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 Del Mar 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 its heaviest are September and October, though one of the best times to visit Costa Rica to see its natural beauty in full bloom. During September and October, there are brief daily showers in the afternoon, resulting in lush landscape and thriving ecosystems.

Zip Line Tours

Soar through the clouds and Costa Rican Rainforest on one of the many Canopy Tours available.


Enjoy a day of pampering without leaving the Villa. Housecalls are available to guests during their stay.

National Parks

Visit one of the most active volcanoes in both Central and North America or enjoy a guided horseback tour followed by a dip in the hot springs.

Deep Sea Fishing

Enjoy some of the finest marlin fishing in the world year-round. Fish for more than 25 varieties, including sailfish, marlin, and roosterfish.

Catamaran Tours

Take a tour aboard a private boat. Choose between a day trip with lunch on a secluded beach, or a breathtaking sunset cruise with wine and appetizers.

Scuba Diving

Daily scuba diving trips to Catalinas. A two-tank dive includes a two-tank local dive package, boat transportation, tanks, weights, and snacks.

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