Booked through Priceline. Arranged transportation from San Jose to Jaco through Arnold Flather, owner. Paid for transpo to and from airport and hotel as well as 7 nights at hotel in advance. Dirty toilet and windows, dilapidated room furnishings, no restaurant, as advertised, inappropriate decor in room, etc... Stayed long enough to get taxi to take us to find suitable lodgings, returned to room for belongings and to turn the room key over to young man in charge and get our money back from the key deposit ($20.) In subsequent conversations with Mr. Flather, we were assured he would be returning the charges for one way of the transportation ($90.) plus the charges for the room for the difference between what was refunded from Priceline. He never refunded a penny over the one night I agreed to pay. This little "dive" is nothing like advertised and Mr. Flather is a rip off artist.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- For the greatest surfing in Costa Rica come to Cabinas las Arenas, on the beach at Playa Hermosa. Enjoy the best surfing beach in Costa Rica and surf the great waves only 50 yards from your room. Our affordable beachfront hotel, restaurant and surf shop are waiting for you. The hotel has 10 rooms all with their own private bathrooms. Each unit can easily accommodate up to 4 people. Waiting for you. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Cabinas Las Arenas Hotel Playa Hermosa
- Cabinas Las Arenas Costa Rica/Playa Hermosa