What a fantastic place to spend a long Labor Day weekend!
Situated on a hill overlooking lush forest and the Pacific Ocean, and offering tastefully designed casitas with the most awesome open air bathroom I've ever seen (you can gaze at the ocean from the shower, and then walk out on to a deck without any privacy worries, this place causes instant stress relief from the moment you enter the grounds. The hosts Rolf and Andreas (and their puppy Fino) do everything possible to make your experience as fun, stimulating, and relaxing as possible. If there's something that can make your trip more enjoyable, they will do it. They make fantastic food, which is fortunate since this place is far from other dining options--especially during the slow season.
The landscaping of the grounds is gorgeous, and the pool with an infinity edge overlooking the ocean--not sure how I managed to leave it. Sigh.
There's plenty of wildlife on the property, especially in the form of monkeys, lizards, and birds.
There's plenty to do in this area--the main attraction being seeing the sea turtles nesting at nearby Ostional National Park or swimming with them at sea. Other excursions can include trips to nearby Nosara. Or, you can just hang out in the pool and crash in your beautiful room while taking in the surrounding natural beauty.
Finally, the weather was beautiful even though this was the "rainy season." The weather was typically absolutely beautiful in the morning, giving way to showers in the afternoon, followed by a lovely and comfortable evening.
The humidity was never too bad, especially considering how lush and green everything is.
The off-season prices are are incredibly reasonable.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Luna Azul Boutique Hotel in Ostional is one of the jewels on the Guanacaste Gold Coast: A small, very private lodge with a spectacular main lobby and elegant, colourful bungalows offering absolute tranquility and relaxation. Big terraces open to a jungle full of wildlife and the outdoor showers are a thrill for every nature lover. Relax on the pool terrace with gorgeous views over the surrounding nature reserve and to the ocean. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Luna Azul Costa Rica/Ostional