Located on the Nicoya Peninsula, at the edge of the Biological Reserve of Nosara, and minutes away from the beach, Villa Mango offers, from its shaded terrace, an incredible panoramic view of Playa Pelada and Playas Guiones on the Pacific Ocean, and an amazing display of wildlife as well as comfortable rooms with private bath, and its own private pool. Whether you are looking for adventure or for a peaceful time, staying one night or two weeks, you will receive exceptional service and personalized attention for your hosts, fluent in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese.
4.4 on February 18, 2011
Having visited many parts of Costa Rica and on several different occasions, we were amazed and surprised to find such a wonderful B&B as Villa Mango. It far surpassed our expectations and is definitely the best place we have stayed in Costa Rica. The best part are the innkeepers, Agnes and Joe, who are just really genuinely friendly people. The rooms are well-kept, with great jungle views, and there's an excellent covered terrace (full of hammocks) where you can just hang out; it is shady during the dry season (when we were there) and dry during the wet season. It's located in Playa Nosara and up on a hill, so you need to drive to get to downtown Nosara and while you could walk to the beach it would take a little while (it's not RIGHT on the beach, which is good if you are looking for someplace a little more private). You can, however, walk to some interesting restaurants and tour facilities (horseback riding, kayaking, river boat tours). And the somewhat secluded location allowed us to see lots of coatis, parrots, squirrels, and even a porcupine, right outside our room! The one strike against Villa Mango is that in our room, the bathroom had no door! It opened directly onto the bedroom area. Maybe that's a European thing? My wife and I are comfortable enough with each other to where it wasn't a problem, but it wasn't exactly the most romantic set-up, either. If you think it will bother you, be sure to request a room with a bathroom door. ;) We HIGHLY recommend Villa Mango to everyone and are eager to go back!
5 on March 21, 2010
We stayed at Villa Mango earlier this month, and had a wonderful experience. Jo and Agnes had some wonderful stories to share. The grounds were fantastic, and the views outstanding views of the Pacific. We would definitely recommend their B&B. Very quiet and relaxing. We even had a load of laundry to do. They took it just before we left for dinner and it was done and folded outside our door when we came back. Great Service!!!!!!!!!
4.6 on December 23, 2009
After a dozen visits and much exploring, we choose Villa Mango for our annual family & yoga vacation. There is no other place in Costa Rica that compares to the friendliness, hospitality, beauty of the area and overall feeling of the whole package. This is one of our most favorite places on the planet!
4.0 on October 19, 2009
Everything you see on the Villa Mango Website Is true – 110%. All the visitor’s comments shown below are true – 110%. While the physical and geographic amenities of Villa Mango can be found in hundreds of B&Bs throughout Central America, what sets Villa Mango at the very top of the heap is the Hosts, Agnes and Jo. Their motto “Arrive as Guests, Leave as Friends” is a shining example of ‘truth in advertizing’. When we went to Nosara, we were looking for a nice place to stay; we found that and ever so much more. Thanks Agnes and Jo – friends for life.
5 on September 28, 2009
Grabbed this off the internet last minute before we left on our honeymoon. We needed a place to stay one night before the house we got (as a gift) was available. OH-My-GOD! Could not believe the beautiful location and fabulous hospitality for the price! The owners were very helpful (wished they lived here so we coudl be friends), the room was beautiful, the breakfast was amazing. We liked it so much we decided to pay for another night rather than stay in the free house!
5 on September 24, 2009
My wife and I stayed at Villa Mango for a week. I would, and have, recommend it to anyone looking to relax in a wonderful part of Costa Rica!
5 on April 04, 2009
This was definitely the highlight of our trip to Costa Rica!
5 on July 09, 2008
Every thing about our stay was great, comfy enviroment, great hosts, and peaceful settings!!
4.4 on August 06, 2007
Agnes & Joe, the owners of Villa Mango, are the perfect hosts for a trip to CR. They have incredible knowledge of the area and are eager to help you enjoy your visit. They even helped make my daughter's "Sweet 16" special by scouring Nosara for the perfect ingredients for one of the best chocolate cakes I've tasted, decorated with local flora! The breakfasts rival that of any 5-star hotel and you couldn't receive any better hospitality if you offered a million bucks! This place is full of heart and is an easy walk to the beach! Don't be surprised by the easy access to wildlife and an incredibly serene view and experience overall!!! Do yourself a favor -- STAY HERE!!!
Oceanside, Tropical, Village
San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.) 200 miles
Coming by car (4x4 recommended) from Nicoya, take Samara direction. After the gas station, about 10 kms before Samara, take the first right, which will take you on a dirt road. Follow the road signs to Nosara. About 2 kms before Nosara, look for the signs to the "Reserva Biological de Nosara" and the Lagarta Lodge. Take a left on the road to Lagarta and follow our signs.
Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Live Music, Movie Theater, Nature area, Ocean, Religious Services, River
Private Home Bed and Breakfast
Board games, CD player, Computer, Copier, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Library, Secretarial services, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer
Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Hairdryer, Radio
Bicycle rental, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, turtle watching, Sailing, Shopping, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Video Arcade, Water sports
Jo and Agnes
Portuguese, English, French, German, Spanish
All the wild life around!
We came down to Nosara from the States on our motorcycles. We are well traveled, friendly, open-minded, very active and have been working in the service industry for several years. Lovers nature and wildlife, as well as books, friends, sports.