How close is the beach from the Villas?
The beach is about a 15-minute walk or a 3-minute drive. Villa Perezoso can offer transportation services for an extra charge.
Will I see any wildlife on the grounds?
Yes! The whitefaced capuchin monkeys typically visit the property in the afternoons and can be seen right off of your terrace. Howler monkeys, squirrel monkeys, sloths and iguanas also abound.
Can you tell us more about your chef?
Absolutely! We are very excited to have our own personal chef to serve you. Our chef has trained in Europe and is prepared to treat you to a wide variety of cuisine to your choosing. Upon booking your stay, we will send you a menu to begin planning your meals. (This service begins with stays beginning January 5, 2009).
What is the climate like?
Beautiful! The tropical climate of Manuel Antonio is ideal for those who enjoy warm, tropical weather. The daily temperatures range from the mid 80's (Fahrenheit) to the low 90's. The rainy, or "green season" lasts from approximately May to November with noticeably drier days during the rest of the year.
What should we bring with us?
We provide all the comforts of a luxury property including fully equipped gourmet kitchens, hairdryers, irons, bath/shampoo amenities, umbrellas, books, beach towels, yoga mats, so that you can pack light! Bring your summer clothes, swimsuit, sunscreen, a hat, insect repellent, sandals, lightweight hiking/walking shoes and of course your camera. If you're planning to do some trekking through the jungle bring some lightweight long pants. Dress is very casual here. You only need to bring a light wrap/sweater for that international flight.
Can I have my wedding at Villa Perezoso and can you help me plan it??
Yes. With its breathtaking views and its attention to service and details, Villa Perezoso is the perfect location for destination weddings. Click here for more information.
Are there good restaurants in Manuel Antonio?
There are many great restaurants in Manuel Antonio, ranging from Continental and Italian to Japanese, American-style, Mexican, seafood and of course Costa Rican cuisine. We’ll be happy to recommend the perfect dining experience for you.
Are there ATM machines and banks in town?
There are two banks nearby; both with an ATM. One in Manuel Antonio, about ½ mile from the property and another about 4 KM in the town of Quepos. Dollars and credit cards are widely accepted in Costa Rica. Once you arrive to Costa Rica you can exchange US dollars for Costa Rica Colones at the San José International Airport in the baggage claim area. The current exchange rates are about 500 Colones to 1 US dollar. Click here for the latest rates.
What if I don't speak Spanish?
Our bilingual property managers are always here to help you call a taxi, get groceries, book tours and arrange activities at the Villas. When you're in town or at the beach, you can usually find someone who speaks English if you need directions or assistance.
What kind of electrical voltage does Costa Rica use?
110 V -- the same as in the States. No converter is necessary.
Do we need to tip the staff?
Tipping is not mandatory but of course always appreciated. We hope you feel that our staff has served you well during your stay.
We do want to tip, any suggestions on amounts?
Between 5% and 10% of your rental fee would be much appreciated, whatever you feel comfortable with. You can either give it all to the house manager and ask him to split it or you can feel free to distribute as you desire.
Is smoking allowed?
No, our houses are smoke-free.
Can I bring my pets?
For the comfort of all our guests, we do not allow pets.
How safe is Costa Rica?
Costa Rica has a very low level of violent crime, however care should always be taken with your valuables. Safes are provided for this purpose.
Is the water safe to drink?
Yes, water is safe to drink in Costa Rica. Bottled water is also available.
How do we get to the villa from San Jose?
There are several ways to get to Manuel Antonio from either the San José airport or a San José hotel.
Many guests rent a car in San José, and we can assist you with that. A 4x4 or SUV is recommended. Rates vary depending on the type of car and the season. Once your villa reservation with us is confirmed, be sure and tell us you need a car, what type you want and we will make the arrangements for you. Driving directions to our office are on our site, so be sure and bring those along with you. It’s about a three to four hour drive from San Jose.
Private transport service
We can arrange for a private van pickup either at the airport or at your San José hotel. The van accommodates 10 guests. Return transportation to the airport is also available.
Sansa airlines (FlySansa.com) and Nature Air (natureair.com ) both provide flights to Quepos from San Jose. The flight is approximately 18 minutes. The last flight departs San Jose around 2:00 pm. We will be happy to help you with flight arrangements. PLEASE NOTE: if you plan to fly to Manuel Antonio, pack light! The airline restricts you to bringing one 25 pound bag and a small carry-on like a purse or a laptop computer per person.