Beautiful condo, excellent location
Submitted: August 8, 2012
Stayed: June 2012
Villa Solo Bueno was a wonderful place to both spend quality time with the kids and as a couple. The condo is a good size for a smaller group; we had 2 adults and 3 teenagers and the condo was just right for us...cozy yet spacious enough to accomodate different interests. We appreciated not having a TV (except for watching DVDs) and other electronic distractions, plus the variety of board games and DVDs that are provided. The views of the Pacific are beautiful and the condo was well appointed.
The location just outside of Dominical was perfect for our second week in Costa Rica...we wanted a low-key, quiet, authentic, Costa Rican experience away from the major tourist destinations. Dominical is a chaming, friendly, eclectic beach town with excellent food, beaches, and atmosphere. This is not the place to stay if you are looking for a busy resort experience, although you can easily drive to the Manuel Antonio area, which is indeed a worthwhile day trip.
Prior to our trip, Catherine was helpful in providing her insight and advice about the area. She also provides an extensive guide book at the condo with suggestions for activities, restaurants, and the right people to contact. The onsite manager, Laurence, was also very friendly and helpful. We did not require very much assistance, but Laurance was always available to answer questions.
A few of our favorite activities: surfing or sunning at Dominical beach, hiking to the Tree of Life, lunch at Cafe Milagro, cooking at 'home' with local ingredients and products, and especially quiet mornings (with Costa Rican coffee) and evenings (with wine) on the upper balcony watching the Pacific tides and listening to/watching the world around us. There are many activities in the area including zip lining, white water rafting, surfing, fishing excursions, etc. so there is plenty of action, but we chose to lead a fairly quiet existence after spending the week prior travelling through northern Costa Rica.
I highly recommend Dominical and Villa Solo Bueno!
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