A Costa Rica beach villa is the perfect base from which to explore Manuel Antonion National Park and the area, known for stunning, white sand beaches, clear blue-green waters, surfing, snorkeling, restaurants, and nightlife.Our Costa Rica villas and other luxury vacation rentals all include daily housekeeping and full concierge services.Sporting one of the greatest concentrations on Earth for biodiversity, Manuel Antonio National Park has correctly been described many times as the crown jewel of Costa Rica's national parks. With stunningly beautiful white sand beaches and blue-green waters, the park has 109 species of mammals and 184 species of birds.
Hoffmann's Two-toed Sloth (perezosos) are a major feature, as are three of Costa Rica's four monkey species—the Mantled Howler monkey, Central American Squirrel Monkey, and White-headed Capuchin monkey. Black Spiny-tailed Iguana, Green Iguana, Common Basilisk, White-nosed Coati and many snake and bat species are also common.
Included in the 184 bird species are toucans, woodpeckers, potoos, motmots, tanagers, Turkey Vulture, parakeets and hawks. Dolphins can be observed there, as well as the occasional migrating whale.
Scuba diving, snorkeling, sea kayaking, mountain biking, and hiking provide opportunities to experience the tropical wildlife that enriches Manuel Antonio National Park.
Admission is approximatley US $12 per person, payable in cash--either Costa Rican colones or U.S. dollars (credit cards are not accepted). Expert guides can be hired at the gate; they'll greaty enhance your park experience by pointing out wildlife you'd likely not spot otherwise. The guides are also extremely knowledgeable about the park's flora and fauna.
Mead Brown would be delighted to arrange a day at the park for you, complete with transportation and expert guide.
Marina Pez Vela is Now Open
Located in one of the most spectacular fishing areas in the world, Marina Pez Vela in Quepos, Costa Rica is now open! The fuel dock, marine store and 100 slips are open. Your first visit to the 55+ acres of land and water at Marina Pez Vela will exceed the expectations of even the most demanding sportfishing, boating and yachting enthusiasts.
The best flat water fishing
The tranquil flat waters off the Quepos coastline are renowned for some of the most spectacular fishing in the world. Designed and owned by sportfishing enthusiasts, the marina will provide not only a safe haven, but a base of operations for fishing along the Pacific Coast of Central America—opening literally hundreds of miles of ocean that was difficult to fish until now. Fish found in this anglers' paradise include:
- Pacific Sailfish
- Blue, Black & Striped Marlin
Sailfish in this area of Costa Rica average 100 pounds and, in-season, 40 bites in a day are common. Fly fishing for sailfish and marlin is just the beginning of a vast array of fishing delights.