Swiss-Italian living in Costa Rica.
Essendo Donato di origine italiana non abbiamo fatto altro che chiacchierare e la casa è tenuta molto bene, spaziosa e pulita!!
The host, Donoto, left my girl friend waiting for him, alone at the car rental place for over 2 hours - apparently because the house wasn't ready yet.
When he finally returned and guided her to the house it still wasn't ready for us. She waited patiently outside, after a long red eye overnight travel and finally got to relax 4 hours after arrival while she waited for me to arrive later that night.
When they met me at the airport there was some confusion about the parking and we were confused and felt strange about the knife wielding communications.
Beyond that - just know that the host and his family live across the pool/yard in the other building and there is pretty direct 'line of sight' across the yard - so privacy is questionable in the living room of the house and obviously in the yard/pool area.
Donoto speaks essentially no English but I speak essentially no Spanish so we were good there. ;)
Other than these things, it seems that the place was as described.
Donato ist ein super netter Typ! Er macht alles für einen! Wenn er Zeit hat, dann fährt er einen herum und zeigt alles was es zu sehen gibt! Er holte uns vom Flughafen ab und wird uns auch wieder dorthin fahren! Wir hatten einen schönen Aufenthalt bei Donato! Bei unserer Ankunft erwartete uns ein riesiger Früchteteller und ein gefüllter Kühlschrank! Alles in allem perfekt!Ein perfekter Gastgeber!
Donato was such an amazing host. His place is terrific and really spacious and there were guitars and board games on hand. It isn't for neat freaks (they have the same problem with tiny ants that all of Costa Rica does) but this is a great location for anyone who wants to chill out. Donato will make you feel like part of the family!
Very spacious, clean, comfortable apartment minutes from the airport. Donato is a great host, goes above and beyond to make your stay easy and comfortable.
Donato and Catalina were wonderful hosts who speak several languages including English.
We had a great time staying at this house and sharing the backyard with our hosts and two of their adorable dogs. The house had good energy and was stocked with all the supplies we required. Donato checked on us every day to see if we needed anything.
He drove us to/from the airport, the car rental and showed us around Alajuela. They also did our laundry and even taught us how to play guitar on our last day Fiesta.
The location of the house was also great - close to San Jose, the airport, and less than 2 hours drive from great beaches on the south pacific coast.
Overall a great experience with the hosts - like going to Costa Rica to visit good friends. Pura Vida all the way!!
Donato and his family are beautiful and kind people. They radiate the essence of Costa Rica; friendly, happy people with a joy for life, pura vida!
Donato is an excellent host. He provided a warm welcome, helpful information, and went above and beyond to ensure our safety. Donato picked us up from the airport and delivered us to the car rental and directed us to his home.