The Villa was amazing- exactly as described. Stefany, the concierge, was incredibly helpful with restaurant recommendations, tour coordination and even an ATV rental. We've never had a bad HomeAway/VRBO experience in more than 10 rentals but the level of service and luxury of Villa Rivera Mar has been by far the best. It was first class hotel service at a very affordable price for a 3 BR Villa. There were 4 of us- Mom, Dad and 2 older boys. We arranged airport transportation by taxi with Emma, the owner- it worked out very well.
Great destination, warm, friendly people, plenty to do, beautiful beaches and great restaurants. Highlights were renting an ATV for the week- you don't need a car- it worked well, El Limon Falls horseback excursion and fishing for dorado (we caught 16!) and eating our catch at the Captains restaurant.
Sol Y Mar is the beach side restaurant closest to the property- beach side food and beverage service was great!
Definitely recommended for a relaxing beach vacation."