Villa Manzu

Papagayo Peninsula, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

At a Glance

  • Private villa with a full team of staff, including chefs, bartenders, massage therapists and adventure guides

  • Spectacular location in a secluded spot on Costa Rica's Papagayo Peninsula

  • Easy access to nearby national parks, where you can get close to nature in Costa Rica's rainforests

  • Each of the eight luxurious suites boasts views of the Pacific Ocean

  • Fantastic facilities including two swimming pools, a gym, spa and movie theatre

  • Extensive selection of watersports equipment from kayaks to paddleboards, perfect for independent exploration

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The dry season from December to April, doesn't necessarily mean no rain but there should be less of it, is considered the best time to visit Costa Rica. The 'green' season runs from May to November and there is more chance of rain during this time with September and October being the wettest months. It is important to plan well in advance for Christmas and New Year to avoid disappointment (ideally a year) as Costa Rica is extremely popular over this time with repeat bookers. Easter and during US school holidays are also best to plan ahead.

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A private sanctuary on Costa Rica's lush Papagayo Peninsula, Villa Manzu offers an exclusive villa experience, set within spectacular natural surroundings. With a team of dedicated staff, this is perfect for a pampering family break or special occasion.

Enveloped by acres of pristine jungle and enjoying 180-degree ocean views, Villa Manzu is a truly luxurious private villa which is guaranteed to make any occasion special. Its location on Costa Rica's Papagayo Peninsula provides privileged access to areas of outstanding natural beauty; golden sands and miles of Pacific Ocean make up the landscapes in front, while a number of national parks lie within easy reach, containing wildlife-rich rainforest and the impressive Rincon de la Vieja Volcano.

Inside Villa Manzu there are eight spacious bedrooms, each with ocean views and plenty of space for relaxing. There are also plenty of spacious and stylish communal areas with two swimming pools, a spa, gym, theatre room and bar. Hammocks and lounge chairs can be found dotted throughout the five-acre grounds, making the most of the remarkable surroundings.

A full team of dedicated staff ensure that everything is taken care of; chefs will prepare every meal based on your requirements, butlers and waiters will look after the finer details and divers and adventure specialists are on hand to help customise your stay and introduce you to the highlights of the area. Surfboards, paddleboards, kayaks, bikes and fishing equipment are all available and the best ways to explore the peninsula, and there is also access to a private beach club and a nearby golf course. Walking trails criss-cross the grounds so you can explore to your heart's content, with hummingbirds, butterflies and monkeys fluttering around overhead.

Everything really has been thought of to make a stay at Villa Manzu truly memorable, making this the perfect choice to mark a special occasion or simply for a spot of relaxation at the end of a longer Costa Rica itinerary.

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There are eight spacious and luxurious suites at Villa Manzu, each complete with custom furnishings and luxurious amenities. Large TVs can be found in each, along with a minibar, walk-in closet and full bathroom suite. There are 15 beds in total, including 5 king beds, a double queen suite, a double king suite and a bunk room with four twin beds and two king beds. Free-standing bathtubs can be found in some of the suites and some have access to private terraces.


The attentive staff can customise your stay so that all meals and activities are age-appropriate, as well as catering to fussy children. Basic first aid items, sunscreen and insect repellent are provided too, giving you a few less things to worry about when it comes to packing.


Facilities at Villa Manzu include a gym, two swimming pools, a bar, Jacuzzi and access to a nearby golf course and beach club. The full staff take care of all meals, providing a buffet-style breakfast with omelette station, lunch, dinner, fresh baked goods and a 3-5 course dinner. Menus are created to suit each guest so special diets can easily be accommodated. There are also alternative dining options on the Peninsula and a few bars nearby and a vehicle is provided to get you around.

A fantastic spa can be found at the property too, along with a yoga platform, and the staff can provide a massage therapist or yoga instructor if required. Therapeutic massages can be arranged, as well as beauty treatments and detoxification treatments utilising local organic ingredients.

Guests at Villa Manzu also have access to nearby tennis courts, a golf club and a private beach club. There is a small, private beach in front of the property which can be accessed by a short steep hiking trail.


With watersports equipment and vehicles for excursions, Villa Manzu is equipped for a range of adventures, and the naturalist guide can lead excursions to observe local marine life, enjoy delicious picnics or BBQs on secluded beaches and to nearby surf spots. Additional excursions can be arranged including ATV adventures, river rafting, private helicopter tours, mountain biking, volcano hiking, snorkelling, fishing, jet-skiing, sunset sailing, zip-lining, off road driving, windsurfing, visits to hot springs and even diving.

Alternatively, stay on site and enjoy the pool table, swimming pools, theatre or walking trails that surround the property.

Location & directions

Papagayo Peninsula, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Villa Manzu can be found on the north Pacific Coast, perched on an isolated spot of the Peninsula Papagayo in Costa Rica's Guanacaste province.

How to get there

45-minute road transfer from Liberia Airport which can be reached direct from some international destinations, or 50-minute flight from Costa Rica's capital, San Jose.

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