Alma de Ojochal (formerly El Buena Vista) has recently been ‘revamped and reopened’ by new owners Scott Dinsmore and David Russell.
My husband and I met the guys on our last trip to Costa Rica, and we couldn’t wait to follow them on their latest adventure!
Alma was the hub of our 16 day trip, and did not disappoint!
Each room has a beautiful ocean view (especially the upper floor) and spacious terrace. Our suite was nicely appointed with a large bathroom & shower. The king size bed was VERY comfortable . Sliding doors open up the whole ocean facing wall for beautiful views morning and night. (For those concerned, YES, the rooms have A/C!). The pool area and loungers are the perfect place to relax, with soothing water feature, and jungle sounds.
Lets not forget the food….each morning serves up a different mouthwatering breakfast special to start your day off right! Appetizer for each is fresh local fruit & yogurt….mmmmmmm. Did I mention the Costa Rican coffee??? Wow.
Chef Russell is currently working on the finishing touches for his menu @ Verde. This soon to open Mexican influence restaurant at Alma is sure to be outstanding. Russel was kind enough to allow us a sample of a few menu items. Delicioso. Not to mention that this spot boasts views of some of the best sunsets I have ever seen.
With so many amazing day trip destinations close by… (ie- Marino Ballena national park/ “The whale’s tail”, Dominical, Tortuga beach, Sierpe River, Cano Island/snorkel & scuba, Manuel Antonio national park, Many waterfalls/Cataratas, Osa Mountain Ziplining, Rancho La Merced/Horseback riding….The list is endless)…. You can’t go wrong travelling out of Alma, and guarantee yourself the best possible start and finish to whatever adventure you choose. If you’re not sure what to start with, just ask Scott. He is an amazing resource!
I could go on and on with praise….but mostly, Thank you Scott, Russell, Daveed & Christina..Amazing trip.
…..No artificial ingredients> Pura Vida> Question is, what are you waiting for?