We travelled by car to Bucaro with another couple with whom we shared this lovely beach home. A car (preferably an all-wheel drive SUV) is definitely an asset if you wish to see all this owner has to offer on his two large properties. Also, restaurants are not within walking distance, the nearest ones being about 20 minutes away in Tonosi. Tonosi also has a couple of grocery stores where we were able to purchase most essentials, i.e., fruit, veggies, meat, beer and wine, etc. I would recommend doing a shop on your way, probably in Chitre or Las Tablas, if you have any special desires. We were welcomed by Christina who made us feel at home immediately. She even provided Spanish lessons when she came each morning to feed Bogey the dog and the lively and fun cat we named Ringo. In the late afternoon we enjoyed seeing the howler monkeys who played in the trees just beyond the fence. Their howling was also part of the orchestra of early morning sounds. The house is nicely furnished with comfortable living room chairs and reasonable mattresses. The house is very secure as the yard is completely fenced with a locked gate. The kitchen is quite well equipped which made it possible to cook most of our meals there, including some fish we purchased from the fish vendor in Bucaro. The highlight of the house is the lovely front veranda where, at any time of the day or night, great views, from the sun rising on the Pacific, or beautiful moonlight scenes await your enjoyment. The sandy beach, which was generally not too wavy, is perfect for swimming though not great for surfing. It also provides a pleasant walk to the estuary. Some of us hiked the road, over the hill, to the beach on the other side. Best to do this in the early morning as it becomes very hot on the steep, gravel road. I would think it quite doable in a four-wheel drive vehicle. The other property, about an hour away (just past Canas), and a fun day adventure, has beautiful, long and sandy beaches with lots of surfing waves and even some sea caves. The restaurant at the turnoff to Canas provided a pretty good meal on the way back. We found a couple of other restaurants at Playa Cambutal (about 35 minutes drive) where we enjoyed a couple of lunches.