Our family had never been to Costa Rica before, friends recommended Manuel Antonio. This villa was perfect for our family, great location that was a short cab or bus ride to the main beach and national park. We did not go into the town of Quepos much except for supplies, but it is easily accessible by bus or cab as well.. Tom, the on site concierge was very helpful with activity and food recommendations. The villa is very clean and well maintained. There is a lot of traffic on the main road, but the bedrooms are in the back so it didn't bother us. The pool and patio were great for hanging out and relaxing after a day of activities. Manuel Antonio is a tourist area and we were there at the height of the season. Places were busy, but it did not feel overly crowded and we didn't have any problem finding places for dinner or reserving activities, but it is a good idea to make reservations in advance.
What a great home to take your vacation, you feel as if you are in your own home. Put your feet up, stay awhile.
The pool was beautiful with plenty of patio space to hang out. While there, we were visited by the locals, a Toucan, a rooster greeting you everyday, Iguanas using the tin roof to catch some rays, birds and monkeys.
Be sure to look at the books the owners supply with suggestions of activities and eateries. The is something for everyone.
The house manager will book any and every adventure you want to try.
You can walk or if walking isn't your thing, you can take taxis into town. There was even pizza delivery, incase you can't drag yourself away from the pool.
We were there for seven days and by day three, I was trying to decide when I was coming back.
I recommend hiring a car and take the drive from San Jose. We missed out connecting flight and had to hire a car. It was the best thing that could have happened.
I would stay here again and again and again.
Location of villa is close to Quepos and Manuel Antonio beach and park. Plenty of room for a small family or two couples. We loved having the private plunge pool. House manager was very helpful and cleaning service was great. Only drawback is the villa is located next to the main road so you do get some noise from traffic. Not really an issue at night. We saw monkeys almost daily and even a pair of toucans on the property. I would definitely recommend this property for the location, price and amenities.
The house was really a find. Beautiful location and convenient to numerous activities. Very clean and definitely cared for by owners. Lots of space, two comfortable bedrooms and two baths. Great kitchen, dining area and sitting room with a bonus of a lovely pool area. It felt very spacious with an at home experience. Definitely the place to stay.
The house was everything we expected: good kitchen, nice living room, good bedrooms and 2 great bathrooms. Relaxing in the pool after a day in the park was fantastic. The housekeeper washes your dirty clothes (which is great when you are traveling for a longer time). The home manager Tom will help you with anything he can.
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This was the perfect retreat! The pool & privacy was amazing...perfect cool down each day. It's close to everything...short drive or taxi ride. The villa was very comfortable w/ a traditional Costa Rican feel. You can open up the windows to get the great morning breeze...also has air conditioning for the hotter, sticky evenings. Our host was very welcoming & accommodating...just a phone call away. The views are tropical & mountain..it's not high enough up for an ocean view...but we never really missed it since there are many restaurants & beaches nearby. It's a 2 bedroom, 2 bath...perfect for 2 couples...although there were only 2 of us so very spacious. We'd definitely stay here again.
This is my second time in Costa Rica, and the second time I've stayed in the same complex, though a different house. Yes it's on the older side, and you can hear street noise but it was perfect. We're from NYC so the amount of noise we're used to is astounding.
It was just my fiance and I so we have an abundance of space. All of the appliances worked. The private pool is the reason we picked this property and it was exactly what we wanted. It's not massive, but it's just about perfect for 2 people. WE spent many many hours in that pool relaxing after a day in town.
Tom is the highlight of this trip. This is, again, the 2nd time I've worked with him, and he's a treasure. Very, very attentive but also know to leave you alone.
Manuel Antonio is very close to my heart. The people, the nature, all come together to form this cocoon of happiness for me. I could return here again and again.
Bonus, we got engaged during this trip so it became even more special to us!