Costa Rican Villa in the Jungle.
It was 5:30 a.m. in Miami when I finally woke up from a short slumber. As the grogginess dissipated, I got ready to head to the airport and embarked on the 3 hour journey to Costa Rica. Well, I slept the whole flight. But as I felt the plane descend, I woke up and took a peek out of my window. Beyond the window was the vast lush landscape of Costa Rica.
The Journey to the Villa.
After landing, swiveling through immigration and customs and exiting the airport, the freshest air immediately entered my lungs. Each breath more refreshing than the last. Our car rental company picked us up and quickly whisked us away to our car rental for the next few days.
We started our two hour journey from the airport in Liberia to a coast side village known as Guanacaste. I thought the aerial view from the airplane was breathtaking but weaving through the trees and lush landscape of Costa Rica made me speechless. Statuesque trees, fluffy green grass, grazing animals, rolling mountains and the coolest breeze was my entertainment for the next two hours.
On the way, we made grocery and fruit stand stops to stock up for the next couple of days.
Mango in hand, camera capturing natural beauty and about an hour to go before we arrive to our home away from home.
We hopped out of the SUV, stretched our cramped legs, sauntered around the exterior of the villa and suddenly we heard “Hola, welcome!” It was the voice of Marina, our host.
Forgetting our luggage in the car, we briskly walked behind Marina and begun the tour of the villa. Marina was speaking but the thoughts in my mind as I gazed at every nook and cranny of the villa overpowered her voice. I would tune back into reality from time to time when phrases like “watch out for the scorpions” and “you might see spiders” were uttered from Marina’s mouth.
The chicness and modern design of this villa honestly shocked me. On arrival, I saw unpainted galvanized zinc roofs and if you’re from the Caribbean, you know what that means. I judged a book by its cover and was pleasantly surprised that the rough exterior wasn’t a representation of the stunning interior. The villa has 4 bedrooms, two of them with two beds and the other two with king beds. 4 ensuite bathrooms, a beautiful kitchen, dining and living area, a beautiful back and front yard and a gorgeous pool.
My favorite area of the house was the living, dining and kitchen area. The walls and flooring were smothered in concrete that held up an extremely vaulted wooden ceiling. Some how the designers were able to make the space feel modern, spacious and airy yet cozy.
The rustic wood elements helped soften up the rough texture and feel of the concrete. The two elements perfectly complimented each other.
Last but not least is the outdoor living space. The open plan indoor living space opens up to the front yard and pool area via these wooden floor to ceiling sliding doors. I’ll let the pictures do the rest of the talking.
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