Grateful for the Costa Rican People
May 1 - May 6, 2023
Josh and I thoroughly enjoyed our travels in Costa Rica from May 1 to May 6. We only wish we could have stayed a bit longer to enjoy everything this beautiful country had to offer. We were extremely grateful for the guidance and wisdom of every single person we met, all of whom were gracious and welcoming. From Sergio. who helped us plan our itinerary and found wonderful hotels to stay in, to Charlotte who helped manage our questions while we were there, we felt secure knowing that we were were in good hands if we needed it. Alex, our driver in Costa Rica, was a wealth of knowledge about flora and fauna all over the country and shared numerous stories with us while we drove from one destination to another. It made the longer drives so much more enjoyable and we learned about Costa Rica from a true native. Kenneth was our guide in Arenal and spotted flora and fauna in trees we would have never seen on our own, and he guided us over hanging bridges and to beautiful waterfalls. Roger was another awesome naturalist who led us around Manuel Antonio and helped us take some beautiful photos of hummingbirds, lizards and sloths!
This place exceeded all of our expectations! Situated in the heart of the rainforest with a private view of the volcano was incredible. The staff were friendly and welcoming too, ready to help in any way needed.
This hotel was centrally located to the beach, restaurants and Manuel Antonio National Park, which made life much easier. The pool and bar area are a beautiful place to relax and and our room was incredibly spacious. We had an exciting show when capucin, white faced monkeys started swinging from branch to branch around us, four monkeys in all, feasting on the fruits and leaves of the plants in the trees above and around our room. The staff were very friendly and able to answer every question we had!