Lonely Planet review
While Johnny's may not be everyone's cup of tea, it's easy enough to find – it's the first place you come to turning left on the beach, and one of the biggest operations here. It's got a decent atmosphere, though, and attracts a good mix of backpackers and family groups.
Every pair of bungalows shares a barbecue and small swimming pool. There's also a larger general swimming pool. The cheaper rooms are not glamorous but have fans and screened windows. Pay extra and things start to get very swish. The bar-restaurant overlooks the sea and is a popular hangout: the food is not gourmet but there are plenty of choices and imaginative licuados (fresh fruit drinks) and other long cool drinks.
Our independent authors have visited Johnny's Place and selected this as one of our recommended hotels in Monterrico.
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