IÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢m thinking of booking Costa Rica for the end of 2010 ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ but the hotel which they offer solo travellers (Occidental Allegro Papagayo) does seem to have a number of bad reviews on other web sites, including comments that it had been closed down in 2008 for sewerage problems!!
Most of the reviews are of US or Canadian origin ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ which IÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ve found in the past not always to be a really good guide....
Does anyone on HT have comments about this hotel please?
We stayed here and for what we paid thought it was outstanding value for money. The sewage problem wasn't when we were there.
The food was excellent and as well as the buffet they had an excellent Italian and Mexican option you could eat in once per week.
I would warn you though that this hotel is very isolated. They operate a daily boat trip to another beach which makes a change of scene and is good fun but it would be tedious not to leave the hotel. Organised trips were all pretty expensive and my recommendation would be to hire a car for a week. Get a 4x4 too as many roads leading to various places are very farm track like with big pot holes. The main roads are pretty good and the driving is easy. ( Don't be put off by reports by neurotic Americans !).
Costa Rica is a stunning place.Adrenaline junkies will particularly enjoy it !