This was my first trip to Costa Rica, however, it seemed like I had been there a million times because everything was made so easy for me. It's like having the service of hotel with the comforts of a home.
I recently returned from a four day trip to Bella Vista, which is the name of a beautiful house located in Punta Leona, Costa Rica (note: any house that has a name is a special house). After an easy trip from Los Angeles to San Jose, Costa Rica, I was greeted at the aiport by Bella Vista's concierge - Peter. He is an extremely knowledgeable and friendly ex-pat who made the scenic 45-minute drive from the airport right to the front door very enjoyable. Peter let us know that he was available to assist us with whatever we needed and not to hesitate asking as he lives next door down. I walked up the twisting front staircase, beyond the hand-carved wooden pillars and through the front doors of Bella Vista right into a slice of heaven!! The front doors open into a wide open foyer through which you can view the spectacular infiinity pool and sweeping 180 degree ocean views. I truly felt like a kid who was just given keys to the palace!! Avoiding my immediate urge to grab a bathing suite and a cold beer, I excitedly toured the entire house. Each of the five bedroom has a terrific ocean view. However, the master bedroom is straight out of a Hollywood movie. I plunked my bags down (in the Master Suite of course) and walked out onto each of the three balconies with beath-taking ocean views, admired the tiled shower/jacuzzi, and pinched myself a few times to make sure this was real....it was!!
Topping off the home's beauty are Gina and Carlos who live in the house and take careof everything you need, incuding cleaning, laundry and three, daily perfectly cooked feasts!! Let me reiterate the word FEAST!
Punta Leona is a beautiful gated community with great beaches, restaurants and a cool bar/lounge as well. While you never would have to leave Punta Leona, my adventurous side carried me out and about to Jaco for surfing and nightlife, canopy tours via amazing zip lines, and world-class deep sea fishing!!
Pack your bags and get to Bella Vista.....I cant wait to return!