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Manuel Antonio Vacation Rentals

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Luxury Villas in Manuel Antonio

The province of Puntarenas covers most of the spectacular 600 miles of Costa Rica’s Pacific coastline. This is the region that’s home to several pretty resort towns. You will find many Manuel Antonio vacation rentals, located about halfway along this coastline. They are ideally placed for you and your group to explore the best of this beautiful area.


WHAT'S SPECIAL ABOUT MANUEL ANTONIO


The resort town of Manuel Antonio is adjacent to the town of Quepos. The population is about 21,000, with most of the population involved in the tourist service industry. One of the unique aspects of a vacation to this corner of paradise is the rainforest-fringed beaches.

Vacation rentals in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, like Villa Panorama, have their stretch of private rainforest surrounding the spacious villa. A short walk or beach buggy ride will take you to Manuel Antonio Bay for a swim. The beach is sandy perfection, and the water is divine.

The rainforest is a big part of life in this region of Costa Rica. Lush green trees, teeming with colorful birds and exotic animals, create the perfect conditions for hikes and walks. Alternatively, listening to the soothing sounds of nature can be so relaxing as you spend a blissful afternoon lolling on a lounger on the private terrace of one of the Manuel Antonio villas like Tranquil Villa.

The incredible combination of ocean and rainforest blended so exquisitely into their surroundings is what elevates a vacation in Manuel Antonio home rentals to another level.

Food is a big way of life in Manuel Antonio. You will find the Town and Marina offer many dining options. Whether you dine out or at home, Costa Rica is a great source of ingredients from seafood, meat, and exotic fruits. In addition, there is an eclectic mix of international cuisines to choose from.

You won't be disappointed if you like sushi and Asian fusion dishes. Vegetarians and vegans will find lots of terrific options too. Local coffee is simply divine and the best infusion to kick-start your day.


WATERSPORTS


Visitors to the Manuel Antonio area can enjoy so many water sports activities. The Marina Pez Vela in Quepos is a great place to join a boat tour or book a private trip. In addition, there are high-octane jet ski tours of the coastline. Boat trips, both daytime and night, into the mangroves are one of those memorable trips to another world.

Diving and snorkeling are a big part of life on this Pacific coastline. The water conditions are sublime. You will find clear water with abundant marine life to view beneath the waves. In addition, there are stunning coral reef formations to explore.

Surf enthusiasts rate Costa Rica. Masters of the long and short boards would agree that the wind and wave conditions are equal to Hawaii. Playa Manuel Antonio is the most popular beach to catch a wave. However, if you are experienced and like to step away from the busier beaches, Playa Biesanz north of Quepos is one of those 'secret beaches' loved by those in the know.

White water rafting, rappelling down a waterfall, and kayaking through naturally forming inland canals are other water sports to keep visitors of all ages active and engaged. In addition, most of the Manuel Antonia vacation home rentals are within the region's collection area for these guided Tours. What could be easier?

FISHING

Marina Pez Vela runs the Dorado Derby fishing competition each November. Teams compete to see who lands the heaviest individual dorado. Book ahead to register your team. If you like big game fishing, you will love this. The Pelagic Rock Star and Rodeo Rooster fishing competitions occur in January and February, respectively. These competitions take place over several days. It's a great hit on the social calendar, with anglers enjoying beers after a day at sea.


WELLNESS


Costa Rica has established itself at the forefront of holistic living. Yoga studios and well-being spas have popped up across the Pacific coastline. You will be delighted to find the best massage and therapeutic centers around Quepos-Manuel Antonio. Using natural ingredients, talented individuals can bring restorative massages direct to you in some of the villas for rent in Manuel Antonio.

Setting up on your private terrace, you can try some yoga or guided morning meditation. The outdoor space of Jungle Villa, coupled with the dramatic ocean views, is the ideal place to commune with your inner spirit. And when you've finished your session, your personal chef can have a delicious and nutritious luncheon ready for you to enjoy.

If you like being part of a class or like to avail yourself of the full services of a spa, ask your Exceptional Villas concierge to book you some space at a local wellness center. It's one of the must-try experiences, all part of the Costa Rica concept of Pura Vida.


ECOLOGICAL TOURS


From any of the Manuel Antonio Costa Rica vacation rentals, you will have easy access to the stunning national park on your doorstep. Manuel Antonio National Park, established in 1972, is one of the best destinations for anyone looking for jungle and beach activities.

The Park is open every day except Tuesday. Opening time is 7am, the Park closes at 4pm, and the Park beaches close at 5pm. The Park is a protected area and there are rules about the use of drones.

Also, you aren’t allowed to bring any food into the park but can pick up snacks at the kiosk near the beach. In addition, there are several private tours you can book that will collect and return to any Manual Antonio luxury vacation rentals.

At 16km square, it is the smallest of Costa Rica's national parks. The park covers land and sea so you can find wildlife like sloths, monkeys, iguanas, butterflies, toucans, dolphins, whales, coatis, and much more. There are beautiful hiking trails, some created especially for visitors with mobility issues. In addition, you can enjoy canopy, ATV, and horseback riding tours.

A gentle walk around Cathedral Point, where the beaches of Manuel Antonio and Playa Espadilla Sur meet, is one of the most photographed places in the area.

Check out all the important dos and don'ts before you visit the park. Costa Rica National Parks work hard to protect all the species that flourish within the area. They are keen to nurture the environment for future generations. With so much to see and do, it’s not unusual to spend more than one day at this park. It’s just so relaxing and quiet at the beach and is one of the very best facets of life in Manuel Antonio.


ADRENALIN JUNKIES


You don't have to be a chest-pumping iron man to participate in some of the more thrilling activities in Manuel Antonio. Here is a quick overview of some of the best tours you can join.

Night Tours

A trip through the jungle at night is thrilling as this is when visitors can see several shy species. Biophilia is a biological reserve 5 minutes from Manuel Antonio and is where the night tours take place.

All the guides are professional naturalists who will take you safely through the jet-black forest, pointing out a host of creepy crawlies, tree frogs, birds, snakes, coatis, sloths, and armadillos. The tour is a firm favorite with kids who find the jungle sounds thrilling.

White Water Rafting

Hitting the rapids along the Naranjo River is epic. The inflatable boats with an experienced crew will safely take you on a white-knuckle ride. Most professional tours will be happy to collect you from any of the villas in Manuel Antonio.

For children, there's a white-water rafting experience on the Savegre River. The minimum age is seven, which is a terrific introduction to the thrills of this activity.

ATV Jungle Tours

ATVs, all-terrain vehicles, or quads are a terrific way to explore the jungle landscape around Quepos. With an age minimum of 16, you will set out in a group guided by local experts, traversing rivers, visiting waterfalls, and sampling traditional food. Bring a change of clothes as there's a lot of mud involved!

Jet Ski the Coastline

Several jet ski tour companies are operating in the Manuel Antonio area. Guided by experts, you and your group will explore the coastline around Quepos and Manuel Antonio. The jet skis are approved for use and the routes taken don't cause any disruption to wildlife. Teenagers 14 years and older are permitted to take the controls.


ROMANCE


Honeymooners adore Costa Rica. It's that mix of beauty and serenity plus lots of fun activities that attract the newly married Mr and Mrs. Take your romance a step further and consider getting married in Costa Rica. A beautiful property like Villa Vista can offer you and your group an incredible setting for wedding preparation with the included amenity of a private chef.

If you are planning a civil ceremony, why not get married on any of the terraces of beautiful villa rentals in Manuel Antonio? You can take your event out onto a beach or into the jungle for something quite unusual too. What's better than combining your wedding and honeymoon in one location? The rules around marriages in Costa Rica are straightforward, and any wedding conducted in CR is recognized internationally.


HOW TO GET TO MANUEL ANTONIO


There are many flight options to San Jose International Airport. This airport, located in the capital of Costa Rica, is approximately 2.5-3 hours from the home rentals in Manuel Antonio. In addition, there is a small regional airport at Quepos with connecting flights from San Jose – a short 30-minute flight – that will get you close to your beautiful villa.


WEATHER


The proximity to the Equator ensures that daytime temperatures in Manuel Antonio never drop below mid-20s. The dry season runs from December to April. There is a certain amount of rain during the Green Season, but the various micro-climates found across the region can create lovely sunspots too. September and October are the rainiest months but still attract visitors who want to avail themselves of smaller tourist numbers and keener rental rates.


CONCLUSION


Manuel Antonio is a well-established vacation destination in Costa Rica. The thriving town is home to many restaurants and bars. In addition, there are so many wonderful activities to keep all ages entertained for the duration of their dream vacation.

The standard of villas available in the Manuel Antonio area is exceptional. Large, modern, stylish properties that will deliver blissful luxury for guests. The Pacific coastline is a tropical paradise with lush rain forests sweeping down to picturesque sandy beaches.

Whether you explore the coast in a kayak or a large catamaran, you will be captivated by the unspoiled scenery. Volcanic mountains rise against blue skies; rivers provide estuaries that will take you inland to see extraordinary wildlife.

The Manuel Antonio National Park and the surrounding areas are a feast for your senses. Butterflies, exotic birds, and lazy sloths are just some of the unusual sights and sounds.

Exceptional Villas is an expert on Costa Rica. We've been offering our valued customers the most exclusive and sumptuous rental properties for years. We regularly visit the town of Manuel Antonio, explore the region, and build meaningful relationships with the best service providers.

Once you connect with us, we can match your specific vacation needs to the perfect villa. Our dedicated concierge team can create a bespoke vacation for you and your group that includes private airport transfers, guided tours, celebratory events, exciting nights out, and so much more.

There's a reason Manuel Antonio is at the forefront of Costa Rican vacations. It is the perfect combination of beach, jungle, and vacation amenities. The welcoming charm of this friendly and safe nation is just another positive of a trip to Costa Rica.

In addition, there's a wonderful layer of sophistication in terms of holistic services and outdoor amenities without compromising on good ecological sense. Unspoiled is a word travelers regularly use to describe Manuel Antonio. Take the trip of a lifetime and experience it for yourself.

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