This is my first contribution since creating an account as I usually co-write the reviews with my fiancee on her account. However for this trip, I was on a solo surf trip for 9 days. My experience with this hotel and the owners from booking through my final departure was extraordinary. I received a prompt reply regarding availability and all of my questions were answered prior to arrival. Javier, the owner, booked a taxi for me to pick me up from the Tambor airport (US$50). Upon arrival he brought my bags to my room, lent me an umbrella due to the rain (my trip was in late June/early July - only rained about 20% of the time and the climate was very comfortable). He told me where I could find everything within walking distance (surf shops, restaurants, supermarket, pharmacy) as well as where to surf and when, depending on the tides. I generally surfed right at the bottom of the hill from the hotel (Playa Carmen), or a 20 minute walk north (Playa Santa Teresa). I opted to not rent an ATV, but that is a popular option and provides an easy way to explore and get to where you want to go faster. Since this was purely a surf holiday for me, I didn't mind walking and getting the extra exercise. Javier even drove me on his ATV 10 minutes up the road several mornings and surfed with me. Javier takes great pride in his hotel and treats his guests like true friends. The restaurant on the property is the best in town (amazing seafood) and the rain shower/pool is a nice treat to cool off after walking back to the hotel. The rooms are very clean and the AC, mini fridge and shower work perfectly. Since the hotel is set high up over the water, you get a good ocean view which is great for relaxing, watching sunsets or checking out the surf conditions. I couldn't have asked for a better place, especially for the price. I will certainly be back again for another surf trip.
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Buenos Aires Costa Rica/Santa Teresa