Last Saturday we had the pleasure of taking a fun day trip to the islands of the Gulf of Nicoya with our Art Board. We spent the day on a remote island, enjoyed red snapper on a floating restaurant, and topped it off with a breathtaking trip through the Gulf. Not a bad "day at the office!" Pura Vida as they say...
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Puerta a la Vida on the ocean Some new renderings just in to give you a preview of our oceanside project. Sitting high above the trees provides for unhindered views of the Gulf of Nicoya, a cool breeze, and the ability to build this project in the most sustainable of ways. The floating resort will function as the beach club to the project. A fully sustainable base powered by solar and wind energy serves as the centerpiece of the floating resort allowing our floating villas to dock before going on exciting journeys to the white sand islands of the gulf!
This portion of the wall has been under a lake since the 1980s, but unless you planned on ferrying a few hundred pounds of diving equipment across the border, you couldn't take it on until now. Your scuba-sherpas will suit you up, bring you to the exact spot where the wall dips underwater and guide you to its most dive-worthy parts. Once submerged, you'll stumble across a few Ming-era stone carvings, some intricate tunnels and a tight-squeeze guard tower that will require every last ounce of your Bond-like scuba ability. (Wearing your backup tux is advised.)
Over the course of the trip, you'll get two scuba-assisted dives into the Atlantis-style ruins (feel free to keep the dress semi-formal for the second) before you start the earthbound portion of the voyage, which includes a guided tour of the unrestored parts of the Forbidden City, usually off-limits to tourists.
Thank you to our friends at Urbane Nomads for another great one!
Peter Nelson is the man when it comes to tree houses
Challenging convention, these designs are the manifestation of dreams. These dreamers saw their ideas to the finish line and made them a reality. In a short period of time, we'll get some tree houses going in Costa Rica, it's been a long time dream of mine. Another dream of mine is to go above the trees, so we are in the design phase for our resort above the trees at our Miramar property (images coming soon). Its eco-friendly and a killer view. Plus there aren't many resorts in the world that are above the trees! Great to see that there is a whole category of crazies like me who dream to live in and above the trees. (Nelson being president of the crazies!)
Dolphin Submersibles: yes you can buy this and yes it really does that!
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Within the safety of a dry and sealed cockpit, you can enjoy the cruising speeds of 40 mph and underwater speeds of 20 mph. Buy Here
Last trip to Costa was an adventure...
On the roof for panoramic and spherical photography with Isaac Martinez. See his awesome spherical photos in the post below this one.
Meal of champions! Donaldo's famous smoked beef (that he started at 3:30 AM)!
Donaldo's brother Nelson takes a detour on a trip to see a property of his with ocean access via a river he raves about!
The detour was through a sugar cane field and you couldn't see a damn thing. He kept the pedal down on the Defender 90 like this was an off road video game. Until we got stuck in a huge ditch and needed to get rescued by a tractor.
Finally we get to the river. The bat cave of ocean access. A little scary looking haha.