Great place, beautiful, comfortable beds, safe, close to everything you need, staff was excellent and smiled and gracious. couldn't ask for a better place close to the waves in Mal Pais/Santa Theresa. Seriously a great stay and a great value for the area.
The area is a great beach, full of surfers, but the water was not that crowded.
We stayed for 9 days, the kids were in the pool the whole time or on the beach. I surfed every morning and afternoon. My wife walked the beach every day, sometimes alone, sometimes with kids. We felt safe leaving the 12/13/7 year olds alone in the house. Things to consider in the visit to the area so that you are not surprised.
Dusty area, rootsy vibe, lots of "cool" surfer/traveler types. Restaurants are very good, not cheap. Credit Cards are not widely accepted, bring cash or a good ATM. Food is expensive at the Supers local, I suggest the drive to Cobano to hit one of the larger Supers. Beach is beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. Casas De Soleil is beautiful, gardened, and comfortable. Only two things on the whole trip that we were caught off guard with, but even then its about expectations and we would return in a heart beat. Dogs... lots of dogs in the area... we love dogs... love, love, love them... but they are security in Costa Rica and because it is a relatively densely populated strip of land, the dogs bark at nite... we did not use A/C at nite, but had we we would not have heard them.
Secondly, the casa we rented had all outside doors and stairs, so we locked ourselves in our room while our three kids were upstairs in a separate area locked in as well. For the most part i was fine, but my wife is a bit anxious on these matters. So ask what the set up is for you and for what you expect.
I highly recommend Casas de Soleil and think that the owners do a fantastic job, that they take the time to help you and give you the insight to get the most out of your trip. Enjoy and don't mess around if you are looking in this price bracket, just book it with them you will not be disappointed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Casas de Soleil is a 3 acre property with four different homes privately positioned within the tropical gardens on the property. Our property is private and quiet, but a short walk to the town center and equally easy walk to the beach. We offer luxury homes to fit the needs of your vacation group. Our 24 hour staff is here to assist you. Rest assured when you show up to Casas de Soleil, everything will be perfect for your vacation. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Casas De Soleil Costa Rica/Santa Teresa