Travellers of 2022!
Almost 2 months into 2022 and I am very excited to say tourists are finally returning.
Currently based in the UK, I flew back to Costa Rica at the end of January to touch base with my amazing team at the hotel. They are doing a marvelous job and it's never looked better and it's buzzing with a fabulous new energy.
This vibe stretches beyond the boundaries of Libelula, across Potrero and throughout the north pacific coast. After 18 months of struggles and hardship for many, the local communities and businesses are embracing the opportunity of work and new customers.
For those still a little concerned about the prospects of travel, it could not have been easier. Flying from LGW to Liberia on the TUI dream liner, a 45 minute transfer after touchdown, vaccinated with a NHS travel pass, the journey was a simple and seamless process.
AND at a cost of £320 for a 2 week return, it's an opportunity not to be missed (1/3 of the price to pre covid times) Prices are creeping up but still excellent value at the moment.
The ‘Deal Alerts’ are also hitting the U.S and Canada, with hundreds of cheap flights back on schedule for weekly arrivals to Liberia airport.
You are required to wear a mask while in the airport and for my flight, it was compulsory for the whole journey. Costa Rica requires the use of masks when inside supermarkets, banks, pharmacies etc. but as it's an outdoor lifestyle, you can get to enjoy most of your time mask free.
It was great to see a sense of determination and resilience while back in Potrero with many restaurants and bars with makeovers both in design and on the menus. There are a few great new establishments that add to the ever growing atmosphere and finally, the anticipation of the long awaited opening of Potrero’s craft beer brewery is coming to an end, I believe beer will be ready for sale in the next couple weeks. You will not be disappointed, the new venue is fantastic and from personal experience, so is the beer.
My next blog shares ‘our favorites’ in the area and what's new - check out Potrero’s (and beyond) restaurant and bar scene here.
It has been a successful start to this season for Libelula Lounge. Our new in-house restaurant - Doki Sushi is a hit, (you know you’re nailing it when you’re congratulated on the authenticity of the food by our Japanese guests), our newly available 3 bedroom vacation home has been full since the launch of the property and hitting 90% occupancy for December and January in the hotel has kept us very busy.
Our concierge team, based at the poolside reception area, are also achieving excellent results, receiving top reviews here - a team that goes above and beyond.
Well done guys and from Nath and I, we thank you for your amazing efforts in keeping the wonderful energy alive and growing our business from strength to strength.