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Ultimate Packing List for a Luxury Vacation

  • June 6, 2024
  • Villa Punto de Vista

You’ve spent months planning your luxury vacation along Costa Rica’s coastline, and your departure is just days away. Before you take flight and immerse yourself in the high-end privacy and amenities at the Villa Punto de Vista Estate, prepare with the ultimate travel packing list.

Considerations Before You Start Packing

A luxury vacation is different than a quick trip to a nearby beach. When it’s time to create your packing list, picture yourself enveloped in luxury and with everything you need to make the most of your stay.


Your getaway is about utmost relaxation—every detail and need is anticipated and addressed for you. Alongside incredible service, the amenities often cover a large portion of your packing list so you can pack light.

At the Villa Punto de Vista Estate, our high-end amenities include fresh linens and towels and organic bath spa products. We ensure your stay embodies luxury at every turn with a team of professional, full-service staff, providing what you need for a comfortable stay. Enjoy a fresh gourmet breakfast every morning, featuring freshly baked pastries and rich coffee made from locally sourced beans. With bottomless exotic fruit mimosas, your vacation starts the moment you wake up.


Costa Rica is widely adored for its tropical temperatures, perfect for relaxing poolside and by the sea. While you can expect it to be warm all year—often between 80 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit—different seasons highlight more of Costa Rica’s extraordinary features.

Costa Rica’s green season occurs from May to August with sunnier mornings and light showers during the afternoons. You’ll want to pack rain gear if you visit this time of year, but you can also expect to see the rainforest at its most verdant.

If you’re hoping for incredible views of greenery, flowers and wildlife, like nesting turtles, the green season is the time to visit. The romantic rainstorms are the perfect backdrop for a couples getaway, and you can take in the scenery on a zipline, rain or shine.

The dry season lasts from November to May, so you can expect plenty of sun and warm days perfect for a dip in the emerald waves. Throughout the year, you can also expect the temperature to drop into a breezy and comfortable 60 degrees once the sun sets.


A luxury vacation means something different to everyone. For some, lounging on the golden sands and swimming in the ocean are the peak of luxury. Visit one of the many beaches in Manuel Antonio to take in the fresh sea air and the sunlight reflecting off the Central Pacific.

Costa Rica is for more than lounging and sunbathing. The lush greenery and varying landscape are a magnificent venue for adventurous activities like ziplining and seasonal scuba diving. Satisfy your adventurous spirit in the home of Pura Vida.

When you stay at the Villa Punto de Vista Estate, we simplify planning for every activity you pursue in Manuel Antonio. Our pre-arrival concierge works with you before your stay to book tours and make reservations for all the activities you want to experience. With your itinerary taken care of, you’ll know exactly what to pack.

Luxury Vacation Packing List

With all your pre-packing considerations accounted for, it’s time to create the ultimate packing list for your vacation.

Clothing for Any Occasion

Costa Rica is highly regarded for everything it offers, from the relaxation of a beach day and to the rush of whitewater rafting. The clothes you pack should prepare you for any occasion—think swimsuits, comfortable resort wear and more active outfits for your excursions.

With the option to create a high-end dining experience with your own private chef, you’ll also want more formal attire for special evenings. Arrive at one of the estate’s dining areas in style and enjoy thoughtfully designed meals featuring your favorite foods and regional dishes.

Of course, you’ll also need the everyday clothing essentials, and you can count on our staff to provide laundry service throughout your stay. Our concierge can also recommend excellent shopping locations if you’re missing something important. We provide transportation to downtown Manuel Antonio for you to experience the local culture and collect memorabilia from your visit.

Extras to Make the Most of Your Stay

Your stay at the Villa Punto de Vista Estate will be a vacation worth remembering. Make the experience all the more memorable with:

  • A camera: While many of us use our phones to take stunning photos, photography enthusiasts might prefer a camera. Whether you opt for film or digital, you’ll be able to capture watercolor sunsets and luscious rainforest canopies. Both villas offer incredible views from rooftop decks and other outdoor areas that are a perfect vantage point for photographers.
  • Books or an e-reader: For the committed sunbathers, a book or e-reader is a great item to pack to stay entertained as you relax poolside or on the beach. The estate provides transportation to the beach, so you don’t have to think twice about heading to the golden sands.
  • Binoculars: Costa Rica is rich with wildlife that can be spotted among the lush rainforests that surround the Villa Punto de Vista Estate. Tropical birds, sloths and monkeys may make an appearance, and binoculars will help you get an even closer look.
  • A power bank: During your vacation, you may be out and about on an excursion or exploring the local area. A portable power bank is essential for keeping your phone charged during your outings so you can collect gorgeous photos.

Toiletries and Logistics

The guest rooms at our estate provide the ultimate comfort and luxury with organic bath spa products, so you can feel free to pack light. You may wish to pack any special toiletry items as well as medications, contact solution, makeup and cologne or perfume. Other logistics to include in your ultimate vacation packing list are your wallet, passport, photo ID, insurance information and visa documents.

Book Your Stay at the Villa Punto de Vista Estate

Villa Punto de Vista delivers the luxury of privacy for you and your group. Villa Punto de Vista and Villa la Isla offer space for up to 54 guests across both villas. With its award-winning architectural design, the estate is sure to astound everyone in your party as you experience where the rainforest meets the sea.

Soak in the breathtaking Costa Rican scenery as you enjoy high-end amenities and incredible service from our anticipative staff. Make your reservation today!

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