Amapola is well situated near an unpaved and windy dirt road which leads up to the hotel. (A brick-paved path for walking or for a golf cart is much quicker and easier!) It makes for a most invigorating morning walk and was a great way to start the day. It passes right by the Ara Project grounds which is now re-introducing beautiful young scarlet macaws back into the area. These majestic birds are a beautiful ( and noisy)sight overhead when we are lucky enough to sight them.
The villa is nicely laid out with a great room that opens right on to the pool. The kitchen area is complete with every modern convenience.The ocean is within easy walking distance where there is a second hotel pool and a lovely restaurant that serves lunch and breakfast. For those who prefer not eating every meal at the hotel a villa is the only way to go. A rental 4 wheel drive vehicle is essential and readily available via the Internet. The owner has done a beautiful job in ensuring total privacy -with dense lush tropical plantings- in the enclosed area in the rear of the property where the pool is located.
Although we booked the Amapola sight unseen, we could not have been more pleased with the choice.