Villas Las Palmas was so nice. Very clean villa and a wonderful covered patio to relax. You can sit out on the patio while it's raining. Amazing birds everywhere! We had the upstairs villa and it was perfect. We will definitely stay here again. The only issue we had was very minor (apartment didn't have any spoons). Communication can be an issue , but Melissa with allaboutcostarica was very helpful in helping us get situated and getting tours booked for us. Salvador, who lives next door, is also very helpful (he called a taxi for us when we couldn't get a hold of Melissa) but doesn't speak much English, but you can use Google translate to communicate with him. Very nice man. Location is about 5 minutes from the town of La Fortuna so I would recommend renting a car. Also, I recommend having dinner at Nayara which is just up the road from Villas Las Palmas. They have an excellent bar and two great restaurants. We ate at Mis Amores and it was excellent with a great view of Arenal volcano.