Hostal Los Almendros was an amazing vacation spot for my 5 friends and myself. Roberto was super helpful with the whole process, helping us arrange rides to and from the house and bus station. We took a 10-15 minute, 25 cent bus ride on the "80" that drives right past the house to grocery shop and check out the pier in La Libertad. At the house, Gustavo and Javier were excellent staff and were always around to help out (especially with spanish-english translations). The house is breezy and cool after a hot day in the sun. The house is gorgeous and it was great to have the kitchen to cook our own meals. The bedrooms are great, and there is tons of common space for groups to hang out together. The pool was a great surprise for us. The house has it's own beach that not many people use, but the black sand beaches and excellent surf spot is just steps away, as well as a bunch of surf schools and restaurants. We took surf lessons from Kayu, the third or fourth resort on the row of restaurants. The instructors were great and we had a blast! I would highly recommend this place!