people here have commented on. You're in the middle of a forest with spectacular trees and other fauna. And you're also right on the beach. I spent my first day on Playa Blanca which really is lovely. White sand which comes straight out from the forest. The photos here I got, especially at sunset were amazing! One tip though - they don't do towel hire here ... make sure you get that at the pool!
I spent the second day at the pool, as I was leaving (note there is a kids pool and an adult pool!). Some amazing wildlife here - saw some huge iguanas, squirrels and macaws. Pool is well maintained and was a perfect cool off dip in the really hot sun.
The highlight of the weekend was definately the monkeys. Breakfast is quite amusing, watching in anticipation as they get closer and attempt to steal food, whilst the waiters are shoo-ing them off. As well as telling customers off, who leave precariously bananas around the place :-)
Food here wasn't fantastic - but I suppose a lot of people are here in apartments and cook their own food.
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- Punta Leona Costa Rica
- Punta Leona Jaco
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