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I have seen Utopia and it's a secluded piece of Heaven near Punta Banco Costa Rica. Perfect set up literally a stones throw from the ocean with the most amazing landscape called the Rainforest! Natural jungle surroundings for observing wildlife right in your own backyard. Not to mention a beautifully built Yoga deck at our disposal. This was an adventure from the start thanks to the hospitality and helpful planning from Beth and Clyde who were amazing hosts. I can't say enough about these two they go above and beyond. They make you feel at home and go to great lengths to accommodate your every need. The meals they prepared were delicious and the fruit comes fresh from their own backyard rain forest how cool is that! The accommodations were very comfortable, roomy and so relaxing. The wildlife is there right in front of you everywhere you go. We encountered monkeys, macaws, toucan, aquati (racoon like animals), agouti (never heard of these either) and many other animals. The people here are so warm and friendly. There's surfing, horseback riding, paddle boarding, hiking and nature walks. You can surf just outside your front door or go to nearby Pavones which is one of the most desired surf spots in the world. I loved it here so much I married my sweetheart here and came back the following year! What does that tell you. For me it's the peace and connection with nature. We forget what its like to totally unplug and leave your worries behind and this is the place to do just that. Yoga with Beth was the perfect way to start the day especially when your greeted by squirrel monkeys and such a variety of birds. The guided nature hike through the jungle with Clyde was one of my favorites and I appreciate his knowledge of the rain forest. We encountered a family of white faced monkeys and watched them play and groom each other. It's like living an episode the Discovery channel. Casa Marea Alta is the perfect place to get in touch with a reality you can only dream about. When your surrounded by Rain Forest on the Pacific ocean you can't help but move into a higher vibration! Thank you Beth and Clyde for the most amazing experience! You guys rock!