Agnes & Jo, a couple in their 50’s, have been a team in life and business for years. In 2003, they moved from the snowy peaks of Colorado to sunny Costa Rica, traveling there on their motorcycles.

Their professional experience in the service industry is diverse, and includes such jobs as maitre d', pastry chef, waiter, administration, office manager, carpentry and accounting.

They speak fluent French, English, and Spanish and have knowledge of Portuguese, Italian and German.

They are well traveled, friendly, open-minded, and very active. Their love of nature and wildlife was a big part in their decision to open Villa Mango.

They will guide you in planning your day, making your airline reservations from San Jose to Nosara and booking your daily activities such as; river tour, horseback-riding, surfing, kayaking, snorkeling, scuba training and diving, turtle watching tours, hiking and more.

Our Staff

Meet Kenia, Tamara, lsaías our friendly and hard working staff. Though they do not speak English, they will do everything they can to make your stay comfortable.

Our Pets


Joined our family on October 24, 2019. She is friendly,
loves all our guests and is ready to play or go for a walk
at any time !


Our mare Mahala was the joy of Jo and was with us for 17 years. Her name means Feminine Power.
She went to a well-deserved retirement at


Our new horse, added to the Villa Mango family in January 2018. He also went into retirement, and his new name is Mistique


showed up with five kittens on October 9, 2018.
All the kittens were adopted by good families and Kiki stayed with us until July 2019, when she left to hopefully find a better home.

Sweet girl Baileys arrived with her Mama. She got our heart but unfortunately, she disappeared about a month after she came to us... And she is missed!


Rest in Peace Sept 2003 - Sept 2016
We miss you sooooo much!