I stayed at the Tucan with my daughter for 4 nights. We loved the hominess and made several friends. This was my first introduction to the hostel scene, though I don't know if this is typical for a hostel. When we arrived, we were immediately greeted by Elizabeth's friendly and charming Italian accent. The rooms were clean and adequate, with choices of private bath or shared. The price was reasonable, and there were even options for cheap sleeping on a hammock. There is a kitchen for guests and fridge space for our drinks. The delicious italian suppers made by italian chef/owner, Elizabeth, were a very pleasant surprize. Breakfast is available as well. We made friends with some very nice people, which made our stay so enjoyable. Tra and Elizabeth gave us some pointers for local things to do. On their recommendation, my daughter found Tito and received a very helpful surf lesson, and then we enjoyed a beautiful afternoon at a local restaurant/fish farm, with superbly cooked Talapia, followed by a refreshing dip in the local swimming hole. Other ammenities are computer access, and free wireless, a large selection of movies, a pool table, availability of surf boards, snorkel equipment, and bicycles, free shuttle to the local beach, and Saturdays there is a jam session where guests are invited to participate. Our AC wasn't cooling properly, and they immediately brought us a fan and spent the next several hours fixing it.
You can enjoy the best of what Costa Rica has to offer, by staying at the Tucan and experiencing life in the area, with convenient walking distance to the local shops, and even to the beach if you want to walk a little further. This is a homy, down to earth place with all the basics. It is not fancy or upscale, but after experiencing the Tucan and it's friendly atmosphere, I'm not sure I want to go back to "upscale" with prices 3-5 times higher. Thanks Tra, Elizabeth, and Uvita for a very memorable vacation. Faythe Silveira
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