As I lulled in a pristine infinity pool with a rum spiked fresh fruit smoothie in hand overlooking a family of howler monkeys dancing from branch to branch along a canopy of jungle, I felt like I’d reached the peak of hollibobs relaxation.
Welcome to Driftwood Glamping and Boutique Hotel…
Located in Nosara, a small hippie surf town on the west coast of the Nicoya peninsula in Costa Rica, Driftwood encapsulates all that is Nosara.
A maze of bumpy dust tracks swallowed by overgrown, dense jungle and peppered with boutique hotels, surf shacks and restaurants, this areas has a rustic, off-the-beaten-track feel and is the perfect spot to slow things down on any Costa Rican adventure.
Nosara’s two main beaches – Guiones and Pelada – offer long stretches of soft, golden sand lined with vibrant jungle and prime waves for avid surfers.
Delve a few minutes deeper into the jungle and you’ll be lead to Driftwood.
Nestled at the top of a bumpy, dirt track just off of the quieter of the two beaches – Pelada – Driftwood is new on the Nosara scene and offers two desirable options for your stay…
Either glamping in one of their unique bell tents equipped with squishy double bed (and single bed if you book a triple room), fluffy pillows, faux fur beanbag and en suite toilet (approx $38.50 a night).
Or, one of their wonderful, bright and airy boutique rooms fittingly strewn in driftwood and minimalistic decor (approx $68 a night).
We were originally booked into a tent however, after one night of being somewhat… hot, Mum made the executive decision to upgrade to a room with air con. The tents were lovely but in 35 degree heat the fan just didn’t cut it, so keep this in mind when booking.
The vibe at Driftwood was so relaxing we had no qualms in rolling out of bed and making the few steps from our room to the pool area in our PJs for a morning smoothie bowl from the juice bar.
Before spending the day floating around in the serene infinity pool only emerging in search of food.
The accommodation doesn’t serve food other than breakfast therefore, a walk along the beach is needed to find lunch and dinner. Luckily, there are a handful of restaurants within walking distance, one of which is a must visit – La Luna.
Hidden at the far end of Pelada Beach, La Luna hogs the best sunset spot on the beach and is the perfect place to stop off for a quick sunset cocktail or, a three course meal with bubbles.
Sprinkled with fairylights, palm trees and candles, La Luna’s outdoor patio area is where all the action happens and looks like it’s been lifted straight out of the wedding scene in Mamma Mia. Both Lizzie (sis) and I agreed it would be a dreamy wedding venue…
Triumphing in everything from simple Mediterranean platters and salads to gourmet pizzas and seafood, this restaurant won’t leave you disappointed. We ate here three times in seven days and each time we came away giddy with content (and prosecco).
You can walk from La Luna to Driftwood in around 20 minutes. And don’t worry about the darkness, the fireflies will guide the way to your room where you can sleep off your inevitable food baby.