Villa Manzu Est. Prior to 1930

Villa Manzu, Liberia, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

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Paradise perfected! Pura vida was surely created here at this ravishing villa on the Costa Rican Papagayo Peninsula.
If you're lucky, your wayfaring wanderlust will lead you and yours to this 30,000 sq. ft. sanctuary. Social gatherings are a must as "Manzu" means 'friends' in the local language. Any size group will feel right at home here with two pools, personal chef, well-stocked wine & cigar cellar and so many more personal touches of personalized perfection.
The Lowdown
Beach / Lake / Waterfront Location
Estate / House / Mansion / Villa
Corporate Event
Product Launch
Group Getaway
LGBT Weddings
Retreats: Corporate, Spa, Wellness, Etc.
Wedding Ceremony

Venue Setting

Within the lush grounds of the Peninsula Papagayo in Costa Rica, Villa Manzu is a completely private sanctuary of its own – paparazzi-free. This eight-bedroom estate – at just over 30,000 square feet – sits on five acres in an isolated peninsula and offers plenty of room to spread out, from the two swimming pools and spa to the theater room and expansive bar/party room. The grounds are dotted with hammocks, chairs and restful areas, perfect for quiet moments taking in 180-degree sea views and watching monkeys cavort in the trees.
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?


Additional Charges

Our villa is rented as a complete private villa, not individually by room.


Additional Insurance Is Not Required To Host An Event Here


Celebrations Hosted Here Since
Prior to 1930
No Curfew
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Client Can Select The Caterer Of Their Choice
Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services
Indoors & Outdoors
Designated Smoking Areas Only
Villa Manzu’s eight suites encompass 15 beds allocated as 5 king bed suites, a double queen bed suite, a double king bed suite, and a custom finished bunk room with 4 twins and 2 king beds. We also have access to additional nearby homes; as well as the nearby Four Seasons and Andaz.
Kid Friendly Events
Inside Scoop

Let's arrange some acoustic live music at the Villa Manzu Sunset Point with sweeping ocean views in every direction for one of the greatest sunset of your life.

  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Wifi
  • Ample Parking Onsite
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:
A full staff of chefs, butlers, waiters, drivers and adventure specialists will customize your stay; guests are offered use of surfboards, paddle-boards, kayaks, bikes, fishing equipment and the like and have access to the Villa’s spa, gym, golf course and beach club. Our specialists will ensure that you live the Costa Rican adventure and immerse you in the Costa Rican culture. Walking trails crisscross the estate, leading to stunning viewpoints. Fruit and flowering trees attract monkeys of three species, hummingbirds, butterflies and colorful tropical birds, making for a harmonious setting where the best of Mother Nature meets creature comforts for the 21st century.
Abraham Valenzuela was the visionary architect behind the creation of Villa Manzu. For the element of surprise, Valenzuela designed the villa so that the guest’s eye is always landing on a point of beauty or art. As one walks through the grand entrance, their eyes are drawn not only to the inside of the house, but to an inner courtyard garden, that then leads to another enticing entrance. Everywhere one turns, there is another elegant hallway leading to a new, artfully designed open space with a dramatic view of nature. Guests pass through custom-made doorways carved with images of African, Indian and Latin cultures, framed by intricately woven copper pipes. Above are custom-designed ceilings with hand-placed stone patterns inspired by Van Gogh’s “Starry Nights” and the famous Papagayo winds. Below are similar swirling patterns on the floors, representing the tree of life that connects the cultures of the guests who pass through the villa.
Standout Venue Features:
Villa Manzu’s signature is its all-inclusive experience. The villa is designed to provide guests with everything they want, as well as everything they didn’t know they wanted! The owners and staff are the experts and local residents. They know the area best and want to share their life and traditions with guests. The property features a spa, yoga platform, two bars, entertainment room with pool table, indoor and outdoor games, infinity-edge heated swimming pool, heated splash pool, Jacuzzi, home theater with a movie library, gym, in-house chef, walking trails, bikes, golf carts, and myriad water sports equipment, including stand-up paddle boards, kayak and surfboards. Guests are urged to relax at the villa in serene peace and quiet or to take off on an adventure in one of the property’s three vehicles. A naturalist guide is available to accompany guests on local tours and the staff is happy to create a unique daily itinerary with many diverse options and activities.
Extra Perks:
The Villa comes with a plethora of catering equipment for a large gathering.
Awards & Notables As seen in Departures Magazine As seen in many magazines
Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Food, Restaurants, Cafes:
Villa Manzu is an oversized private home with it's own kitchen.
Bars & Lounges:
Villa Manzu offers two bars, one downstairs next to the pool and one on the upper terrace


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