Welcome Home - Andaz Papagayo
After a short 35 minute drive form Liberia airport, through the dry tropical forest of the Guanacaste region, Jessica and I have finally arrived to the beautifully lush peninsula of Papagayo, Costa Rica where the Andaz resort is quietly nestled.
One of the first things I realized upon arrival, was that we were in for some serious R&R and nature time. The resort is quite secluded and located upon the hill side of the Bay of Culebra. It boasts an open layout with natural interiors, inviting the outside in so you feel a definite presence of nature everywhere you go here. Another unique quality about the resort is that they offer a little something for everyone. Between three incredible restaurants, two beaches that offer completely different settings, three infinity pools (one for adults only) the Andaz is a place for people of all ages and all walks of life. All you are asked to do is relax and freely be yourself.
With that said, I'm not really sure if it's everything I just listed above or their famous freshly caught and prepared to order ceviche (served inside coconut bowls)... or soaking in the infinity pools while watching the Howler monkeys play... oh or the rainforest shower with an open door that brought the ocean and jungle right into my room... I mean the list just goes on.. but I think it's safe to say I found a place that fulfilled my list of a dream vacation. And now I can see why people choose to come back to this resort time and time again. It's a place where vacation and home meet. Which in my case, could be a dangerous combination, given the fact that I'm currently debating if I should just pack up shop back home and call it a life here. I guess this is that "Pura Vida" life that I've been hearing all about. And I wouldn't have it any other way!