We are located on a mountain ridge about 10min from the next beautiful wide sand beach called Quapil. Quapil is a pristine beach which has not a single structure on it and the only access for this 15 miles long beach is right below Manu Villas. This beach is a well kept secret and you will see, even in the high season, a maximum of 5 people there.
Interesting enough almost all the guests initially ask about how far we are from the beach. But when they are here they know why almost everybody lives up higher on the mountain ridge parallel to the coast.
We choose this location because of various reasons.
The biggest plus of being on the mountain is that the air is fresher and cooler at night and there are almost no mosquitos especially in the dry season from December to April. The beach is very hot, humid and since there are mangroves close by there are bugs on the beach as soon as the sun goes down – No-see-ums, sand-flies and mosquitos. This makes is harder near the beach to enjoy the sunset or the outdoors when the sun goes down.
Besides, the view is incredible from higher up and you will experience a real Costa Rican rain forest. Manu villas and Spa is surrounded by tropical rain forest and situated on 30 beautiful acres right in the middle of literary 1000 acres of untouched primary forest.
… our original intent was to take day trips and explore the local area and many beaches — however the setting was so beautiful we stayed put for three of our seven days lounging around and in the pool
If you love wildlife but no mosquitos and you want to sleep at night with cold mountain breezes and enjoy incredible sunsets we are the place to be!