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My stay was fantastic! It was my first time in Costa Rica, and Special Places of Costa Rica - Vacation Rental and Management was very helpful. They provided assistance regarding my needs related to the condo as well as arranging excursions. Phem was the best!
The condo was fully furnished, including a full array of kitchen appliances and accessories. In addition, cleaning people come in once a week to change sheets/towels and thoroughly clean the place. The pictures show all! It is truly marvelous for 1-2 people.
The condo location was perfect for me. Playa Flamingo is a quiet beach town. The condo is nestled between the two beaches in Playa Flamingo - only 5 minutes walk in either direction. There is a lazy street right in front of the condo, which is a bit unsightly - but not enough to detract from the beautiful sunrise and beach views.
In addition, my condo had a large veranda which overlooks the pool/jacuzzi as well as one of the local beaches. Being on the top (3rd) floor was also provided a better view, more breezes and less noise/distractions from other tenants. (There appears to be six apartments in the building.)
Taking a local bus or short (5-10) minute ride to Potrero or Brasilito gives you a little more restaurant/sensible night-life. And, a 30-minute drive takes you to Tamarindo, which is a like a Fort Lauderdale town with great surf as well as many shops, restaurants and a vivacious night-life.
Costa Rica provides you approximately 12 hours of sunshine each and every day. Playa Flamingo is in the dryer, sunnier part of the country. The weather every day was simply spectacular! You can travel to the volcanic mountains (to see the waterfalls), rivers (for rafting) and rain forests (to see the abundant wildlife), where it is a bit more rainy. But, having the base camp in a sunny, beach climate simply cannot be beat!
I will be coming back for sure! Both the condo and Special Places made it a vacation to fondly remember!
We truly enjoyed our vacation at Casa Lilliana. The house was clean and located next to everything. The folks at Special Places were very helpful and provided great recommendations for activities and dining.