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Fall is Here: Costa Rica Travel Specials!

October 5, 2020

October is here and the days are starting to get cooler up North.  Leaves are changing colors and starting to fall, and ideas for the upcoming holidays are starting to take shape…  As you start to plan for this year’s holiday season, you may be ready to consider travel, and perhaps even an exotic and relaxing getaway to the beautiful beaches and rainforest of Costa Rica.  So whether you want to come for the holidays or at a different time, we have some exciting offers to share with you, and some fun travel ideas also! 

Amid these crazy COVID times, we could all use a little peace and benefit from the healing effects of nature. And with Costa Rica now open to all US states (starting on November 1st), who wouldn’t enjoy a stroll on a quiet beach with the sound of palm trees moving in the wind and monkeys playing in the background?  Or how about an exciting zip through the rainforest canopy to energize your senses?  Sometimes just a change of scenery is enough to provide us that much-needed break we all need from our daily stresses, and from the intensity of 2020.

Well, at Villa Perezoso, in the beautiful town of Manuel Antonio, just minutes from the Manuel Antonio National Park, there is no shortage of breathtaking views.  Morning coffee on the terraces of the villa will offer you a chance to observe Costa Rica’s wildlife at its finest, and will be sure to wipe away all your stresses.  And if a tranquil morning didn’t do it, then perhaps an afternoon cocktail and dip in the pool, complete with the sound of scarlet macaws flying overhead, will provide you the perfect backdrop to sink into utter and complete relaxation. On the other hand, if you are more prone to getting out and about on vacation, we have a great list of private activities that are the ideal way to stay active, while practicing social distancing and enjoying the Great Outdoors of Costa Rica!

So, with R&R and a little adventure in mind, as well as a desire for a change of scenery, we are offering the following reservation specials for this 2020 Fall/2021 Winter Season:

Thanksgiving Week:  $7,200*

Christmas Week:  $12,950*

New Year’s Week:  $12,950*

*Includes Chef for up to 3 meals daily.  Cost of food is separate.

For those who don’t want to travel over the holidays, but are interested in a little getaway before 2020 ends, we are offering the following special for our beautiful villa from now through December 19th

October-December 19, 2020:  $4,950/Week*

*Excludes Thanksgiving. Does not include Chef, but can be added-on.

And finally, for those who are interested in visiting us after the holidays for a Winter escape, we are offering 10% Off all reservations for Winter 2021, excluding Easter Week, for reservations booked now through December 19th!

As always, our rates include our pre-arrival travel planning and on-site concierge services! So if you have questions on why you need to visit Costa Rica on your next vacation, or need help with travel ideas or activity planning, our reservations and travel team are on-hand to assist you!  Remember that at Villa Perezoso, we offer a place where you can relax and decompress in total privacy, while enjoying the surrounding tropical beauty of Manuel Antonio’s rainforest and beaches.  

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Costa Rica Celebrates Independence Day

September 16, 2020

September 15, 2020 celebrated 199 years of Costa Rica’s independence. This was a joyous day across the country and for Costa Ricans all over the world, as this day symbolizes freedom, democracy and a culture of peace.  This day is celebrated with several popular traditions, and this year was no exception.  Here is a look at a few of these traditions and their important meaning to Costa Rica:

“Faroles” Parade

“Faroles” or lanterns are lit up on the eve of September 14th, the day before Independence Day as a symbol of freedom.  This tradition dates back to the year 1821, when at 6pm Costa Rica’s Independence Act was signed, giving them autonomy.  On this day many years ago, Costa Ricans lit lanterns and joined together to sign the National Anthem to celebrate.  Since then, this has become a tradition that school children, families, government offices and homes across the country all observe.  Beautiful and elaborate lanterns are often part of children’s homework the week working up to Independence Day, and these are usually boasted at parades that are held in each town.  The night of the lanterns is a huge Costa Rican tradition and party.  This year it was celebrated virtually.

The National Anthem and the Costa Rican Flag

The lyrics to Costa Rica’s National Anthem are always sung in the homes of Costa Ricans. The National Anthem is not a war song; rather, it tells the story of a democratic people, of farmers who have not experienced great conflicts and of a peaceful nation.  The national flag faithfully expresses the life of Costa Rica, characterized by always seeking conciliation, as well as by the virtuous purpose that guides its destiny.  Mini Costa Rican flags are proudly adorned in homes and in people’s car the weeks leading up to the holiday, and towns are all festively decorated with large flags on lamp posts and traffic lights. It’s a lovely sight to see!

Long Weekends to the Beach

No Independence Day in Costa Rica would be complete without a visit to the beach, and this year was no exception. In spite of Covid and its restrictions, families all loaded into their cars and took road trips to nearby beaches.  Social distancing and remaining in bubbles was enforced, but this certainly didn’t take away from the fun of being gathered at the beach, having BBQ’s, playing soccer and soaking up the sunshine and fresh air.  Our very own Manuel Antonio National Park and beaches were very busy this past weekend and we were thrilled to receive responsible visitors from all over the country!

All of us at Villa Perezoso have a great love for Costa Rica, and are proud to reside here and be able to share this wonderful piece of paradise with our guests.  This is a country that promotes peace and honors family and relationships in a way that we should all take note.  We look forward to sharing the beauty of Costa Rica and its wonderful people with you soon. We are happy to announce that the following US States are now allowed in to Costa RicaNew York, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, Maine, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Colorado, Oregon, Washington, Michigan, Rhode Island, Wyoming, Arizona and New Mexico.  Starting on October 1st, California residents will also be allowed to visit. Additional states will also be added at that time. If you would like to visit, please contact us, and we will be happy to help you plan your next visit…

Happy 199 years of independence, Costa Rica!

Costa Rica Begins Border Opening to the U.S.

August 26, 2020
Ocean View from pool at Villa Perezoso, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
Ocean View from pool at Villa Perezoso, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

We are thrilled to announce that as of September 1st, Costa Rica will start allowing tourists from 6 U.S. states:  New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Vermont and Maine. The Costa Rican Health Department is currently reviewing Colorado, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania to add to the list, and other states are planned to be included soon as well. While this is a limited start, it is a good sign that soon we will be able to host guests from the US again, and start doing what we love to do: helping to create amazing memories for visitors from all over the world to Villa Perezoso. Our villa family and the rain forest of Manuel Antonio have missed everyone!

Currently, the Costa Rica Tourism Board, called the “ICT” among locals, is expecting about four flights a week from the airports of Newark (EWR), La Guardia (LGA) and John F. Kennedy (JFK). As Costa Rica has kept its borders closed to U.S. tourists since mid-March due to the pandemic, this is wonderful news to us all, and we couldn’t wait to share! Tourism is the heart of Costa Rica, and it’s one of the country’s biggest industries. It comprises 8.2% of its GDP, and the United States is the country from which most people visit annually. More than 1.3 million tourists came to Costa Rica from the United States in 2019.  Costa Rica started allowing tourist from the United Kingdom, the European Union and Canada on August 1st. They later added additional countries to the list, and now allow a total of 45 countries, including the U.S. We can’t wait to start hosting groups again!

There are several requirements for entry to the country, such as having travel insurance that covers COVID-19 and also having a negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours of your flight, but these may ease up or change as time goes on. For now, here is a complete list of entry requirements:

  • Epidemiological Health Pass Form: Complete the form at: https://salud.go.cr.
  • Negative RT-PCR diagnostic test: The sample must have been taken within 48 hours of travel to Costa Rica.
  • Proof of Residency from allowed US States or other Authorized Countries: Passengers from the US must prove through their driver’s license that they live in one of the six authorized states.
  • Traveler’s Medical Insurance: The policy can be international or purchased in Costa Rica. If the policy has international coverage, it must contain the following conditions:
    1. Must be issued in English or Spanish
    2. Effectiveness of the policy during the visit to Costa Rica
    3. Guaranteed coverage of medical expenses in the event of becoming ill with the pandemic COVID-19 disease while in Costa Rica, for at least USD $50,000 (fifty thousand United States Dollars).
    4. Includes minimum coverage of US $2,000 for lodging expenses issues due to the pandemic.

Local coverage is offered currently through two providers, the national insurance agency or Sagicor. Information about the policies offered can be found here: www.sagicor.cr/seguro_para_turistas/   or here: www.grupoins.com/seguroparaviajeros

Some other important things to be aware of for travel to Costa Rica is that upon landing in-country, travelers must wear face protection and comply with the protocols of the air terminal with regard to physical distancing, disinfection of carpets, taking temperature readings, and any other sanitary instructions.  Both the San José (SJO) and Liberia Airports (LIR) have been working hard for the last several months to make the welcoming of tourists safe, and as easy and stress-free as possible, so visitors can feel confident while traveling to Costa Rica.

Aside from entry requirements, Costa Rica has re-opened allows all outdoor tourist activities, such as zip lining, national parks, surfing, jet skiing, white water rafting, sunset tours, waterfall tours, yoga, pilates and paddle boarding as well as much more! Some of these activities offer private options for your group. For more information on private tour options, check out these activities. Face coverings are required for indoor public areas, so it is a good idea to always have a mask in hand for check-in at the different tours!

If you would like ideas for vacation itineraries or have any other travel related questions, don’t hesitate to contact us! We’re excited to welcome you back.  Everyone at Villa Perezoso and the beautiful rain forest of Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica awaits you!

August 15th: Costa Rica Celebrates Mother’s Day

August 15, 2020

Mother’s Day in Costa Rica is a national holiday and is normally celebrated every year on August 15th. This year in order to boost national tourism, the government has moved the official holiday to Monday, August 17th so that locals, along with international visitors, can enjoy a long weekend to celebrate.  Costa Rica is a strong matriarchal society and this holiday weekend will be spent like so many others; Either by sharing a big family meal at home with some of Costa Rica’s most authentic dishes, by taking Mom out to eat for her favorite food, or perhaps by taking a trip to the beach!  The latter is certainly a favorite among both urbanites and those who live on the coast, and no doubt after being in lock-down for several months, everyone is enjoying getaways to the beach to soak up the rays of sunshine and the feeling of wet sand on their feet.  In addition to relaxing strolls on the beach, many families will take adventurous hikes through the rain forest in search of the exotic wildlife Costa Rica offers so abundantly. So, in anticipation of Costa Rican Mother’s Day, we wanted to honor several of the animal species special to us here in Manuel Antonio.  Of course, there are many, but chose four of our favorite mammals, and started with the revered sloth.  After all, Villa Perezoso, or “The Sloth Villa” was named after these beloved animals!  And no less special to us are the 3 species of monkeys commonly seen in the trees surrounding Villa Perezoso.

Sloths

Just like the other baby mammals, sloths prefer to stay with their mothers while they are young. There is a very close bond between mothers and babies, and baby sloths love to hang on their mother’s fur. Baby sloths will cling to their mother’s belly until they are able to feed themselves, which can take anywhere from five weeks to six months. Once they have learned to feed themselves and they stop dangling from their mother, little sloths will continue to stay alongside their mother for two to four years, depending on their species. These amazing creatures have a life span of about 20 years and spend most of their life sleeping!  Sloths have a very low metabolic rate and therefore sleep about 20 hours per day and only travel about 40 yards per day amid the rain forest canopy.  Since they don’t move much, it is always a very exciting sight to spot a sloth with her baby in the Manuel Antonio National Park. Baby and momma sloths can often be seen right outside of Villa Perezoso enjoying some bites off of one of their favorite trees, the Guarumo tree, which are planted all around the villa.

Howler Monkeys

Mother howler monkeys care for their young for about 12 months after they are born. Female offspring remain in their natal group and therefore stay with their mother long after they are independent.  The average age of howler monkeys ranges from between 15 and 20 years old.  These fascinating creatures are considered the largest Central American monkey, and they live in the upper canopy of forests and love to be alongside the coast, making Costa Rica an ideal location for them.   Howler monkeys are not especially active compared to other species of Central and South American monkeys. They spend a lot of their time just hanging out, sitting on their branches with other members of their group, which range in size between 10 and 20 members, but can occasionally have up to 40.  While visiting Villa Perezoso, you will surely hear the deep guttural sound of these monkeys echoing amidst the surrounding rainforest!  This howling allows the monkeys to locate each other without expending too much energy on moving or risking physical confrontation with another troop. You may even lucky enough to spot a momma howler with her baby!

Squirrel Monkeys

Female squirrel monkeys are responsible for almost all infant care. Females within a group exhibit birth synchrony and increased vigilance during the birth season because newborns and infants are particularly susceptible to predators. In some groups, males also vigorously protect infants from predators, but in other groups, where males are on the periphery of the social group, they exhibit no infant protection. For the first month of life, infants remain in constant physical contact with their mother, usually being carried on her back because they are too large and impede movement if they are carried on the front. This is a common sight in Manuel Antonio where squirrel monkeys live happily amid the rain forest.  During the first five to seven weeks, infants begin to leave their mother to explore the surrounding environment and interactions between mother and infant become increasingly fewer. Infants become independent during the second through fourth months of life, spending more time with peers or play groups. Some groups are fully weaned by four months, but others are not fully weaned until 18 months of age.   It’s always a fantastic site to see these monkeys troupes with their active youngsters jumping from tree to tree!

White-Faced Monkeys

Last but not least, comes The White-Faced or “capuchin” monkey.  This monkey is often seen in Manuel Antonio and is known for being “ornery” because it often throws fruits down from trees or hisses and spits on human observers!  The capuchin lives in troops that can exceed 20 animals and include both males and females, three quarters of which are females.  The White-Faced are perceived as cantankerous, but actually they are just highly intelligent and social animals. They are the largest-brained, smartest monkeys in the Americas. Capuchins are remarkable in many ways, but in the field of motherhood and child care, they stand out.  For starters, they implement a type of “daycare” system among group members.  After a capuchin infant is born, members will compete to have a turn with the baby.   They will inspect and care for the baby whenever the mother will permit.  Other group members will even act as “babysitters” and carry the infant for the mother.  Secondly, babies are known to be regularly nursed by females in the group other than their own mothers.  Finally, the White-Faced monkey is extremely tolerant of juvenile curiosity and encourages their playfulness and interaction with other members as they get older.  Certainly an interesting comparison for human parents!  Aside from the interesting facts of parenthood, the White-Faced Monkey is revered for having independently evolved many traits like tool use that were once regarded as uniquely human, including rubbing plants over its body in an apparent use of herbal medicines as well as using tools as weapons and for getting to food.

These are just a few of our favorite mammals that call home to the surrounding forest around Villa Perezoso.  Of course there is so much more wildlife surrounding the villa and in Manuel Antonio. Toucans, Scarlet Macaws and other reptiles abound as do so many other jungle animals.  If you would like to experience some of these animals in person, contact us for information on reserving a visit to Villa Perezoso!

Why You Need to Visit Costa Rica on Your Next Vacation

July 9, 2020
Sea View from pool at Villa Perezoso, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
Sea View from pool at Villa Perezoso, Manuel Antonio

For many people travel brings them joy, and they will continue to explore the world and find happiness through travel, even if it means doing so in new ways.  As travelers seek safety amid social distancing and new norms, the travel industry is adapting by focusing on more privacy, dedicated staff throughout guest stays, vacation activities that allow more time in the great outdoors and more secluded lodging options.  Luckily for Costa Rica, many of those new requirements have long since been in place!  And for those aspects that are newly required, Costa Rica has been working tirelessly as a destination on modifying travel protocols to adapt to the current situation.  With that in mind, here are 3 reasons why we think you need to consider Costa Rica and Villa Perezoso for your next vacation destination!

Enjoyment of the Simpler Things in Life

Costa Rica has always had a focus on pura vida or the “pure life” philosophy.  Pura vida is without a doubt the phrase most commonly used, and can be heard far and wide throughout Costa Rica, but the saying goes far beyond its simple translation. It’s a way of life and those who come to Costa Rica and get a taste for it often get hooked and want to come back for more!  Often referred to as a synonym of hakuna matata, pura vida reflects the relaxed lifestyle of Costa Ricans, which serves as a model for those of us who live hectic and stressful lifestyles in our day to day lives.

This term is used as much for a greeting as to bid farewell to a friend or a stranger alike. It can be an expression of gratitude or satisfaction, and is most definitely used as a way to say “Everything’s great!”. Pura Vida embodies the lifestyle that Costa Ricans live; a world where being stress-free and thankful for the simple things like family, health, food on the table and good friends are far more important than material acquisitions, certainly a great perspective to have during the present times we are living!

Connection with the Outdoors

Costa Rica is a country that is very proud of its natural beauty.  Whether visiting our beautiful beach and rainforest community of Manuel Antonio, or any of the other coastal towns along the Pacific or Atlantic Coasts, the volcanoes or one of many mountainous coffee plantation regions, this country always offers a spectacular landscape!  Costa Rica travel companies and lodging providers have long since encouraged its travelers and guests to explore off the beaten track places, of which the country has plenty!  Private tours and activities are readily available and there is no shortage of wide open spaces here!

Research shows that pre-pandemic people spent more time indoors than outdoors, and now that trend has shifted as people look for freedom and the peace of mind that comes from being outside. We know about the healing power of nature and we know that it is essential for our health and happiness to get outside, exercise and breathe fresh air, especially in this current time of stress and anxiety.   Right near Villa Perezoso, we have numerous hiking trails that offer some of the country’s most beautiful views and a chance to visit many of the beaches that Manuel Antonio offers.  What better way to practice social distancing?

Connection with Family & Friends

Perhaps even more important than a love for nature, is the love Costa Ricans have for their families and their friends. Long revered as the most important thing in life, strong bonds with family and friends are at the root of everything Costa Ricans do. We all know that it is important to surround ourselves with family and friends for support and comfort in both times of joy and distress and studies have shown that having supportive relationships is a strong protective factor against mental illnesses and helps to increase our overall well-being and happiness.  Perhaps we can attribute this to Costa Rica having one of the world’s blue zones, where centurions live long and happy lives.  I think we can all safely say that many of our greatest joys in life can be associated with times spent with our loved ones. Why not plan a vacation where your group of loved ones can share together in complete privacy while also enjoying some different scenery?

As we face these changing times, we invite you to come to Costa Rica and experience just a little piece of its pura vida and the exuberant nature surrounding our villa. In Manuel Antonio and at Villa Perezoso, you will be able to relax and enjoy travel with peace of mind.  By renting Villa Perezoso, your family or group of close friends can practice social distancing amid the natural isolation of the rain forest, while enjoying magnificent views of the ocean.  You will be provided the pampering of an all-inclusive resort, but with complete privacy.   After 11 years of hosting guests, our vacation home has become a place of solace and relaxation not only for our personal family and friends, but for so many other families and travel groups to Costa Rica.  Now, more than ever, we are committed to bringing you a truly exclusive and private vacation experience.

We are now taking reservations for Winter and Spring 2021

We look forward to hosting you soon!

Travel with Peace of Mind

June 9, 2020

As the world settles into re-opening, it seems that some of the chaos continues in the United States and around the globe.  2020 has proven to be a challenging and monumental year, and without a doubt, one we will all look back on in history. There has never been a better time to stop and think, to look around, and to appreciate what we have, while also being compassionate to what others may not have. After several months of shelter in place and closed businesses, many of us have developed cabin fever, or frustration in one way or another, while at the same time forming a simpler life and a deeper bond as well as new routines with the people we share our daily lives with. At this point, we all need something different we can look forward to. One thing that our families, friends and our past guests have repeatedly shared with us during this time is that they are looking forward to future travel plans.  For those who love travel as much as we do, it’s easy to understand that once you have experienced the culture, the delicious foods, and the richness of nature that Costa Rica offers, it’s impossible to not want to return!

There is something special about traveling to a new place and then returning later and getting to know it in greater depth.  For those who have been fortunate enough to travel to Costa Rica, you have seen it grow and change and yet you can still appreciate the way it holds true to its customs, while revering, more than anything, it’s love for welcoming people from abroad.  Travel to Costa Rica isn’t just about the beauty of the country, the extreme pampering you will receive at Villa Perezoso, or the relaxation you will feel while your stress quickly subsides in the “pura vida” philosophy.  No, a Costa Rica vacation is about more.  It’s about a complete travel experience that allows you to feel at peace from start to finish. It’s a healing process. A healing process from the stress of daily life, from the fast-pace we all manage and from constant interruptions.

Nature is perhaps the greatest healer and the most reassuring friend we can have. Just a glimpse at one of the beautiful natural settings throughout Costa Rica will excite you in new ways, while also sending a wave of calm through you.  The natural beauty that abounds in this tropical country is enough to ease your anxieties and give you a much greater sense of perspective. Here you aren’t bound by the trappings of buildings and fancy highway systems or a densely populated civilization. No, here you can simply relax and be at peace with nature and the beautiful people of this country we love so much.

And of course, much of the richness of the travel experience takes place outside of the time you are actually traveling. It happens before the trip, while you are dreaming of vacation and making your travel plans. It happens after the trip when you recall all your memories and look at photos, and share your stories with friends and family.  The travel experience continues as you further research certain aspects of what you learned and saw on your trip.  And the final stage of the travel experience comes when you start to plan your next adventure. So, after being cooped up for several months, what better time to look forward to a future vacation and to plan than now?  Right now is a great time to plan your next adventure and also take advantage of the travel promotions that are being offered.

Here in Costa Rica, you can travel with ease and with peace of mind.  At Villa Perezoso you can let your worries subside. From the time you land in this amazing country to the time you depart, your vacation itinerary will be seamlessly executed, all with your peace of mind at the forefront of what we do. We understand that part of your peace of mind comes from the trust you have placed in us as a lodging destination, knowing that you are going to a location that has implemented security and health measures, not just at our beloved Villa Perezoso, but also as a whole country, as a destination that wants nothing more than to welcome you back! And as we have mentioned before, you can feel comfortable knowing that our staff, and all of the tourism providers we work with have entered into a protocol of daily team wellness checks, the use of protective equipment, rigorous disinfection, safe distancing measures and food safety protocols. So for now, all you need to do is to get here. We’ll handle the rest. Even making sure that we point out the daily sloth and monkey visits as you relax and ease into a rejuvenating and peaceful vacation. 

We look forward to seeing you all again soon!

Tropically Yours,

The Villa Perezoso Team

Vacation Rentals: The Best Way to Social Distance

May 26, 2020

As re-opening begins to take shape and we start to get out more, we may find ourselves thinking slowly about our next possible vacation.  And while many of us may not be planning to jump on a plane or take a trip right away, some of us are ready for a much-needed getaway, while others are still free to dream and to plan for the future!  After all, it’s always nice to consider options and be reminded of the joy travel has brought us in the past.  For those who are ready, or are considering a vacation in the near future, we want to reassure you that our secluded vacation home is the ideal location for you as we continue to move through this health crisis.  Not only has Costa Rica been rated as one of the best locations for its management of the health crisis, but it has also been noted as one of the safest locations given the steps it has taken to protect the future integrity of tourism. In addition, with vacation rentals being rated as safer than hotels in current health surveys, a getaway to Villa Perezoso may be just what the doctor ordered!

At Villa Perezoso, we remain optimistic about the future and look forward to sharing our amazing piece of tropical paradise with you whenever the time is right. In the meantime, we have been working hard to re-do our operational details, with your safety and comfort in mind.  During this planning period, we have been re-training staff and implementing the highest sanitary cleaning protocols.  We have worked together with specialists in occupational health, and are also following standards as recommended by the international vacation rental association and the CDC.  Our staff have also been instructed on the proper use of masks and gloves (sloth design included on the face masks!).  New cleaning products have been selected and tested so that each and every guest of Villa Perezoso can feel confident that the home has been thoroughly sanitized and disinfected prior to their check-in.  At the same time, we will always insure that staff of the villa are healthy before coming to work each day.  Our top priority, in addition to making sure you relax (and spot monkeys!), will be keeping you confident and comfortable throughout your stay.

After 11 years of hosting guests, our vacation home has become a place of solace and relaxation not only for our personal family and friends, but for so many other families and travel groups to Costa Rica. We are more committed than ever to bringing you a truly exclusive and private vacation experience. And since there really is no better way to practice social distancing on vacation than staying at a private residence where you and your group are secluded with dedicated staff, our sincere hope is that we can continue to be a place where memories are shared and where vacation experiences will be cherished for many years to come.

We look forward to connecting with you again, sharing the serenity of Costa Rica and its amazing nature with you, and once again appreciating the joy of travel. When you are ready to travel, we’ll be ready to serve you as we’ve done since we opened the doors to our home in 2009.  If you decide you’d like to visit soon, remember our current travel specials for visits now through December 15th.

Until soon!

The Villa Perezoso Team

A Mother’s Day Gift From Us

May 5, 2020

This Mother’s Day as many of us are looking forward to starting to put our lives back together and getting back to work, we need to be reminded to take a moment and remember Mom and everything she has done to keep us healthy, safe and loved all these years.  What better gift to give Mom this Mother’s Day than a much-needed vacation escape?  Sure, maybe now is not the exact time you’re thinking of taking a vacation, but it will certainly be something to look forward to and to be appreciated in the near future.  And what better place to visit than Costa Rica?  

Just a short flight from most US cities, Costa Rica is a destination that has maintained an extremely low number of Corona virus cases, and in general, is one of the most beautiful places on earth! Here at Villa Perezoso, we are a full-service villa dedicated to your comfort, safety and to pampering you!  Set amidst the lush Manuel Antonio jungle and with sweeping views of the Manuel Antonio National Park and surrounding beaches, this villa offers a chance for you and your family to unwind, disconnect and relax in complete privacy.  There is no need to do any planning, grocery shopping, meal prep or cooking, as our chef will prepare 3 daily delectable meals for you during your stay.  Oh, and did we mention daily happy hour?  Yes, Villa Perezoso also provides daily bartending and tapas snacks for sunset. In addition to extreme spoiling by our villa staff, here are a few other in-villa ideas Mom can enjoy on vacation (as well as the rest of the family!).

In-Villa Spa Services

No better way to recharge than with massage therapy and spa services!  Our therapists will provide professional spa services right in the cleanliness and comfort of your own tropical vacation home.  They will, of course, have personal protective gear in place to keep everyone safe and feeling confident.  In-villa spa services are the perfect way to relax as there is no need to venture out. The ambience of the spa is brought to you and your journey to relaxation is complemented by the sounds of nature in the background.

In-Villa Cooking Classes

Interested in learning some new ethnic dishes or tasting tropical culinary cuisine?  Our Chef can teach you some of Costa Rica’s most popular authentic dishes, and all you have to do is sit back and sample!  Everything from Gallo Pinto to Picadillo and Patacones or Casados can be learned in an afternoon, just in time for sunset happy hour!

In-Villa Personal Training and Yoga/Pilates

For those who like to stay active on vacation, our team of personal trainers and yoga and Pilates instructors can bring exercise right to you.  From our rooftop terrace, you can stay in shape while also enjoying some of the best views in all of Manuel Antonio.

Lounge Poolside or Soak in the roof-top Jacuzzi

Of course, there is always the simplicity of lounging poolside or soaking in the roof-top Jacuzzi.  No better way to truly feel on vacation than by enjoying the sweeping views and exotic wildlife right from the balcony of your privation vacation rental.

And if you are looking to get out and about while on vacation, there are always strolls on the beach and hikes in the rain forest! Both activities showcase the beauty of Manuel Antonio and are free of admission. 

Whether you are celebrating a new mom, a stay-at-home-mom, a mom to many, Grandma or that mom who juggles it all, there is no better way to treat Mom than with a vacation to Costa Rica!  In order to celebrate Mom this year, Villa Perezoso is offering 25% Off all Summer and Fall vacation stays!  This offer is based on availability and is valid for reservations starting July 1st and ending December 15th, 2020.  Contact us today for further details and availability!

We look forward to seeing you soon!

The Villa Perezoso Team

Villa Perezoso Announces Exciting Staff Changes!

May 5, 2015
Villa Perezoso Staff

Award winning luxury vacation villa rental in Manuel Antonio featuring best staff collaborates with Napa Valley Chef

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A standard that we at Villa Perezoso have set from the beginning when we first opened our doors in November of 2008 was to offer a 5 star experience to you, our guests. Our aim was for all of you to feel pampered in a beautiful, tranquil, tropical setting and to enjoy a vacation experience that would surpass all others. We constantly strive to maintain and keep this standard. It’s always difficult to say goodbye to those we work with, especially those that we have come to think of as family. It is with some sadness that we announce to you that Victor will be leaving us in June, but with a lot of glee that it will be for him to pursue his own business. We couldn’t be more thrilled that he will be building his own company and being his own boss. Our exciting staff changes….we are promoting Randall Rodriguez to Guest Services Coordinator/Concierge. Randall who has been with us the past two years, and has over 25 years of hospitality experience, has proven himself to be an excellent team player, giving 110% of himself to ensure that you have a wonderful experience. Based on your feedback and reviews, he is very liked by all of you and thus is much deserved of this position which he has been training for these past few months. A bit of trivia, Randall actually helped us during our opening with our first guests who were here November of 2008! And not to worry…Randall will still be available to mix up those drinks in the evening for you all to enjoy.
We are thrilled to announce that we have hired a new chef, Jose Castillo.

Introducing Chef Jose!

Introducing Chef Jose!

Jose brings with him years of experience cooking for luxury villas in the area. In fact, Randall has worked with him in the past and really stands behind his cooking, presentations and guest service appeal. He is a true gem and we are incredibly excited to have him be our new VP chef. This month, we are honored to have Joshua Mitchell be a guest chef and collaborate with Chef Jose to elevate Villa Perezoso’s dining experience to yet another level.

Guest Chef Josh collaborates with our new Chef Jose!

Guest Chef Josh collaborates with our new Chef Jose!

Guest Chef Josh, having worked in multiple Michelin rated restaurants in Napa Valley, believes in using local ingredients to maximize flavor and presentation. During this time of collaboration, they will be developing new menu ideas to add to our Villa Perezoso repertoire. With Chef Jose’s can do spirit and great smile, we look forward to him “wowing” our guests with new, innovative dishes and our old favorites.

Bruce Paugh, begins this month as our new Facilities Manager

Bruce, Villa Perezoso Facilities Manager

Bruce, Villa Perezoso Facilities Manager

—a new position we have created. Bruce will make sure VP looks and operates perfectly and will be onsite 24/7 to take care of any needs our guests may have.

Cecilia and Katia

continue to provide their quiet service with a smile in keeping the Villa clean and tidy.

Cecelia and Katia

Cecelia and Katia

More details about our amazing staff will be available soon; and look for photos of our week with Chef Josh and Chef Jose on our Facebook page.

Pura Vida and we hope to see you back!

 

Costa Rica Facts

February 26, 2011

Population: 4,331,000
Capital: San José; 1,085,000
Area: 51,100 square kilometers (19,730 square miles)
Language: Spanish, English
Religion: Roman Catholic, Evangelical
Currency: Costa Rican colon
Life Expectancy: 79
GDP per Capita: U.S. $8,300
Literacy Percent: 96

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Located in Central America, Costa Rica has coastlines on the Caribbean Sea and Pacific Ocean. The tropical coastal plains rise to mountains, active volcanoes, and a temperate central plateau where most people live (San José, the capital, is here). The only country in Central America with no standing army, it enjoys continuing stability after a century of almost uninterrupted democratic government. Tourism, which has overtaken bananas as Costa Rica‘s leading foreign exchange earner, bolsters the economy. A quarter of the land in Costa Rica  has protected status; the beauty of rain forest preserves draws more and more visitors.

Economy

Industry: Microprocessors, food processing, textiles and clothing, construction materials
Agriculture: Coffee, pineapples, bananas, sugar; beef; timber
Exports: Coffee, bananas, sugar, pineapples, textiles
—Text From National Geographic Atlas of the World, Eighth Edition