500 words to describe the experience at pepes place is not enough! But if we were given just 1 word to write it would be nothing less than INCREDIBLE! Franklin has to be one of the nicest people I've ever met in my life. He's plain and simple, a legend in our opinion. Friendly, kind, caring, down to earth, interesting, intelligent, the list goes on. Staying here and having Franklin around has made this holiday the best vacation I've ever had. Pepes place is a simple wooden hut, but the bed was comfortable, the shower was fine, it has a kitchen, a dining area and a nice terrace that you can see the ocean from. This isn't a hotel, so be prepared for a rustic ambiance. If you're looking for that kind of experience which we were then it's heaven! On the property we saw a sloth right above our cabin, with a small baby, and Franklins dog Meezi was adorable! We caught the bus from Santa Teresa to Cahuita and from the bus station it's just a small walk to the house. The villagers were all friendly, and they all greet you when you take a walk. The village itself has a small supermarket with labeled prices on everything, so you don't pay more. The walks down the beach are priceless and beyond what you imagine. Franklin bought us fresh fruit and even showed me how to cut coconuts for the milk. There's a local reggae bar that played live music and even the expats were very friendly. All in all I recommend this to anyone who wants to experience less of a miami beach holiday, but instead a more personal vacation, in plain English... A holiday that you will not forget! The only disadvantage is that you have to leave at some point!!! Which I wish I didn't have to do. We loved it, we loved Franklin, the dog Meezi and sitting on Pepes stool.