Glad that you enjoyed your stay in the villa and Las Terrenas. And you were great guests to host. The reason why there are no condiments like herbs/seasoning for guest to use , is because with the hot humid weather they turn bad very quickly. And second of all , you never know what is happened with the condiments. I like to keep my place ‘hyper’ clean. Greasy sticky humid condiments , is the last thing I want for guests to use.
I don’t know where you got the idea that herbs are expensive , as in supermarkt Lindo they are only 10 pesos ( quarter Dollar) a piece. And the fresh one’s 1US$ .
Also instant oats an baby food you can buy everywhere. :-) at a very fair price