Manuel Antonio is a surfer’s destination, but those more inclined to relax on the beach can find good sand here, too. Fishing is a popular pursuit, as is the nightlife. The Manuel Antonio National Park is a small park with a big reputation, because the wildlife here treats humans very casually. If you bring a sack lunch, make sure monkeys don’t make off with it. Visitors are often delighted to get a close look at primates and iguanas.
The villa offers privacy, respite, and fabulous ocean views. It sports 5 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, a glorious pool, and the option to call in catered meals, tended bar, and/or an in-house spa treatment.
Inside this 5-star home, a foyer greets you with an atrium that holds palm trees and other tropical plants. The kitchen is fully outfitted and of professional grade—after all, chefs do come on-site to cater meals of a high caliber. The large living area with fireplace, iPod docking stations, large plasma TV, cable stations, and surround sound makes a space for casual relaxation or larger gatherings. A spacious dining table can suit a large dinner party or be set for something more intimate.
Upstairs, a master bedroom and 4 guest rooms are connected by outdoor terraces with sprawling views of the coastline. An aroma-steam shower adds yet one more touch of extravagance.
Outside, the luxury continues. An infinity pool overlooks jungle and ocean. Lounge chairs can perch in the shallows of the pool or along the side. A waterfall shower burbles nearby. An outdoor kitchen is available with breakfast bar seating and grill. Patio furniture can seat up to 20 guests.
This property is equipped with wireless Internet access, alarm security systems, and central air conditioning. Housekeeping and laundry service are available. In-room security safes and beach and bath towels are provided. La Reserva’s gated community provides 24-hour security.
Some guests arrange for a private chef to come every day; others request a chef for a special engagement. La Reserva’s culinary team can plan a menu for an intimate dinner or classy party for you to enjoy in your dining room or on the patio by the pool. The seafood here is fresh. An array of dishes are available to you, from torta española to tom kha gai, tuna tartar, chicken cordon bleu, and lobster, the chefs can customize a menu of local delights or international classics.
The bartending team can also come at your request. Cocktail service by the pool? An evening wine tasting party? Perhaps a few bottles you’ve special-ordered? The wine list includes selections from Italy, Spain, Argentina, Chile, and France.