The Barcelo is a world reknowned name, and while this one is a little different than others I have been to, it still upholds the reputation. The Barcelo is a pleasant 3* property on Langosta Beach. It is one of the closest (few and far between!) resorts to a beachside town. It has one restaurant available with buffet service for breakfast, lunch and dinner that offers different themes nightly. There is also an a la carte restaurant nestled in the tree-tops that overlooks a large amphitheater/entertainment area for those who seek a different venue! Since Costa Ricans adhere very closely with the laws regarding natural parks and sanctuarties, this property is limited to having no ocean view rooms and shares their beach with the public. While all beaches in Costa Rica are public, those on parks cater to more locals than others. All in all it is a gorgeous property with natural jungle paths, gracious hosts and a great beach!