From the first day to the last, I could not stop looking out from the balcony of the house. Whether it was watching the wild life teaming through the trees in the early morning hours while sipping my coffee, or seeing the nightly lightning shows that could rival most fireworks displays, the view was spectacular. We did go during the "drier" part of the rainy season, however, there was never a time when the rain hampered our fun. It seemed that the only time we encountered rain was starting in the late afternoon.
The house is simply elegant and very relaxing. Perfect for a family of four. The drive to the house is a short very steep dirt road in a gated community but it does require a vehicle that can make the climb. Costa rica is an incredible blend of relaxing beauty and rugged terrain.
Our family greatly enjoyed the excursions we took, especially the river rafting down the Coto Brus River and the horse back trip to Nauyaca falls. The staff that work these excursions are very friendly and work hard to make the trip very enjoyable. Along with the paid excursions we found a free activity that the children enjoyed frequently. There is a beautiful water fall a short drive (4-5 minutes) from the house that you can walk down to and enjoy swinging from a rope swing into the pool at the bottom of the falls.
This was a great vacation, one that we al will remember for a long time to come. I highly recommend this to anyone who really is wanting to disconnect from their cares for a while. Although you can stay connected with the in house wifi, most of the time we chose to "misplace" our electronics.