Ok, so I have to be honest. I work in marketing and I have been struggling for the last half hour trying to figure out exactly what to say. How do you describe a trip that was so spectacular in every way?My wife and I stumbled across Prana Rainforest Retreat online after researching safe honeymoon destinations for LGBT couples. When I came across Prana, I was instantly hooked. The description, photos and reviews of the retreat are great, but they truly don't do it justice. From the moment we arrived, we were greeted with open arms and immediately felt at home. The villa is absolutely STUNNING. The decor is unbelievable. You emerge into the true "zen" of the many Buddha's and unique architecture that surround you. I was very impressed with the personal touches, especially the fresh flowers (delivered weekly!) to the rolled wash cloths beautifully displayed by the bathroom sink. There is a private pool outback, bordering the beautiful Manual Antonio National Park. One of my favorite things was experiencing the monkeys, sloths and birds every day! As if the villa wasn't peaceful enough, add Mark and Jon's massages to the mix! We enjoyed 3 massages total, all which left us feeling relaxed and calm after our fun excursions with Mark- hiking amongst the waterfalls and horse back riding on the beach! But I’ve saved the best for last….the food. We were served breakfast with hot coffee every morning, and two dinners with our own bottle of wine. Each entree was uniquely crafted, and created with the freshest ingredients. We are both foodies, and consider their meals to be some of the best meals we’ve ever had! Mark and Jon are so welcoming, and made us feel special in every way possible. I have to brag on Mark...I mentioned to him that I loved the tres leches dessert from Cafe Milagro, a local restaurant. What did he do? Surprised me with it as dessert on our last night after dinner! It was such a kind and genuine gesture. And Jon? He saved us from a scorpion…Kind of. :-) He is so sweet. Mark and Jon are stand up guys. Gentlemen, really. We never imagined our honeymoon would be so life-changing, and Mark and Jon played a huge part in that. We can’t thank you both enough for your warmth and hospitality. We are glad to consider you new, life-long friends, and are looking forward to seeing you in Costa Rica again soon.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A very unique and romantic Modern Bali style Bed and Breakfast Retreat. Private pools, yoga deck next to our waterfall, all surrounded by Manuel Antonio National Park. Expert massage therapy, yoga and exotic gourmet cuisine. ... more less