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The Perfect Manuel Antonio Vacation Itinerary

October 26, 2020
ocean view deck at villa Perezoso

Are you ready to travel again?  This year has proven difficult for those of us who love to travel and revel in the joy that travel brings to our lives.  We all know that vacation can provide you the reset you need as well as a fresh perspective when you return home. 

If you’ve already had the pleasure of visiting Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica then you know that there is far too much to see and do in this fantastic town than what you can possibly experience in just one vacation. On the other hand, if you are new to the Manuel Antonio vacation scene, you may be wondering what the best things to schedule for your vacation are. Regardless of your travel style, there is something for everyone!  Here, we’ve highlighted some ideas for the perfect Manuel Antonio vacation itinerary.

Day 1:  Arrival to Costa Rica

Upon arrival to Costa Rica, one of our private vans can pick you up at the airport for about $200, depending on your group size.  Charter flights are also available. The arrival process is seamless as our concierge can pre-coordinate an airport handler to assist you with collecting your baggage and going through Customs.  Following that, the airport handler arranges for the van to be waiting for you right as you exit the airport.  Once in the van, you will sit back and enjoy a scenic 2.20-hour ride to Villa Perezoso.  You may even sip on drinks or munch on snacks along the way, if you have pre-ordered these with our Concierge.  What better way to travel than with a drink in hand and amazingly beautiful scenery! 

If you fancy sightseeing along the way, there are a couple of great stops.  One is the Tarcoles Bridge or “Crocodile Bridge” as it is commonly known.  This is the perfect pit stop and allows for observing large crocodiles in their natural habitat.  Another great place to stop is in the town of Jaco.  Here, you are just about 1 hour away from Manuel Antonio. 

Upon arrival to Villa Perezoso, you will be greeted by our warm staff and a welcome cocktail!  Once given the introduction to the villa, you will settle into your relaxing first night at your beautiful tropical villa.  Perhaps a dip in the pool, dinner with our chef or a soak in the roof-top Jacuzzi will be the perfect way to bring on this vacation in style!

Day 2: Manuel Antonio National Park

You are sure to wake up to the sound of monkeys or scarlet macaws.  Morning coffee can be enjoyed while observing wildlife and taking in the view of the Manuel Antonio National Park.  Once you are ready to head out, we think the perfect way to get your bearings is to take a private guided tour of the park.  Here you can enjoy one of the world’s most beautiful beachfront national parks and observe a plethora of exotic wildlife species.  After your tour, stay inside the park and enjoy the many beaches that are available to visit.  You will surely feel like you are in paradise here!  After your visit to the park, either head back to the villa for a relaxing rooftop sunset or perhaps you’ll want to visit one of our favorite sunset restaurants in town.  Just ask our Concierge for the best travel tips and local hot-spots…

Day 3:  Zipline Adventure

Ready for a bit of action?  No vacation to Villa Perezoso is complete without a zip through the rainforest treetops.  This is a favorite among many visitors and is sure to give you a thrill and put a smile on your face! Plus, you’ll have great photo opp’s to remember for many years to come.  For those who prefer something a bit more mellow, there are plenty of other options to partake in, such as hiking, visiting the calm waters of the Biesanz Beach or simply relaxing poolside and enjoying the view.  Either option you chose will be complete with great scenery.  Afterward, you’ll once again be ready for sunset cocktails or for dinner with our chef at the villa.  Time to sit back and allow our chef to pamper your every whim and provide you one of the best and freshest meals you’ve ever had!  

Day 4: Surfing

Costa Rica is known for having great waves and for being a fantastic place to learn to surf, to continue practicing, or for those who are already expert surfers.  With several different breaks and locations available just a few minutes from the villa, your concierge can help you determine which option is best for your group, and can line up a surf instructor for private surfing lessons or get board rentals for you.  For those who don’t wish to engage in surfing, we can have a tent, chairs and a cooler set up for you so you can observe while kicking back on the beach!

Day 5:  White Water Rafting

Manuel Antonio offers fantastic rafting in Class II or III rivers very nearby.  A ¾ day or full day rafting trip is a great way to spend one of your vacation days, and comes complete with a chance to get out into the countryside and experience the excitement of rafting.  This day is best combined with private chef services upon return to the villa, as you will be arriving back just in time for sunset!

Day 6:  Catamaran Sunset Cruise

Enjoy the Manuel Antonio coastline from a different perspective.  Catamaran cruises can be private or public, and offer a wonderful opportunity to get out on the water, do some snorkeling and cruise the coastline.  Dolphins are often spotted as well as other sea creatures.  The calm waters of the Manuel Antonio coast will lull you into utter relaxation as you soak up the beauty of the coastline!   Once off the boat, you may want to head back to the villa for some pool time and then perhaps head out on the town for a farewell dinner!

Day 7: (A Regretful) Departure from Paradise

All vacations must come to an end, and your departure will be as sad for our villa staff as it will be for you having to leave paradise! After a farewell with our staff, one of our private vans will pick you up and take you back to the airport, or you can also choose to take a private or regional flight back.  No doubt, everyone at Villa Perezoso will be sad to see you go, but will look forward to seeing you back again 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