TripAdvisor's Top Vacation Rental Home in Manuel Antonio
Imagine yourself on the most stunning beach in Costa Rica.
You look out over a gorgeous bay dotted with tropical islands and feel the warmth of the sun kiss your skin. You take a stroll along the shore and smell enticing aromas from restaurants you pass along the way. But they can wait for later. Manuel Antonio National Park is just minutes away and you’re looking forward to a day filled with waterfalls, nature walks and wildlife watching.
Back at your beachfront vacation rental home an award-winning staff greets you with waves and smiles. Each day they make you feel pampered in unique and personalized ways that make you feel like family, like you belong, like home. You smile and wonder, “How will I ever describe this to my friends and family without making them insanely jealous?”
Danny Rawl and family TripAdvisor Review on April 19, 2015 for a stay in April 2015
A great place to rent with lots of extras, the staff was fantastic including my buddy “Cesar”, would definitely recommend this as a vacation rental. The pool was a fantastic relief after doing all of the tours that we did, although the beach is only a short distance from the house. Sabrina will make sure that you have a fabulous time-must have a massage as soon as you get there to unwind. Read more
Monica Gutierrez with family & friends Trip Advisor Review May 16, 2015 for a stay in February 2015
We had our wedding at the Discovery Beach House and it was a truly amazing experience. If you’re looking for a beach wedding location in Manuel Antonio, I highly recommend doing it here.
The house itself is lovely and comfortable; the perfect gathering place for our large group of friends and family. We spent a lot of time hanging out by the pool, in the hot tub, and on the back patio. Its proximity to the beach can’t be beat! It was so nice to be able to lounge by the beach and make the short walk into the house to grab a drink or use the restroom. It felt like we had our own private section of the beach behind the house.
The staff here is amazing! We hosted gatherings at the house for several days, including the wedding, and they were excellent about accommodating us with a smile. Read more
You have an amazing house. We celebrated our wedding in your house and it was the most beautiful day in our lives. The scenery could not be more beautiful or spectacular! Thanks so much for letting us celebrate it in this paradise of a house.
What to say about the Staff? They are all really good and nice and made our stay very comfortable. Especially Sabrina who has helped us with so many small details and was assuring that everything went well for us and our guests. I loved that Manuela, the housekeeper surprised us everyday with different towel decorations on our beds. The wedding cake made from towels was amazing – so sweet of her to do that. Everyone at the Discovery Beach House made us feel very much at home.
We were surprised at how much less expensive it was to get married in Costa Rica than in Italy and we loved the added bonus of getting a tropical vacation. Read more
Enjoy this Aerial view of the Discovery Beach House and it’s surrounding area. This beach front vacation rental home is on one of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica. The property is located within the monkey corridor, which is the natural feeding range for 3 kinds of monkeys including capuchin, howler and endangered red backed squirrel. Sloths, iguanas and other wildlife are right in your yard!
Manuel Antonio National Park is rated one of the top national parks in the world. Manuel Antonio Beach, rated the #1 beach in all of Central America, is inside the park. Restaurants, groceries and public transportation are within walking distance making the Discovery Beach House the most conveniently located vacation rental home in Manuel Antonio.
Thank you to our guest blogger, Hal Amen. This blog originally posted on Matador Network.
HOW MANY OF YOUR VACATION DAYS did you use in the last year? If you live in the United States, chances are the answer to that question is somewhere around half of them. Which means you could be taking paid time off to hang out in Costa Rica right now.
And Costa Rica is a pretty sweet place to be, whether you go for its unrivaled ecotourism opportunities, from watching sea turtles nest to ziplining through the rain forest; its 1,000 miles of coastline on both the Pacific and the Caribbean, and the spectacular beaches and surf that go along with it; or its 50 national parks, representing the nation’s unprecedented commitment to preservation and protecting a full 5% of the world’s biodiversity.
Not that anyone really needs convincing, but here are 30 images of Costa Rica that will inspire you to take your vacation time and put it to better use in the months to come. Here’s to restoring our work-life balance, one epic trip at a time.
RED-EYED TREE FROG Costa Rica is small, just under 20,000 square miles—about the size of two Vermonts. And yet, this country that accounts for just .1% of Earth’s land area harbors 5% of its biodiversity. Costa Rica’s tropical mountain chains, rain forests, and various islands are home to species both highly endangered and more common, such as the red-eyed tree frog seen above. Photo: Steve Corey
“It gives me hope to come to places like this,” Dr. Jane Goodall said to the standing room only crowd at the recent grand opening of the Osa Field Institute. OFI is a field school where students, faculty, tourists and life long learners can team up to experience Costa Rica and conduct research together in the heart of a primary rain forest.
Dr. Goodall was greeted with a standing ovation. She stood on a step stool throughout her talk explaining that she wanted to see each of the 200 attendees.
Originally published at mentalfloss.com/article/60631/16-things-you-might-not-know-about-costa-rica
Costa Rica is as well known for its beautiful natural landscape and bustling biodiversity as it is for its wonderful, happy residents. Here are 16 interesting facts about Costa Rica that help make the country a truly singular place.
1. Over a quarter of the land is dedicated to conservation.
Tourists and locals alike are drawn to Costa Rica’s natural beauty—and are committed to preserving it. With 20 national parks, 8 biological reserves, animal refuges, and protected areas, 26 percent of Costa Rica’s land is protected.
2. Tourism is the country’s leading foreign exchange earner.
All that natural beauty and the diverse landscape with two oceans and access to countless adventure activities have made Costa Rica a great vacation destination. In 1995, tourism overtook bananas to become Costa Rica’s leading foreign exchange earner. Tourism reached an all-time high for Costa Rica in 2013 with 2.4 million visitors.
Today was an amazing day beginning with unloading two tons of watermelons from one of the many produce trucks that come in every day. Each watermelon needs to be washed by hand. We also mashed bananas, cornmeal and other grains into elephant balls for the older elephants who can’t chew fresh fruit. Each elephant needs about 100 kilos per day. Their are 40 elephants here – that’s 4000 kilos of food prepped everyday!
Our guest blogger, Randy Gritz from Celebrations Costa Rica blogs about a new destination wedding trend. When Whitney & Daniel Pace got married at the Discovery Beach House they asked their guests to bring donations for Kids Saving the Rainforest.
I’m often asked about what should we give our guests as a favor to remember our wedding. I have a list that usually includes things like Costa Rican coffee, personalized mugs with a tropical animal as the handle and sarongs for the beach. These are great gifts but I want to focus on another trend by donating something meaningful to the community. A card is left at each guest’s place setting letting them know that in lieu of favors a donation to the community has been made.