We totally enjoyed our stay at Ricura Beach Vista! The apartment is large, spotlessly clean, beautifully decorated and modern with spectacular views of the ocean. As others have said, the apartment is even better than the pictures convey. After living in very basic accommodations in Piura, we especially appreciated the hot water and washing machine! Located in the quiet, upscale area of Las Pocitas, the apartment i(URL HIDDEN)minute walk to a lovely beach and a quick 5 minute moto taxi ride (5 soles) into Mancora. If you don't want to venture too far, there are several good restaurants within walking distance of the apartment. They are a bit pricier than in town but still a good value. Ricardo is a warm and friendly host. Both he and the care taker Anthony provided local recommendations for where to eat and things to do in the area. Finally, do not miss the opportunity to have Anthony prepare his special chicken dinner. It was delicious and beautifully presented. Note: you have to climb a lot of stairs to get to the apartment, so not recommended for folks with mobility issues. That aside, I can't say enough good things about this rental - kudos to Ricardo!