Nautical kitsch at its corniest, this dockside hotel has a ship-shape bar complete with mast, a billowy sail, a mermaid figurehead, and a collection of U.S. Coast Guard caps donated by visiting personnel at the nearby Costa Rican Coast Guard Academy. Rooms have two double beds, remote-control air-conditioning, and tile bathrooms with hot water (a rarity in these parts). The mattresses are a little soft, and you are at the mercy of adjoining neighbors and the thumping music
from the bar, but things usually quiet down by 11 pm. This is definitely angler territory, with a pool table, loud music, and big TVs. Unexpectedly, the omelets here may be the best in Costa Rica, although the breakfast included in the room rate sadly does not include them. The eccentric French owner designed a swimming pool in the shape of two butterfly wings, one side for kids, the other deeper side for adults.