A vacation in Costa Rica is never complete without spending at least one night at the Manuel Antonio National Park. Sitting at around 680 hectares of white-sand beaches and a vast, rugged rainforest, this sanctuary is home to a huge number of rare monkeys and sloths, as well as hundreds of types of birds.
If you’re looking for a nice place to stay at Manuel Antonio without making a huge dent on your vacation budget, you might want to skip the hotels and resorts and go for vacation rental houses. These will likely give you a more authentic Costa Rican experience because they are owned by locals, who will also be more than willing to give you travel tips or maybe even a tour.
Here are five tips for choosing the right Manuel Antonio vacation rentals for your trip.
Vacation rentals like Jungle Vista Inn offer an in-jungle living experience while still equipping you with the comforts and services of a hotel. Whether you’re traveling by your lonesome, as a couple, in a group, or with children, the place features well-appointed rooms to whet your appetite for a “communing with nature” experience. Despite delivering an ambience that feels like you’re at the heart of the forest, it is actually near the beach, popular shops, and cafes. There are many other vacation rentals in Manuel Antonio, but Jungle Vista is definitely a must-try.
Ask about road access or proximity to the main road. Many villa rentals are located in the mountainous areas and are pretty difficult to reach. If you’re not up to hiking to get to your accommodations, consider rentals that are located on paved streets or in gated compounds with flat-street access.
- Check the host
Who will meet you at the airport, if any? It is important to have a direct contact with the person in charge of your rental accommodations. Some even offer 24/7 concierge services, complete with pick and drop-off, plus welcome drinks. Check out the different reviews online about the vacation rental places you’re eyeing. We know, for one, the Jungle Vista has an expert concierge staff who certainly make the entire stay comfortable and seamless.
Does your vacation rental have a pool, a bar, a spa, or fun activities for the kids during the day? Similar to huge hotels and resorts, many vacation rentals in Manuel Antonio provide luxurious amenities and added services to make sure every person in your party has a real and enjoyable vacation. In fact, rentals in Costa Rica are known to go above and beyond for their guests. Make sure that the one you choose will do the same for you.
Be sure to tell your travel specialist exactly what you want out of your Manuel Antonio experience. Costa Rica is such a rich country so every visit can be a fresh experience. Choosing the right vacation rental will ensure that you truly enjoy the trip. Find out more about Jungle Vista Inn at https://www.junglevistainn.com/studios/.