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in your stay) based on personal preferences and what is fresh at the market. An additional perk is the complimentary Costa Rican cooking classes—a fun way to spend an afternoon or evening while getting a literal taste of the culture. There are a variety of other activities, and the staff is more than happy to suggest and arrange anything, from hiking volcanos to whale watching to exploring private white sand beaches. It seems each hike pleasantly leads to dreamy waterfalls. Before Guanacaste was developed, it was known as a secret surfer’s haven, and so naturally there are many opportunities to surf as well—even for novices. And of course, no trip to Costa Rica would be complete without the requisite ziplining trip (and mandatory photo!).

For the easiest and most bespoke Costa Rica vacation planning, book your travel through Costa Rican Vacations; they’re considered matchmakers for Central American travel, and can arrange for all transportation, logistics, and preferences, including helping with day trips and visits to other destinations, should you choose to go beyond Guanacaste.

www.vacationscostarica.com

There’s no pressure, though. The unbelievably gorgeous sunsets and picture-perfect beaches are entertainment enough for those who are ready to bliss out and relax during this magnificent getaway, and while exploring the area is encouraged, you’ll be just as happy returning to your villa for a sunset cocktail and some pampering.

For more information: villabuenaonda.com

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RESIDENT MAGAZINE JULY 2015