I’ve been wanting to reach out to you to let you know just how fabulous our trip was, just got busy being back to work this week!
Planet Hollywood was the perfect fit for us!! Fun music by the pool, a young but not too young vibe that I really enjoyed. We took your advice and hired a private driver thru CAT tours to take us to Arenal Volcano, to hike thru the rainforest and zipline with SkyTrek. The hike was at the Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park and we had a driver, but also had a tour guide, Jose, who walked us thru the forest and pointed out a toucan, tarantula, birds, owls, and we heard howler monkeys. The zipline was more for the kids but it was over the top—awesome. Very safe and lots of instruction. My husband googled “top places to zipline in the world” and Arenal Volcano was top three!
While at the resort, we signed up for the water taxi excursion to Coco Beach. It was $30/person, left around 1:00 pm, and we were back by 5:30 pm. We boated back at sunset which was beautiful. Coco Beach was lots of fun. The kids went jet skiing and had a massage at the spa and they loved it. It was awesome to treat them both to special activities as we celebrated their college successes.
We chilled at the pool a couple of the days and the monkeys were definitely one of the highlights! We fed them pineapple and banana from our hands! They’re very entertaining. The beach is much prettier than online, as it’s black sand. Our first sunset down on the beach are some of the prettiest pics I’ve ever taken.
The rooms were gorgeous and with the balcony view of the bay, it was perfect. The food was really good! The sushi was among the best we’ve had and we know our sushi. Haha! There wasn’t a meal we didn’t like, some were better than others, our least favorite was the Tex-Mex place and favorite was the sushi/Japanese restaurant and sports bar. We had a fun pool night/karaoke in the sports bar. The breakfast buffet each morning was SO good, we all had made to order omelets and crepes each morning. The hotel staff were wonderful and very accommodating.
I have nothing bad to say! The airport transfers were great, and Maurice was our guide from the airport, who helped us plan the Arenal trip. We emailed and texted him and he made it so easy for us.
Thank you so much!!