What an excellent time we had! This condo was just perfect for us. We were not interested in an all-inclusive AND we wanted separate bedrooms so our two daughters could have privacy. The place fit the bill and was just beautiful. The pool and pool-side restaurant were great, The beach was a very short walk down a path and you were there. A 40 minute walk down the beach took you to the local market where we dickered on jewerly, tshirts and other souvenier items.
We also enjoyed Linda & Vincente. They oversee 20+ condo units at Stanza Mare. We emailed them with our flight information and Linda picked us up at the airport. We felt very special seeing someone standing there with a sign with our names on it. She took us to the bank to change our money into Pesos. Also, they have LVR Tours. We signed up for the fresh water snorkling and zip lining. They both were wonderful. Vincente took us snorkling and he arranged the zip lining for us. What wonderful people, they made us feel so special.
Carlos the security guard was a hoot. Did not speak english, but we were able to communicate via smiles & hand signals! Americo is a young man that works on the beach. We had a good time with him as well. He makes & sells hats made from palm tree leaves. Needless to say, we came home with two of them.
We were able to walk to the market and fill the fridge & cupboards with food for breakfast and lunch. For dinner, we experienced the local food. We ate at Soles Chill Out Bar(x2) & Jellyfish restaurant right on the beach. We also went into Barvaro and ate Indian & Asian, at a Bakery and a Pizzeria and took motorcycle taxis to Solo Pollo.
We were very impressed with how friendly all the local people were. We were never afraid either. No one in our family experience any sickness, which we were concerned about after reading some reviews and talking with people that we know. the condo came with a five gallon jug of water, and refills were 65 pesos. the condo has a/c but was unused d/t the ocean breeze!!
my husband is into salt water swimming and soft sand bottom. the water was perfect for swimming and he would go out on the dock, jump off and swim back to shore, like 4-5 times a day. the water was perfect and the sand didn't even burn you feet even though it was in the 80f range!!
We had the best experience and definately plan on going back for 2 wks next year. Jerry was great to rent from, the condo was perfect, the area the best, so why mess with perfection!!!
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