I have lived in Costa Rica for over two years and have visited this lovely country since 2012. I have seen a LOT of phenomenal places, stayed in spectacular resorts and had the opportunity to do many tours and adventures. But what I got to experience yesterday with a couple of dear friends might have taken the cake!
There is a boutique hotel, El Castillo, located about 25 minutes from our house. We go there when we can, for special occasions, fundraisers or to bring visiting friends to share the magnificent view and property. The food at the Azul restaurant at the hotel is top-notch, always delicious, creative and beautifully served. We have gotten to know some of the management and staff members and we love it when we get to see them, kind of like family!
I have heard about a tour package El Castillo offers that involves a small boat ride to a private island, a personal chef who will prepare an elegant lunch and serve tropical beverages to you right on the beach. The meal will be cooked over an open wood grill, while you swing in the hammock, stroll the glorious beach and enjoy an afternoon of leisure time on the island. Later in the afternoon, the boat comes to pick you up and you find yourself back at the hotel.
Well, I have been wanting to do this luxury adventure for months now, but the time wasn’t right for one reason or another.
Here is a look at what it’s like to spend hours on your own private island, called Garza, with a few great friends. I have not been able to stop thinking about this place since we left the shores…. I absolutely cannot wait for the opportunity to do it again. Who’s in????