If you want to enjoy the unparalleled beauty of Playuela Beach, there's simply not a closer place to stay! The beach is gorgeous, and you can hike on either end of the crescent shore. The drive to Playuela is about 5 minutes, and the salt flats observatory is a few minutes up the road. In fact you will see some salt flats from the bedroom window, just across the street from the unit.
The lighthouse at Playuela is visible from the balcony of Viviana's unit. Parking for the unit is behind a secure gate, and I felt very safe. The unit is on a third floor of a walk-up, so if you have heavy luggage or lots of groceries, just plan accordingly. Mosquitoes were everywhere when I was there in late October, so bring your bug spray. There were chickens and roosters on the property, and I thoroughly enjoyed hearing them at dusk and dawn. You will see lots of iguanas on your stroll over to the pool area in the daytime. The unit faces west, so you can see gorgeous sunsets over the Caribbean. The location of the unit is very remote, and it seemed I was the only one in the building during most of my stay. But the property is secure so I always felt safe. During the time of my stay wifi was not offered, and there were only two television channels. The forced break from electronic communication and entertainment was a plus for me, but it could be bad news for some guests.
Annie's Place, a well known seafood restaurant often with live music at night (recommended by Lonely Planet) is just 15 to 20 minutes away in the town of Combate. The three mile stretch of beach at Combate is gorgeous during the day and is well worth a drive over.