We spend one week from Feb 24th to March 2nd in El Cuyo, We knew it is a small, fishing village, with a promising kiteboarding spot. Maybe a bit short on amenities but great on winds and wide open beaches. We were very excited and looked forward to the holiday. Unfortunately our enjoyment was short lived after checking our accommodation.
We liked the location of the unit which we rented directly from Matias Torrens (the owner and also the manager of others beach rentals). That was the only thing we liked. The pictures advertising are not from the unit rented to all the guests , but from his own unit. The apartment advertised as a self contained and available to us did not have basic equipment in the kitchen, not one hanger in the closet or even a shelf or hook or to hang your stuff. Old towels, that smelled after using twice. Broken lamp, non working TV(no big deal, that was actually a bonus), no garbage bags to replace, or drinking water. Broken hot water heater that did not afford us a hot, or even a warm shower after kitesurfing was the real killer. Considering that the price was rather on a high end for this location we did expect a bit more than hostel type accommodation. Eventually hot water situation was resolved and the last two shower under very slowly dripping shower and fresh towels did improve our moods . The neighbours who rented the villa next door, which was managed by Mattias, were also not happy with the state of their place and voiced similar concerns And is too bad, because it is a lovely quiet spot with a a lot potential.
on a more positive note:
We met many friendly, local people and enjoyed the dinners in the only restaurant.
Would recommend the location to people who like peaceful atmosphere. Good kitting spot. Thanks to few good windy days we did enjoy our holiday.
Would not recommend to rent from Mattias unless he takes to heart the comments and brings the standards to be more at par with the prices charged.
It really could have been great.
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