Why Choose Holis Wellness Center?
- Rated #1 of 6 Spas & Wellness Centers in Manuel Antonio by TripAdvisor
- Located in the beautiful beach town of Manuel Antonio
- All Inclusive means you never have to worry about anything
- Most diverse offering of yoga and wellness classes in the area
- Professionally trained staff committed to enjoyable experiences
- Top-of-the-line products and services
- We offer an experience that you will never forget!
Villas Nicolas is a refreshingly unique boutique hotel with only 12 villas, offering a distinct personality with tasteful furnishings, spacious open-plan architecture, modern amenities, and tropical surroundings.
All rooms are equipped with air conditioners as well as ceiling fans for those who prefer to take advantage of the ocean breezes that our mountainside location affords. WIFI is available throughout the property. Each villa borders a lush tropical garden and the swimming pool, providing a tranquil, relaxing experience. For those seeking a taste of the local activity, popular restaurants, cafes, galleries, and our Holis Center within a 5 minute walk. Villas Nicolas is not a resort. It is a small privately owned condominium hotel designed for the more independent traveler who prefers “small & unique”. It caters to those looking for a special little gem that offers great value at an affordable price.
Retreat accommodation is based on a single occupancy Type 1 room at Villas Nicolas. If you will like to see other options for more people or with ocean view, please see more information here.
About Manuel Antonio
Set high above the enchanting national park, Manuel Antonio boasts world-class views and beaches. Just imagine sparkling white sandy beaches, shimmering blue water and the fresh ocean breeze, all from the rocking chair on your patio. You’ll feel stress magically leave your body as you soak up the sun in Manuel Antonio. According to Forbes magazine, Manuel Antonio is among the world’s 12 most beautiful national parks.
Between the main town and the national park, there are several world-class beaches in the area. Here, you can enjoy the wide variety of activities such as swimming, hiking the Manuel Antonio National Park, surfing, or simply relaxing while watching a vibrant sunset. Manuel Antonio is one of only two locations in Costa Rica where you can see all four types of monkey; spider, howler, white faced and the endangered squirrel monkey, many of which can be visible from your hotel window. The area is also a prime destination for spotting sloths, both in and outside of the national park This once tiny town has blossomed into the most popular Costa Rican beach destination. Available are all the amenities you would come to expect as well as a jumping nightlife. Access to the area is possible along Coastal Highway 34 from either the north or south. The drive itself is popular among tourists as pronounced steep cliffs crash into the blue waters of the Pacific Ocean. There is also a domestic airstrip in Quepos, just 7km away.
Getting to Manuel Antonio
Arrival by Airplane
The airport you will fly into is Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO). From SJO you can get a quick 25 minute domestic flight to Quepos (XQP). It is then only a 15 minute taxi ride to your hotel in Manuel Antonio
A one way ticket can range from $25 to $100 depending on season. Make sure to leave enough time between flights for baggage claim, customs and immigration.
You can reserve your flight online with these domestic airlines:
Nature Air: http://www.natureair.com/
Arrival by Bus
Direct public buses run 6 times a day from San Jose city to Manuel Antonio, and the fare is only $10! Please check schedules here: http://www.autotransportesdm.com/
Direct buses take 3-hours to get from San Jose to Manuel Antonio, whereas the regular ones (non-direct) take approximately 4-hours.
The bus terminal is called Tracopa, and you will need to take a taxi from the airport to the bus station. There are many bus stations in San Jose so be sure to inform the taxi driver that you want to go to TRANSPORTES TRACOPA near Plaza Viquez.
Arrival by Private Car
We can arrange a private car for 1 – 4 passengers to pick you up from the SJO Airport or within the city of San Jose. Our driver will drive you directly to your hotel in Manuel Antonio. This will take approximately 3-hours at a cost of $150 to be paid in cash to the driver.
Arrival by Shuttle:
There are also shared transport shuttle companies available:
Gray Line: http://www.graylinecostarica.com
Consult their websites for up-to-date schedules. The fare is usually around $50. Both companies will pick you up at most San José area hotels.
A 35% deposit is required to reserve your spot. You can pay by credit card or PayPal, and a 5% fee applies to the total amount.
Deposit is non refundable unless you cancel within the first week after your reservation was made.