My best advise to anyone considering this property is DON'T GO! I just returned from a week long trip to Coco Sunset, Playas del coco, Costa Rica (Oct 23-30, 2010)
Construction - We were awoken EVERY morning at 7am by hammering going on in the unit next to where we were sleeping. Not to mention the roads to the unit was not entirely paved. It's a steep climb through mud and rocks from the gravel parking lot to the unit.
Lack of Amenities - The WORST beds I've ever slept on. We woke up with sore necks and backs. Cheap linens and towels felt like sand paper. We had to go out and purchase our own paper towels for the kitchen.
Safety was OK. The property is not very well lit. So walking at night, even to the restaurant on the property is a bit scary. Take a flashlight. Security was always around and easy to find, and the in room safe worked. Outside of that, I never really felt safe in the town. It's more like a 10 minute walk to the beach and probably 15 minutes to the town.
Bugs are definitely an issue. The doors are not properly sealed so when it rains (almost daily) the ants come inside to find a dry place. Not to mention we found a small wasp nest in our "master suite" the night before we were leaving. We had to take all our belongings into the other room to sleep.
DON'T BE FOOLED BY THE SALES STAFF. Upon our arrival after almost 24 hours total travel time, we were tricked into a "thank you breakfast" which turned out to be a 90 minute timeshare presentation. Once we realised this and decided NOT to waste an hour and a half of OUR vacation, the sales woman Katrina was knocking on our door telling us we HAD to go to the breakfast because EVERYONE goes to the breakfast. When I told her we were not interested and felt a bit mislead, there was NO apology or any attempt to find out what was wrong.
Don't waste your time! I'm sure there are nicer places in Costa Rica. Unfortunately our view of the country was a little tainted by staying at this place. I don't think we'll be going back. Good luck!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 5 Complex with 20 units in average, a block from the beautiful beach in the pacific ocean.Close to town, restaurants, bar and tour facilities.Full equipped kitchen, fully furnished living room & bedrooms.A/C, Cable TV, Wireless. Laundry, pool, BBQ lounge area, Housekeeping service, Concierge service. Security 24/7.Come and be spoiled in your own house! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Costa Rica Vacation One Playas Del Coco