We ended our 3 weeks tour of Costa rica here.. It is a long drive on a gravel road, and isolated.That said we loved it. Rolf and his team are efficient and run a well managed hotel. Our room was wonderful, a secluded balcony with fan, outdoor loo and shower room- with views of tree tops and the distant ocean. The bedroom had good ac and wardrobe space, also a settee and fridge.
The pool was clean and padded sunbeds , umbrellas giving adequate shade surrounded one end.
The restaurant was the best we ate in during our trip-a menu with choice too!
Rolf organised a night time turtle trip for us- we saw egg laying with a local guide. The beach at Ostinal has lots of turtles egg laying, but sadly it also has lots dogs and vultures digging up/eating/destroying the nests. I am not sure how the turtle protection works!.
If your looking for a wonderful room with pool and good staff in a beautiful setting this is it.More