Villa Punto de Vista - Manuel Antonio
As wedding photographers in Costa Rica, we’ve seen our share of hotels, resorts, villas, bungalows, lodges, casas . . . Without a doubt, Villa Punto de Vista is one of the best locations in Costa Rica for a luxury destination wedding - if not the best - given its secluded location in the mountainous rainforest of Manuel Antonio, its views and direct access to one of the 12 most gorgeous beaches in the world, its exceptional architecture and design, its luxurious accommodations and common areas, its remarkable restaurant and gourmet dishes and exotic drinks, its first-rate customer service, and its surprising number of extraordinary locations for wedding-day events. It truly is the perfect wedding destination for ultimate privacy, mesmerizing views, divine cuisine, gorgeous architecture, unparalleled customer service, and more.
LOCATION AND TRANSPORTATION
Opened on January 1, 2010, Villa Punto de Vista is located in Manuel Antonio, Quepos, in the Puntarenas Province next to the world famous Manuel Antonio National Park. From SJO, there are three ways to reach the villa. They can arrange a private shuttle to and from the airport (2.5 hours from the Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) or a short 20-minute plane or helicopter ride from SJO to Quepos La Managua Airport. Van service is about $30 - $40 /person each way and commercial flights can be booked at www.flysansa.com.
HISTORY, DESIGN & REPUTATION
Villa Punto de Vista is a 5-star luxury villa that was designed and is run by brothers David and Christien - the former an architect and Sales/PR Director and the latter is the villa's head of marketing and operations. For the brothers, the notion behind the villas was to combine the best of both worlds: the size and the infrastructure for events of traditional hotels with the privacy and personalized attention of a villa. The result is a luxury villa that can accommodate family reunions, anniversaries, and honeymoons, to destination weddings and corporate and wellness retreats that is located in a secluded area of Manuel Antonio with ever-green mountains and a turquoise sea, exotic flora and fauna, and sublime panoramic views.
WEDDING PLANNING SERVICES
For your wedding planning needs, the villa has a short-list of only top-quality local and highly-experienced wedding planners who will take care of everything, from the floral arrangements and bridal bouquet to table settings and type and color of chairs for the wedding ceremony, as well as recommend wedding-day providers. Proper wedding planning means couples get to RELAX and enjoy their dream destination wedding!
WEDDING PLANNING & WEDDING DAY SERVICES
On your wedding day, you don’t have to leave the comfort of your own suite until it’s time to say “I do” to have your hair styled, make-up applied, and manicure and pedicure done. Or, Villa Punto de Vista can arrange a visit at one of their favorite spas in Manuel Antonio, until their onsite spa opens in November, 2019. You can also have your wedding dress and your fiancé’s attire cleaned and pressed onsite.
You and your wedding guests will fall in love the accommodations at Villa Punto de Vista. The estate actually offers two villas for your consideration, their original 10-berdoom villa and venue for up to 100 as well as their brand new 8-bedroom villa and 40 person venue opening November 2019! Booking them both means a private dual villa complex of 18 rooms and accommodation for up to 50 persons! The new villa will also have it’s own pool, bards, theater, and social areas.
This is great news for couples wanting a larger private luxury venue with stunning views for their destination wedding. The bride, bridesmaids, and her family can occupy one villa while the groom, groomsmen, and his family can occupy the other one. This makes Villa Punto de Vista an ideal venue for Southeast-Asian weddings and Hindu weddings.
Currently, there are 10 air-conditioned luxurious, distinctive guest suites that can accommodate up to 30 individuals - 24 adults and 6 children under the age of 10.
Every suite has a roomy rain shower and private bath and all the amenities you would expect of a luxury 5-star hotel: organic bath and facial soaps and shampoo, Swiss-made beds covered with ultra-high thread count sheets, his and her robes, and to-die-for towels. If it’s just you and your fiancé, you can choose to have a king-sized bed. For your guests, the villa can arrange each suite to their needs, with either king-sized beds or single beds.
Each suite is designed remove the barriers between the indoors and nature by using locally sourced materials for the walls and woodwork and having floor-to-ceiling glass walls and windows, as well as private balconies with mesmerizing views of the rainforest and ocean.
WEDDING DAY EVENt LOCATIONS
Villa Punto de Vista can accommodate elopements to weddings of up to 120 guests, but the ideal maximum number of guests is 80-100 to make it more comfortable depending on the site you choose. Amazingly, there are 5 unforgettable sites at the villa for your wedding ceremony, cocktail hour, reception, and dinner.
1. THE ROOFTOP DECK - CEREMONy, COCKTAIL HOUR, RECEPTION & DINNER
It’s the fifth floor at the villa that has sweeping-ocean and rainforest views from its vantage point above the rainforest canopy. It can accommodate 100 guests seated guests during an event, for the dinner and cocktail hour. It is covered, so you don’t have to worry about the sun when overhead or the tropical rains during the rainy season. There’s also a full-service bar and there is easy access to the events terrace and kitchen. Given its marvelous views, it’s a plus for wedding ceremony photos and bride and groom and family portraits.
2. THE EVENTS TERRACE - CEREMONy, COCKTAIL HOUR, RECEPTION & DINNER
One level below the Rooftop Deck is the Events Terrace that can accommodate 70 seated guests for a wedding ceremony, 40 seated guests for the wedding dinner, and 120 for the cocktail hour with cocktail tables. It too has splendid panoramic ocean and rainforest-canopy views, and is a great place to watch the sunset. Constructed of teak wood, natural rock, and other locally-sourced materials, it is adjacent to the kitchen and full-sized bark, making it an great site for a cocktail hour hors d’oeuvres, as well as dining and intimate wedding ceremonies.
3. THE BALLROOM - CEREMONy, COCKTAIL HOUR, RECEPTION & DINNER
With its high ceilings, a teak floor, two-story windows that permit unobstructed views of the infinity pool and rainforest, a full-service bar, ambient sound system and disco lighting. The Ballroom is simply an amazing site for your wedding-day events and is the most popular venue for wedding receptions. It can accommodate up to 70 seated guests for wedding ceremonies and receptions, and 120 guests for standing events, such at the cocktail hour, and has an adjoining area where you can enjoy a different ambiance and take a break from the festivities. Then there’s the option of having a live band one the mezzanine that overlooks The Ballroom while you and your guests dance the night away.
4. THE POOL DECK - CEREMONy, COCKTAIL HOUR, RECEPTION & DINNER
This is the ideal venue for smaller wedding given its casually elegant ambiance and views. It accommodates up to 30 guests for a wedding ceremony, 50 standing guests for the cocktail hour, and 40 seated guests for dinner. There is a magnificent covered seating area made of coral stone with an incorporated ice bucket that can chill 10 bottles of champagne at once. From the pool deck, you can gaze upon the rainforest and the sea, whose waves you can hear crashing below as you say your wedding vows and celebrate your matrimony with your closest loved ones.
5. THE BEACH AND RAINFOREST - CEREMONy, RECEPTION & DINNER
Have your wedding ceremony and dinner on what Forbes considers one of the 12 best beaches in the world! Villa Punto de Vista’s Beach and Rainforest wedding venue can accommodate an unlimited number of guests for your wedding ceremony. Though you can have your reception and dinner here, the other venues are better options. Hear the waves softly crash on the pristine golden sand as you and your soul mate say “I do” while partially surrounded by tropical rainforest and by bay filled with emerald-colored water and dotted with island in the background. Of the beach wedding venues in Costa Rica, this is by far one of the best, if not the best.
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WEDDINGs at Villa Punto de Vista - Some details
Given its secluded location on a large private estate, you can have a DJ and live music at all of its sites for weddings reception, and there is no curfew in The Ballroom for the music or the festivities. Also, you can get married at Villa Punto de Vista any day of the week or on any holiday - there are no restrictions - and there are no wedding-day cleanup fees.
DINING - AT THE VILLA AND LOCALLY
There are various dining options as the villa before and after your wedding day. Enjoy the meals from their commercial kitchen or private dining facility, hire a personal chef for the night or for your entire stay, you’re your own meals in their well-equipped professional kitchen or grill with ingredients from the local market you can get on your own or have the villa pick up for you, or dine out at one of the fabulous local restaurant or order out.
AMENITIES AND ACTIVITIES - AT THE VILLA AND OFFSITE
Where to start? Well, at the villa, there’s a full-service staff, pre-arrival concierge, air-conditioning, roof-top jacuzzi, complimentary breakfast, Wi-Fi, beach access and beach buggy to take you there if need be, a double-edge infinity pool, three event areas equipped with a full bar, a game room and business center, chef services, elevator and access for people with disabilities, beach butler service, and a "Luis" Button - the ability to request services at any time in areas equipped with an iPad and Face-Time.
The gorgeous beaches, Marina Pez Vela for world class fishing and water activates, Manuel Antonio National Park, adventure and eco tours, golf, canopy tours, zip lining, horseback riding, catamaran tours, guided jet ski tours, guided national park tour, sport fishing, whitewater rafting, canyoning, cooking, wine paring, dancing and guitar classes and more.
* In November 2019, Villa Punto de Vista will open an onsite spa!
WHY VILLA PUNTO DE VISTA - A WORD FROM DAVID KONWISER
Hi. I’m David Konwiser and am a founder of the villa as well as her architect. We call ourselves The Villa Redefined, and I think our TripAdvisor and Wedding Wire reviews speak volumes about the kind of distinctive service we offer our guests. For discerning couples looking for total privacy, relaxation and barefoot luxury before, during, and after their wedding day, look no further!