ABOUT COSTA RICA

Costa Rica, which translates to the Rich Coast, provides much of the world’s bananas, coffee, and pineapples. With only 0.1% of the world’s landmass, it still contains about 1/12 of the world’s biodiversity. It is very common to run into any one of the four species of monkey found in Costa Rica. About 25% of the land area is protected by national parks. Costa Rica is a peaceful democracy and the first country in the world to abolish its army. It boasts a literacy rate of 96%, one of the highest in the world. Home to the friendly Ticos, a common phrase among locals is Pura Vida or the Pure Life. The atmosphere is welcoming and laid back, so be sure to leave your watch at home.

Villa de la Luna is located in El Ocotal of the Guanacaste Province, which occupies the NW corner of Costa Rica. Guanacaste offers one of the drier winter seasons and has some of the most beautiful beaches in all of Costa Rica. From December to April, we are likely to see little to no rain, whereas May to November offer consistent showers. The months where the rain is it’s heaviest is September and October.

Listed below are the activities, tours, and attractions available to you during your visit in Costa Rica. There is everything from a romantic sunset cruise, a unique beach barbecue on a private island, relaxing spa services and mud baths, to exciting canopy tours and rainforest hikes that are perfect for any adrenaline junkie. For more information of these activities and prices, please click here.

TOURS

Palo Verde National Park

Palo Verde National Park

Palo Verde is rich ecosystem combining rivers, marshes, swamps, swamp forests, saltwater and freshwater lagoons, mangroves and dry forest. Scientists from all over the world come to study this wildlife sanctuary. Huge numbers of ducks, ibis, storks, and other water birds converge here, the single most important gathering place for waterfowl in Central America. Along this tour you could see howler monkeys, green iguanas, coatis, anteaters and crocodiles.

Arenal Volcano

Arenal Volcano

Arenal Volcano is one of the most active volcanoes in the Central America and the Americas. From the observation point, you will feel the ground tremble and see the night sky explode with ash and lava in a natural display of fireworks. Explore the surrounding area and foot of the volcano while riding horseback during a guided tour. Finish this exciting day by taking a dip in the relaxing hot springs at the bottom of the impressive volcano.

Mega Combo Buena Vista Hot Springs

Mega Combo Buena Vista Hot Springs

What’s good for the body is good for the soul – and there is not a better spot for body and soul than Buena Vista. It’s thermal waters, steam bath, and natural spa are located at the foot of Rincon de la Vieja, one of Costa Rica’s most active volcanoes. You will relax unconditionally as you enjoy pleasurable and rejuvenating treatments with volcanic mud and warm spring waters.

Costa Rica Rainforest & Canopy Congo Tour

Follow the deep lushness of the rain forest. Its grandeur will take you beyond time, beyond imagination. You will get to know primeval plants such as the ghostly tree ferns or the giant Elephant’s Ear Diffenbachia. You will listen to the haunting cries of wild birds and other jungle creatures. You will feel one with the Earth!

Drive through the vast savannas of Guanacaste and around Lake Arenal, a luminous fresh-water lake surrounded by the lush vegetation of the Arenal Volcano foothills. Then, on to a special place nestled in the rainforest, Coter Lake Reserve. Here, a remarkable experience awaits you. Your guide will help you discover the splendor of one of Earth’s most complex and important ecosystems.

Climb right into the tree tops, then soar from tree to tree for an extraordinary view. The Canopy Tour is a fantastic experience beginning with a forest hike to the site of the first platform located high in the trees. Click here to see more exciting excursions and activities.

ATTRACTIONS

Sport Fishing

Sport Fishing

Fish for more than 25 varieties including sailfish, marlin, and roosterfish. Boat leaves in the morning from Ocotal Beach – only a five minute walk from the Villa. Some of the finest marlin fishing in the world year round.

golfing

Golfing

Several world class championship golf courses are less than 1 hour away from Villa de la Luna. Garra De Leon, designed by Robert Trent Jones and located in Playa Conchal, is considered one of the top courses in Central America.

Scuba Diving

Scuba Diving

Daily scuba diving trips to Catalina’s. Bat Islands Night dives also available. Approximately $60 for a two-tank local dive (includes boat, tanks, weights, and snacks). Boat leaves from Ocotal Beach, a five minute walk from the Villa.

ABOUT VILLA DE LA LUNA

Villa de la Luna, built in 2008, is an all-inclusive 5-bedroom, 5-bathroom luxury vacation rental, located in the province Guanacaste in El Ocotal, Costa Rica. We offer guests all-inclusive amenities such as three meals per day provided by a personal executive chef, premium open bar with a talented mixologist, and 24-hour concierge and housekeeping.