It’s been in the works for about a month with many changes in venue over the past few weeks but today it became final. We are headed to Costa Rica with the kids in 19 days! Prepare for photo over load and a bunch of information about this tropical haven that you probably couldn’t care less about. But it has been a dream of ours to see Costa Rica for about 8 years now and finally we get our opportunity to experience it for 8 whole days. This will be the first plane my children have ever been on and the first time they will have ever seen the ocean. It’s going to be a magical experience for all.
I am in the midst of planning a couple tours. Not too many as I do want us to be able to relax on the beach, by the pool and just enjoy the scenery in general. For now I’ll leave you some photo’s of the home we’ll be staying in. We originally planned on an all inclusive somewhere but having three children puts a damper on the room situation. Everyone wants you to get two rooms or a suite which wasn’t in the budget. So we started investigating vacation home rentals. January being the the top of peak season in all warm climates created quite a challenge finding a place that wasn’t already rented for the week. I am super pleased with the property we ended up with though.
Welcome to Villas Tranquilas… Fifteen minutes outside of the town of Puerto Quepos. The village center is a six-block square of restaurants, bars, hotels, bakeries, art galleries and gift shops along the beach and fishing is a favorite pass time here. Quepos is growing quickly but still keeps much of it’s sleepy and humble beginnings.
The pool in the evening. Looking up to the villa.
The villas during the daylight.
View of the pool.
The Lanai (patio/deck)
Since there are four properties each containing four villas there are 16 total townhome style villas at this property.
This is a common space for BBQ’s or other large events.
The living room. Ahhh I’m in love!
The master bedroom.
There is also a secondary bedroom for the girls to share with a queen bed
and a queen pull out sofa which our son will use.
Just so I don’t inundate you with photo’s already I will show you more this week of the surrounding areas. But this is our home for a week while were visiting Costa Rica!! I’m so excited, I’ve already ordered bathing suits and water bottles and today I raided my besties closet and borrowed some extra luggage since we’ve never travelled with the kids before, I came up short. On Thursday I’m going to sew up some of those cute little crayon and note pad activity holders for the girls to take on the plane. We had different family members get the kids portable dvd players and new dvds to take with us on the plane. Santa also got all the kids new head phones so they could watch their movies or play their DS’s without bothering the other people on the plane =) So we’ve been gearing up for a few weeks now and I’m just over the moon that it’s actually happening!