Condo Begonia was the perfect place to stay for our trip to Playa Samara. After being at some other beaches we were pleased to say that Samara, Carrillo, and Guiones were our top three, in that order. Loved that Samara was not terribly touristy, and tourists that were there, were there for the beach and the outdoors, not partying etc. The surfing was perfect for the kids (8 &9) and their first lesson with Choco's Surf school ensured free boards for them the rest of the week. Snorkeling during medium to low tide was good on our end of the beach as well.
Begonia was spotless (thanks Xania!) and serene, and the AC was much welcome after hot days on the beach. Great service from Randall the caretaker! He brought us fresh fish and kept the pool clean for our kids who notice every little leaf and bug. He even put up with our terrible Spanish and spoke slowly so we could kind of understand his.
We cooked almost very night, inside and out on the bbq, and ate lunch and breakfast in the condo every day. Good coffee pot and blender and big pitchers for chilling water in the fridge were great (tap water is safe and tastes as good as our MT h20). Some bigger roasting pans, a big cutting board, and more spices were the only thing I would wish for the kitchen. Otherwise, it was everything we needed. Also having access to a washer and dryer was crucial with two kids, rainforest mud and beach sand and salt!
The beds were adequate, although I felt the master queen was a bit rigid. The kids slept great in the twin beds. AC at night was also a blessing as we were there the hottest part of the year.
The kids also loved the "guard dog," and monkeys, lizards and frogs who were our neighbors. I loved the horses on the beach. We also saw a coati drinking out of the neighbor's pool!
Thanks Patrick, Laura, Randall and Xania for a great stay!