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Manuel Antonio Vacation Rentals




From decorated palm trees to traditional tamales at Christmas, Costa Rica is sure to show you a unique and exciting departure from the hustle and bustle of the holidays and New Year like your family has never seen. Christmas in Costa Rica is a decadent time of celebration that includes elaborate catholic masses, beautifully decorated […]

October 8, 2015

What do you think makes Costa Rica such a special place for a vacation? There are so many reasons to visit.  It’s a combination of wildlife, weather, tropical warm ocean, cool breezes and friendly, down to earth Ticos. What are the must do’s for families on vacation here in Manuel Antonio? Definitely the canopy zipline […]

February 28, 2015

Susan is our wonderful concierge at Manuel Antonio Vacation Rentals.  She is the primary person who will assist you during your stay at our Manuel Antonio beach vacation rentals. How did you come to live in Costa Rica? I traveled to Costa Rica in 1993 on a student work visa after graduating university.  I tried […]

February 15, 2015

Costa Rica is a small country in Central America renowned for its green jungles and marvelous ocean waves. Most of the allures that attract tourists to Costa Rica manifest the Central American nation’s wealth of natural wonders. Although it occupies only 20,000 square miles of land, Costa Rica has one of the best varieties of […]

January 30, 2015

Costa Rica offers one of the most biologically diverse ecosystems that can be found on earth. The ecological and sensory experience found in Costa Rica cannot be rivaled anywhere else in the world. This unique country boasts majestic volcanoes, as well as sandy beaches alongside both the Pacific and Caribbean coasts. As part of this […]

January 15, 2015

The idea of surfing in Costa Rica is overwhelmingly appealing. This is attributable to the fact that the country is the home to some of the best waves on the planet, in addition to clean and often blissfully empty beaches. There are over 1200 kilometers of coastline, with the shore containing warm water at a […]

December 15, 2014

In this edition of A Walk on the Wild Side in Manuel Antonio, we are going to show you some of “secret” beaches near Manuel Antonio National Park in Costa Rica.  In our last post, we mentioned Esterillos Beach but for those who want to stay a bit closer to your Manuel Antonio vacation rental, […]

November 30, 2014

Traveling can be a fun and exhilarating experience.  Taking a Costa Rica vacation at one of our Manuel Antonio rentals will afford you the opportunity to see breathtaking sights, to become immersed in another culture’s way of life, taste new foods and experience new things. There are many seasoned travelers that prefer to stay away from the […]

November 15, 2014

Experience a family vacation in Villa #7, one of our top Manuel Antonio vacation rentals.  With personalized service, and a touch of international hospitality, this reasonably priced 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom luxury home will be home base for your Costa Rica vacation. Manuel Antonio offers you the best of Costa Rica along with modern conveniences.  […]

October 28, 2014

During your trip to Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica you can see nature at her finest. One of the best ways to see the sea life of the area is with a boat tour. Depending on when you take your trip to the Manuel Antonio area will decide what kind of whales you see.  And almost […]

October 21, 2014

  Costa Rica is a small tropical country with a long standing environmental conservation record. The country, which in the past had been ravaged by deforestation, has come to terms with the importance of maintaining and restoring its nature and environment back to its original state. Both the public and private sectors work in concert […]

October 14, 2014

For anyone interested in monkeys, Manuel Antonio and its National Park, home to three of Costa Rica’s four species of monkey, is the place to visit.  You can expect to see most of these monkeys at any of the vacation rentals we manage. The mantled howler can be recognized by its primarily black fur, with longer light-brown […]

October 7, 2014

International Tourism Day Promotes Cultural Socialization It is only natural for tourists to visit other countries, and learn about their social and cultural differences. International traveling allow individuals the opportunity to experience firsthand the importance of socialization. Costa Rica is the perfect vacation spot, and one of the most loved places to travel to, during […]

September 26, 2014

Are you looking for the perfect family reunion but are not sure exactly where to have it? If so, we invite you to think a bit outside of the box. There is no reason why you need to have a family gathering just like everyone else, at some park, surrounded by dozens of screaming kids […]

September 19, 2014

Celebrating Independence Day in Costa Rica Costa Rica has celebrated its Independence Day on the 15th of September since 1821. This date commemorates the day when Central America was finally free of Spanish rule. While it took a month for the information to reach the leader of Costa Rica by horseback, they then wasted no […]

September 12, 2014

National Coffee Day is celebrated worldwide as a day dedicated to the enjoyment and celebration of coffee, the beverage of choice for millions as they start their day. Celebrated on September 12 in Costa Rica, National Coffee Day is also a way to promote fair trade coffee and raise awareness for the plight of coffee […]

September 5, 2014

One of the most luxurious holiday destinations on earth is Manuel Antonio in Costa Rica. Here you will find luxury vacation rentals that literally call the jungle their backyard. In the morning when you open the curtains, imagine seeing a monkey, iguana or sloth looking back at you…making our local area a very dramatic location […]

August 26, 2014

Costa Rica is a beautiful country that is home to the largest number of national parks, rainforests, and protected areas in the world. Our annual National Parks Day celebrates these areas and recognizes the dedication of the local residents who wish to preserve Costa Rica’s parks, forests, and protected lands. The holiday is observed each […]

August 19, 2014

Mother’s Day, or Dia de la Madre, is celebrated on August 15 in Costa Rica.  Costa Rica is predominately Catholic, and Mother’s Day also falls on the day when Catholics observe the Feast of the Assumption.  This is the day the Virgin Mary ascended to Heaven at the end of her life on Earth. Mother’s […]

August 12, 2014

Turtle season in Costa Rica is a fun event for locals and tourists alike. In the Central Pacific area near where Manuel Antonio Rentals is located, green turtles and Olive Ridley turtles are most commonly seen coming to shore and swimming in the sea near our local beaches. All seven sea turtles that exist in […]

August 5, 2014

Every July 25, Costa Rica celebrates its annexation of Guanacaste province from Nicaragua in 1824.  Guanacaste Day, as the national holiday is known, commemorates what has been viewed as the triumph of democracy in Costa Rica. Many natives and tourists take to the streets around July 25 for up to 12 days of parades and […]

July 25, 2014

Costa Rica is a great choice for people that are interested in environmentally friendly traveling options.  Fortunately, Costa Rica is one of the best ecotourism destinations on the planet. Here are a few ways you can travel more sustainably: Wildlife Tours One enjoyable activity to do while traveling to Costa Rica that encourages sustainability is […]

July 18, 2014

One great place to vacation is a special luxury vacation rental overlooking Manuel Antonio’s prize-winning beaches in beautiful Costa Rica. You can take the whole family since our rental, Villa #4 Casa Sonidos del Agua has 4 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. It also maximizes relaxation for the adults and children alike with a stunning indoor […]

July 11, 2014

The Blue Flag Program in Costa Rica is meant to make sure that Costa Rica’s beautiful beaches stay protected and beautiful exactly the way they are. The program was copied from one used in Europe in 1985. How It Works The full name of the program is the Blue Flag Ecological Program. This certification is […]

July 4, 2014

Experience an unforgettable adventure when you stay at our luxury beachfront vacation home, Villa #3 Beach House, in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. You will have the perfect opportunity to enjoy nature just outside as the home is set amongst the jungle landscape. The entire family can watch the awe-inspiring wildlife going about their daily activities […]

June 27, 2014

Traditionally, children give their father a little gift for Father’s Day. If you want to give your father a rather original gift, why not suggest a family vacation in Costa Rica. Costa Rica celebrates Father’s Day on the third Sunday of June and the locals celebrate the day with plenty of enthusiasm. Children, who for […]

June 20, 2014

From cute capuchin monkeys to orange-footed, red-eyed tree frogs to rambunctious toucans and colorful macaws, Costa Rica is home to many of the world’s most fascinating and exotic animals. Other animals you may encounter while walking a jungle path include: Giant Anteater–a terrestrial mammal with a bushy tail and trademark long nose, the anteater inhabits […]

June 13, 2014

World Environment Day is a celebration of Earth’s natural resources that takes place on June 5th. One of the themes of World Environment Day is the importance of environmental preservation worldwide. Popular World Environment Day activities include everything from organizing awareness walks to planting trees. Participants in the World Environment Day activities are very much […]

June 6, 2014

Casa Elsa is a newly constructed vacation rental in the center of Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica.  A beautiful 7,000 square foot home with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, and can accommodate 8-12 guests.  Perfect for a large family or multi-generational family vacation to Costa Rica! With high ceilings and an open floor plan, the home […]

May 27, 2014

Every year, scores of species of life become extinct.  In Costa Rica and internationally, May 16th marks Endangered Species Day. The day raises awareness to the plight faced by a significant number of animals in the country. On this day, those who may only be vaguely aware of the situation wildlife faces can learn a […]

May 20, 2014

For some people there’s nothing more relaxing than spending time at the beach. These people would do well to consider the beaches of Manuel Antonio and Quepos, as the Manuel Antonio area boasts several beaches including: Manuel Antonio, Espadilla, Playitas and Biesanz. All four of these pale sandy beaches create postcard perfect surroundings. Soft pale […]

May 13, 2014

With its expansive mountain ranges, warm beaches, action-packed wildlife, and luxury vacation rentals, travelers in the know don’t need many other reasons to visit Costa Rica. If you’re going to plan a trip to Costa Rica during the green season, you should first familiarize yourself with the activities, beautiful vacation rentals, and exciting activities…all of […]

May 6, 2014

All over the world, Easter is celebrated in Christian communities and Costa Rica is no exception. Semana Santa, also known as Easter Holy Week, is a tradition for Ticos (Costa Ricans) and they often head to the beach for some well deserved time off from work. While in other countries Easter is only celebrated on […]

April 25, 2014

Just steps from the beach, Espadilla Ocean Club is one of the only beachfront vacation rentals in Manuel Antonio and is located at the south end of Playa Espadilla.  Their three luxury villas were built in the last year and offer modern and comfortable accommodations.  Downstairs, you will find a full kitchen and living/dining area […]

April 18, 2014

Juan Santamaría Day is a highly celebrated holiday in Costa Rica. It is held in commemoration of the victory in the Battle of Rivas in 1856 against the army of William Walker, a US citizen. William Walker had ambitions of cultivating a flourishing slave trading business in several Central American countries and was feeling very […]

April 11, 2014

A luxury holiday in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica is a wonderful destination with beautiful beaches, magnificent landscapes and many activities that will suit all visitors. A definite must-see apart from the beaches is Manuel Antonio National Park which is visited by well over 150,000 visitors every year. There is the option to take a guided […]

April 4, 2014

Located on a private hilltop estate between Manuel Antonio National Park and Quepos, Casa Maravilla is our most luxurious vacation rental in Manuel Antonio. This home is fully air conditioned with 6 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms, plus two extra guest houses and pool. You can choose to sunbathe on the pool deck or enjoy a […]

March 28, 2014

MAV Rentals  is proud to present, “Surf Costa Rica”, our first ever Infographic detailing Costa Rica’s major surf destinations, number of breaks at each location, best times of year to visit, logistical information as to getting around in Costa Rica, and surf reports for when you are on the road.   We hope you find […]

March 25, 2014

If you’re heading to Quepos / Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica in our summer season, don’t worry about an umbrella, because it’s rare to see a drop of rain during this time of year. Do pack sun protection and your dancing shoes though, because you’re going to need both. Fiestas in sun drenched Quepos are fun, […]

March 21, 2014

Quepos, Costa Rica derives its name from an Indian tribe called Quepo, a smaller group of the Borucas, who settled there.  It is also referred to as Manuel Antonio and is best known as the place where the sea meets the rainforest, a tropical bay in the middle of Costa Rica’s coastline in the province […]

March 14, 2014

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Guest book

Amy Brady

Beautiful place,perfect location,dream vacation! Can't wait to come [more]

Jeff & Melissa

Casa Romantica was a fabulous vacation home! The home easily and comfortably accommodated two families of 4 plus the grandparents in the garden guest house. It was a wonderful retreat to come home to after experiencing the many activities and adventures that Manuel Antonio has to offer. [more]

Pali Ali

Our group stayed at this beautiful beach house in June and had a fantastic time! The property is stunning and set in the middle of the lush jungle just steps from the beach. We enjoyed walks on the long wide beach and refreshing dips in the cool pool upon our [more]


Family of 6 with four children ages 3, 6, 8 and 10. They loved this vacation, even better than Maui. The house is well maintained and the housekeeper and gardener are very friendly. The pool was a big hit -- the kids could swim and we could clearly see them [more]


This is a beautiful home that is well maintained and secure. There was lots of flora and fauna around the home.We enjoyed the regular visits of monkeys and hummingbirds. We had easy access to the grocery, restaurants and nightlife. We highly recommend the food at El Ranchito at Villas Nicolas. [more]


My husband and I had the opportunity to go to Casa Elsa with some friends. It is truly an engaging and magical place. Upon arriving at the house we entered into the splendor of Casa Elsa and the Costa Rican rainforest. We were welcomed by our tour guide with plenty of [more]

Lisa, Jackie, Carol, Kate and our entire family

Casa Anjali is a piece of heaven on earth. It was home away from home for our family for 8 days. The house easily accommodated our family of 16. Its layout was very well thought of, so that you can see the same breathtaking views of the [more]

Kevin Moore

If you are looking to rent in Costa Rica / Manuel Antonio.... stop looking and rent Casa Elsa. We could not imagine a villa with walls after our amazing stay here. We saw monkeys and a sloth in the trees in front of the pool every day and even in [more]


I am not one to throw out superlatives. My wife and I travel all over the world and sometimes accommodations suck. Check my review of some places in Africa.... lol Our goal was to spend Christmas in a warm place on the beach and just chill. This place totally met that [more]


Our Thanksgiving adventure was amazing. Thanks to Kathy for making sure we had everything we needed. We had the right amount of adventure mixed with relaxation to finish each day. The home provided the perfect place to enjoy our friends, listen to the serene sounds of nature and unwind from [more]


Casa Anjali is an amazing experience. The house is lovely, spacious and comfortable. The grounds are meticulously kept. And the view! Every morning between 5-6 AM, titi monkeys, howlers and capuchins would pass mere feet from the deck while gorgeous birds flew just overhead. Susan, our concierge, was extremely [more]


We had the opportunity to stay at Casa Anjali in June 2014. We had 11 total including 3 children that were 6 y/o. It is in a great location to explore Manuel Antonio and the house is absolutely beautiful and could have easily accommodated more guests. As others have mentioned, [more]


Stayed at Casa Anjali for 5 nights with my wife and 3 other couples for an adult getaway trip without the kids. Booking the house with Heather was seamless and she was quick to help with answers to questions about the house as we approached our stay. Upon arrival, Susan [more]

Bobby C.

We are glad that Beach House # 3 in Quepos, Costa Rica was our last stop before returning to Los angeles after our tour of South america. It was the perfect way to finish our travel adventures on a high note. The Beach House is run with utmost care and [more]

gary wilson

We reserved the house based on a recommendation from my brother and had similar needs (a group of six travelers). We were not disappointed. We tend toward luxury travel and this was within that category. Beautiful accommodations, excellent personal service -- there are no complaints or exceptions. [more]


Just wanted to drop a note, now that we are home, to thank you for the wonderful stay we had at Casa Romantica. The trip was a TOTAL success for the Boyich family. My wife and three children had a great time. The house was amazing. We [more]


The home was beautiful and well maintained. Very clean and gardener was great. The beach was kept clean. Susan, our contact person, was wonderful. We felt that we had known her always. Always on call to make any arrangements we requested. A short walk along the beach to the grocery [more]

Amy D.

I would love to recommend Casa de Agua, as well as the property management team. We booked the house for the week between Christmas and New Years. It was the last of the rental properties available because we booked very late and since no one had rented it before us [more]

Jhn Morley

This was a very memorable family holiday/reunion for retirement age siblings. The house is luxurious and on arrival immediately gave the impression that we were to enjoy an exceptional vacation. Maid service was outstanding and the one catered party we asked for was done very well. The property which opens [more]

Chris M.

Without a doubt, this was our best family vacation ever. This was our first time renting a home as opposed to staying at an all inclusive resort. We have 3 children ages 5, 8, and 10 and we also brought their grandparents along. Highlights: - Daily visits from the monkeys in [more]

Leah E.

When we initially booked this, the pictures looked amazing. Upon arrival, the 7 of us stood there speechless because the pictures simply cannot capture the essence of Casa Elsa, you need to experience it. We were all very pleased with the accomdations from start to finish. Prompt [more]

Chris T.

Casa Anjali is an amazing property, just as described, very high end and comfortable. The pool was a great place to relax after a day at the beach or a hike in the park. My only complaint would be the long steep driveway after a rain storm, the owner should [more]


Casa Anjali is definitely one of the most beautiful serene and atmospheric home in Manuel Antonio. I personally looked at 15 rental homes in the area before selecting Anjali, which was created by its owners with love and respect for the land and environment, so I am in a unique [more]

Pam Miller

I've been to Hawaii 14 times, Mexico more than that, and all over the States, and I can honestly rate this vacation as one of my favorites. Susan, our concierge, was extremely helpful before and during our stay, taking care of any issues we had. The house was much more [more]

J Saig

We loved this house!! We've been all over Costa Rica and this is now our favorite spot. The house set up was perfect for our family and 3 kids. The monkeys came out almost daily and put on a show for our kids. Their reaction was priceless! [more]


Just wanted to let you know how much my whole family loved our experience at Casa Elsa...we continue to talk about what a wonderful time we all had and how much we loved Costa [more]

Don Evans

This is a beautiful, well designed house, spectacularly sited and perfectly maintained. The three identical master suites and adjacent bedrooms made it to assign rooms to our three families. The seventh bedroom is separated from the others and would work great for helpers. Susan did a great job of [more]


pictures do not do casa elsa justice - the house is absolutely beautiful. you have to see it to believe it! there were 8 of us staying for a week and the entire time all of us couldn't stop talking about this perfect place. we still do and we were there a year [more]

Wanda Dearmond

My boyfriend and I rented the Beach House for a week. It was the most unbelievable week we have ever had. To start with Susan was completely amazing at how attentive she was in our every need to make sure everything was scheduled for us and went perfect. [more]


We were 3 couples travelling together. Two of the couples could not walk far to get to a beach. This house was perfectly located because it is on the beach, yet secluded thanks to the gardens and meandering paths to both the beach and the road. The house is beautifully [more]

John Morley

This was a very memorable family holiday/reunion for retirement age siblings. The house is luxurious and on arrival immediately gave the impression that we were to enjoy an exceptional vacation. Maid service was outstanding and the one catered party we asked for was done very well. The property which opens [more]

Diane and Joe

We would like to thank you for a vacation of a lifetime! One can only appreciate the beauty of Casa Romantica by seeing it in person. The best pictures cannot describe how magnificent the villa really is. Thank you for everything, Diane & [more]

Drina H

We were 3 couples traveling together. The location of the beach house was fantastic, with beach access right out your back door and easy walking to restaurants and stores either along the beach or the road. The beach outside the house was very quiet, but, if you wanted a little [more]


Our extended family of fourteen stayed at Casa Anjali for a week, and we all wish it could have been longer. The views from every room and the decks are amazing; everyone had their own space both inside and out and we never felt crowded. Between the inside dining area [more]

nan b.

We have never stayed in a house like this one. It was wonderful. An avid bird-watcher, I really enjoyed sitting in the living room with my binoculars! The monkeys were really fascinating. We utilized the chef service 3 nights we were there and it was wonderful. Very laid back trip [more]


We loved Manuel antonio. The house made us feel like we were locals for a week. The staff was extraordinary. The proximity to the public beach made the vacation feel easy and relaxed. We especially liked seeing local residents along with x pats in the area v. East coast vacationers. [more]

Lee Czerwonka

My wife & I had a great time vacationing in Manuel Antonio. The villa was perfect! Well maintained, great access to the beach, a terrific pool, easy access to shops and great restaurants. Susan the Property Manager was also very knowledgeable about the property and surrounding area which was very [more]