Carla was a gorgeous young woman living in Miami, Florida. She described herself on her Instagram as a model, fashion blogger, photographer, and travel aficionado. Her Instagram is filled with photos of her travels around the world.
When Carla Stefaniak and her sister-in-law April Burton decided to go on vacation to celebrate Carla’s 36th birthday, they never expected anything bad to happen.
Carla was very close to April, and the two always had fun when they hung out.
Instagram; pictured above is Carla Stefaniak in casual clothes visiting Manual Antonio National Park
They both called each other best friends.
This vacation though would tragically turn out to be the last one they’d ever take together.
Instagram; pictured above is Carla in a snowy background and fur hat
When they arrived in Costa Rica things weren’t perfect, to begin with.
Their Airbnb was not what they had hoped for.
Regardless, they weren’t going to let that stop them from having fun.
Unfortunately, their fun-filled vacation ended in tragedy.
Carla never arrived home on her flight that she booked for November 28th, 2018.
Instagram; pictured above Carla poses for the camera while wearing sunglasses in front of tropical plants
Carla seemed to be having a good time on their vacation and even posted on Instagram that she would be a “future resident of Costa Rica.”
She went to visit Manual Antonio National Park, pictured in the first photo above.
She also took to Instagram to say that she was going to miss Costa Rica when her vacation ended.
Instagram; pictured above Carla stretches out poolside in her Costa Rica villa that she rented with April for their stay
Reportedly, Carla and April stayed at Villa Buena Vista, Calle Hoja Blanca, San Antonio de Escazú in San Jose, Costa Rica.
The listing is no longer available through Airbnb’s website.
The location used to be called Villa Le Mas and was also an “aftercare facility.” If you look at the reviews on TripAdvisor, they’re downright terrible.
Instagram; Carla shows off her beautiful Turquoise jewelry in the above photo right before she headed to her vacation
Due to prior commitments back home, April had to leave Costa Rica a day earlier than Carla.