Members Miles and Jill N. were a bit hesitant to try a resort off the beaten path, but the amenities and surrounding activities were more than enough to justify their week. See what made the Pueblo Real in Costa Rica an adventure-filled family vacation in this week’s Member Monday:
Where would you recommend a fellow member to go to…
Kukula (local authentic restaurant in Quepos).
Manuel Antonio area shops.
Farm tour and horseback riding on the Pacific Ocean Beach; canopy adventure; whitewater rafting; hiking through Manuel Antonio National Park with guide (Roger); catamaran sailing; rainforest tour with guide; suspension bridges high in the mountains; spa massages.
What was your favorite: Resort/Condominium Amenity or Room:
Immaculate pool with swim up bar.
Place to go in the destination:
Rainforest, Pacific Ocean beaches, National Park.
Why did you choose this destination?
We like to explore new destinations.
Who did you travel with?
My wife and daughter (34 years old).
Were you traveling for a special occasion? If yes, what?
Spring break vacation.
What was your favorite memory of your vacation?
The farm tour and exposure to a very different lifestyle than we are accustomed to.
Any tips for a traveler to this resort or destination? Anything you think they should bring?
Bring enough money to take advantage of all the activities that were planned and offered by the extraordinary staff at Pueblo Real. None were cost prohibitive, but there we so many activities that we wanted to experience.
In our initial approach to this out-of-the-way (gravel road) tropical jungle resort, there was some trepidation about our choice. After a short dip in the immaculate pool and a very professional presentation by Elizabeth about what the area had to offer, we were excited to experience everything we could in the short week we had to fit it all in.
The staff went out of its way to fit the chosen activities into our busy schedule and we left Costa Rica with some of the best memories we have had in a long time.
How long have you been a Global Discovery Vacations member?
About three years.
Why did you join the club?
Cost-effective way to explore different locations.
What is your profession?
Business Manager in the supermarket industry.
How many trips have you taken using your membership?
Four or five.
Photos courtesy of Miles N.