The walk down the handcrafted tile path to the Colibri cabin is something I will always remember. As the ocean's horizon comes into view, it is just magical. We made great use of the kitchen, Peter has almost anything you could need from what looked like a coffee/nut grinder to a crock pot. The refrigerator was a perfect size for our week-long stay. On the balcony, we couldn't get enough of just watching the small beach below (Playa Las Manchas), looking out for our iguana friend on the big tree and watching the various birds soar the sky from above. Like clockwork, you can count on the howler monkeys to echo across the trees around 6 am.
It certainly has it's rustic aspects as I'm pretty sure the cabin is hand built and therefore has some areas where it is open. This allows some things to get into the space. We had a slight problem with ants, but when we became more careful, they more or less went away. Leave all food in the refrigerator and sweep out your crumbs. Luckily, there are mosquito nets above both beds.
Something that took me by surprise is how no one wrote about how wild the road is to get here. In my opinion, a 4x4 is absolutely essential. When we first came up, I forgot to put the truck into 4 wheel drive and we gave ourselves a nice scare as my wheels slipped and slid to tryand haul us up the mountain. Of course, after a few trips it becomes a lot more reasonable and you get used to it. I even made the trip up in the dark. Once I got it into 4-low, I was no longer afraid.
The one thing I absolutely loved was the outdoor shower! I still miss being able to rinse off in the middle of nature with spectacular views. It is just so peaceful. I used the washer to do my clothes a few times and that was really convenient to have! The hammock is a nice touch and I spent some time just lying in it watching the stars at night. This is a great place to just get away from it all, which is exactly what we were looking to do. I loved how Peter came by a few times to make sure everything was swell, but was never intrusive. We had a great time, thanks!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Really private and save pacific overviewing cottages made with lot´s of love and detail. ... more less