We've just returned home from one of the best family (three kids ages 9,9 and 12) vacations on record! This was our second visit to Costa Rica, yet first time in Mal Pais/Santa Teresa. The Palm Grove was absolutely spot on with what Anna (owner) has described in her listing! The accommodations were quite spectacular from the coziness of the casual spaces to the short steps out past the yoga platform then on to the sandy beach - perfect! We utilized the recommended private yoga instruction (most of our family's first time!) and having Ingrid, the cook, put together an amazing dinner party for 12. The location is ideal for walking out the gravel driveway to the Super Fresca or Super Maya and the darling Bakery a few minutes further away. Anna made herself available for any questions that we had and gave fantastic restaurant suggestions that we simply ran out of time to visit! Cooking was super easy and convenient in the open air kitchen and the private sleeping areas were clean and spacious. Housekeeping daily was a real treat, too! The open air downstairs space was fantastic for feeling the ocean air, hearing and seeing birds, iguanas, monkeys and much more! She reminds her guests to keep villa locked and valuables stored in the two safes - we mistakenly left our camera on the sofa while we left and sure enough, it was taken. Be sure to follow her advice on this note! Regardless of this incident, we cannot wait to return and perhaps stay at The Palm Grove or even one of Anna's other lovely properties! Pura Vida!