You all know Loco Gringo is legit. We have a forum where you can ask pretty much anything to check us out, PM other members, etc. This is NOT necessarily true for other booking options.
We were just contacted by a woman who has been scammed to the tune of a 5-digit figure for a New Years reservation at a top notch villa, represented as an exclusive hotel. She has some 18 people in her group. Imagine the airfare fiasco on top of the rental scam! This makes me wonder how the global pay-per-page listing sites screen their property "owners/managers" to verify that they are legit?
So, while this may sound like a shameless self promotion of locogringo.com just know that we ARE for real and have been since 1996. If you go elsewhere, even to a global rental conglomerate site, you better make sure the listing you want to reserve is for real too.
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