Villa Tucan is a comfortable 3B condo situated on an easy-going, relaxing resort (Bahia Pez Vela) of approximately 30 villas. Some of the villas are near the beach and some are in the hills above. This one is closer to the beachfront--a two minute walk. The resort is very quiet, peaceful and low-key. It also has its own security gate and a wonderful staff to meet your every need (e.g., they will set up massages on the beach, which I recommend).
The villa is perfect for families (one of the bedrooms has three twins in it, while the master BR has an en suite bathroom and balcony with a beautiful view) or a group of friends (the three bedrooms comfortably fit 6-7 people and there are 2.5 baths). There's a full fridge and a washer-dryer, which I didn't think we would need, but it was definitely very helpful with all our wet towels. With tile floors and air conditioning and fans throughout the condo, we also stayed nice and cool. The kitchen, living room and dining room are on the lower floor, the middle floor has a half bath and entry and the top floor has three bedrooms and two baths.
The resort is well-manicured with beautiful foliage, birds, reptiles and raccoons at your front door. The black-sand beach is private, quiet, and perfect for snorkeling or evening walks. You can also hike into the hills, into town and to nearby restaurants.
The common areas (infinity pool, game room, restaurant, bar) are very pretty and the staff, friendly and accommodating. It was very convenient to keep a bar tab throughout our stay. The food at the restaurant is excellent - don't skip it!- as are the guavitos and bar drinks. I especially recommend the tuna tartare at the restaurant.
I highly recommend Villa Tucan and Pez Vela Resort as a place to relax as well as a convenient jumping off point for day trips into town or for canopy tours (tubing, zip-lines, horseback riding). It's great for first-time visitors to Costa Rica and seasoned travelers alike.