Friday, June 29, 2007

Los Altos de Eros, Costa Rica

I know many of our friends have already heard about our honeymoon, but I wanted to give a full review of where we stayed.

We stayed in a small resort called Los Altos de Eros in the northwestern region of Costa Rica. To call the establishment a small resort is perhaps not accurate, yet calling it a glorified Bed and Breakfast could be considered an understatement. Los Altos has a Bed and Breakfast feel because you are staying in the owners home, however, I dont know many Bed and Breakfasts that have an infinity pool, spa, yoga center, plus a full staff to tender your every want and desire. There are 6 rooms that surround the infinity pool. Each room has its own bathroom with outdoor shower! There is a community living area with flat screen TV and common dining area. They serve breakfast and lunch every day and dinner 2 times a week, which is all complimentary. I must admit, the thought of eating my meals with other guests was not the most appealing, but after our first day I rather enjoyed talking to the other guests. The food is amazing as well! Everything was fresh and homemade and delicious!

Los Altos is perched in the mountains with a very distant view of the ocean. The beach is a mere 20 minutes away, but we really enjoyed the resort more than the beach! We spent most of the time sitting by the pool enjoyed the abundant wildlife around. We enjoyed watching the hummingbirds, parakeets, and other strange birds that flew around the pool. There were also families of howler monkeys that we saw a few times, but you can almost always hear in the distance.

Los Altos is somewhat difficult to get to, as you have to travel over bumpy dirt roads that are not marked with names and there are very few highways in Costa Rica. Luckily, the resort has drivers that pick you up at the airport and take you where ever you want to go! The resorts owns will even arrange activities for you such as snorkling, surf board lessons, or trips to the rainforest. The make all the arrangements for you. All you have to do is be ready to go when they tell you!

Los Altos also has a spa with a variety of treatments. There is also a yoga center where you can take yoga lessons from a trained instructor.

Los Altos de Eros is a one of a kind experience! This vacation may not be for everyone, but if you want relaxation, luxury, a little adventure, and want to get away from the norm, this is definately the place to go!

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

June 2007

Recently, Adam reminded me that I still have this other blog and he suggested that I work on it again. So that's what I am doing. I plan to stick with the original format of this blog and continue to write about books and food. We have the separate family blog, which is password protected. If you want to view that one, you will need to email me so that I can give you access.

Look forward to new posts on A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini and Five Chimneys by Olga Lengyel.