"Our stay was exactly what we were looking for when we decided to make our second trip to Costa Rica. Miquel the owner has the perfect quiet getaway spot for those looking for a tranquil, authentic experience-away from the overcrowed touristy area of other beach towns in CR. The cottage has a beautiful utilitarian design, that fits perfect for a beach front cottage. You can tell by the design that an architect(owner) built the 2 bedroom cottages. It was perfect for my family of 4.(wife and 2 children-ages 12 and 14) The cottage, which looked newly built has a glass tiled indoor shower(although we showered everyday in the outside one), beautiful wood shelves, simple kitchen, and great views of the beach. We had boogie boards and a surfboard at our disposal, which we used multiple times a day. The beach is no more than a 50 yard walk, with views from the hammock ladened porch.
We were pleasantly surprised of the restaurants especially-Lunar Mar and Tree House Pizza just up the street. We had a gourmet experience at Luna Mar,where as the chef was trained in Denmark! Tree House pizza is run by an italian guy, who makes the pizza in a brick oven!
The flow of the town is sleepy, which is what we were looking for. The only traffic we experienced was a few stray cows from the surrounding farm lands. We stayed 4 nights before heading up north to the JW Marriot in Guanacaste. My family was tired of me saying I wanted to go back to Playa SanMiguel.
Lastly, the helpers that the property owner connected us with were amazing! We had Dominga prepare a tico breakfast for us of beans, eggs, plantains, juice, and coffee-we were in heaven eating out on the outside porch. Dominga has a beautiful smile to match her cooking skills-and we were stuffed for the morning. Marvin the caretaker, made our day when he chopped two coconuts for my daughther and myself for a mid morning snack. Erick, who checked us in, was attentative and very helpful for anything we needed. He was able to connect us with someone to take us horseback riding, right at the beach! Maria, kept our room clean and always had a big smile to greet us.
If you are looking for a real Costa Rica experience, then Playa San Miquel and a stay at Plenamar is the ticket. I almost did not write this review because we want to keep Playa San Miquel a secret, but it is a special place.
Gracias Senor Miquel for the special family memories!"
Guest: Theresa K.
Date of Stay: May 2015
Review Submitted: May 29, 2015