When we were looking for accommodation, we wanted a hotel that would be family-oriented, have a pool (since Chloe-Sofia loves water), center location and a view of the mountains. Hotel Belvedere Grindelwald ticked all the boxes and surprised us in other areas such as hospitality, client-orientation, spa, and cuisine.
Take a ski lift up to the Grindelwald First summit to enjoy the panoramic view from the First Cliff Walk, sunbath on the terrace of the Bergrestaurant or hike up to the Bachalpsee lake.
If you like to ski or snowboard, the ski slopes and snowparks are full of fresh snow, easily accessible by a ski lift, and suitable for both beginners and experienced skiers (snowboarders).
Hacienda Barrigona has so far been the most luxury hotel we visited in Costa Rica. It’s situated in the Guanacaste province in the Nicoya Peninsula, less than an hour drive from the cities of Samara and Nosara. How do I define luxury? Privacy, limited wifi, breathtaking setting, and kind people.
It’s hard to say what I like the most about Costa Rica. There are so many fun things one can do: watching sea turtles lay their eggs on the beach, humpback whales dance in the sea or to swim with dolphins. If you don’t have the time or come at the right period (especially if you want to see the turtles), you can always visit one of the many Costa Rican volcanos. Some of them are very close to the capital and easy to access.
Volcano Irazú is one of them. It’s located above Cartago city (an hour drive from San Jose) and easy to access. I recommend avoiding Sunday as that’s the day for Costa Ricans to visit national parks.