Pura Vida in Guiones

Harmony Hotel, Nosara, Costa RicaAbout a week before I moved to Manuel Antonio, I spent a few days in Nosara as we still had no internet after 2 weeks where I was living and I really needed to not only work but also just getaway for a few days and try to relax.

So I went to Guiones and spent a few nights at Harmony Hotel….a place where everyone knows your name.  It’s nice to go someplace where you know everyone and everyone greets you with a smile.  It’s not just that I’ve been to the hotel many times and everyone knows me. The staff there will know your name even if it’s your first visit.

The rooms at Harmony are simple luxury, the food is healthy and delicious and the surf is always fun. Even when it’s messy, there will still be guys – and girls – out there catching waves.

Surfer Girl in GuionesAside from work, as I mentioned, I also needed a few days to just relax. Life has been somewhat crumbling around me and I just needed a break. Each morning I got an early morning mug of coffee and headed out to the beach to sit on a piece of driftwood and meditate on the crashing waves.  As I walked barefoot along the 200 meter jungle path to the beach, I could hear the sound of Halloween crabs scurrying back to their homes in the ground for safe cover.

Walking from my room to the Juice Bar, I smell the sweetness of honeysuckle.  At one point I took a siesta in the hammock and woke to a light rain falling.  I never used the shower in the bathroom…why would I do that when there’s an amazing outdoor shower on my patio?

Outdoor Shower at Harmony HotelAt night, a friend and I went to the beach and watched the moonrise rise up over the hills, illuminating the waves rolling onto shore.

This is life in its most simplest form. Finding peace in the present.

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Pura vida…Chrissy

Note: While I am now paid and/or receive comped services at many of the places I visit, I will always offer my unbiased opinion to you, my readers. Fortunately, I almost always have experiences that exceed my expectations.