This was my first visit to Costa Rica and I found this unit on VRBO.com The apartment is affordably priced and was in a secure, guarded compound with assigned parking, The unit is modern, clean, well appointed and within a short walk to a pool, a small gym, sauna and Jacuzzi. The safe, washer/dryer ,wifi, and cable w/movie channels in English are great features. The condo worked out well for me and would be suitable for a couple as well,
The area has several restaurants, grocery stores, a bank (currency exchange) and the town of Santa Ana within walking distance. A bus stop and taxi stand are located right outside the front gate and both are excellent ways to get around inexpensively without a car.
Favorite casual restaurants included the "Old West", "Taco Bar", "El Rancho de Laly" and several bakeries with great fresh offerings. All are within walking distance and very affordable..
All rental details were handled by Karen and Carolina and questions were answered quickly. It was a pleasure to coordinate all aspects of the visit with these professionals.
I would highly recommend this unit to anyone looking to stay in the Santa Ana/Esczu area of Costa Rica.