I read reviews all over the board on this property, but I found it to be very enjoyable. We had only a few minor issues (our A/C froze and was dropping ice on us in the middle of the night) and a few bugs (but you’re in the tropics, remember..), but all were very quickly attended to and the staff was incredibly pleasant and helpful. Placencia is a quiet, slower pace of life and there is plenty to do within walking distance, including Rumfish y vino, which is a fantastic restaurant right next door. There is NO POOL on premise, but you can be transferred to Placencia Hotel which has the biggest pool (and swim up bar) in the area. The pool is NOT within walking distance, but transportation can be arranged for you. If you rent a car/golf cart, you can just have the front desk notify The Placencia and they will wave you through once you get there. Cute, comfortable, and clean stay at Brisa Oceano.