I rented the Harmony Villa for 2 weeks and it was the perfect way to experience the wild nature of Costa Rica. You really feel like a local and not a tourist. By the time we left local people were waving at us like we lived there. The whole town was very friendly. It was very comfortable and clean and right in the center of a garden paradise with a quick 1 minute walk to the beach front. The Villa is made almost entirely of glass and large windows that open. I went during rainy season and really enjoyed opening the large windows to hear the light rain during the day and hear all the jungle sounds. The beachfront is amazing. White sandy beaches with a great area just off to the left for swiming or surfing. In fact the whole place was a great spot for surfing and you could see the experienced ones all lined up at high tide. The manager was really great and set up everything for us; surf lessons, a jungle hike, zip line tour, and ATVs. We walked a lot into town which was really close but ATVs are a great option too. There is a nice couple of grocery stores just up the road. The kitchen has everything you need including a blender and coffee maker. We did a lot of fresh smoothies for breakfast. The fridge came stocked with wines and items for purchase on days we just wanted to lounge. The bathroom is seperate from the Villa and outside, which is common there. But it was very cool showering outside among the jungle sounds and smells. It was very private though and great for keeping sand out of your living area. The maids came everyday and brought fresh tropical flowers and kept everything very clean. There were 4 dogs on the property and they hung out with us and followed us everywhere and were very sweet. One of the coolest and best things about the property was seeing the real Costa Rica wildlife all around. We saw an Iguana in the garden area and hummingbirds everyday in front of the windows. We also saw many Howler monkeys in the trees and were able to get some great photos and video of them. It really was a secluded feel. I felt like we were the only two people there. I very rarely saw other guests and it felt extremely private. Picture perfect atmosphere for a romantic getaway.
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