Villa Paraiso: Luxury Jungle Retreat in Costa Rica

family fun at villa paraiso's infinity pool

Costa Rica, the Central America nation bordered by Nicaragua and Panama, is best known for its volcanoes, beaches, waterfalls and biodiversity. Having chosen this country to celebrate our 5th Wedding Anniversary last year, we decided to visit again just six months later. With its secluded beaches, active volcanoes, and endless amounts of wildlife, it was hard to resist. Unlike our previous visit which was just the three of us on a family/romantic getaway, this time we traveled as a group. With 6 plus members in our group, from different ages, nationalities and with different priorities for our trip, we were prepared for the challenge of finding the right property to suit all of us and secretly feared we were not going to be able to do so until we found Villa Paraiso in Manuel Antonio.


Situated on a hilltop offering vast views of the Pacific Ocean and the lush Costa Rican landscape, this designer villa offers the utmost luxury. Fully equipped with 5 bedrooms, 5 and a half bathrooms, a chef-designed kitchen, an ultra spacious outdoor area, and a large infinity pool offering stellar views, this villa is the epitome of luxury and comfort. Once you see the villa you will not be surprised that it was rated “Top Vacation Rental” by Trip Advisor or “Best Exclusive Villa” by Conde Nast. 




Each and every room has been beautifully designed with such detail that even though there are 5 bedrooms, each offers something that the other one does not. And although there are technically two master bedrooms, one of the toughest decisions is picking a room as they are all worthy of being considered a master bedroom of their own. 

Which would you choose?

And yes, the bathrooms are just as spacious as the rooms and one of them even has a disco shower!

If you are wondering which one we chose, we stayed in the “second master” which is the third one from above. Yes, the one with the disco shower.

Dont forget to pay attention to all the beautiful details too

Check in & Services 

The way that this villa has been designed allows for the guests to share and be united but at the same time have a lot of privacy which is essential when traveling as a group. From the moment you walk in, you feel like you are staying in your own private hotel or resort, rather than in a rental property especially because of the exceptional services provided by the property management, Costa Rica First Class Villas. Included in every booking is your personal concierge and travel planner which offer their local expertise and 24/7 guest support. Unlike most vacation rentals or airbnbs, there is daily housekeeping that even does your laundry! Your concierge can help you with anything from locating the nearest grocery to booking your next adventure to finding you a babysitter. And if you really want to kick back and enjoy your vacation to the fullest, ask your concierge about hiring a private chef to prepare all of your meals during your stay or as many as you would prefer.  We were treated with a “Tapas and Cocktails Welcome” upon arrival, so we can personally vouch for the quality and taste.

Pool & Views 

No getaway or vacation is completed without a pool, and when booking a rental property, the pool is one of the top items I look for in a property so once we saw the pool in Villa Paraiso, we knew we had to stay here.

It’s certainly the best spot for pictures, so be prepared to bust out in an infinity pool pose.

Location & Adventure

Though the pool is certainly one of the highlights of the property, one of my favorite things is the location of the villa. It is perfectly located in a luxurious gated community just a 5min drive away from restaurants, bars in Quepos and 5-10min drive away from world famous Manuel Antonio National Park, which offers some of the worlds most beautiful beaches, trails to waterfalls, wildlife encounters, and hikes to spectacular view points of the coast line and much more.  Trust me, I know it will be hard to want to leave the villa but visiting Manuel Antonio National Park is a must. You don’t want to miss its beautiful secluded and white sand beach.

Or this view of the coastline…

Our stay in Villa Paraiso with Costa Rica First Class Villas was nothing short of outstanding, and we leave with nothing but good memories and many intentions to return.



  1. May 27, 2017 / 11:01 am

    Wow, this place looks absolutely beautiful and such a peaceful retreat. I love how you’re surrounded by lush jungle and have that view from the hilltop looking down at the water. This is my kind of place, also Happy Anniversary!

  2. May 27, 2017 / 11:35 am

    OMG! This resort is so beautiful. The accommodation itself is amazing and would totally crash here but the surroundings, the jungle, I would totally love to check out this area. Costa Rica…here I come (soon, I promise!) Fantastic review. 🙂

  3. May 27, 2017 / 12:40 pm

    Man, Costa Rica is really good at destination marketing (this is the second post today I’m seeing about a place to stay there). Not that that’s bad, it looks like a beautiful country to visit. National Parks alone seem like a great reason to spend some quality time there.

  4. May 28, 2017 / 1:51 pm

    Holy crap, those aerial views of the Manual Antonio National Park look amazing. Please tell me you hiked and swam and snorkeled that whole area!
    As for the room choices, I don’t think I would care at all because they all look amazing but I would want the one with the best balcony views because a bed is a bed to me when you have all that available to you. I mean who would want to stay in the room with a pool with a view and being so close to that National park or the downtown?

  5. May 29, 2017 / 2:05 am

    Oh wow!!! That villa is incredible, seriously want to book a flight, move in and never leave. I think you did a great job in finding the perfect accommodation to suit all of you. Now I just want to try a disco shower!

  6. May 29, 2017 / 1:04 pm

    AMAZING!!!! Looks like my kind of place, and that infinity pool, wow! With all that luxury and the views, I’ll definitely bookmark this spot to book when I make it down there.

  7. May 30, 2017 / 5:38 pm

    Villa Paraiso is dreamy – no wonder you chose it for your Costa Rica stay. I have not had the opportunity yet to stay in such a beautiful place as we are usually trying to cut costs. But I can see the payback of spending a little more for an experience like this. I’d love to hire a chef to cook meals for us!

  8. May 30, 2017 / 8:54 pm

    That’s so dreamy. I”ve not been to Costa Rica but this is exactly how I’d like to experience it.

  9. May 30, 2017 / 10:55 pm

    What a beautiful property! I Staying at such a luxurious location with friends and family would be a real treat and a memorable experience. I love the surrounding jungle that makes the property secluded, but it’s still convenient to restaurants, shops, and the National Park. I can definitely see why this villa is so popular!

  10. May 31, 2017 / 12:19 am

    Wow, this looks like an amazing villa! Such a great place to stay for group travel–looks very private and the views from the pool are fantastic. Love the tapas and cocktails welcome, too! Great find!

  11. May 31, 2017 / 6:08 pm

    This place looks absolutely incredible!! Like, please sign me up for a week in that villa ASAP. That pool is absolute heaven… Definitely considering this for an upcoming trip to Costa Rica!

  12. June 6, 2017 / 4:18 pm

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  13. June 7, 2017 / 12:17 am

    I remember seeing some photos from this villa on Instagram and falling in love. I love how each bedroom is totally unique and the fact that those views are visible from the property is absolutely incredible!

  14. June 7, 2017 / 2:57 am

    Ahh this villa looks amazing! Especially the infinity pool – I really wish I were there right now!!
    I’ve never been to Costa Rica but your pictures of that villa and those beautiful beaches make me want to go ASAP.

  15. June 11, 2017 / 5:55 am

    Happy Anniversary!!! Far out this place looks incredibly beautiful and the perfect place to retreat from life and unwind. All that green jungle and picturesque scenery… I want in.

  16. June 12, 2017 / 10:51 am

    Villa Paraiso certainly looks more like paradise than a resort…blissful! That pool is simply divine…I can spend my entire vacation there 🙂

  17. June 12, 2017 / 8:17 pm

    What a lovely property. It does look like an indulgence for the senses. Very luxurious and comfortable. I like the fact that it seems to naturally blend in with the nature around it. A real retreat for a relaxing and rejuvenating experience indeed.

  18. October 20, 2019 / 3:53 pm

    Best days is Vacation days !

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