You could either enjoy Michelin star style plates in Costa Rica or enjoy a sunset soak in your wood-fire heated terrace bath overlooking the majestic Nicaragua Lake? Or enjoy the best glamping experience at the Papagayo Gulf? It is here where you will fall in love with Costa Rica.
With Costa Rica being home to over 6% of the world’s biodiversity while taking up only 3% of the world’s landmass, I combined two luxury boutique resorts: Origins Lodge in Guanacaste area, where a tropical rainforest surrounds you: the property has 45 hectares, 70% formed by primary and secondary forest, so one of the main activities is to immerse yourself in the tropical jungle and enjoy nature at its best with unique hiking and outdoor activities. The spacious lodge, occupying 100m2, offer 180° views of the volcanoes and have a dreamy terrace with fire-heated bath. Michelin-starred chef Jean-Luc L’Hourre created the lodge’s gastronomy program, which embodies local cuisine. Immerse yourself in their life-changing wellness programs with yoga teachers, healers, Tibetan bowls and bio decoding to name a few that will lead you to peace of mind.
If you like to experience the best in glamping, you will be fascinated by Kasiiya Papagayo, the eco-retreat amidst a private 50-hectare zone designed to immerse visitors in the surrounding nature at the Pacific Coast. The five tented suites, two restaurants and spa are barely visible among the trees, forming a secret jungle world accessible only by boat, helicopter or by driving along a tiny bumpy road. Every element of Kasiiya was crafted with the environment in mind, making it one of the very few properties that truly deliver on their sustainability promise. It is Costa Rica’s answer to a grand African safari lodge. originslodge.com & kasiiya.com ◼
© This article was first published in Dec-Jan 2020 edition of World Travel Magazine.