Our Family

Luz en el Cielo | Canela


Canela is our faithful watch dog. After a near fatal accident as a puppy, a good friend brought her back to health. Abbie adopted her when she was a puppy and she has been living at Luz since we opened. She is full of love and enjoys meeting new guests! She is a great guard dog, and such a sweetie! Most guests have a harder time saying “bye” to her than us!

Luz en el Cielo | Abbie


A dream come true. Luz en el Cielo started with an idea and a huge passion. The first time I visited Costa Rica, something stuck. I fell in love with the people, culture, and climate Costa Rica offered. After visiting for about two summers I decided that I was going to live here. After working in the hospitality industry for several years, I knew that I wanted to work within the industry. I have always loved taking care of people and making sure that they are happy. I want guests to experience Costa Rica in the best way possible!

Abbie is the heart of Luz. She is the owner, manager, and mother of Luz en el Cielo. She graduated from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, in 2010 with a dream to open and run a hostel in Costa Rica. Two years later, Luz en el Cielo opened. With her passion and adventurous personality, she is determined to provide every guest with the best stay possible.


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Juan Louis

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All smiles! Ballardo is our gardener, part time security guard and all around fix-it guy! He is always smiling!!

Luz en el Cielo | Howler Monkey

The congo “howler” monkey family

The congos make Luz their home in the afternoons. You can meet and observe our congo friends in the cool afternoons, here at Luz.

Luz en el Cielo | White Faced Monkey

The “white-faced” monkey Family

The white faced monkey family tend to come through several times a day and aren’t hesitant to interact with our guests.

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