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Spreading the Holiday Cheer: Pay 6 Nights/Stay 7!

November 21, 2020

It’s green season in Costa Rica and everyone at Villa Perezoso has been busy between rain showers getting the villa ready for our upcoming holiday season and for the 2021 year that lies ahead. What a year this has been… After closing down for 8 months due to the pandemic, we endured Tropical Storms Eta and Tropical Storm Iota, but thankfully all is well at the villa, and in our surrounding area, and we are looking forward to a wonderful holiday season and a much better 2021!

Now that Costa Rica rainy season is starting to pass and the days are starting to get sunnier, the feel of the holidays is in the air! Not only is everyone at Villa Perezoso busy getting things ready, but the whole town of Manuel Antonio is bustling with enthusiasm and joy as we begin to welcome tourists back. 

After a year of such incredible ups and downs, everyone is anticipating this holiday season with more excitement than ever.  Tour operators have been operating since November 1st and all of our favorite restaurants, cafés and shops are back open also.  It’s great to see how everyone has joined together to re-do protocols and safely welcome people back to our community.

With the holiday spirit in mind, we want to spread the cheer by offering some further travel perks for anyone who is ready for a getaway and wants to visit us this coming year.  Previously we announced our Fall travel specials, which are still in effect.  We have added to this offer by adding a new special valid for 2021 dates:  Stay 7 Nights and Only Pay 6 Nights! 

We previously talked about the perfect week-long vacation itinerary and made some vacation suggestions for a tranquil Manuel Antonio getaway.  Our concierge team will work with you to create your customized vacation itinerary, designed just for you!

So what are you waiting for?  Let us welcome you to Villa Perezoso and pamper you in your own private vacation rental, where paradise envelopes you daily…

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Inquire with us for offer details! Offer not valid for peak weeks or combinable with other promotions.

Couples, Family or Friends Getaway: 3 Costa Rica Trips for You!

November 2, 2020

After a much-needed break and some green season home improvements to beautify the villa for the upcoming season, all of us at Villa Perezoso are back and looking forward to the upcoming 2021!  With the holidays right around the corner, we know everyone up North is soon going to be busy making delicious meal plans and cozying up against the cooler evenings.  Meanwhile down here in paradise, we are beginning to make travel plans with different groups of guests we have coming after the new year.  So, while we’re busy making travel arrangements, we thought we’d take a moment and share some perfect getaway ideas in case you are interested in taking a little escape to our tropical haven anytime soon.  Whether it be for a long weekend getaway with your significant other, a family vacation with the kids, or a friends’ trip, here are 3 Costa Rica trips that are sure to give you that R&R that you need!

Couples Getaway

In need of some time away with your honey?  What could be better than a long weekend in the tropics!  Complete with peace and quiet, beautiful scenery and a villa that is perfect for couples, this might just be the perfect getaway to have some down time, and to finally be able to enjoy some one-on-one time with your significant other.  Who’s interested in strolls on the beach, beautiful sunsets and waking up leisurely?  Or perhaps you prefer to travel with other couples and make it a multi-couples trip.  Villa Perezoso also provides the perfect lodging experience for groups of couples wanting to get away without the kids.  Complete with different options to suit each travel group, Villa Perezoso offers the upper 2-bedroom penthouse with its rooftop Jacuzzi and sweeping ocean-views, or the lower main 3-bedroom villa complete with infinity-edge plunge pool and spacious bedrooms, each with en suite baths and private balconies.  If your group is larger, combine both for the complete 5-bedroom offering of this amazing tropical villa set right in the heart of the Manuel Antonio rainforest!  Whether you are looking for romance and relaxation, or adventure and activity, Villa Perezoso offers the perfect lodging option for couples’ groups.

Family Vacation

Looking for a great way to get away with the whole family to a place that offers something for everyone?  Who in your family would enjoy surfing, fishing, jet skiing, ATV’ing, zip lining through the rainforest, hiking through the jungle or lying on the beach with their toes in the sand?  All of this and much more is available in Manuel Antonio. Known as the place that “has it all”, it’s no surprise that the Manuel Antonio beach has been named one of the world’s most beautiful by Forbes.  Complete with a beachfront national park, Manuel Antonio provides incredible vacation activities and ways to get out and have fun! And remember that in case Mom and Dad want to get out one night for dinner on their own, we even have nanny service available!

Friends Trip

Who is ready for a guys-only or girls-only trip?  Whether you are looking to have a little fun with the girls, get pampered and indulge in chef services and spa therapy right at the villa, or head out to one of the nearby spas and wellness centers, and enjoy some great excursions and time on the beach, Villa Perezoso is your perfect vacation lodging option.  Or perhaps you and the guys want to get away for a fishing trip or an adrenaline-based adventure trip… Manuel Antonio offers the perfect mix of adrenaline opportunities mixed with relaxation and comfort. 

Whatever your perfect vacation getaway scenario is, we can help you set it up.  Our travel concierge is on-call prior to and during your stay to make sure that every detail is attended to, so that you don’t have to worry.  And don’t forget about our winter travel specialsWe are offering 10% off all reservations booked now through December for travel through mid-March.

We look forward to seeing you in paradise soon!

Tropically Yours,

The Team at Villa Perezoso

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!

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!

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!

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

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!

An Update from Villa Perezoso about COVID-19 in Costa Rica

March 31, 2020

Without question, we have entered into unchartered waters, and each of us is scrambling to address an ever-growing health crisis while also attending to our finances, our families, our personal life and attempting to evaluate what the future holds.  While the latter is impossible, here at Villa Perezoso we are weathering the storm and making use of the time.  We have taken proactive steps to join together with the local tourism industry to implement changes for when the time comes to once again welcome travelers to our tropical oasis.  At Villa Perezoso, we have a dedicated team with whom we have implemented new cleaning and sanitation protocols, new guest service interaction rules and new protocols for the maintenance of all internal and external areas.  As we move through this crisis, guest comfort and safety will continue to be our #1 priority.

According to the ICT, Costa Rica’s tourism board, over 3 million tourists visit our peaceful and beautiful country every year and 30% of the Costa Rican work force comes from tourism, with more than 80% of the tourism sector related to boutique establishments and family-owned businesses, like our very own Villa Perezoso.  With numbers like these, it is easy to understand why tourism is the heart of our community and why the COVID-19 health crisis has affected everyone so severely. 

As of March 18th, Costa Rica’s democratic government, made the decision to close its borders to in-coming tourists.  This decision was difficult for our tourism-based country to swallow, but it was a decision that was fully supported by everyone, both business owners and local citizens alike, who know that this immediate sacrifice will produce future benefits.  With the excellent leadership of our health minister, a doctor and a master in public health and epidemiology, in conjunction with the unified spirit of all Costa Ricans, who want nothing more than to be able to welcome back tourists, we have been on a stay-at-home call to action for 2 weeks now. To date we have just under 350 cases and no reported cases in our beloved Manuel Antonio.  While we know the numbers are bound to change with time, we feel confident we are staying ahead of the curve and doing our best to keep the numbers low.  Our entire community is working together for the future health and prosperity of our tourism-based businesses and for the health and safety of our families. 

As we wait to turn the corner, we relish on the simple things; abounding nature, tropical fruits, warm weather, sunshine and most of all, family.  When things calm down, and we know they will, we will be waiting with open doors at Villa Perezoso to welcome you back.  With its rich nature and focus on tranquility, no doubt Costa Rica will offer a safe, private and much-needed escape.

From our family to yours, we wish you continued health and peace during this time.