This was my family’s first visiting Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast, staying 10 days spanning before and after Christmas. The entire trip was spent at Casa Habibi, a magnificent private luxury villa perched high on a hillside between Playa Flamingo and Play Hermosa, providing the most breathtaking panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean.
Just down the driveway and across the road, the villa is in ready walking distance to a beautiful public playa. While we were out on regular hikes and excursions, we took advantage of this beach using the complimentary boogie boards and folding chairs from Casa Habibi.
Casa Habibi’s layout provides lots of different spaces for communal gathering as well as spaces to slip away for private relaxing. Rather than gathering to eat in the formal dining room which could easily seat 12 people, we chose to sit outside under the large grass covered ramada which provided ocean views.
While we took advantage of having a private chef come...