A dream and more..."
Kalon Surf: " A Dream and More..."
Where to begin….Sunny
From my very first inquiry to the last, the service was quick, attentive, warm, genuine, and professional. Silene, Marcella, and Charlie were great with answering all the questions I had in planning my trip and also during my stay.
Kalon was the ideal place for me. As someone who loves to surf and wants to improve, the surf coaching was one of the best I’ve had. The coaches are not only experienced in surfing but also in coaching. They have a method that works and evidently guarantees improvements. Well done and thank you to Roberto who was my coach and Henry, Andres, and Charlie!
Aside from surfing, there were two Pilates classes, coffee tasting, and a message as part of the package. Guests have the option to sign up for tours. I did the Kayak Mangroves tour which I loved! Transportation was well coordinated with the tour company.
The food was beyond delicious. They use fresh ingredients from their own vegetable garden and local produce. Esmeralda and Juan are extremely talented in transforming ingredients into different cuisines that are authentic, simple, and tasty. The breakfast chefs, Ana and Edelma, were lovely! They prepared fresh fruit, pastries, pancakes, toasts, fruit smoothies, beans and rice, and eggs made to order each morning.
The mansion is a small sized, boutique hotel located on a mountain. There are environmental laws in Costa Rica that restrict the use of land and construction close to the beach. Not situated right by the beach may have been a misunderstanding for some guests; however, this was not a problem for me. I spent my free time relaxing at the mansion doing yoga, reading, swimming and enjoying the beautiful view overlooking the South Pacific Ocean.
Overall, the hotel is extremely well managed with quality products, service, and above all, the most wonderful team. There were many small touches and attention to detail that made the experience so much more special. A big, big thank you from the bottom of my heart to the entire Kalon Family for making my time there memorable. To Diego for being a great photographer and capturing everyone’s moments on tape and for giving us a wonderful coffee tasting!
To Silene and Kjeld, thank you for creating a paradise I’ve always dreamed of and a place I will be yearning to return many times to come!