Great place for families to vacation. We went with 2 kids 6 & 9. The bungalows are around the pool. We stayed in the fisherman's bungalow (#2) which was great - right in front of the pool. Not noisy at all after sunset. Simply decorated, clean, unpretentious, just very basic but friendly and fun, and it didn't break our bank accnt. Nothing is perfect anywhere, but we feel like this was perfect for us. Jonathan & Esteban were really nice to us and gave us impeccable service. The location I feel can't be beaten. The MA park is litterally 35 steps away. Buy your tickets to the park at the bank about 35 steps (on your right side when you get out of la posada) 10$/pers, kids free, before you go to the park. The free beach is 3 minutes walk away, the way to go is to take the small dirt alley right IN FRONT of la posada. It will lead you to a small bridge, then to a small souvenirs shop market, once you get out of the souvenir market, you will be on the main road, you go straight ahead for the beach or turn right if you want to get to the restaurants, pizza place, thai food, bars, and the convenience store. If you turn right on the next street it will also take you back to la posada, and you will see more hotels, a hostel, and restaurants. That's the la posada-beach-main road/restaurants-la posada loop. I would not take the small dirt alley after sunset to get back to la posada because the road has no light, and there are less people walking that way after the park is closed.
The food at la posada was very decent and not expensive. Home made. The staff works very hard and we were very happy with their work. Free Breakfast was fruits, cereal, toast, coffee juices, and hot breakfast was different everyday but everything was very decent. Dinner 3 times a week for a small price.
People who are looking for something that is new and modern and fancy should not stay here. This place is not for divas. Ceramic tiles are not new, it does look a bit dated: everything can look little tired after some time, but it can still work well.
Other guests also seemed satisfied with their stay. Book your tours with them, it will cost you 10$ less per person. Count it: how much money saved for a few tours when you are a family of 4? We had 3 tours booked with them: that's 120$ more in our pockets. And the staff gets the same amount in commission which is great.
We did not rent a car, we had them arrange for a pickup in sjo with Carlos, he was very nice to us. He had a booster which I requested for my 6 yo.
Before going to the beach buy your water at la posada for 1000 colones. I think they also have sandwiches, pizzas with a drink for a very good price. I didnt think about it but I could have had that for lunch inside the ma park since there is nothing sold inside. Just a note, I think it took about 30 minutes to walk to the ma beach in the park. Flip flops are not an option if you are going to go on the trails to the miranar (viewpoint). Flip flops to the beach only is kinda ok, but I had my kids wear sneakers. The beach is beautiful. Really. Don't miss it.
I brought minimum clothes, but I would have taken even less if I had known that they had a laundry service. Our clothes were brought in the morning and were ready in the evening on the same day. Bring at least 3 bathing suits, they tend to take a long time to dry up because it's so humid. Our bathing suits seemed to dry better inside the bungalow than outside on the porch. You have a table, 4 dining chairs, 2 rocking chairs a coffee table and a hammock. You have a microwave, coffee machine, glasses, cups, soap, toilet paper, nice towels, a/c, good wifi allover the place, free phone to us/canada, free use of desktop computer. If it rains, there are umbrellas at reception. Kids have beach toys, boogie boards. I saw one "nemo" lifejacket for a 6 year old or younger. The pool is small but not shallow, water was to my chest when i stood up and it's like that in the whole pool, you might want to plan for floaters. Beach towels available which is great: towels will not dry in this humidity. Bring cheap ones if you have to, it will dry better and will be less heavy.
Hope this helps. We highly recommend this place. Our little family had a great time. This could be good for just anybody. When it rained, our party continued anyway in the pool. Kids loved it. We ordered pizza and ate in the restaurant. Free bonus are the monkeys, lizards, a bambi all over the place. Mosquitos are also a bonus, so bring insect repellent: the cream type works better. Recommendations from a mom to other moms.
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