Alex and Grace were fantastic hosts. We just returned a week ago and couldn't have been more pleased with our experience.
While the homes are in Costa Rica, it truly feels like your in a Bali resort with jungles all around the look and feel of teak. I had an initial concern about being too close to other villas, but was ultimately impressed with the solitude and privacy. Our first visitor was a gentle and wandering 4' boa that was wandering across the path to the next villa. Pepe our surf instructor gracefully removed him into the brush. At Manu, as with all the other villas high up above Dominical, you are definitely part of the ecosystem around you.
Everything was pretty close from the house. It takes about 8-12 minutes off the main highway (34) to get up to the house. Once you're on the main highway it's 20 minutes to the Quepos airport, 40 minutes to Manuel Antonio Park, 5 minutes from the beach at Dominical and your within 20 minutes either north or south from a dozen great beaches. You're 5 minutes from really fun zip-lining and 20 minutes from the Nauyuca Falls trailhead. That was one of the funnest things we did.
You can always just hang out at Manu's awesome pool though. The view is wonderful. We'd definitely go back again.
Thanks for dinner and a great experience Grace and Alex. Hopefully we'll see you again soon.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Manu Yoga Retreats and Spa in Dominical Costa Rica caters to individuals who value an authentic encounter with nature. Hidden among 30 acres of lush tropical rain forest, four luxury vacation villas are situated on a small mountain ridge with expansive Pacific Ocean views stretching from Manuel Antonio Park in the north to the southern tip of the Osa Peninsula. Each rental villa comes with a private pool, fully equipped kitchen, organic linens, ocean views, tropical breezes, and the rainforest at your doorstep. The villas can be fully staffed for an indulgent vacation, honeymoon or retreat. We can tailor the experience for groups and yoga retreats of up to 14 persons as well as the discriminating individual. Among the many available options are soothing spa services, extreme athletic adventures, and customized cuisines for the educated palate. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Manu Retreats Costa Rica/Dominical