We rented Sam’s studio apartment for a five-day trip to Costa Rica. It’s a one-room studio with a kitchenette, refrigerator/freezer, sink, private bathroom, and air conditioning. The shower had an on-demand hot water head, which let you take a hot shower if you wanted to.
The apartment was a great place to be for our vacation. It was about a 10-minute walk to Playa Hermosa, which is a lovely spot to sunbathe and cool off in the water. After going to the beach, we had a beer at the pool. If you’re a birder, you can literally catch up to 20 different species of birds, from hummingbirds to parrots to vultures, in about 30 minutes while sipping an Imperial poolside. The view of Playa Hermosa from the pool is very nice. Wifi is strongest by the pool.
The place is also within a short drive of other beaches like Playas del Coco, Playa Conchal, and Brasilito. Within 1.5 hours-drive was the Parque Nacional Rincon de la Vieja, with its volcancito and picturesque waterfalls.
Sixto and his family live on property, and they serve as the gate keepers; opening the driveway gate for you when you want to come and go. They also provided us with some information about the beaches. Very friendly people that I enjoyed chatting with. Our apartment was cleaned every day we were there; similar to a hotel. We also interacted with Sam upon arrival, and a couple of times throughout the stay. Very friendly, and willing to help out when we needed something or asked for advice on driving directions. The perfect level of interaction for us.