Whew! What a year 2020 has been for the whole world! Here in Costa Rica, everyone is awaiting tonight’s celebration with more anticipation than ever. New Year’s in Costa Rica is always a big event, and although group celebrations will be limited this year, people can’t wait to bid farewell to 2020.
This year, New Year’s will be brought in with an air of new hope and enthusiasm toward the future. So, before we sign off for the holiday weekend and head to the beach to catch the last sunset of the year, we wanted to give you a glimpse at how people in Costa Rica will be spending tonight’s celebration.
Most government and private offices close for anywhere from 2-3 weeks right before Christmas, as people take off from the city in search of some R&R among nature, usually at the beaches, which are generally packed this time of year! Regardless if New Year’s is spent at home or at one of the many beach towns, including our beautiful Manuel Antonio Beach, New Year’s in Costa Rica is definitely a family affair. Costa Ricans typically gather with large groups of family and friends at home or at a Manuel Antonio vacation rental or other vacation villas along the coast.
The celebration starts by watching sunset at the beach, then heading back to the vacation rental to start cooking, all while enjoying music and a little dancing to set the mood for the night’s celebration. Dinner is enjoyed late, normally around 10pm so everyone has time to digest and wait for the midnight fireworks, which can be enjoyed all over the country. A typical dinner consists of carne asada or grilled meats, along with roasted pork leg, pasta or potato salad, corn on the cob, and a fresh salad. For dessert, a cinnamon-spiced, rice pudding or tres leches (three milk cake) can’t be denied!
Although this year’s celebration will be a little different as the beach gatherings and public fireworks shows have been cancelled, the air of excitement can still be felt and no doubt the new year will be brought in with happiness… After all Costa Rica knows how to embody the pura vida lifestyle in all situations!
And for our American visitors who we have had the pleasure of hosting at Villa Perezoso this week, they will enjoy dinner with our chef and have opted to try some Costa Rican traditional dishes to ring in the new year in a different way! Their morning was spent on a private catamaran and snorkeling cruise, followed by afternoon massages at the villa. Aside from several private tours and activities and complete relaxation at the villa, their holiday vacation has also been packed full of monkey sightings, scarlet macaws and toucan visits. What better way to spend the New Year’s holiday?
So, for now, we will sign off, but before we do, we wish you all a happy and healthy start to the new year. Never have we been happier to say: Pura Vida & Feliz Año Nuevo!
We are starting to wrap up a year that none of us ever will forget. As we approach the end of 2020, we are all so happy to turn to something more joyful: the holiday season and everything we have to be grateful for! Whether your traditions center around family, food, football, the Great Outdoors or travel, we know the holidays will look a little different this year for most of us. Yet, in spite of the crazy year we have all endured, we still have much to be grateful for.
At Villa Perezoso, we are grateful to live in a tranquil place that is surrounded by so much natural beauty. We are also grateful for the support of our staff and our vendors as well as the tour operators in Manuel Antonio, who have shown so much camaraderie and solidarity during this challenging year. If you are traveling with us for the holidays ahead, you will soon be able to experience some of the reasons why we are so grateful this year…
To be able to sit outside on one of the terraces of the villa and observe nature, serene and at peace, is a true gift. To be able to visit the beach or mountains, to breathe fresh air and experience wildlife in its natural habitat is healing. Many of us spent months at time during the shutdown filled with worry and anticipation. Sitting among nature in a peaceful environment is an offering we must all learn to cherish, and one that so many of us here in Manuel Antonio took on board this year. Another important reason we are grateful is that in spite of the difficulty of the year, we were able to spend important family time together. As we approach Thanksgiving, we will once again gather together, but this time with an air of enthusiasm for the new year ahead of us.
We are so excited to be welcoming our guests back and we want to thank you in advance for your continued support over the years. Many of you have visited us several times, or have referred us to your friends and family. Your support means everything to us and we are so grateful! If you visit us this year, you will be greeted with the same warmth that you have always received, although you may note an even greater sense of excitement from our team to be hosting you! Your well-being and that of our team is at the forefront of everything we do. We take pride in playing a part in the important moments of your vacation, and give thanks for the opportunity to be able to host you.
Happy holidays from all of us at Villa Perezoso to you!
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
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
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
In-Villa Cooking Classes
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
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
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.
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!
forward to seeing you soon!
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