• Katrina Julia

One Week: Creating a Life & Business I Love: Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica: Week 7

Updated: Feb 27

My first week in the Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica area. What a whirlwind! I left Monteverde, Costa Rica easily and peacefully. My first two stays were incredible in every way with the locations, owners, and communication. Each and every time, I felt like I stayed with family and friends!

This time around starting off my Week 7 in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, I encountered some turbulence at the start of my week. The situation quickly turned around and resolved itself allowing me to continue creating a life and business I love in and near Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica.

I ended up discovering an incredible Mountain Paradise in Rio Portalon near Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. I maintained my peace, presence, and power every step of the way.

You may find the Airbnb: Mountain Paradise via https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/29828943

Airbnb Turbulence in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

Initially, with the communication with my hosts everything started off great. I communicated upfront, I needed quiet and privacy oftentimes for meetings and filming. I shared I am often at the Airbnb property, and typically go off on adventures 1-3 times a week.

When I arrived at my third Airbnb (different from above Mountain Paradise), everything started off great. However, I quickly noticed how much noise I could hear in my room from the traffic and street. The building and rooms were less than 15 meters or 45 feet from the main street going from Quepos to Manuel Antonio. I noticed my room didn't have windows but rather screens in between open holes not helping the noise.

In addition, the room did not have A/C. In some of the other listings for the place, I noticed A/C and incorrectly thought all of the rooms had A/C. If you know anything about Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica; it is hot and humid similar to a Texas or Florida climate.

Before booking, I didn't realize my Airbnb hosts were on Airbnb less than two months, and still learning a ton about listings, service, and business.