We just got back from a week at Villa de la Luna with 6 adults and 8 kids (ages 4-13). Everything about the villa and staff was beyond our hopes! As we approached the Villa from the airport, Jorge was there to open the door and help us with our bags. He introduced himself, Socorita our amazing chef and her sweet daughter Allison. The parents then took a quick tour to determine sleeping arrangements. The four "littles" went in the room with the bunk beds and the 4 "bigs" went in the room with the King and sofa bed. That night we just unwound in the pool and enjoyed our first amazing dinner. Out of the 8 kids we had a couple picky eaters and Sorcorita and Jorge listened to them and there was always something that all the kids would eat. The food was dynamite and beautiful. On Thursday Kojak came over to talk about excursions. We decided on Wildlife River boat tour, Surf town Tamarindo and Deep Sea fishing for the guys. The pool is perfect! When we weren't down at the ocean, the kids were in the pool having a great time. The trek down to the ocean is a fairly easy, but the trek back up is not for the faint of heart. It is very steep. We called for a taxi from Father Roosters one time ($15). The sand is black so my one advice is wear a dark colored swim suit, because if you sit and play in the sand it will ruin suits. :) But well worth it! The river boat tour was pretty cool. We saw hundreds of crocodiles, iguanas and a few holler monkeys. The lunch at the Coyote Ranch afterwards as very delicious! The trip to Tamindo was fun. 5 people took surf lessons. The sand there is white. The guys had a great time deep sea fishing and brought back to the villa yellow fin tuna and Mahi Mahi. Socorita turned the tuna into the freshest, most incredible tuna sashimi. The mahi mahi for dinner was also amazing. I honestly do not have a bad thing to say about the food, drink or really anything about Villa de la Luna! The staff was absolutely amazing and is now part of our extended family. The kids would yell "hip hip Jorge!" It was very hard to leave the villa and Costa Rica because it was just an incredible experience.
The staff and house were amazing! Socorrito, our chef, had a "snack" waiting for us after a long flight, we thought it was dinner. This woman and her daughter, Allison, were one of the best parts of our trip. She made 3 wonderful meals for us every day and it was the best food I've ever had while traveling. I LOVE this sweet woman and wanted to take her home! Jorge, our houseman, made sure we had drinks and fun every day, we grew to think of him as our friend and truly appreciate everything he did for us! Marita keep our rooms and the house clean and even did our laundry, what a great woman. Kojack lined us up with some great tours and kept us busy, one of the most interesting people we met! Jeremy took us to the horse back riding tour up the mountain to zip line. He was the PERFECT guide for us and we had a great day with him! The zip line was the best but Kojack also took us white water rafting, which was great and then he lined up a sailboat ride on the Don Bosco our last day there. The guys on the Don Bosco were all great guides and fixed us a picnic lunch on the beach. Best bar-b-que chicken I've ever had. From the moment we arrived the Costa Rican people were welcoming, warm and friendly! Our group of 8 friends will be talking about this trip for years to come. I highly recommend renting this house with a breathtaking view, fabulous staff and wonderful adventures to travelers who are tired of staying at resorts. We could not have had these memories if we had stayed at a resort. Book it!!!
An Unbelievable experience from arrival to departure. The pre trip plan explained by Karissa was carried out exactly as she described. With 5 beautiful master bedrooms we had more than enough room for the 6 adults we had in our group. The staff treated us like family. The food was 5 star and easily one of the best parts of the trip. The pool and view was better than the pictures. The staff keeps the home in immaculate condition. Kojakc helped us plan our week with excursions and transportation and was very accommodating, professional and friendly. A once in a lifetime trip that we are already talking about doing again !
Pura Vida !
I just wanted to let you know what an enjoyable and exciting time we had while we were in Costa Rica at your home. The house is beautiful and the view is unbelievable. The staff was probably the best part of the trip. The food was outstanding and was presented in a way that 5 star restaurants provide. The cook, I am sorry I forgot her name, along with her daughter were very pleasant and accommodating. Jorge was a blast and was very helpful. Kojack did a great job in explaining and arranging our three tours which were a lot of fun.
We were very happy we had the chance to visit Costa Rica and stay at your property and will certainly pass our feelings about the trip to others that may be interested in the same experience.