Many times one get to find or decide to a vacation destination by a personal referral, and this past weekend trip to Cahuita, Limon, Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast was not the exception.

Thanks to my sister’s recommendation after her stay there a couple of weeks ago, my family and I took the decision to give it a try, go to Cahuita and stay at Playa Negra Guesthouse.

And it was an excellent choice, ever since the reservation process the hotel’s team made us feel comfortable and like we have known each other for long time. After about 4 hours drive from San Jose we arrived there, and they happily welcomed us… right away, me, my three year old daughter and my wife recognized this was a perfect selection.

We appreciated the room was nice, extremely clean and comfy; the surrounding areas (hotel main building and independent little colored houses) were interconnected by delicate trails emerging across perfectly cared tropical gardens, leading then to an excellent maintained, clean and refreshing swimming pool… just what we all were wishing for, specially my daughter who couldn’t wait any longer to jump on it, me behind her of course and my wife take sunbath laying down in a pool chair. Located next doors we can find the self-service refreshments and bar, along with a selection of books you can borrow and sit there in the terrace, read, relax, listen to the jungle sounds and who knows, you may be lucky to get to see a sloth or a monkey hanging by one of threes around.

After this time off, how about a walk by the beach, just across the street you can walk and find a tropical beach which it’s not crowded and you can take your time to discover, enjoy a little at the sea, play with the waves or even practice some water sports for the more adventurers.

Really close by you can find a nice set of restaurants and bars who are eagerly waiting to serve you with the best of the local, traditional Caribbean or international food and drinks.

Take your time, don’t worry, just slow down and live the life at slow pace… “yeah mon”, we are in Cahuita… roots are calling!!