Stepping through grand, teakwood gates into her cozy, cool lanai, you immediately know you made the perfect choice for your Tropical Getaway. Feeling her ocean breezes, hearing the trickle of her soothing fountain and seeing her lush garden area . . . you may just decide you’d be content to spend your vacation right there on her veranda, and you're not even inside yet. You have only begun the Villas del Sol Experience.
Conceived by renown Costa Rican architects specifically for her owner as his personal home, you will find a myriad of special touches that sets Villas del Sol above even the most popular villas in Costa Rica. Hand-carved doors lead you onto every floor, distinctive chandeliers light your way, colorful ornaments and paintings from all over the globe, let you know you are in a “home”, not just a vacation house. Only recently has this gem begun its second incarnation: now available for you to experience.
Crossing to the “Ocean Side” of Villas del Sol, four large, covered verandas overlook her pristine pool and wrap the villa. Certainly these views will make you feel you can soar out over the Pacific. No doubt it’s a good idea to fight that initial impulse to fly, but you can at least reach out to try to touch the sea . . . it’s just that close. And on a clear morning (assuming you can get all those pesky monkeys from your line of vision), if you tilt your head just right and really focus, you just may see Hualalai. Your view is quite that spectacular.
Above this sea-side tower of balconies, if you can tolerate being a bit higher, and seeing a bit further: climb the stairway to Villas del Sol’s famous perch, legendary throughout all Manuel Antonio. (The principal photograph you see here on her profile was taken from The Perch). Perfect for meditation, reading and yoga, this nest will make you feel you are truly On Top of The World.
Conveniently, Villas del Sol is the only luxury villa in town whose doors open to the Main Avenue. In literally five seconds, you are meeting your tour transfer, catching your taxi, hailing your shuttle or driving your car. If you've visited Manuel Antonio, you know just how vital location is for having the ideal holiday; if not, you will soon discover that Villas del Sol is quite the elite address. All the prominent restaurants you have read about in Fodor’s or on Trip Advisor: only steps away. When locals are offering directions to misdirected drivers, 'the big perch at Villas del Sol' is always their favorite landmark. Yet because Villas del Sol’s architects calculated for this unique location, inside the villa is perfectly quiet. After you arrive, you will see just how fortunate you are.
Monkeys in the bamboo, toucans in the palms, iguanas having coffee by the pool . . . our animals come to you at Villas del Sol. Of course you will love the National Park Beaches, but you really won’t need any park to see Costa Rica's wildlife: just look out your window.
The epic Master Suite runs the gamut of the 4th floor. Reading this profile, you are likely the less-than-lucky 'group planner' for your Family or Friends. So tell no one about this Master Suite, and treat yourself to the trophy when you arrive. Jetted bath, 42” HDTV (with Netflix, of course), staggering views, enormous king bed, private lounging area, breakfast table on the balcony, and utter privacy are all your rewards if you can just keep the secret. Of course, your Friends in the Jungle and Palm Suites will not feel at all slighted. Luxurious queen beds and linens, huge closets, private living area, and reserved terrace with lounges are all prizes for these Guests. Everything is, of course, air-conditioned.
Your most unexpected, and perhaps most valued, pleasure is Donald, your personal concierge. He lives in the Owner’s Suite at Villas del Sol, and, although completely removed, he is available in moments. Prior to your arrival, through email and/or telephone calls, Donald customize's all your wishes: transportation, restaurant reservations, tour and excursion bookings. Once you're here, he is available 24-hours a day to implement your plan. If however, you just want to relax, opting to spend your time at the beach and pool, he is equally capable simply to provide your sunscreen and towels.
At Villas del Sol, whether it’s tranquil or thrilling: Your preference is our pleasure. White Wine or White Water Rafting; Sun Tanning or Salsa Dancing; Sailing or Sport Fishing . . . it’s our mission to customize the perfect Costa Rica Experience for you and your Family.
Donald has created a presentation of “Insider Tips” that he will send you right now in exchange for nothing more than your inquiry. These 42 pieces of valuable advice about traveling to Costa Rica are compiled after years of experience assisting his Guests as they organize their vacations. With no further commitment, this “peace of mind” is yours for the asking. Send your inquiry now to receive it.
So, until we meet at Villas del Sol we wish you: Pura Vida, The “Pure Life” of Costa Rica. . . .
Donald and Nathan have been hosts at Villas del Sol well over two years. Since they actually live at Villas del Sol when there are no guests, they know the villa like the backs of their hands, and openly share all its amazing secrets with you. Nathan is a Tico who has been in Manuel Antonio his entire life, so he knows all the best local restaurants, beaches and tours to make you really feel you are 'living like a local'. Donald has been in Manuel Antonio since 2006, and customizes your vacation in Costa Rica to make sure all the details fit together perfectly into an adventure you will be proud to boast about to your friends when you return home.
Together Donald and Nathan work closely to make sure everything is 'just so' . . . pledging this will be your best vacation ever!