5 en abril 02, 2013
My friend and I chose the area around Dominical to hang out in for several days. We opted for La Tierra Divina over staying down in town and are soooo glad we did! It is a special place up the mountainside with ocean views and privacy. But the best part is the sights and sounds of the surrounding jungle. I sat in the lovely pool with binoculars and watched birds: chestnut-mandibled toucans, fiery-billed aracaris, numerous flycatchers and hummingbirds, a hawk or two, and more. The cabinas are lovely and comfortable, and the breakfasts alone are worth the stay. You can opt for dinner up the road at Burt's place (have Becky call or score some of her killer pasta sauce). Becky and Troy are attentive hosts and have created a magical place with sensitivity to its surroundings. There are several good beaches close by (our favs were Las Ventanas and Marina Ballenas) and Manual Antonio Park is an hour drive making this B & B an excellent home base for this part of Costa Rica's Pacific coast.
5 en enero 21, 2013
Our time at La Tierra Divina was exactly like the name: Divine!! The views from this property are amazing. We got to see the jungle and the ocean all at the same time! We were only minutes from being on the sandy beach, which we really liked. We really enjoyed having our own private “cabina” which had its own bathroom and little porch overlooking the ocean, as well as parts of the lush greens of the jungle. We even saw several monkeys! Our hosts were incredible and really made our time there so comfortable and relaxed. We had breakfast every morning on our patio, listening to the birds and animals in nature while we were eating yummy crepes, banana pancakes (OMG yum!) and fresh fruit. Costa Rican coffee is also very good! During the days, we went into town and did the typical tourist stuff and then came back to a comfy bed and relaxed listening to the sounds of the monkeys howling and birds chirping. We had a TV with cable, but we really enjoyed listening to nature more than watching TV. We had a fabulous time and we can’t wait to go back!!