On our recent trip to Costa Rica, we were fortunate enough to stay in a hotel right on the beach. This hotel is within walking distance to several beaches.
One of the amenities of this hotel is an indoor pool. Although this is a public pool, because we were with our daughter, we were able to use it a few times. This indoor pool has a tubing area with the ability to transfer people sitting in the water up into the air over the railing. We also were able to use the pool at least half of the time.
Because there are so many beaches in Costa Rica, it was really easy to just use a blanket and whatever else we needed to make ourselves at home. We even went to other hotels and used their outdoor pools and we were never asked.
Another thing that is great about our hotel is that we were only about 10 miles from the beach. In many cases if we didn’t have to bring anything beach related, we would have brought our own.
Hotels are fantastic places to stay when you have children. Some hotels are made specifically with children in mind. These hotels are great places to relax and have fun while your children learn and remain safe. There are also resorts that are meant to be as comfortable as possible and provide a zip line, kids pool and even a play area.
One of the biggest things that we noticed was the environment of the hotels. We were told that there are fewer problems with the environment in hotels than there are in restaurants and bars. Another thing that stood out to us was the staff’s hospitality and their ability to make everything easy, even though our daughter was only there for 3 days.
The biggest recommendation is that if you plan on staying in Costa Rica, you definitely need to look into a hotel that is near the beach. Even though the hotel is only 10 miles from the beach, it was easy to feel very far from everything. However, once we stayed in this hotel, we felt much closer to the people we were visiting, as most of the staff spoke English.
Costa Rica is a great country to visit, especially if you have small children. The beaches are thing to enjoy, but they are also things that you have to get used to. When we went on our honeymoon, we stayed at hotels in the Downtown area, but many of the hotels also had facilities that we were not aware of. It wasn’t until later on in our trip that we found out that many of the hotels had swimming pools and saunas. The staff at the hotel where we stayed knew about these things and wanted to put them in our room to enjoy. Since we were staying in the Downtown area, we assumed that most of the rooms would be larger, but this wasn’t the case.
The staff at the hotel where we stayed was very accommodating. They would smile and answer the phone when we called to make reservations and even when we spoke to the manager to make a comment about the staff. We had a wonderful time during our stay, but have noticed that when we return to the resort, there is a noticeably smaller purse and handbag on the boutique.
Five Star Alliance generally is a great hotel chain, but when we went to look at rooms, we found that some of the rooms were overbooked. In some cases, we were able to receive discount vouchers from their generous supplier. When we returned to the resort, we found that all of the rooms were booked. When we asked an employee of the hotel what to do, they told us to wait until a week before our arrival to have a chance to get a room that they were not yet filled. We were told that the rooms were booked as far out as six months in advance. We were thrilled when we returned to the resort and found a room in Buda, only 25 minutes from the city center. The hotel was not only clean, but the Parisian way of organizing the rooms made for a very relaxing and comfortable stay.
The hotel where we stayed was meant to be a combination of tradition and modernity. It has a traditional dining room set up. A living room and fireplace in the lobby area make this a nice place to pass the time as you get to know your new neighborhood. There is a lamppost on the lobby which is a week-round attraction.
And there is a nice little Cafe in the distance as well as several large supermarkets in the area. The city of Danseonsan is a well recommended destination. This is a nice city to just vibe and people watch. We have found that a lot of the local residents are nice and we have had some great meals.
The city of Danseonsa is no doubt one of the most stunning remnants of pre-colonial Singapore.