Villas Sol and Tourguide Mainor Bustos
The hotel was comfortable, the staff very accomodating. We stayed in a 2
bedroom villa. Beware they don't use fitted sheets, which I've heard is common
in Central America, and the pillows could use a little help. Food was good, they
changed the menu every night, and we did all inclusive for $31 per person per
day (you can do a 4 day also) and that included drinks too! Through the resort
we did a kayak tour, but most of our trips were through tourguide Mainor Bustos,
a local, fluent in English, whom my friends had met two years prior. We arranged
for Mainor to do a few day trips (canopy tour/mud baths at Burinquen, Monte
Verde rainforest hike/butterfly garden, snorkling, fishing, and he even provided
transportation to and from the airport! Mainor was the most wonderful tourguide,
would stop at fruit stands to grab us fresh pineapple, and would stop by the
roadside to get the monkeys to "talk" with us. He also helped us with picking
places for dinner and showing us around the countryside. He MADE our trip. He was wonderful.
Believe me, you don't want to navigate the island yourself! All in all, it was
a wonderful time!