It’s been a bit of a juggling act, still to an extent, but with this size of land plot and focusing on so many things we had to hire. Immediately we brought on on 2 essential and amazing members of the Libelula Team.
Carmin, originally from Nicaragua, starting cleaning for us at our rental home when we first arrived. We were excited when she came with us to Libelula Lounge and she has helped us maintain order among the resort. From a few hours a week to full-time in the space of a few months, she is such a dedicated worker! Carmen helps our guests feel nurtured with sparkling rooms and origami towel displays each day.
She works her magic, dusting glass jars and shelves endless times a week - while the dust continues to blow straight back into the resort as the cars hurtle past. Without Carmen's gracious demeanor our space would lack a certain energy. We are grateful each and every day to see this smile lighting up our world and the Costa Rica experience of our guests.
Angel is our permanent gardener and alongside the dust duty with Carmen he also has the thankless task of leaf clearance for 5 hours a day. To see him walk backwards at the end of his shift, rake in hand, gathering the leaves that have fallen yet again is a sight to behold.
Angel's claim to fame though is his infectious smile! There is never a moment that he isn't grinning ear-to-ear. Angel has also made a giant effort to improve his English. Not because we asked, but because he truly wants to be able to communicate with the visitors that come from as far away as the UK.
Angel has a large family, most of which are local near the Libelula. He still has some cousins in Nicaragua but his madre and padre along with his hermanas (12 and 4) are nearby. When Angel speaks of his family, like all Ticos, his face shines with pride. The culture where family is revered is one of the many special things we love about this beautiful country.
It’s the people that surround us that makes this work. As the team and supporters continue to grow, so does our drive and energy for success.