My Husband and myself had a wonderful few days at Cesars' cozy condo J203 in the Stanza Mare complex; beachfront, in El Cortecito. Cesar was wonderful through the booking process, and the complex staff were all very professional and friendly. The unit was clean and well maintained, as was the complex. It was as described; no surprises, other than the balcony was larger than expected, as was the pool view from it. We had the large, amazingly clean pool to ourselves on several occasions. It was marvelous to have access to the private beach, for complex guests only. Such a treat when compared to the throngs on the beaches of the all inclusives nearby. Unfortunately, the complex bar/restaurant called Sharkies, was not open during our visit.
We found almost everything we needed within a couple blocks walk. The Eldorado Plaza hosts a pharmacy, bakery, restaurants, and fruit stand.
Across the street, north, the RAM market had a decent selection of groceries and liquor, and they accept credit cards. The Huracan restaurant, beachfront just north of Stanza Mare, had excellent pasta in an eclectic setting.
We walked the beach for miles in either direction, and enjoyed the watersports literally available any time, right next door. Returning to the serenity of the condo after a day of sun and fun was a treat. I would certainly recommend it to anyone who wants a casual, self catering experience, and I very much recommend it to those who usually go all inclusive.
Linda & Ray - Grande Cache, AB Canada