Host of the Month for March 2022

Editor’s be aware: Every month, we wish to introduce one in all our great Glamping Hub hosts and ask what impressed them to create a glamping web site. This month, we’re showcasing Glamping Hub’s Host of the Month for March 2022, Gaby in Costa Rica. Gaby has poured her coronary heart and soul into her unimaginable glamping resort in Costa Rica and constructed a nature escape that encourages connection, therapeutic, creativity, and retains her visitor’s expertise on the core of her enterprise choices.

Inform us a bit about your self…

I spent most of my childhood holidays on my father’s farm in Guanacaste and though I lived most of my life in San José, my coronary heart stayed on this superb Guanacaste province. It’s essentially the most lovely place to go to in Costa Rica.

I dreamed of transferring right here for years and spent quite a lot of time on the lookout for the land that may steal my coronary heart. Ultimately, I discovered it in 2007. The primary time we walked round it, we couldn’t see if the bottom was flat, had big holes, or, was a part of a mountain (the grass was so excessive!) I simply had that feeling – one thing inside informed me that I used to be residence.

We cleared it, healed our timber, constructed fences, constructed the street, and introduced in companies like electrical energy and water. by quite a lot of exhausting work, we’ve made it right into a particular nature escape, close to playa Tamarindo.

Now I’m able to return to the land I’ve at all times beloved – and for me – one of the simplest ways to honor this unimaginable land is to share it with individuals from the world over who recognize the Guanacaste vibe.

My vitality and life financial savings are right here at this glamping web site. My staff and I’ve put quite a lot of love and exhausting work into constructing a spot that offers our friends unforgettable experiences stuffed with pleasure, laughter, peace, simplicity, and luxury. Our promise is to share with our friends, who we’re and what we love, and hopefully assist they’ll love and revel in Guanacaste the way in which that we do!

Host of the Month for March 2022 winner - Gaby.

What attracted you to proudly owning a glamping property?

I’ve at all times beloved tenting within the open air in Costa Rica. It’s merely superb, however to go tenting takes quite a lot of effort to be sure to have every part you want! After I first heard about glamping it actually resonated with me! All the great elements of tenting in Costa Rica, with out the issues! Simply consolation and nature! What could possibly be higher?

Safari Tent in Tamarindo, Costa Rica - Glamping site of the winner of Glamping Hub

Each glamping web site has a particular story, might you inform us about yours?

Other than coming again to the land that I’ve at all times beloved, it was essential for me to see if we might mix the care and respect for nature with constructing a cheerful and fulfilling working atmosphere. We needed to construct an area that our friends would fall in love with, but in addition be certain our staff’ lives and their households are extra enriched due to their work with us.

Our supervisor Josue, is a single dad and lives within the property together with his two youngsters. The youngsters have proposed some attention-grabbing enterprise concepts! They wish to handle our chickens in order that our friends can get their eggs within the mornings, and now they wish to have a lemonade stand!

We had actually dangerous timing for our opening truly. We had been lastly able to open our farm simply earlier than Covid began, and the pandemic hit us exhausting. However we discovered ourselves with nothing however time on our arms, so we spent quite a lot of it collectively – constructing a spot that makes me and my coworkers happy with what we’ve created. We’ve poured our coronary heart and souls into constructing our glamping web site, and we couldn’t be happier with the response of our friends. We actually have change into a household, and all of us love what we do right here.

Team member at Glamping Hub's Host of the Month for March 2022 with two dogs.

Should you might have anyone keep at your lodging, who would it not be and why?

I’d love to ask Andy Goldsworthy. He’s a British sculptor and ecologist, and likewise the primary individual I ever heard about who does Land Artwork. He has impressed us a lot! It will be an honor to host a Land Artwork workshop with him in our place. Definitely, he can be my favourite visitor.

Pool at unique vacation rental in Costa Rica. Winners of Glamping Hub's Host of the Month for March 2022.

What are among the challenges you face and what have you ever realized since opening?

Our greatest lesson has been understanding that nature is the boss. It’s a must to respect the weather which may be difficult when beginning a glamping web site, however when you settle for that the wind, rain, solar, and vegetation all have their very own agenda that won’t essentially match with yours, it turns into simpler. There needs to be somewhat little bit of compromise in your facet in any other case it merely gained’t work.

We’ve realized to embrace the totally different seasons and moods of nature and have reached a spot the place we settle for all of it with gratitude and respect. And the largest piece of recommendation – simply take the optimistic over the adverse, get artistic and have enjoyable when one thing goes south.

The nice at all times outweighs the dangerous. Having the ability to really feel the love from the land makes all of it price it. We like it originally of summer season when all of the timber begin to flower after which watch the attractive blossoms gracefully float to the bottom, creating colourful carpets throughout the farm.

Beautiful glamping tent in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Winners of Glamping Hub's Host of the Month for March 2022.

How was your first time internet hosting?

Thrilling! Though we had been constructing a spot that fulfilled our personal souls, we didn’t understand how individuals would react. Our first friends had been a household from Boston who had Costa Rican kin. They initially got here for five days and ended up staying for 9 as a result of the kids completely refused to go anyplace else! The grandparents and even a great-grandmother came visiting us, and so they had been so impressed. They couldn’t imagine how totally different and tranquil our glamping web site is though it is just half a mile from the principle street. They stated they hadn’t ever skilled such a peaceable silence, and that they slept like infants.

To me, essentially the most rewarding factor as a bunch was to see that they seen each little element we had ready to make our Costa Rica glamping web site additional particular. It makes us really feel like all our effort and time is completely price it.

Luxury camping  in Guanacaste. Winners of Glamping Hub's Host of the Month for March 2022.

What do you’re keen on essentially the most about working a glamping web site?

Folks. It’s all in regards to the individuals and taking them to a spot of deep reference to themselves, by nature. We’ve a lot of actions for our friends to precise themselves, we offer supplies and instruments so our friends could make indicators and depart them behind with messages to different friends, or plant a tree on the farm that we are going to look after, or construct a stone sculpture… And, oh! The youngsters! We’ve a wide range of video games that open up a complete new discovery of nature, like birdwatching bingo, or a treasure hunt. Our friends by no means depart the identical means they got here, and the way in which they wave goodbye, with gratitude and a need to return, fills our hearts.

Yoga class at nature retreat in  Guanacaste, Costa Rica.  Winners of Glamping Hub's Host of the Month for March 2022.

The place is your ideally suited vacation vacation spot? Apart from your glamping property after all!

Since I spend most of my time in Guanacaste’s heat climate, I merely love going to the snow. The mountains of Colorado are my favourite spot for this, and I attempt to go yearly. I’m a very dangerous skier, however no person has extra enjoyable than me when coming down the slopes!

Queen bed at bell tent, glamping resort in  Guanacaste, Costa Rica

What recommendation would you give to anybody seeking to begin or enhance their very own glamping enterprise?

Comply with your coronary heart! Folks will really feel your vitality in your glamping web site, and in the event you solely transfer out of your pockets they’ll know. Have enjoyable, construct one thing you’re keen on, don’t hesitate to take that “final loopy step“ that excites you. Discover what it’s that can make your house completely totally different and go for it as a result of that’s precisely what your friends will love.

Winners of Glamping Hub's Host of the Month for March 2022.

Our group of hosts means every part to us right here at Glamping Hub, which is why we like to share their tales in our Host of the Month characteristic. Should you’re on the lookout for a beautiful Costa Rica glamping expertise, try Gaby’s unimaginable bell tents, or a singular safari tent for an thrilling weekend getaway close to Playa Tamarindo. Guide one in all Gaby’s nice lodging, and revel in probably the greatest locations to go to in Costa Rica.

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