From HomeAway: My husband, son and I stayed for one week in Casa Atrevete and could not have been happier with our accommodations. After a long trip from New York, we were met by the house manager, Trina, who led us up the hill to this beautiful house. Yes, the road up is steep and a bit intimidating at first (especially if the first time is in the dark), but once you make the trip a few times you become accustomed to it. When we finally got out of the car, we were welcomed by the sounds of the nighttime jungle and distant crashing ocean waves. Not only does the house have an amazing view, but it is also spotless and equipped with absolutely everything you could possibly need -- washer/dryer, coffee pot, toaster, blender, beach chairs, umbrella, towels, hair dryer, etc. The grounds are beautiful, well-kept and and secluded. Most of our days were spent lounging at the beach. Playa Ventanas was our favorite. We visited Rancho La Merced where we took a beautiful horseback ride through jungle trails and on the beach. A boat ride in Sierpe was a rainy, but beautiful trip through the largest mangrove forest in Costa Rica where we saw capuchin and squirrel monkeys, crocodiles, snakes, iguanas, scarlet macaws and countless other birds. We had good meals at Jolly Rogers, Terraba and The Dome, and also had decent takeout from Wing It, The Baker Bean and La Fogata. We bought a lot of fruit from roadside stands. The fruit in Costa Rica is the best I've ever had -- mangosteens (YUM!), mamones chinos, mangoes, pineapples, bananas -- all picked ripe (unlike a lot of fruit in the US that is picked unripened and then ripens during shipping.) Overall, Casa Atrevete was easily one of the best rentals we've ever stayed in, if not THE best, and we look forward to returning someday.