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.
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.
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.
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!
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…
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
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!
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