There is nothing quite like watching a majestic, Costa Rican sunset from an infinity pool on the cliffs of Guanacaste. Did you know, glampers, that this could be a reality for yo,u too? Just like Amber Torrealba, professional skimboarder and Red Bull ambassador, all of your epic glamping goals can be fulfilled the second you say yes to adventure in the great outdoors.
On Amber’s most recent stay at this beautiful villa rental near Playas del Coco and this breathtaking beach getaway looking over Palo Verde National Forest, she surfed some waves, she explored the jungle’s rivers and hot springs, she relaxed on the beach, and she took glamping to the next level.
Read on as Amber shared why this retreat is the top destination to visit this year—and even more so if you’re ready to escape winter temperatures for a little bit.
What is your favorite thing about post-summer traveling?
Less crowds! It’s great to be able to adventure and film when areas are less busy, and you can feel more into the nature of the experience. Also, when summer ends in the U.S., it starts in the Southern Hemisphere, so that’s always something to look forward to!
How do the type of accommodations you choose differ depending on the trip you take?
The type of adventure I’m looking to have will help me decide on the spot. When I’m looking for a more outdoorsy experience and to enjoy a camping feel, I love to stay in tipis, cabins, and yurts. When I’m adventuring and filming outdoors all day and want to relax when I get back, I would really enjoy a cozy condo or even a house by the water or up in the cliffs to unwind.
What kind of glamping experience do you prefer and why?
I usually prefer to stay in a warm place by the beach. As a skimboarder and surfer, I’m extremely drawn to the coastlines and where the waves are. I love glamping experiences near outdoor adventure and beautiful scenes with opportunities for photography and videography!
What are the three words you would use to describe the accommodations you visited?
Epic, unreal, and perfect.
What was the most memorable part from each of your most recent glamping stays?
The cliffside views in Costa Rica were outrageous—the location of our stay combined with the uniqueness of the design. It was so open and beautiful overlooking the ocean. We even stayed at a place with an infinity pool, which is a videographers playland at sunset.
What advice can you give to bloggers looking to glamp internationally?
Find a place that fits your style best. You can really stay inspired by your environment and enjoy the experience of the area the most that way. I like to plan adventures, find areas that I will be frequently spending time at, and then search for a glamping location nearby.
What is your dream glamping destination?
My dream glamping destination would be in Bora Bora—and then surf and skim in Tahiti!