A warm welcome from Gloriela
Welcome! My name is Gloriela Saborio and I am your Pre-Arrival Concierge. I’ll assist you in preparing for your stay with us at Villa Punto de Vista in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica.
This page is designed to introduce you to the villa and Manuel Antonio, and should answer most of your questions. Please feel free to contact me with any additional inquiries, or to request assistance with arrangements for your stay. My services are completely complementary.
The villa is located in Manuel Antonio on the Central Pacific coast of Costa Rica (not to be confused with Puerto Rico!). To pinpoint our specific location, please see this Google Map of the villa.
Costa Rica is easily accessible via commercial flights or private jet into Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO), also known as the San José airport. Many U.S. cities – New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, Charlotte, and more – have direct flights to Costa Rica. International cities, including Toronto and Madrid, also offer nonstop flights to Costa Rica.
You will need a passport to visit Costa Rica. A Visa is not required for U.S., Canadian or EU visitors. Your passport must be valid for at least six months from your date of entry into Costa Rica. Passports must be in good condition, with no rips or tears.
Getting to the Villa
Once in Costa Rica, you’ll have several options to travel to the villa:
Ground Transportation* (2.5 hours)
Most of our guests hire a luxury private van to travel to the villa. Upon arrival, an attentive chauffeur will meet you at the airport; your driver is easily identified, as s/he will display a sign with your party’s name. We arrange only for transportation in a late-model, air-conditioned van with an insured and bi-lingual driver. More than a point A-to-point B transfer, your driver is truly a private chauffeur: stop along the way for a photo-op, a snack or full meal, or even to visit a park, scenic viewpoint or other attraction!
If you’d like to book luxury ground transportation, I’m happy to arrange it on your behalf.
Air Transportation (20 minutes)
You may also opt for a short flight between San José and the villa. Flights to the Quepos Regional Airport, just 12 minutes from Villa Punto de Vista, are available everyday through local commercial airlines Nature Air and Sansa Air. Upon request, I can also arrange a private flight or helicopter charter at any time you desire.
**We do not recommend renting a car.
This will add complexity to your vacation. Not only are there potentially long lines and stacks of paperwork involved in renting a car, but Costa Rican roads can be difficult to navigate with little signage and potholes aplenty. In other words, though renting a car may seem convenient, many of our guests report it as stressful. Once at the villa, we’ll easily and conveniently take care of all your transportation needs, via private vans, taxis and buggy service.
Your Villa Stay
Villa Punto de Vista is a 10-bedroom estate reserved exclusively for your group and fully staffed for the entirety of your stay. The villa manager/butler, Oliver, is your onsite concierge and will assist you with anything you need, from ordering in groceries, supplies and food, to recommending great local restaurants.
We recommend booking your tours and services (e.g. spa & massage, yoga, canopy tours, etc.) in advance. (This is a complementary service that I can arrange on your behalf.) Oliver is also available to book tours once you are at the villa.
Our friendly staff consists of housekeepers, who will keep tidy both your room and the villa’s social areas, and our maintenance/security personnel, who keep the villa running smoothly.
A full, daily breakfast is included with your stay and serves up eggs-to-order, waffles, pancakes, and local dishes like sweet plantains and rice & beans. Breakfast’s coup de grâce is the villa’s signature passion fruit champagne mimosa – the perfect way to start your day! Yessenia, our breakfast chef, will see to it that you don’t leave the villa hungry before exploring beautiful Manuel Antonio.
The villa offers the same level of amenities you would expect from a luxury hotel:
In the Villa
- Wi-Fi (Complimentary)
- Home Theatre w/10’ screen
- Sony PS4 Gaming Console
- Business Center (Computer & Printer)
- iPads in all social areas (AirPlay radio)
- Game Room with Pool Table
- Cable, Satellite and AppleTV
In your Room
- In-room Wi-Fi
- Apple iPads in each Room
- In-Ceiling Sound System (w/ AirPlay)
- RAW Botanicals bath+spa products
- Jennifer Adams Home Lux Linens
- In-room safe, refrigerator & hair dryer
- Robes, slippers & soft towels
Villa Punto de Vista is surrounded by 2.5 acres of private rainforest reserve and overlooks world-famous Manuel Antonio National Park. Manuel Antonio is one of the planet’s most biodiverse regions, home to stunning flora and diverse fauna. The villa is no exception, with frequent sightings of monkeys, sloths, toucans and even whales, to name a few of our guests’ favorite visitors.
Though surrounded by amazing natural habitat, the villa is only a few minutes’ walk/drive from local shops, restaurants, hotels and nightlife.
A golden sand beach is just a 5-minute walk from the villa. An additional 15 minutes brings you to the beach town of Manuel Antonio, where you’ll find the national park entrance and diverse beach activities – surfing, parasailing, WaveRunners, etc. – as well as shops and restaurants.
The most beautiful beaches in the area are sheltered within the national park’s natural bay; these are ideal for families, snorkeling and relaxation, as there are no waves. For the adventurous, there are a few hidden beaches a short hike away. Ask Oliver!
A Note on Weather
Manuel Antonio has an average temperature of 71 to 89 degrees F (22 to 32 degrees C) year-round, with little seasonal variation in temperature. From December through April, you will experience very little to no rain. May through August marks the seasonal transition, when there are occasional showers, and September & October are the rainiest months of the year. November transitions back to the dry season. Manuel Antonio is ALWAYS GREEN!
TOURS & SERVICES
The Manuel Antonio area offers a multitude of fun, adventurous and educational experiences appropriate for all ages and interests. Below is a list of a select few:
- National Park Tour
- Canopy Zip-Line
- Horseback Riding
- Whitewater Rafting
- Spice Farm
- Butterfly Farm
- Sport Fishing
- Ocean Kayaking
- Caño Island Diving*
At the Villa
- Spa & Massage
- Culinary Classes
- Sommelier Wine Pairing Dinners
- Dance Classes
- Live Entertainment
The answers to your burning questions!
Punto de Vista is constantly updating and improving our facilities and amenities, as well as our video and photo libraries. Please follow us on social media to keep up-to-date on your soon-to-be vacation paradise!