I don't think there is words in the human dialect to describe how awesome my experience at this resort was. The last time I visited Central America I was a student. I was doing non profit work in Nicaragua but showed up about two weeks early to explore Costa Rica/ Nicaragua independently. I've have seen nearly everywhere in both places. I can honestly say that I believe Manuel Antonio is one of the most perfect locations in either country. Nothing about the resort made you even want to leave it after a long day of tours. The staff at Rico Ticos were the best employees in the hospitality industry I have ever witnessed. Keep in mind I live next to Pebble Beach and Big Sur in California (and have friends and family working at both). I do not have one staff member at the resort to complain about. Also, I felt that the poolside restaurant employees were the shinning stars in the resort. I found Omar (real name "Toro" I found out later) to be unquestionably the best hospitality worker I have ever crossed paths with. Over the few days my wife and family were at the resort I never felt like Omar was even "serving" us. It honestly felt like I was staying at a friends house. I know it sounds corny but it was true. He even made sure if there was not a dish on the menu, he would coach the kitchen staff how to make the dish. He literally walked the chefs through how to make fish and chips and even made sure I could get my favorite dish Vigoron (a cabbage salad on a bed of Yucca Root topped with Chicharon and showered with lime juice). If you are lucky enough to stay at this hidden gem, make sure you go to Rico Ticos during the evening and meet Omar. He will really teach you about the Tico way of life and you will probably won't be willing to leave Costa Rica for any other reason other than forced deportation. Pura Vida Mr. Nunez.... I am honored (as well as my family) to have crossed paths with you and yours.
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