Have travelled the world quite a bit. Costa Rica is definetely one of the top locations I visited. It's Paradise! My stay at the Villa in Playa Tortuga was absolutely wonderful! If I had to describe Paradise, I'd picture it like that. The Villa is located on top of a hill, a modern, tastefully asiatic/modern furnitured interieur makes you immediately feel like home and the view is absolutely astonishing! The rooms are very spaceous, the main bed room reminds me of modern Robinson Crusoe with the canopy bed and its white linnen curtains flying in the breeze, the wooden floor, the open windows ... accompanied by the sound of nature. One could think to be in a remote location which is somehow the case. However, within 10' you reach the next house/hotel, one of the best hospitals is pretty close, grocery shopping and the next bigger village is in 20' reach as well and most of all, one of the best Ceviche Restaurants is a stone's throw away. Last but not least, the beach is a short walk or drive away where we got picked up for diving. Isla Tortuga is reachable from there in 20'. If it comes to diving, you have all you need. There are even two wrecks in the area. As a result, I was able to do the Advanced Diver licence there. I will not forget the evenings sitting outside of the house with the freshly blended Mojitos, the chirring of the crickets outside, the moon and the stars, fresh BBQ, story telling, ... And next day while you have breakfast, you get a visit from the howler monkeys, sitting in the trees making their way down to the shady area of the rain forest. An unforgettable holiday!