"Harrowing ride to stay with new family"
Corozalita is difficult to get to, either fording a river and then a long drive over very steep dirt roads, or a longer drive over first paved and then very steep dirt roads. Although we did it in a car (Nissan Versa), during the dry season, a 4-wheel drive vehicle is recommended. That aside, this was a wonderful find. A bit of old Costa Rica, the land has been owned by the family for generations and has slowly been developed (and continues to be developed ) into a very nice resort. Cabins had 3 separate rooms, the best equipped kitchen I've ever seen in a rental, and 2 separate bedrooms, each with a double and single bed. The rooms are not air conditioned, but very well fanned. Very comfortable at night. The host family was wonderful, drove us around the area, took us on turtle hunts, it was like staying with family. Beach is nice, totally secluded, very turtle active, and less than 2 kilometers away. 3 pools on site, very refreshing. Hammocks and little shelters scattered around. They've planted lots of fruit trees and invite you to eat off them. Opening a new area for breakfast next month. There is a great restaurant just up the street, really the only restaurant. The Costa Rican families staying there had brought their own food and cooked up a storm, they also shared. If you want lots of shopping and entertainment, don't stay here. If you want to get away from everything touristy and experience Costa Rica as it used to be, I recommend this place.
Jim from Pensacola Beach