My wife and I booked a Costa Rica Trip through Travelocity as a belated honeymoon/get away. We careful read through many different packages, and, not being familiar with Costa Rica, relied heavily on web discriptions and reviews. We decided on La Catalina Resort based on both these criteria.
Upon arriving in Costa Rica, we soon realized that La Catalina was not the resort it preported to be. Although there is a tremendous view of Central Valley, it is isolated in the mountains, making traveling extremely difficult, without spending minimum $40 roundtrip for taxi in addition to tour costs, or other traveling expenses. Furthermore, the road leading to La Catalina is in such disrepair that the small taxis routinely bottomed out, making us wonder if the car will make it to/from the resort.
The staff was friendly, but young, inexperienced, and very understaffed. On more than one occasion, my wife and I left the dining room without getting any service, and many times having to go without meals (since no restaurants were within walking distance). The times we did get meals, they were on par with a Bob Evans or Denny's restaurant.
Our best time in Costa Rica was when we decided to leave La Catalina for a couple days and stay at another hotel.More
- Free Parking
- Breakfast included