Submitted: May 1, 2012
Stayed: April 2012
We recently had the fabulous opportunity to travel to Costa Rica. There were 6 of us and we were all very pleased with the accommodations. We felt fortunate to have found such a warm and cozy place. Home away from home. The place was clean and had a welcoming feeling. The pool was an asset and used many times daily.
Right from the early stages of planning, Patri, the manager, was so very hospitable and more than willing to help us plan our holiday. She answers emails quickly and provides answers to questions. She does it all! From helping us book accommodations, book a vehicle, helping plan tours, buying groceries, to visiting and having a coffee with us. Patri takes the time to be certain the guests are comfortable and content. She made us feel secure about arriving in a country we had not visited in the past.
Jarra, the pool person, is a delight. We is very smiley and welcoming. He is wonderful and patient with us in exchanging languages.
Elbie and Santos were diligent about keeping the grounds and furniture clean.
We explored and enjoyed many of the local sites. The Crocodile Tour was interesting and we actually were able to touch a crocodile that was on the shore. The thrill of zip lining through the rainforest was exhilarating, The most exciting, enjoyable and yet relaxing was the day we spent with Gino with Tico Tours. We were lucky to have spent the day with Gino – jungle hiking, snorkelling, a lunch prepared by Gino from the fish we caught ourselves plus the lobster and oysters that he caught, all prepared on beautiful private white sand beach. Gino is very knowledgeable and can explain and teach anyone about the land, the animals, the people, and the ocean plus throw in some Spanish lessons. Supper was a delightful experience for Gino and his family invited us to their place, where Maria (Gino’s wife) cooked an authentic Costa Rica dinner. Excellent! What a fantastic day.
A visit to Outback Jack’s is worth the walk. The food is fabulous and Jack is an interesting character that will visit and share stories.
Be sure to enjoy your added guests of the visiting cats and dogs. They will adopt you and visit on a regular basis.
The sunset each night was magical and beyond words.
We all look forward to returning to this wonderful place and very much appreciate Patri and all she had done to make our stay in paradise an experience we will forever treasure.
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
People with Disabilities,
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