We wanted sun, sand, warm water and a simpler life away from the hustle and bustle of city/work life and this is exactly what we got! We swam, walked, exercised, did yoga, read, listened to music and did not use our phones! :)
It was just the two of us and the extra space was just what we needed to unwind. The house is beautiful and inviting – the décor and furniture are very nice. Nubia, the housekeeper & cook was amazing. At first we didn’t want her to cook because of our specific dietary needs and she didn’t speak English nor did we speak Spanish. But she watched us prepare food and soon understood our needs and simply took over and made us the best fresh fish and shrimp. Her husband also kept the beach clean and got us coconuts whenever we asked. The neighbours on either side were also very inviting and friendly. We went out on the boat with a family vacationing from Argentina and went snorkeling – best day ever!
The days were great but we did struggle with the humidity at night a bit and took us a few nights to figure out what worked best for us – sleeping with clothes on (because of the bugs and the stickiness) and keeping the fans cranked.
The bird wildlife is amazing! Since the house backs onto a mangrove, which you can kayak in, we saw an array of birds and at sunset watching the bird island/sanctuary as the birds hover and settle for the night was beautiful.
Teresita and Alberto were very good at communicating and helped us whenever they could. They took great care in making sure we had a good time at Sal de Mar. Highly recommend this place and would return again.