I took my family to Jaco with the highest of recommendations from Don and Denise's sister. From the moment we met Don before our trip I instantly felt like I was part of the family! Don explained every opportunity we would have in Costa Rica and which ones were the most important to do! He set us up with everything we could possibly need, connected us with his closest friends down there, and even called a cab from the US to pick us up to take us to dinner our first night there!! The condo is serene. As soon as you walk in the door you know that leaving this hidden gem is going to be close to impossible. We did everything that Don and Denise recommended- we went deep sea fishing (a MUST DO!), zip lining, climbed a waterfall, visited Manuel Antonio National Park (were we saw monkeys!!), watched a surfing competition, and ate the most incredible, fresh food we have ever eaten! The local Costa Rican's are the most friendly people you have ever met and strive to make you feel like you're at home! Heres a great example- we were all laying by the pool that overlooks the beach and a man comes riding up on his horse, my daughter, who has been riding horses for the last fifteen years, runs up to him and he immediately asks her if she wants to get on and take his horse for a ride around the beach! The locals are truly incredible and genuine people! I cannot express how thankful I am to Don and Denise for the recommendations, help and guidance they gave my family and I to ensure that we had the most memorable vacation of our lives! Jaco is a very special place and I cannot recommend staying at Don and Denise's condo highly enough! You will not want to leave!