Puntarenas is a beautiful province on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. We booked a beach-front house in Alma del Pacifico Hotel and Spa, rented a car and in 3,5 hours basked in a view of Playa Esterillos Este. As the sea is more aggressive than in Punta Leona, we did not go in much. The waves are big and strong and you can get pulled in easily. It is perfect for surfers though. We always stayed close to the shore as Chloe-Sofia could not get enough of the waves. It is fun to see how water makes her happy. And btw, she is 11 months old today!!! I can’t believe how fast the time flies.
When I compare all hotels that we visited during our stay, this one is the most beautiful and child-friendly. I will share much longer review in the coming days but I can already say that I loved Alma del Pacifico Hotel and Spa the most.
If you have an active toddler, you need space. And that is what you will get. I won’t say more now but I know that we will come back next year. You see? I fell in love with Costa Rica so much that I plan to move here when we retire. Or we can spend summer in Switzerland and come here during winter. Who would not want to spend the rest of her life in such a beautiful and green country? Until you see the nature, you won’t understand. Even the greenery seems greener and flowers more colorful. It is truly a paradise.
Photos: Alexander Ramp.