Casa Rico is a hidden gem! All the staff always had smiles on their faces and went out of their way to help us answer our endless questions. The house is just as beautiful as the photos, and the outdoor and indoor common areas were very spacious and comfortable for our large group. The furnishings are modern and tasteful. We had meals cooked for us by the chef and Yiri (breakfast and lunch) everyday, and the food was very tasty (everything from lobster and shrimp, beef stew, fresh juices, and salads). There are two kitchens and the back outdoor kitchen was stocked with everything we could possibly need to prepare our meals. We were able to go out to local restaurants within blocks that were very good, or head into Havana for a night out on the town. Caribbean Casas arranged taxis to head to Havana though it does take 20 minutes each way, so advanced planning is necessary. Getting taxis back home are easy enough. The beach was just 2 blocks away, and was pretty, though we didn’t get to enjoy it since it rained most of the week. But thankfully Casa Rico was such a nice respite from the rain, we were able to have fun, play music, play pool, sit around an talk, all under a large covered terrace and front porch. It felt very safe since there was a nighttime security guard every night. This house is by far the nicest in the area as far as I could see. Definitely recommended for a group of people who want a touch of modern comfort in a more locals part of Playas del Este.