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“Treetop Retreat”
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Playas del Coco, Province of Guanacaste

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S. Fla
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“Treetop Retreat”
Reviewed 3 May 2016 for a stay in March 2016
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This condo is perched slightly above tree tops on the top level of the Tucanes complex which is located in the center of Playa del Coco, Costa Rica. It was decorated beautifully and is very comfortable. The view is breathtaking from sunrise to sunset.

From landing at Liberia IAP, picking up baggage, going through customs, the rental car company was waiting for us with a bus and driving to the rental facility took an incredible 25 minutes. The driving directions to the condo were easy to follow and it took only another 25 minutes to drive from the car rental facility near Liberia IAP to the condo.

Picking up the car was very easy and if you do not know how to drive a standard transmission make sure you tell them so you are not surprised when you get in the car. The car rental was extremely economical ($12/day); to play it safe I opted for full insurance coverage which was $36/day. For less than $50/day we had a car to drive in a foreign country…just do not be surprised by the insurance; do some homework before arriving. Our rental experience was good, efficient and timely.

Tucanes #8 has everything you need (just like being home) all you have to do is stop by the local grocery for food and drink. Any furnished condo supplies used, you can replace later. There are three grocery stores very close to each other in town. We found all the items we needed at the Super Compro. It is where most of the locals shop, and definitely the best value.

We ate our breakfast and dinner in town; our favorite place for breakfast was Soda Jardin Tropical which is close to the beach and opens at 7am. For dinner, everyplace we went had great local food.

As Tucanes #8 is on the top floor, be prepared to walk up the 4 flights of stairs to get to the condo. In our experience, it was well worth the exercise to be able to enjoy the spectacular views!!

We loved spending early mornings and evening on the condo balcony and the hot afternoon at the condo pool which is located one more level up and also has an incredible view. In the morning we watched the sunrise over the mountains with a cup of coffee, listening to the birds waking up and watching them perch with the squirrels in the trees right next to the balcony. As the day ended we enjoyed the sunset over the mountains with a rum cocktail. The view was incredible, no obstructions, mountains on the left, the Bay overlooking the Pacific in front and mountains to the right. Very relaxing!

When departing the airport and after being in line for 20 minutes you will discover after checking your bags that you will need to pay an exit fee. I believe the fee was $29 each, cash only! If you do not have any cash, you would have to go to another line (bank exchange) to get cash and then return back to a longer line to pay the fee. Have cash on you!

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Tucanes #8. We highly recommend this condo rental!

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Liked best: The View
Liked least: Climbing up four flights of stairs...what the heck we needed the exercise.
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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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3 May 2016
Thank you for staying with us and we hope you'll come back again! Glad you enjoyed our little corner in paradise :)
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