February 13, 2014
The hotel was wonderful and we enjoyed our time both there and off site going hiking, snorkeling, scuba diving and whale watching. Because of the steep drive we ate dinner every night at the hotel, but
the chef was wonderful and prepared us a different hot sauce every
evening, which was wonderful because most Costa Rican food is on the
blander side and we love spicy! My favorite day of the trip was when we chartered a private boat for just my family and while my parents and I went snorkeling off of Cano Island my sister went scuba diving with a dive master and then we all went over to an uninhabited small island where we lounged, ate lunch, and swam in the water feeling like we were on our own private island. It was incredible. We finished the afternoon by whale watching on the way back and spotted 7 humpbacks including a small calf who was only a few weeks old. In addition to the first hotel we stayed at, Monte Azul, I highly recommend Rancho Pacifico as well! It was a perfect winter getaway and warms me up looking back at the photos now that I’m stuck in the coldest NYC winter ever!