Friday, January 11, 2013

Back to Costa Rica-2013

Since 1999, Michael and I have travelled to Manuel Antonio/Quepos Costa Rica.

(Greg & Michael, 1999, first trip)

It is simply one of our favorite places in the world to go! This is my ninth trip and Michael's twelfth trip to this remote resort area in the Pacific region. Going back to Manuel Antonio is great, it's like visiting an old friend: warm, comfortable and always welcoming.

Since 1999 We have stayed at Villas Nicolas. Villas Nicolas is a collection of warm self catering "hotel villas" that are situated on the top of the "hill" in Manuel Antonio overlooking the jungle and Pacific ocean. These units are rented daily/weekly or by the month.

Most of the "villas" have a small kitchenette, a well appointed bed room, sitting area and out side terraces. Units are decorated with art work from local artists. There is a wide variety of units from budget to deluxe. The grounds are a mix of native tropical plants, with three different types of monkeys that travel through the thick jungle canopy everyday. Everyday we see and hear a variety of primates at our door step!

Villas Nicolas also has a nice pool, perfect for a refreshing dip after a long hard day at the beach!

Chef Pato, a well known chef in Manuel Antonio holds court everyday (except Sunday) at El Rancho, a gourmet boutique restaurant located on the grounds of Villas Nicolas. The open air restaurant is casual, and very affordable.

The Details:
Villas Nicolas
Located at @ km 4 on top of the hill next to "Si Como No"
Manuel Antonio
High Season is Christmas to Easter
Phone directly: 011.506 2777 0481

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