Very nice time at Costa Del Sol II
Overall had a very nice time at this villa, as the pictures indicate it's right on the beach with a fantastic view. The balcony was a great place for our group to relax and begin and end the day. The rooms were spacious, flat screens were a nice touch w/variety of Spanish and English channels. Kitchen had basic utensils/cookware, coffee maker, toaster for stay at home meals. The building staff was professional, security was good, parking and access was a breeze. The complex also had a fantastic pool and whirlpool with plenty of chairs reserved only for guests/residents of the complex. Far as location, Juan Dolio was an easy 30-40 drive from Santo Domingo; highly recommend a rental car. There are 3-4 mini markets in the immediate area along with two liquor stores. There is about 3-4 local restaurants on the same street with "El Meson" being our favorite. The area was very safe both day and night and on weekends many Dominicans seem to have places in the area and we meet several families during the stay. On the negative there is a lot of construction in the area (more condo units along the main road) and no big supermarket in Juan Dolio. The town is small and we chose this location mainly for the scuba diving company which is attached to the Barcelo Resort located down the street. Juan Dolio is not a big tourist area so if you are looking for large all-inclusive regions similar to Punta Cana this is not the location. However, if you are looking for a more quite, smaller town that has a terrific beach area and not opposed to inter-mix with more locals this is a good location. I speak some Spanish that helped during the trip plus the folks working reception and several restaurants spoke some English so communication was never an issue. Overall is was a great trip, the owner was very responsive and instructions for key pick up/drop off was a breeze. In all rentals there is some wear/tear on patio furniture, walls, pots/pans but overall my group of four Americans were very happy with the rental and enjoyed location.
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
Helpful votes: 3/3
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