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Pamper your spirit, strengthen your body, and relax your mind all while enjoying the best that Manuel Antonio has to offer! The brilliant Holistic Balance retreat is the perfect choice for anyone looking to get out of the routine to find connection, harmony, and inner peace. Come experience the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, and immerse yourself in your yoga practice, outdoor hiking, the turqoise Manuel Antonio sea, and the beauty of these tropical paradises. We guarantee plenty of wellbeing moments - the Pura Vida way!
Villas Nicolas is a refreshingly unique boutique hotel with only 12 villas, offering a distinct personality with tasteful furnishings, spacious open-plan architecture, modern amenities, and tropical surroundings.
All of their rooms are equipped with air conditioners as well as ceiling fans for those who prefer to take advantage of the ocean breezes that our mountainside location affords. WIFI is available throughout the property. Each villa borders a lush tropical garden and the swimming pool, providing a tranquil, relaxing experience. For those seeking a taste of the local activity, popular restaurants, cafes, galleries, and our Holis Center within a 5 minute walk.
Villas Nicolas is not a resort. It is a small privately owned condominium hotel designed for the more independent traveler who prefers “small & unique”. It caters to those looking for a special little gem that offers great value at an affordable price.
Retreat accommodation is based on a single occupancy type 1 room at Villas Nicolas.
Wake up in the beautiful rainforest while spying monkeys from your balcony. Start your day with an early yoga class to uplift the spirit followed by an amazing real food breakfast, Costa Rican style! Spend the day in outdoor hiking to get one of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica. After your outdoor adventures, unwind and relax with a spa treatment, and a la carte dinner at the favorite Emilios cafe. Then start tomorrow all over again with awesome afternoons enjoying the beach, surfing, and watching the sunset before unwinding to the sounds of nature. Besides you will visit Nauyaca Waterfalls, an ideal place for nature and adventure lovers, where you will walk, swim, and spend a marvelous day in the warm waters of Rio Barucito, enjoying one of the most beautiful places in Costa Rica’s South Pacific.
Manuel Antonio is nestled along the central Pacific coastline of Costa Rica and is flourishing with luxurious flora, is a town rich with local culture and abundant with wildlife. The joy of living is evident in every local and every visitor to this beautiful area of Costa Rica. Famous for Manuel Antonio National Park - home to a thriving biological oasis and one of Costa Ricas most popular destinations - the area is also well known for its amazing combination of rainforest, beautiful beaches, great hiking trails and diverse wildlife. According to Forbes magazine, Manuel Antonio is among the worlds 12 most beautiful national parks.
Delicious top notch breakfasts and dinners are served daily at the favorite Emilios caf.
Lunches are not included in the package.
You are entitled to receive one of the following treatments:
The airport you will fly into is San Jose International Airport (SJO). From San Jose you can get a short 25 minute internal flight to Quepos (XQP). It is then only a 15 minute taxi ride to your hotel.
A one way ticket can range from $25 to $100 depending on the season. You can reserve your flight online. Make sure to leave enough time between flights for baggage claim, customs and immigration.
Here are the companies that flight into Quepos airport.
Direct public buses run 6 times a day from San Jose city to Manuel Antonio, and the fare is only $10! Please check their schedule here http://www.autotransportesdm.com/
Direct buses take 3 hours to get from San Jose to Manuel Antonio, the regular ones take 4 hours.
The bus terminal is called Tracopa, you will need to take a taxi from the airport to the bus station. There are many bus stations in San Jose so be sure to inform the taxi driver that you want to go to TRANSPORTES TRACOPA near Plaza Viquez.
We can arrange a private car (1-4 passengers), to pick you up from the SJO Airport or San Jose city and drive you directly to your hotel in Manuel Antonio. This will take approximately 3 hours at a cost of $150 in cash to the driver.
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