This place is excellent! We had a pretty big group, so we rented a few of the units. We could all get together for family meals, play in the pool, but had plenty of space for those who wanted to sneak away early to bed. We all felt completely comfortable, safe and could really relax the entire week. The kitchens in the Villas were ideal! The Costa Rican food is not the best and is pretty expensive, so having a kitchen is a must. Villas Espavel is also located in a great spot to come and go easily and the hotel owner is great at suggesting day trips in the area. They even helped us set up a family horse riding trip and a zip lining adventure, my 5, 10 and 11 year old sons completely LOVED both! With the beautiful beaches, nearly waterfalls, the pool, and of course the monkeys-We will certainly be returning Villas Espavel!