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5 Private Activities To Do On Your Costa Rica Vacation

July 28, 2020

As traveler’s look for more ways to maximize on privacy while still getting out and about on vacation, we thought you would want to hear about these 5 totally private activities you can do while enjoying your Manuel Antonio vacation stay with us at Villa Perezoso.  With a local industry heavily-reliant on tourism to succeed, one of the first areas of business for re-opening in Manuel Antonio was traveler safety.  As of August 1st, Costa Rica will open it’s borders to Canada, The UK and the European Union. In anticipation of the return of international tourism, we have highlighted 5 of our favorite private activities.

Manuel Antonio National Park Tour

Imagine hiking through the rainforest with just you and your travel group and a guide who has been fully trained in safety standards. Monkeys? Check. Toucans? Also check. Scarlett Macaws? Of course. Sounds of the ocean waves lapping against the sand in the back-drop? No trip to the Manuel Antonio National Park would be complete without it.  This fully private tour is a great way to get outdoors and in touch with nature, without having to face crowds or do anything too extreme.  This is a wonderful activity for people who like to walk, hike and enjoy wildlife.  You also get a chance to stay inside of the park and enjoy the beautiful and secluded beaches after the tour is over.

White Water Rafting

Looking for a bit more adventure and don’t mind getting a bit wet?  This fully-private tour is the perfect mix between relaxation and adventure.  Usually between a Class II and Class III, rafting on the local Savegre river is the perfect way to get away from it all with your private travel group.  You’ll float down areas that will feel like a “lazy river” and then you’ll  have some excitement on some of the areas with rapids, plus you’ll take a short hike to a waterfall and then have a fully private, a-la-carte lunch back at the rafting lodge. 

Coastal/Sunset Cruise

Feel like sitting back and being pampered on a private boat while sipping a beverage and taking in the beauty of the Manuel Antonio coastline?  If so, this exclusive tour is for you.  Complete with a chef on-board, you’ll be served drinks and lunch or dinner based on your selected tour time.  Enjoy searching for dolphins, watching the sun set at sea, and touring through the different beaches of the Manuel  Antonio coastline.  There is no better way to relax than on a private boat in one of the world’s most beautiful places!

Hiking Trails to Manuel Antonio beaches

Great for exercise and nature lovers, just a few minutes from the villa are some of Costa Rica’s most breath-taking (and calorie-burning!) trails.  Complete with sweeping ocean views, rain forest canopy and exotic wildlife, hiking here is a great way to get out and experience the area’s natural beauty.  Trails run the length of the Manuel Antonio coastline and swerve in and out and up and down the various mountains along the way. Visits to semi-private beaches are included at almost every stop, so don’t forget to wear your swimsuit under your hiking clothes! Guides are available for those who don’t want to navigate themselves.  Either way you go, exploring the Manuel Antonio coastline on foot is a spectacular activity to experience!

Jet Ski

Get out on the water and up close with the Manuel Antonio coastline.  Enjoy beautiful coves and docking at a semi-private beach for snorkeling and swimming.  Jet skis tours can be done in the mornings or the afternoons and will  be exclusive for your group and the guide.   No better way to be out on the water than on a jet ski!

You can also do private yoga and pilates classes, either at our local wellness center, or out on our yoga deck overlooking the Manuel Antonio National Park. Of course there are so many other fun and relaxing vacation activities to do here, but these are a few of our favorites! So, if you’re in need of a change of scenery, but reticent about getting outside of your travel bubble, no need to worry any further! We’ve got you covered… 

Contact us for further vacation itinerary ideas or available dates!

The Healing Power of Nature

April 21, 2020

As we continue to feel the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic and navigate through our lives in a completely different way than we have ever known, we do our best to remain optimistic and remind ourselves that we will prosper again soon. The dramatic impact this has caused in our families, communities and our lifestyle as we once knew it, often feels overwhelming. While it will take time, we will move forward and be able to enjoy many of things we used to, and perhaps even find new hobbies and things to enjoy.  In the meantime, it is important to appreciate the simple parts of our lives, and the natural world around us.  Perhaps, nature is the one area where we can find complete calm during this storm as there is definitely something relaxing about being in nature.

Here in Costa Rica, Eco-therapy has long been cherished, by both locals and tourists, and is associated with long and healthy living.  The benefits of Eco-therapy and the healing power of nature have shown to reduce stress, uncertainty and anger. An ample amount of research has proven that people who live close to open green spaces are healthier and live longer.  Well, there is certainly no shortage of open green spaces here! That would explain why Costa Rica is home to one of the planet’s blue zones and has a healthy elderly population.

Accounting for more than 5% of the world’s biodiversity, Costa Rica is ranked in the top 20 countries with the highest amount of biodiversity worldwide, making it the perfect place to get in touch with nature and re-charge! Costa Rica is also home to more than 500,000 wildlife species, twelve different climate zones (all found within a short distance from one another!) 5 active volcanoes, natural hot springs, hundreds of breathtaking waterfalls and some of the prettiest beaches in the world.  Costa Rica also has wetlands and coral reefs, and a total marine surface that is ten times bigger than the land surface. Surrounded by all of this, how could you not feel good in this beautiful country? 

At Villa Perezoso we are privileged to be in a prime location, just a few minutes on foot to many of Manuel Antonio’s best shops, cafés, bars and restaurants, yet situated right in the heart of the Manuel Antonio rain forest. Our back patio and pool area, as well as upper viewing deck and Jacuzzi offer some of the best wildlife observing opportunities that exist in Manuel Antonio.  There is no need to ever leave the villa to enjoy visits from three of the four total primate species present in Costa Rica. The endangered white-faced capuchin monkey, the squirrel and the howler monkey pay frequent visits to guests of Villa Perezoso. What could be more special than observing this level of nature in their natural habitat right from your villa balcony or swimming pool? For those who haven’t experienced it, there is nothing quite like listening to the deep guttural calls of the howler monkey echoing through the forest. Then, of course, there are the toucans, scarlet macaws, and sloths that are impossible not to be energized by!

Just 5 minutes away from Villa Perezoso, we have the famous Manuel Antonio National Park, where many of Costa Rica’s exotic flora and fauna live.  The park is renowned for its vast diversity of tropical plants and wildlife as well as meandering jungle and beachfront hiking trails.  Set against a backdrop of paradisaical beaches, a walk on one of the trails promises to captivate your senses. Not in vain, the Manuel Antonio National Park is the protected area of the country that receives the largest number of national and international tourists annually.  The magic of the beach and the greenery of the forest mixed with the buzz of exotic animals all come together in one place, and the result is a natural paradise that you won’t soon forget. 

With all this in mind, what better place to getaway to than Costa Rica? I’m sure we could all use a little Eco-therapy right about now. Whether it be an adventure-filled vacation, a relaxing villa stay or just some tropical R&R, you are sure to go home feeling refreshed and renewed.  So, once the time is right for travel again, Costa Rica and it’s natural healing powers will be waiting to embrace you.

If you would like to visit Costa Rica soon and experience the power of its nature, contact us for information about our villa and our vacation stays!