i've just returned from a great week at edwin's place. this is a perfect home base for those of us who prefer real towns to resorts and don't want to pay for the fancier places right on the beach.
i arrived by shuttle from the airport (i like happy shuttle), and the very charming lizbet who lives on site showed me to my little apartment. she speaks no english but communicates well with a cheerful attitude.
the apartment is small and efficient, very clean, you have everything you could need in the kitchen including a blender and microwave. the bed and pillows were comfortable, everything was super clean.
it has air conditioning (it was super hot outside and that was a godsend), great internet, cable tv, a ceiling fan in the bedroom, a tiny outside clothesline space in the back that is super handy, great storage in the bedroom and bathroom, and a table and chairs inside and inside and outside.
the upstairs deck with its shallow pool adds outdoor space where you can soak and see the water or chill in the hammock after a busy day. it's shared with other guests but there are only three apartments.
the location is ideal in my eyes - close to the square, close to the beach, the mini-super is around the corner, and good restaurants all over the place. lively during the day, quiet at night. and it was a fantastic value. this may be my future regular getaway.