We stayed here for seven days in April. We were in Villa 8 which had a fantastic view to the lagoon and coast, was very private, and had its own plunge pool.
This place is amazing, with wildlife at every turn. I hardly had time to read as I always had my camera at hand to photograph the wildlife. I became obsessed with taking pictures of the macaws - and got some great shots of the monkeys also.
Macho was a great host - there to cater for our every need - and also Freddy - and the food!!! The meals were 5 star - the chef was brilliant!
Things to be aware of - it is very hot! In fact the staff were complaining of the heat! There is really no internet or mobile phone access. It is in fact a wonderful feeling having no contact with the outside world! The resort is run on solar power - so do not expect air conditioning. The fan was adequate.
You can do as much or as little as you like. We did the boat trip on the lagoon - and also the kayaking. My husband did the day trip to the National Park - I opted out of that as I knew it would be way too hot for me.
I settled into a bit of a routine. An early walk to photograph the birds, then breakfast, followed by a swim in the pool..... oh the pool..... I had it all to myself and it has to be the best pool ever! I then read my book- and took photos - and just observed - I watched the birds of prey, the monkeys,the butterflies etc. I would then wander back to our villa for some more reading, photography and a dip in the plunge pool - followed by a gourmet lunch - and then more of the same!
It truly is a little piece of paradise - highly recommended!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our lodge comprises 8 Mediterranean style villas, a large swimming pool and restaurant. It sits on a small peninsula inside a fresh water lagoon bordering it on three sides and a Pacific Ocean beach 200m across the lagoon, accessible by our boats and kayaks. We run on solar power, our water is from a fresh mountain spring and we produce fresh food daily from our biological garden. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- LagunaVista Villas Costa Rica/Carate