Owned by a very friendly Italian couple, Gloria Gavioli and Mauro Marchiori, these pretty bungalows are just on the outskirts of Puerto Viejo, a 7-minute walk from downtown. Ten units are on the inland side of the road, surrounded by well-tended tropical gardens; and four are on the ocean side, steps from the beach. Gloria loves her flowers and keeps her gardens spick-and-span. All rooms have air-conditioning, private bath with hot water, safe, minibar and refrigerator.