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Bahia del Sol ocean front Resort.
Bahia del Sol ocean front Resort.
(Photos by Sandy Zimmerman)

If secluded beaches and an abundance of nature appeals to you, come to the Bahia del Sol ocean front Resort. You will see very few people for 5 miles on each side of their Potrero Beach (Playa)! I loved hearing the birds sing around the resort's lush tropical garden paths. There is a way into a wonderful jungle- like setting under the trees. Look up at the branches, sometimes a monkey may appear! As Miranda Louis, Services Director, feels, "The Bahia del Sol Resort is an experience!"

We watched the sunset then dined at a table on the beach surrounded by flaming torches. Gentle ocean breezes touched us as we listened to the sound of the waves reaching the beach. The charming Executive Chef Luis Brisceno creates his original dishes especially for their guests. With extensive experience working in the United States, Mexico, and on cruise ships, his menu includes a fusion of cuisines from India, Italy, Argentina, Costa Rica and other countries.

I enjoyed the way he combines papaya curry with lobster, mango's on a shish ka bob, and other fresh ingredients. Chef Luis adds his own "zing" to the taste! He is happy to live in Costa Rica, "I love scuba diving and nature. "I am a crazy Tico." (Tico is name for the people who were born in Costa Rica.) Chef Luis has over 80 unique recipes.

"Whatever you have in your mind, I can make your dreams come true." Roxana Arrieta, the Wedding Planner, explains, "The Bahia del Sol is a wedding destination. Go barefoot in the sand, have your event under a palapa, at the pool, or on the grass. We use sand, flowers, shells, fruit and nature for our decorations!

We can arrange weddings or parties on a yacht or sailboat with everyone arriving back at the resort for the reception. You can also try Costa Rican, Hawaiian or other theme parties. Choose whatever music, setting, and food you wish. Even if the party is just two people, Roxana is very creative with her suggestions. "Our chef can even prepare dinner in your room."

Bahia del Sol Resort, Potrero Beach, Guanacaste, Costa Rica. www.potrerobay.com

Via Tur Travel is the "Best Tour Company" in all of our 29 years as a talk show host, columnists and travel writers!" When they said "Custom" tours, Via Tur really means it!

The tour was exactly what we wanted, more than we expected. Even our lunch stops were at the former residence of one of the Presidents of Costa Rica, in a 100- year- old historic hotel, on the beach, and other exciting locations. Each guide was informative and always telephoned ahead to keep up to the minute with each step of the tour.

If you want to be picked up at the airport and driven to a hotel in the jungle or a full guided tour, choose Via Tur Travel. viatur@racsa.co.cr .www.viaturtravel.net