Many of our friends go to the all inclusive resorts or book a retreat that is guaranteed to rejuvenate the mind, body and soul. We are of the do-it-yourself variety. Fritz and Aileen's vacation rental included everything we needed AND we're rejuvenated. Every morning we've awakened here has brought it's own delightful suprise--a macaw family came to the big tree one morning so the mother could feed the baby. For several days in a row a bunch of toucans hung out with us on the same trees. We are guarded daily by the iguana at the gate. And right now there's a squirrel in the palm on the side of the house knawing a coconut...he looks very happy!...while I hear the sounds of howler monkeys in the distance. The home is perfectly situated close to Playa Hermosa where we've gone to watch the surfers play on the waves. It's within 10 minutes of Jaco where we spent New Years enjoying the fireworks. In an hours drive south, we got a fantastic massage at San Bada in Manuel Antonio, which was loaded with white-faced monkeys. We've watched the sunset in Manuel Antonio, Hermosa's cliffs and the ever-spectacular Villa Caletas. Down the road from the house we stopped by Vida Asana for a couple yoga sessions. And when I woke up with an unbelivably bad tooth ache, Dr. Jairo Viquez Salas took great care of me and fixed the problem--on a holiday Saturday! We have another day and a half in our favorite holiday community, and we'll enjoy that time as much as we have all the days preceeding.
Aileen and Fritz, thanks for the rental. It's been perfect. I would highly recommend this location and this house.