We spent a week at Casa Bonita with our 3 adult sons, daughter-in-law, 2 grandchildren and my sons girlfriend. The house was amazing, the children loved the pool and the adults loved the view. There was more than enough room in the house for everyone to have their privacy. We chose Dominical because we wanted to be on the coast, close to the mountains and out of the city. Casa Bonita was perfect for our family. It was really nice having wifi at the house, we had no cell service. There was a family medical emergency at home, it was nice to be able to stay in touch by email. Casa Bonita was an easy drive from the airport thanks to GPS and all the information the owners gave us. We rented 2 SUV's for the week. We had no problems and always felt safe on our trip. The people we met in Dominical were very friendly and helpful.
Romulo the concierge was very helpful. He was always available if we needed his assistance. He came by the house several times during the week to clean the pool, maintain the property and check on us. Anytime there was a small problem, he did his best to solve it. Romulus bought groceries for us and cooked dinner the night we arrived. He is a great chef and shared recipes with my sons.
We visited Manuel Antonio National Park, our family loved the monkeys and raccoons. One person in our group said it was the best $ 10 we spent in Costa Rica. Romulo arranged a white water rafting trip for us, we had a great time. The guides were excellent. We also took an ATV tour through the mountains. On both theses tours you see the true beauty of Costa Rica.
There are many great restaurants in the area, our favorite was Por Que No. You must try their stuff French toast if you are ever in the area. My sons watched the World Cup games at Tortilla Flats and visited the rum bar.
We were very worried about the rain when we left Houston. On every weather site they had predicted 40 to 70% chance of rain for everyday we were there, but it just really rained every night so it didn't interfere with our activities.
The owners gave us so much information, answered all our questions and was always available by email or phone. I was a little uneasy about wiring money but there were no problems. We received our deposit 3 days after we got home. We would like to thank Melissa, Jen and Romulo for helping us have a perfect Costa Rica vacation. We look forward to visiting again.