I must apologize for this late review! I was positive I had submitted it on VRBO.
I stayed in the apartment on the top floor for a month. Riding my rental bike down the beach each day was amazing. The room itself was clean and well maintained. Randall and Zorro the Wonder Dog, kept the grounds, pool and everything else neat, clean and safe. Randall is often mentioned in these reviews for good reason. Stay at Alta Vista and it will be clear why he so well respected.
I would like to add some tips here. I did not rent a vehicle for almost three weeks. A beach cruiser with a basket, is a wonderful way to see Samara, and you will certainly get some exercise and make more friends. The parking is free, covered, and secure when and if you rent a vehicle.The walk is fairly easy but the bike was faster and just more fun.
A couple of doors down toward the beach is a small soda named" Alice's" . She and her family were a joy, the food was excellent, and she is very proud of her flowers and plants. And speaking of that, Randall, like many Ticos that I met, are very knowledgeable about the plants and their uses, and really know a ton about the birds and animals.
I was met by Laura, who helped me with all pre-arrival details as well. She made me feel welcome and informed about the property.
Patrick was upfront about the property, and is respected around Samara by the folks I spoke to..
The property itself is great, and will certainly be a big plus to your visit.
I found that the location provided a large open beach view, without being far away. It was just close enough to Samara to provide quick easy access and far enough away for a little more peace and quiet.
I will definitely return.
Thanks everyone at Alta Vista Condo for a dream vacation.
Give Zorro a pat for me.