Whenever we go on inspection to visit new hotels or experience new tours in Costa Rica, we always ask: who are the owners? How did they think of doing this? And we are always amazed by the awe inspiring stories we hear, like:
Pacuare Lodge: created by Roberto and his wife Luz. Roberto was a white water rafting guide at the Pacuare River for many years and every time he would be go by the river he would dream of building his own remote paradisiacal lodge by this magical river…and he did, or they did! And National Geographic named it one of the top 25 Eco lodges of the world!!
Harmony Hotel: it was actually built by another person, but a traveler that came to Costa Rica about 10 years ago fell in love both with the hotel and his Costa Rican surf instructor. They married and decided to buy the hotel and restore it to its 80s grandeur and the surfer´s paradise that it became!
Buena Vista Combo Adventure: don Gerardo is rounding his 70s and has always been a dreamer; the owner of lots of land in our Guanacaste plains, he is the founder of several of the most successful adventure tours in this very dry and harsh area. At Buena Vista he achieved to combine some evergreen forest, thermal springs and the dry forest all in one, while providing great zip lining, horseback riding, mud baths and even ATVs with a tasty Costa Rican meal.