Everything about the host and the place was great, but there was one major issue. Alan was quick to respond, and check-in was a breeze. My wife speaks Spanish, so we didn't have any language issues.
The apartment is in a great location, a block away from Malecon. There is a Starbucks in the same block. Lot of restaurants close by. The apartment looks like what it is in picture. The Air Conditioner works very well. The big issue is the sewage smell coming from the bathroom (probably from the sewer drain). The bathroom is clean, but the smell is so bad that it is hard to stay in the apartment with the bathroom door open, and even with the door closed. We bought air freshener and odor eliminator, but it didn't help much as the smell was too strong. We were thinking of finding another place because of this issue, but it was around the New Year's so nothing was available last minute.
Also, there is lot of music and noise till late in the night, but that didn't bother us much.