We can't say enough about our recent stay at Manu Villas Pavilion! The private mountain villa surrounded by the lush rainforest with spectacular views of the Pacific is absolutely beautiful. The villa was immaculate with well kept grounds. The infinite pool, that appears perfectly perched on the mountain side, is the perfect spot to relax with a glass of wine as the sun sets for the evening or as the evening rains close in. We had our stay at Manu during the rainy season which I would ensure again for any future vacations to Costa Rica...just amazing! We enjoyed hot and and sunny days that often cooled nicely in the evening with a rain that would begin at, or just before, sunset. Manu is a perfect location for great day trips to the surrounding villages and beaches. We took advantage of the local markets and fisherman to have fresh fruit, vegetables and fish to cook for our dinner each day. The fresh selections of exotic flavours were fabulous for anyone who likes to cook, and the villa was equipped with everything you need in the kitchen. We did enjoy Grace's cooking for both a dinner and a breakfast, both of which were healthy, flavourful and well prepared meals. Alex & Grace are incredible hosts. They so kindly arranged for our transfer from Quepos to the Villa, had our car rental delivered to the villa the following day, arranged for a fabulous day on the water with Grace's brother in his fishing boat to go whale watching, arranged our exceptional private tour through Manuel Antonio Park, linked us to the local fishing beach in Domincalito to buy our fresh fish as well as guided us to the regional farmers market in San Isidro....Not to mention retrieved our camera that was forgotten in our rental vehicle and arranged to have it safely and securely shipped back to us in Canada...truly above and beyond exceptional hosts!! The housekeeping staff including Jussely, Yerlin and David were very pleasant and available if we needed them, but also ensured our privacy. The drive up the mountain road is steep and best navigated with a four wheel drive vehicle, but at no times felt unmanageable or unsafe. The gorgeous views, wildlife, exotic trees and flowers occupy your senses during the drive up or down the mountain. Manu Villas is truly an exceptionally relaxing and beautiful get away. We most definitely will return to Manu Villas when we plan our next trip to Costa Rica and would highly recommend it to anyone who asks.
- 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 Yoga Retreats Costa Rica/Dominical