TripAdvisor Review: January 27, 2013 for a stay in January 2013
This vacation far exceeded our expectations. Our communication with Sabrina, the concierge, in our pre-trip planning was thorough and definitely friendly and extremely helpful. She certainly made everything work without a hitch from our first ride with Harold, who was so much fun, to the last sunset.
The house was perfect for us. It was welcoming, clean, comfortable, interesting and lovely. The helpful, efficient staff kept the house and grounds in excellent condition including the fabulous pool and hot tub. Every late afternoon Cesar or Juan would eagerly announce the visits of the squirrel, Capuchin and/or howler monkeys as they played in our trees. Cesar even spotted a sloth which we watched for possible movement each day.
I would highly suggest at least one meal prepared by Desiree. Our meal the day of arrival was delicious! The Vacation Buggy Tour with Don was informative and adventurous as we went into the rain forest for the Jungle and Waterfall tour where we (well, some of us) crossed a fabulous suspension bridge to get to a lovely swimming area under a waterfall. The next day’s Monkey Estuary Tour was full of laughs, was educational and had lovely scenery. We definitely had a “monkey” experience which is exactly what we wanted.
Our location was central to all our needs. The lovely beach was right out our back door and the ocean water was perfect. We walked to Manuel Antonio National Park for a 1/2 day hike and a small grocery store and some restaurants were within walking distance. We had taxis take us to our evening dinner spots which were just a couple miles away.
We wanted an adventurous family vacation with wildlife sightings (and interactions) 🙂 that would be educational and relaxing. We wouldn’t have changed a thing.