My name is Sean and I also went to Casa by the Sea. The most terrible experience of my life. It is definately not the right place to send kids. People who dont know how to take care of there kids send them away. I lived at casa by the sea for 18 months 536 days. I was abused by Arturo, Alejando(alex) and the worst I have ever had in my enter life was Gustavo. It did not change my behavior it scared me.I have now left casa and I am the same person that I was before I left. I was not a bad kid. I just made mistakes. Every kid makes mistakes but my mom was 16 when she had me. I am scared at night and have problems sleeping. I am afraid I am going to be beat. I have been out of casa now for 1 year and 3 months and I am still scared everyday. The program is so horrible. I showed my mom the article in People Magazine on WWasp in Costa Rica and does not believe that things were like the article. She does not understand that she sent me to hell. There was not enough food or toilet paper or even beds. I slept on the tile in the hallway for 6 months. I was not allowed to tell my mom what was really going on. I would have been punched in the face. My mother is still brain washed.
I can not stress enough do not send you children here. Learn to communicate with your kids. Communication is the key not abuse.
To many parents just send their kids away. Never trust your family Rep as they are all liars.