"We stayed in the mountain area of Monteverde before coming to this beach side villa for the second half of our wonderful Costa Rica vacation. We stayed here for 4 nights. Playa Ocotal is a quiet, uncrowded beach, yet less than10 minutes to the hustle and bustle of Playa Coco, which is very touristy. We were so glad to be at Playa Ocotal, especially in this particular unit. It is clean, and well appointed. It has a beautiful view of the ocean, and is only a few steps away from both the pool and the beach. We think it's the best unit in the Los Almendros complex. The "Property Description" is accurate. Our entire family, with daughters age 15 and 12, enjoyed our stay tremendously. The rental arrangements went very smoothly. Scott is very attentive and replies immediately to emails. This was our first trip to Costa Rica. We definitely plan on coming back. When we do, we hope this villa will still be in the VRBO listing. We have rented through VRBO for over 12 years. Our family highly recommends this villa.
Another recommendation, especially for those first time vacationers to Costa Rica, is the book "Costa Rica, the Complete Guide" by James Kaiser. Good history of the country, insightful information of the different areas/regions, good travel tips, and great recommendations on restaurants (that's how we found great places to eat)."
Guest: May H.
Date of Stay: April 2016
Review Submitted: April 26, 2016