We arrived right around sunset and the view was so spectacular it took my breath away. They have a wonderful deck from which you can see the jungle canopy and the beach below. There are also a couple towers you can sit in if you want to be a little more secluded.
The cabin we stayed in was very nice. It was fun to sit inside after dark with the outside porch light on - we got a fantastic insect show. The giant moths and the praying mantises were especially spectacular. Every morning, we woke up to howler monkeys announcing the dawn. The toucans and hummingbirds and butterflies were also a big treat. One of the things that makes this place so wonderful is that when you're all worn out from the surfing and the hiking and the sun, staying "home" for a day doesn't feel like you're wasting one of your precious days in Costa Rica; it feels like you're spending one of your precious days relaxing and observing the monkeys and the birds and the butterflies.
I enjoyed having their 3 big dogs around (there are dogs everywhere in Costa Rica) since I was missing mine at home. I can see how that might not be everyone's cup of tea, but I thought they were charming.
We were a bit surprised to find that they turn the wifi off at night. Susie was very helpful with making arrangements for any activity we wanted that required reservations. George gave us a great recommendation for which surf shop/school to go to for board rentals and lessons. I will definitely stay here again next time I go to Dominical.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Built on a finger ridge 600 feet above the sea, perched on an all around drop off. One sided a incredible white water ocean view with fantastic sunsets. On the other side a densely wooded primary rain forest, alive with the cry of howler monkeys and toucans. Pacific edge is designed for the 'eco-minded guest' seeking an imaginative escape in an environment that is both picturesque and unspoiled. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Pacific Edge Hotel Dominical
- Pacific Edge Costa Rica/Dominical