About This Listing
Located in the center of Manuel Antonio, you have the best of both worlds, jungle with a view of the Pacific plus great facilities and restaurants. Our spacious one bedroom has a great balcony to chill on and watch the wildlife from your hammock.
Located at Villas El Parque in the heart of Manuel Antonio, this one bedroom self catering condo is ideal for two guests.
Wake up in the morning and have your coffee overlooking the Pacific and enjoy the sights and sounds of the jungle. Centrally located close to The National Park and the beaches. You will often see Squirrel, Capuchin and Howler monkeys, a wide array of tropical birds and if you're lucky a sloth or two.
The condo is arranged with a full kitchen opening onto the dining area, the bedroom has a Queen sized bed and the balcony has a million dollar view of the Pacific and Manuel Antonio National Park.
Villas El Parque is a short walk from a great selection of restaurants, bars and convenience stores and since you're on holiday they will deliver to you. If the mood takes you.
There are excellent bus and taxis services which will take you in one direction to the National Park and beaches and in the other to Quepos and the Marina Val Pez, should you fancy a day on the water fishing some of the most exciting waters in the region, if not the world.
Our guests have full use of the apartment along with access to the communal laundry (there is a small fee to the condominium for this) and of course full use of the pool and BBQ area.
Interaction with Guests
We like to meet our guests when they check in and out and are always on hand should you want any help or advice.
We're in the heart of Manuel Antonio, top of the hill almost ;-). You can walk to the best restaurants and an easy bus ride to the beach, National Park or Quepos.
We have a local bus shuttle that runs from Quepos to manuel Antonio beach, it costs about 60 cents and runs every 20 minutes. There are also lots of regulated taxi's and car hire. Car hire is only necessary if you want to explore further afar.
Other Things to Note
Our minimum booking term may be longer than three days between December 26th and January 4th. However it is still worth enquiring, we will try and fit you in if possible.
We try to be as environmentally responsible as possible, please help us by following these guidelines:
Do not feed the monkeys, human bacteria on the food you handle can be harmful to them.
Use air conditioning only when necessary and turn off when you leave the condo.
Our sanitation is an organic system, do not put any paper down the toilet, a bin is provided for this.
Garbage and recycling is at the top of Pacific Canyon Drive as you enter.
This condo at Villas El Parque and Manuel Antonio is a great getaway! This is the tropics. Colorful flowers and birds. Monkeys, sloths, an iquana which seems to live on a neighbor’s roof. Multi-layered jungle on all sides. Mangos and coconuts. Beaches are beautiful, and the water is warm. Tariq’s condo is a gem. It’s airy and immaculate. Tasteful, tropical furnishings. Comfortable king-size bed. It has three ceiling fans and the lanai, which is the highlight. Such an amazing view. We spent hours hanging out, watching wildlife, distant surf, sunsets, and a lightning storm. The condo is convenient to several excellent restaurants, such as the Aqua Azul, Emilio’s, Victoria’s and El Milagro. Tariq is a wonderful host, welcoming, generous, accommodating, and unobtrusive. He arranged transport from San Jose and gave us good tips for local excursions. We used one of his guides for a hike in the National Park, and saw things we could not have spotted alone – an owl, bat, five-foot long green snake, spiders, iguana and other lizards, two species of monkeys, sloths, and raccoons. We also enjoyed the zip line immensely. This is the place to stay in Manuel Antonio. You’ll be pleased.
Great location! Walking distance to restaurants and a small market. Short drive to the beach and national park. The patio in the front is wonderful for eating breakfast or hanging out. Amazing views. The apartment itself is comfortable and has everything you need. Tariq gave us a recommendation for a guide names Gama who have an excellent tour of the park. We even saw the elusive sloths!
Tariq's condo was the perfect place for my boyfriend and I to stay for a week in Manuel Antonio. I could rave about the view from the balcony forever, it was exquisite. We had friends staying in a very pricy private villa close by and our view was better than theirs. The hammock was a great place to read and nap, of which I did both quite a bit. The inside had everything we needed and was very spacious and comfortable. As far as location it cannot be beat. You are right on the main road in town and walking distance to a bank, small market, and many great restaurants. The pool was well kept and we mostly had it to ourselves which was very relaxing. Tariq himself was very responsive, accommodating, and helpful as a host. By far the best experience I've had with Airbnb yet, highly recommended!!
Tariq was a wonderful host and the photos don't even do his beautiful place justice. Before the trip, he was always easy to reach via email and offered a lot of helpful advice. When we arrived, he had the fridge stocked with necessities- beer, coffee, milk, OJ, bread and more, which was wonderful so that we didn't have to go out to the store after a long trip. We relaxed and watched the ocean. We were only able to stay for two days but saw lizards, beautiful birds, a sloth, and a few monkeys in the trees from the balcony. You can walk or take a quick bus ride to the beach, the grocery, a bank, and many fantastic restaurants. We went to the pool on both nights after sunset and had the place to ourselves. The condo itself has everything you'll need in the eat-in kitchen, and the comfy bedroom. It is decorsted in good taste and is very clean.
We were so pleased that we stayed here and can't imagine that anyone wouldn't feel it's a perfect choice.
We will be back- thanks Tariq!
Tariq stayed in regular touch with us and made us feel very welcome. He even had some milk and OJ in the fridge for us. The number of the steps up to the apartment was a bit of a surprise but worth the effort as the view was beautiful and the terrace very private. The apartment was more than adequate. The pool is handy right across the driveway. This is a very popular tourist area close to many good restaurants thus a bit noisy. They usually settle down by 10:30 pm. From this unit it was not a problem. If you want a treehouse view through the canopy and don't mind climbing a few stairs than this one is for you!
Tariq is very accommodating, as he arranged airport transportation to and from the condo, had some essentials waiting in the fridge upon our arrival, and was easily accessible if we had any questions about the area or needed activity suggestions. No complaints whatsoever.
The condo itself did not disappoint either. It was clean, well maintained, and centrally located to pretty much everything you would want/need in Manuel Antonio. The pool was an amazing getaway when you didn't want to make the trip to the beach and we were usually the only people there. The view from the balcony/porch was beautiful at all hours of the day and the hammock makes a great place for early morning/evening reading or relaxing.
Overall, it was an amazing stay. Highly recommended.
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About the Host, Tariq
I'm originally from London and my wife is from Trinidad & Tobago. We moved to Manuel Antonio (after only a two week holiday) in 2010 and haven't looked back since.