We stayed with Maryanne and Joseph for a week. Playa Africa is about 7km from the small town of Montalvo. The beach is great for an off the beaten track experience. Maryanna and Joseph are a hard working couple, making their dreams come true. We helped them to clear up some areas with the machete, collect rocks from the beach, we built a shelter for firewood and dug out a path behind one of the cabins. Maryanne cooks 3 delicious meals a day and with that some tasty treats (we miss the lemon cookies!). We slept in a private cabin with ocean view. The weather is humid and with the occasional rain it can get a bit muddy. Make sure to bring sunblock and mosquito repellent. Because of the condition of the road from Montalvo to Playa Africa, it’s best you arrive before 4pm. If you do arrive later you can get a ride from Montalvo to the beach ($7-$10) and walk the last little bit because of the tide. At night we enjoyed playing cards with them are watched one of Maryanne’s movies. Thanks Maryanne and Joseph for taking such good care of us! We wish you all the best luck and are excited to hear more about how everything is going!