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Your Guide to Manuel Antonio Villas

Located in the center of Costa Rica’s Pacific coast and featuring a world-famous national park and celebrated biodiversity, Manuel Antonio is one of Central America’s top destinations. And with elevated positions peering out over those dramatic ocean views, Manuel Antonio villas let you enjoy the best of this magical place.

The land around Manuel Antonio was revered for generations by the indigenous Quepoa people. But it was the establishment of the Manuel Antonio National Park in 1972 that brought the area’s stunning biodiversity to international attention.

Today, Manuel Antonio is known for its mix of tropical beauty and lush rainforest. In true Pacific fashion, cliffs and verdant landscapes overlook the crystal-clear water and the fine sand of Playa Manuel Antonio, while the park itself offers endless opportunities for adventure.

Manuel Antonio Villa Rentals

Pura vida – pure life – is the ethos of Costa Rica. Manuel Antonio villa rentals embody this philosophy with designs that coexist with their natural surroundings and elevate your experience into something you’ll never forget.

Think floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the rainforest. Infinity pools that seem to spill into the ocean. Interiors with original pieces from local artists. And that’s just the start.

Plus, all of our Manuel Antonio villas include 5-star service, including from your Rental Escapes Concierge. Your Concierge can help with things like park visits, additional excursions, villa staff, and any other special request you may have.

Luxury Villas in Manuel Antonio

Manuel Antonio villas are inseparable from natural living, with everything from the villa interior to the service dedicated to letting you get the most out of your surroundings. They include:

Seaside 1: With stunning views over the Pacific Ocean and the surrounding tropical landscape, Seaside-1 is a ten-bedroom masterpiece. It features en-suite bedrooms with rain showers and other amenities, and a design that combines natural materials with bold angles. It also includes a complimentary breakfast and passion fruit mimosas.

Seaside 2: The newest addition to the Seaside Estate, Seaside 2 adds an impressive list of amenities that the family will enjoy. They include a pool lounge, an alfresco dining area, two bars, a theatre room, and a private spa. Add in 5-star staff and elevated design choices and you have one of the best ways to experience Manuel Antonio.

Casa Anjali: Nestled in a lush rainforest, Casa Anjali uses an open concept, with vaulted teak ceilings, to create an inviting space. Additional features like a gourmet kitchen, outdoor BBQ, drink station, and an infinity pool elevate your experience further – especially when you add a private chef.

Manuel Antonio Villas with Pool

So much of Manuel Antonio’s joy is laying out and taking in the beautiful weather and one-of-a-kind landscapes. Manuel Antonio villas with pools let you do that from the privacy of your own home away from home. They include:

Costa Vida: Set in the heart of Manuel Antonio, Costa Vida’s large infinity pool stretches out over the Pacific and the park. Plus, this sprawling villa sleeps up to 34 people thanks to a variety of bedroom configurations. This makes it a perfect option for events like destination weddings or family reunions.

Villa Paraiso: Villa Paraiso combines a modernist design with a well-appointed interior to create a perfect layout for entertaining. The 70-foot infinity edge pool stands out as the focal point of the villa, where you’re sure to make some of your trip’s best memories. Plus, it’s located within a gated community just five minutes from the park.

Casa Julieta: A tranquil villa set on a quiet road, Casa Julieta offers life-affirming views and a host of nice amenities. The terrace and infinity pool let you take in the beautiful surroundings, with monkeys, toucans, macaws, and sloths visiting frequently.

Manuel Antonio FAQ

What are the Entry Requirements for Manuel Antonio?

Visitors from the US, Canada, EU, Australia, and New Zealand must present a valid passport upon entry to Costa Rica. Visitors from other countries may need an additional tourist visa.

How to Get to Manuel Antonio?

The easiest way to get to Manuel Antonio is to fly into Juan Santamaria International Airport in San Jose. From there, you can take a quick connecting flight to La Managua Airport, which is just a 25-minute drive. Alternatively, you can drive 3-4 hours from San Jose Airport. Your Rental Escapes Concierge can help with airport transfers and rental cars.

How to Get Around Manuel Antonio?

The best way to get around Manuel Antonio is by renting a car. Renting a car will let you explore more of the park and the surrounding areas on your terms. In addition, taxis and private drivers are readily available. There is also a reliable bus service connecting Quepos to Manuel Antonio National Park, with beach stops along the way. Your Rental Escapes concierge can help with rental cars, taxis, private drivers, and any other transportation need.

Best Time to Visit Manuel Antonio?

High season in Manuel Antonio runs from December to April. This is the dry season, with consistent sun and ideal weather for the beach and exploring the park. That said, crowds are also highest at this time.
Shoulder season is from May to August and November. This time of year still sees great weather, but it is the transition to the rainy season. However, crowds and prices are lower, making this a favorite time for many.
Low season is from September to October. This is the peak of rainy season, with frequent showers, especially in the afternoon. That said, the rainforest is at its most lush at this time, and crowds and prices are at their lowest.

Is Manuel Antonio Safe?

Manuel Antonio is considered safe. However, travelers should still exercise common sense, such as not leaving belongings unattended, or avoiding walking alone at night. The park itself is also home to diverse wildlife. While most wildlife is harmless, others, such as monkeys, may approach you for food. Lastly, the water can have strong rip tides and currents, so stick to swimming in designated areas only.

Best Things to do in Manuel Antonio?

Visit Manuel Antonio Park: With incredible biodiversity and well-maintained trails for every fitness level, Manuel Antonio Park is a true haven for nature lovers. Expect to see monkeys, sloths, iguanas, and a variety of birds, as well as some gorgeous, lush landscapes.
Enjoy the beaches: This area is also home to a variety of beautiful beaches. Playa Manuel Antonio is known for its calm water, perfect for swimming and snorkeling. Playa Espadilla, meanwhile, is just outside the park and is ideal for sunbathing, surfing, and hanging out.
Adventure excursions: There are also a ton of fun adventure excursions your Concierge can arrange for you. They include zip lining through the rainforest canopy; whitewater rafting through the Savegre and Naranjo rivers; kayaking through mangroves; or going whale and dolphin watching.

How’s the Food in Manuel Antonio?

Manuel Antonio is home to a delicious mix of both local and international cuisine. There’s a big emphasis on fresh seafood, especially grilled fish and fresh ceviche. Other popular dishes include Casado, a traditional Costa Rican dish that includes rice, beans, salad, plantains, and meat; and gallo pinto, a popular breakfast dish made with eggs, cheese, tortillas, and vegetables.
Your Rental Escapes Concierge can also arrange chef service and villa pre-stocking on any of our Manuel Antonio villas.

How’s the Weather in Manuel Antonio?

Manuel Antonio enjoys a tropical climate with a distinct dry and green season.
Dry season is from December to April. The weather is warm and sunny. Average daytime temperatures range from 75°F to 90°F (24°C to 32°C). Evenings are slightly cooler, around 68°F to 75°F (20°C to 24°C). Average monthly precipitation is only about 1 to 2 inches (25 to 50 mm).
Green season is from May to November. The weather remains warm, with average daytime temperatures ranging from 75°F to 85°F (24°C to 29°C). Nighttime temperatures are typically between 70°F to 75°F (21°C to 24°C). Average precipitation ranges from 5 to 20 inches (125 to 500 mm) per month. The heaviest rains occur in September and October.

Book a Manuel Antonio Villa with Rental Escapes

If you’re hoping to visit this beautiful part of Costa Rica, Rental Escapes can elevate your Manuel Antonio villa rental into a true luxury experience.

Our portfolio includes the finest Manuel Antonio villas, including ocean-view villas, family villas, and villas with pools.

Your Rental Escapes Reservations Expert can find the best luxury villa for your group, and your Concierge personalizes your trip to create the ultimate Manuel Antonio villa experience.

Contact us today to book your next dream holiday!

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