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What’s Shaking at Marina Pez Vela – August 2019

What's Shaking headerAugust is a very special time here in at Marina Pez Vela and in Costa Rica as it is the month of MOTHERS DAY! While most of our monthly schedules revolve around fishing tournaments, massive events, movies under the stars, etc. in August we have a month dedicated to allowing our local community to enjoy the space of Marina Pez Vela, focus on families and the last days before the more intense seasonal rains tend to visit in September and October. Marina Pez Vela has and will continue to dedicate a great deal of our time, energy and resources in to creating a year round tourism destination with dynamic activities for those who are visiting us regionally and internationally but we also have a very firm commitment to our local community and creating time and space for locals and expats alike to enjoy this marvelous public space. August is one of those months and we will highlight some of the events taking place, special dates and activities to enjoy.


As mentioned above, August is about celebrating the amazing women who give us life, sustain us all guide us with their love, wisdom and unwaivering support. Mothers Day in Costa Rica, August 15, is actually a NATIONAL HOLIDAY in Costa Rica with everything and everyone in the nation stopping to pay tribute. This year, Mothers Day falls on a Friday so you can bet that many will be taking a long weekend and treating Moms all over the country to some love and attention,. While there is no planned event at the marina, due to the inability to count on a starry evening for Mothers Day, all of our restaurants and shops will have specials running well before the big day so you can plan a special dinner, sweet dessert, family tour or pick up something at one of our boutiques to show your appreciation. Start your planning now and make reservations at Z Gastro, Gabriellas, Runaway Grill, Mercato del Porto, Sunrice or Double Hook for the best seating and specials.


Anyone who has spent time in the Manuel Antonio area during the months of August – October can attest to the fact that they are months usually dedicated to recharging batteries, renovating spaces and enjoying a bit of well deserved down time after all the intense high season and busy summer travel dates. With the incredibly unique whale migration, Marina Pez Vela officially kicks of the whale watching season in August with daily tours leaving the project and an increasing number of these amazing creatures in the waters just outside the project. Whales were sited in the area during July but August is the month we start to seen an increase in the frequency and quantity fo the whales and when our local tour and charter offer all kinds of special packages to witness this amazing migration. If you have not already been out on the waters, do NOT miss this opportunity as it is simply magical. For information on group or private tours, you can contact our team at or 2774 9006.


One of the best kept secrets here in the area is that there are actually 10 luxury, two and three bedroom villas right on site here at MPV. These luxury accommodations are available for nightly and weekly rentals and make the IDEAL spot for a mini vacation, full stay in the area or even just a special treat for locals looking for a new experience without having to travel. Marina Pez Vela has special low season rates and packages available for whale watching season and can help customize anything from a romantic dinner to a birthday celebration, wedding or custom event. Villa guests get exclusive access to the enormous rooftop pool and lounge area from which you can take in the grandeur of both the installations here on site as well as the magical backdrop which the Pacific Ocean, Quepos and jungle backdrop provide. Whether you are looking for something for right away or planning for friends or family in the future, do not miss out on these amazing accommodations.

August is a GREAT time to come and enjoy the amazing boardwalk built by our local municipality with some support from Marina Pez Vela and to enjoy the project with a bit more ease and space. Restaurants, shop owners and tour operators have great specials, appreciate the green season support and we hope to see you all here at MPV soon!