Pousada Lagamar is the perfect island getaway if you want a simple yet charming place that puts people first! The owners, Jorge and Rosalie do their upmost to make people feel comfortable and take the time to chat and show genuinely interest in their guests.
The place itself is bright, colorful and has character. It is right in the rainforest with view on the ocean, which is only a minute stroll away down the path to the beach.
There are a few options to eat on the beach and La Dolce Vita (sister property) became our go to hang out spot: great food and vibe, with extremely friendly and professional staff there too (Ezequiel, the manager, happens to be Jorge's son).
Rooms are pretty rustic, without AC, and mosquitoes won't leave you in peace. But it's also part of the charm of an island getaway and you won't spend much in your room anyway.
Note: there's no restaurant per se at Lagamar, so you will need to go to the beach for dinner.
The island itself has no cars or road and the only way to get around is by boat. Make sure to pack what you need in advance: mosquito spray, etc. You can hike to secluded beaches, caves, etc. It is extremely relaxing and ideal if you want to disconnect. Note: wifi is not that great.
If you fancy luxury and extreme comfort, Lagamar might not be for you, but we would definitely go back again for a getaway break and enjoy "the simple life". Thanks Jorge, Rosalie and Ezequiel!