With two gorgeous coast-lines and an idyllic hurricane-free climate, Costa Rica is located south of Mexico and beyond most Central American nations within the land-bridge between North and South America. Along her sparkling Pacific Coast lies Manuel Antonio with it’s magnificent national park by the same name as well as Villa Punto de Vista.

Getting Here

Getting here is easy! Manuel Antonio has its own regional airport (QUEPOS) with daily 20 minute flights from the nation’s capital, San Jose (SJO), and other regions within Costa Rica. Alternatively, a 2:45 min. private van ride can comfortably transport your guests from the airport to the villa along a brand-new scenic highway. Your Villa Punto de Vista concierge will help coordinate your travel arrangements and all transfers from San Jose.

From the USA & Canada

Airlines fly direct from many cities to San Jose International Airport (Code: SJO) almost every day of the week. Direct Flights include:

  • NYC/Newark
  • Los Angeles
  • Chicago
  • Toronto (CAN)
  • Dallas/Houston
  • Denver
  • Minn./St. Paul
  • Atlanta
  • Miami
  • Orlando
  • Ft. Lauderdale
  • Charlotte

From the Rest of the World

We receive visitors from around the world. Many international destinations fly direct to Costa Rica throughout Europe, South America, Central America and the Caribbean. Some of the many international destinations include:

  • London (UK)
  • Madrid (SPAIN)
  • Dusseldorf (GER)
  • Mexico City (MEX)
  • Lima (PERU)
  • Panama City (PAN)

Private Jet Services

For an exclusive, bespoke travel experience, some of the top private aviation services offering direct flights from most any destination include:

 

 
 

Key Info

Travel Requirements

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. Travel requirements can be found here.

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.

Curency

Costa Rica’s currency is the Costa Rican Colon. An easy conversion is approximately 500 Colones to the Dollar (50,000 Colones = $100 USD) but a precise currency converter can be found here. US Dollars are accepted in most tourist locations as are credit cards. ATM’s are common so there is no need to bring a large amount of cash.

Time Zone

Costa Rica is on Central Standard Time (CST). Because there is no daylight savings time in this country, there will be a variation between 1 and 2 hours between US time zones. Click here to see the time currently in Costa Rica.

Voltage

Costa Rica features the same recognizable wall-sockets as found in the US or Canada and has the same voltage requirements Voltage: (110-120 Volts). For more on International adapters click here.

Tipping & Taxes

Tipping in Costa Rica is optional as a service fee of 10% is added to every service-oriented purchase (e.g. Restaurants).  Tax is 13% on all purchases.  It is applied to all goods with the exception of medicinal products, foodstuffs , and various other items.

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