I am submitting this a bit late, as I just joined this site. I made the trip in late Sept/jearly Oct 2011.
Well, I'll start off by saying I read a lot of Trip Advisor's reviews prior to staying here. There were glowing reviews to bad reviews, so I took the bad reviews with a grain of salt and booked 2 and a half weeks. I am used to traveling and staying in budget hotels, so expected a bit more from Hotel Lagunita because of the price. The staff, restaurant, food, and staying beach-side were top rate.
I realize I was staying in the middle of a jungle, and there would be bugs, spiders, critters, etc. so that didn't bother me. There was a mosquito net over the bed and I ensured I had shoes on when I was up. As I stayed in late Sept/early Oct, it was rainy season, hot, and humid. The staff kindly put an extra fan in my room without me asking which was very thoughtful.
I loved sitting out on the small rock veranda right in front of the ocean in the plastic chairs provided. The cloth beach chairs were broken, cloth was rotted, and were laying in the sand beside the hut. One thing I did not like is that anyone could come up (and did) and peek through the slats in the doors as there was a lot of open space. I never felt truly private and dressed/undressed in the bathroom (I was a single female traveler).
The hot water for the shower was hit and miss - had a few cold showers, but wasn't a big deal.
The really bad thing was that after dark, not all of the path is lit up and there were 3 wide steps down to my hut which I had a hard time with. It is pretty treacherous walking in the dark.
Unfortunately, as nice as the staff were, the bottom line is, I don't think I will stay there again.
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