With half the extended family off at surf classes and the other half out on a horseback tour, I finally can take a few minutes to collect my thoughts, rest my eco-adventure-soar joints and enjoy this incredible view and comment on this remarkable family vacation.
Tierra Magnífica in Nosara Costa Rica hosted all 18 of us for this unforgettable family bonding experience. We gathered to celebrate mom's birthday and, boy, did we ever celebrate! On the birthday night itself, they prepared a special meal and probably the best birthday cake I have ever tried. Before dinner was served, Steve the owner played bartender to us on one of the decks.
A long way from our typical family vacation haunts in Door County Wisconsin, Nosara filled our days with outdoor adventures and Tierra Magnifica refreshed and rejuvenated us in the delightful pool, the magnificent rooms and the splendid meals by Chef Kevin. The three Erikas kept us abreast each day on our plans and schedules and found unique experiences for each of our tastes.
For me, without a doubt, the best part of the week was having this grand place to ourselves with plenty of space for us to gather as a family, recount memories new and old and plan our next adventures together.