I loved it here! There is one place at Playa Hermosa to stay.. Just one and its here. The beach is super mellow, pristine and feels far away from the riff-raff of SJDS. The food is fantastic, (pancakes!) and the break is perfect for learning.
It's also a great place to meet other travelers if you are solo..The hotel feels very communal with its common tables, and hammocks. Everyone is extremely friendly. for 20 bucks a night you can't beat it. I would have stayed for a week if I had the time..