We just returned from 6 nights at Casa Cristal in Costa Rica. The house is incredibly open and contemporary - I just loved it! The pool and deck area are nothing short of incredible.
We had Chef Derek (and Gracie) for breakfast 4 mornings. He came up with wonderful and creative spreads, with my favorite being the Eggs Benedict. He was also quite entertaining. We had Chef Bathsheba (and Marie) for dinner 3 nights. The presentation and flavors were incredible. Every dinner was truly a feast, but I think the seafood ceviche with shaved plantain chips and the espresso rubbed beef tenderloin were my favorites. I truly think both chefs were the best we have had at any EE property.
Our local host took us on the Monkey Boat Tour one morning and it was very informative and fun. We saw lots of crocodiles, monkeys, birds and iguanas. He also took us zip lining and white water kayaking one day. That was awesome!
Two of our men went fishing one morning and caught 9 Red Snappers that the chef prepared for us the next evening. It was delicious, as always! One day we took a van to Lola's and spent the afternoon drinking "Monkeys" and Pina Coladas, watching the surfers, swimming and laughing at Lolita, the pet pig. Great fun! The waves were awesome and the food was delicious.
Equity Estates trips are always fantastic, but this one was truly special for us. I cannot wait for our next trip to Costa Rica and Casa Cristal!
Sally B is an owner investor in Equity Estates.