Stayed 1 week in El Delfin unit. Steps to beach, many, many restaurants and bars. Caretaker onsite 24/7 was a joy and very helpful. Absolutely no concerns about security. Pool area and gardens are beautiful and the owners are friendly and accommodating. Concierge Lis will be at your door the day after arrival to help you plan outings and activities. We were looking for a "non-resort" family vacation to get a more authentic feel for Costa Rica and that's exactly what we got. Walk to fresh fruit stand, grocery store, local establishments and activities. The unit itself is beyond spacious, and offers every amenity you could want on a vacation.Loved our stay and can't wait to return to this beautiful and diverse country.
We really enjoyed our stay and will return again. It's a short walk to Playa Potrero but other beaches are close by too. Some very good restaurants in the vicinity and Greg and Gladys were very welcoming. The condo was clean and had everything for preparing meals if that's your thing. Really enjoyed the view of the large tree right outside the master bedroom for birding.
WE absolutely LOVED this place. We arrived a few hours later than we said but Fransico was waiting out front for us to arrive. He and his wife are so friendly and we just fell in love with the both of them. When we arrived, he unloaded our car and gave us a tour of the house. He was so helpful. He and his wife are super sweet and such hard workers. We stayed in the El Delphin house and it was so clean and so beautiful. Greg and Gladys were also there while we were. We fell in love with them too. Greg and Gladys were very gracious and helpful. We even cooked over at their house one lunch time. The pool was a hit for our kids. They swam more in the pool than the ocean. The ocean is only a 5 minute walk. The whole area is beautiful. WE were very close to some very good restaurants. Our kids' favorite was Perlas, just down the road. WE also enjoyed a couple of the beachside restaurants. Every place we ate, we were not disappointed. There also was a good Italian place as well. The 2nd day we were there, Lis the concierge, came to our house and she helped us book horseback riding on the beach and gave us a lot of pointers on they surrounding areas. I highly recommend talking with her. She helped us plan our week without wasting any time.
We woke up to birds singing each morning and we would sit outside our balcony sipping our coffee and just enjoyed being with all the beautiful unique birds and LUSH greenery everywhere. It was such a neat tropical area within the walls of Stef Surf. It was so lush that we couldn't even see the pool that was below us. WE loved EVERY single minute of our stay. December was the perfect weather. It was not too hot, but hot enough to enjoy the cool pool. You are only minutes away from so many neat beaches. There is a white sand beach, black sand beach and just a regular beach. We also were only 30 min away from Diamonte Eco Adventures. There we did 4 ziplines. One was a Super Man Zipline that was 1 mile long. They also have an animal sanctuary that we visited after the ziplines that is definitely worth seeing. (When you drive to this place, make sure you take the bridge, we drove the through the creek and was a little nervous b/c we did not know there was a bridge till on our way back). If you want a feel of the local people this is a place to stay as well. Stef Surf was off the main road and was very quiet and peaceful but when you got back to the main road, you were right within the Costa Rican people that were so friendly and helpful as well. I enjoyed that very much b/c I love to get to know the locals and their own culture. We were able to see the howler monkeys in Brasilito while we were horseback riding (which I highly recommend...ask Lis about riding with Ricardo). We are really looking forward to going back to visit Costa Rica and we will definitely be staying here again. Thank you Greg and Gladys, such a beautiful place and thank you to Fransico and Marion (might spelled wrong) for always being around to help us. WE love you guys!!
We had a great experience, the home was clean and had everything we needed. The information packet provided with check-in was great. We were able to explore the many recommended beaches and restaurants all very close by.
Awesome modern condo two minutes walk from the beach with plenty of amenities nearby. Owners were super friendly and helpful, as was the caretaker that lives on site, and can help you arrange any activities you want to do (Would definitely recommend the sunset catamaran trip!). Place was very comfortable with newer appliances, comfy beds and great outdoor space, would definitely stay again. Wifi was a little hit and miss inside so keep that in mind if you're planning on using it for communication while in Costa Rica.
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