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“Over-the-top-AWESOME!”
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42 reviews
Front of house with attached secure garage
View terrace from bedroom
Manuel Antonio beach
24/7 security onsite at the guardhouse near gate entrance
Capuchin monkey cooling off at the pool
3-toed Sloth at house
A 3-toed Sloth climbing a tree at the house
Squirrel monkeys (Mono Titi) at the pool
Villa El Cantico at dusk
Mono titi monkeys at the pool
Mono Titi's
Sloth in the tree
View of Manuel Antonio beach from the house
Majestic evening view
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Villa -
7 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 14
Manuel Antonio, Province of Puntarenas

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Kim P
Austin, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Over-the-top-AWESOME!”
Reviewed 31 December 2014 for a stay in December 2014
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The experience of staying a week at Villa El Cantico far exceeded my expectations! The home is exquisite and beautifully located to see a spectacular view of the ocean. Hearing numerous tropical birds sing and the ocean waves on the beach below were calming and relaxing. Melissa and her staff (Anna, Maria, and Raquel) advised and set up activities while feeding us with food that was healthy and yummy. The highlight of our stay at the Villa was daily visitations by two types of monkeys that were happy to be fed by us. Of all the activities, this was most everyone's favorite experience. Thank you Melissa and staff for a week that was "heavenly".

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Liked best: having a chef who cooked healthy and yummy food
Liked least: having to returning home
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Tip-RI
RI, USA
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A Slice of Heaven”
Reviewed 6 March 2014 for a stay in February 2014
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We recently returned from Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica where we spent 7 wonderful days at Villa El Cantico. My wife and I took our 2 daughters, husbands and 5 grandkids to Costa Rica for a long awaited family vacation. The Villa was everything we hoped for and more, there were 11 of us and the villa offered plenty of room for both getting together and for alone time if desired. The bedrooms were great and the 2 master bedrooms offered wonderful sunrise views over the National Park and beautiful beach. The pool was a big hit with everyone and after a morning at the beach it offered welcome afternoon shade. Everything was neat, clean, in good condition. We can't imagine anything being better.

The staff was unbelievable Melissa and Eilyn took wonderful care of everything we asked for transportation from and to the airport, car rental, tours and various activities. Everything they recommended was excellent. The guard for the property was on duty 24/7. The pool and yard man was very friendly and kept the outside spotless. The house cleaner was wonderful and in addition to keeping the house immaculate she also did all our laundry on the same day we gave it to her. Last but in no way the least was Anna our wonderful chef and her helper Maria. Every meal was a delight, fresh fruit, pancakes, Mahi Mahi, tenderloin, lobster and many local dishes. Every day we had plenty of leftovers for lunch the next day. Just imaging no shopping worries, no cooking and no clean up. Just pick from a wide selection of choices or make special requests.

We wish everyone could spend a week at the villa with Anna as their chef. It was an unforgettable experience.

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Liked best: The personal attention from everyone
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Colony Kansas
Reviewed 18 June 2013 for a stay in June 2013

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Reviewed 14 June 2013 for a stay in June 2013

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Joanna682
Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 reviews
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“Beautiful, comfortable home with all the amenities, wonderful cook, housekeeping, concierge, you can't go wrong”
Reviewed 6 June 2013 for a stay in June 2013
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people found this review helpful

Large spacious home with plenty of open space. Great for a large, mixed crowd of participants with room to be together or balconies and nooks for a bit of private time. The concierge, Eileen, will help even a large boisterous group work out activities and make reservations. Anna, the cook, will fill your tummy with delight at every meal. Large, healthy portions that will leave you feeling that you feeling like you have treated your body well. The housekeeping staff keeps the place spotless as well as doing your personal laundry.
From the moment of clearance through customs we were taken care of. Abraham picked us up with a multi passenger van and drove us to the house with a well placed snack/bathroom stop and a great opportunity to snap multiple close up photos of the local (large!) crocodiles. To the door delivery with greeting by the concierge and dinner!
Two different types of monkeys came through during our stay, the white faced capuchins and the adorable little spider monkeys. Both made separate appearances with lots of close up picture taking opportunities. There many activities close by with the public beach within walking distance, though maybe to far for young children

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Liked best: The great room and the staff
Liked least: Let you know when I think of it!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
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