"Our family of seven, stayed for the week over New Years 2016. It was fabulous! It was our first time to Costa Rica and we absolutely loved Playas del Coco!
The condo was wonderful, everything you could ask for and more. Spacious rooms and living areas, kitchen, washer/dryer, a/c, patio with grill, pools, gated secure complex and super nice and friendly neighbors and staff. You'll want to bring a few toiletry items, like tp, paper towels, napkins and laundry soap but everthing else is there. We brought our own beach towels but there were some there also. We loved it!
We were so comfortable there and everyone was so nice.
The short walk to the beach was great, you were there in two minutes and the mini mart was very handy. There are so many restaurants it's hard to know which are best, I'd just give them a try. We liked Cafe de Playa and Tiki Coco. There are plenty of shops to get your souvenirs and numerous tour operators for whatever you're looking for.
We booked the catamaran tour on the Visions boat which was really handy getting on right at the beach. The boat ride, free drinks, snorkeling and sunset were amazing. The buffet was so so and I'd recommend getting in line right away as the food does run out. Overall a fun activity though. We also enjoyed the drive out to Volcan Arenal, though it does take a few hours and is very, very narrow and windy roads. Lots of great hiking and restaurants to stop along the way. Our most fun adventure was the Canon de la Vieja Adventure tours. We did a full day combo that included awesome zip lining, rock wall rapelling (not for everyone-it's hard!), horse back riding, whitewater tube rafting (do the tubes not the kayaks- way more fun), an amazing buffet lunch- the food was superperb, fresh and plentiful, and finished up with a sauna, body mud mask, jump in the river and then relaxing hot spring soak. It's right outside Liberia, so not far to travel. If you have a car, drive yourself, it will save you up to $50 a person.
We loved hanging out at the beach and swimming in the pools. The beach is a pretty black sand and swimming is just lovely. A nice sandy bottom, no weeds or sharp edges. The pools were great and so nice to have right outside your patio door. We loved it!
Julie and Ron are great and we definitely recomend their condo! We plan to return and have family members interested as well, you won't be disappointed!
Guest: Janet O.
Date of Stay: December 2015
Review Submitted: January 8, 2016