There is so much to say about this property, Costa Rica in general, the people, the culture and the experience of visiting the country if you have never been there. This property is very nice and is definitely “luxury”, at least compared to what is around it. It would not be considered “luxury” if you are expecting something you would find in a luxury resort in the US or Europe but for Jaco Beach this is really nice. The town of Jaco Beach is a beach town that has a number of surfer/beach restaurants, bars, and little shops that are within walking distance but be very careful when walking because the sidewalks are in poor condition and its easy to trip on a broken or uneven surface. The people are wonderful, helpful and kind, not only in the condo office and grounds but everywhere. The economy of this small beach town is very dependent upon tourists and most of the people in the service industry treat you like they want you to come back. Cristian and all the staff at Monte Carlo are outstanding and deserving of the highest rating that can be assigned. We ate at a different restaurant (there are many to choose from) every night and we had wonderful meals everywhere. The restaurant/bars on the beach will provide a beautiful sunset dinner if you get there in time. Be prepared for some local “chill” culture when it comes to service attentiveness in most establishments. If you are used to very quick service just know their culture is to work and play at a slower pace.