Pros: Clean, spacious rooms, beautiful grounds, plentiful breakfast. Good location close to MA park and beaches! Some other hotels in the area might be closer and/or have beach views, but Plaza Yara will be hard to beat for the price and amenities!
Pros: The room was very large. The staff was helpful and the pool was a plus.
Enjoy your visit to Manuel Antonio with a stay at Hotel Plaza Yara. After splashing around at one of the 2 outdoor pools, guests can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant. Rooms feature bonuses like refrigerators and microwaves, along with balconies and room service.
Pros: Best quality of service I have ever received at a hotel - the staff went above and beyond my expectations.
Pros: Great facility, staff, clean and nicely decorated room, fabulous restaurant, beautiful ocean/jungle view
Gaia Hotel And Reserve - Adults Only offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 185 per person one way. Guests can visit the spa to indulge in deep-tissue massages, detox wraps, or body wraps, and international cuisine is served at LA LUNA, which is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 3 outdoor pools and a poolside bar are other highlights at this luxurious hotel, and rooms offer up nice touches like MP3 docks and Egyptian cotton sheets.
Pros: Excellent staff who was very helpful. Perfect location! Would stay again
Hotel Vela Bar - Adults Only offers an airport shuttle for USD 160.00 per vehicle one way. Guests can take a dip in the outdoor pool, and free perks include WiFi, self parking, and hot/cold buffet breakfast daily between 7 AM and 9:30 AM. Other highlights include a terrace and a garden, and rooms offer flat-screen TVs and refrigerators.
Pros: Staff was excellent. Beautiful views from the pool. Lovely sunsets. Very spacious living space.
Cons: Private beach had no surf.
The Preserve at Los Altos offers a private beach and puts you near activities like scuba diving, surfing/boogie boarding, and parasailing. The outdoor pool provides a splash of fun, while guests in the mood for pampering can visit the spa to indulge in massages, facials, and mani/pedis. Offering ocean views, Karolas Restaurant serves local cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A poolside bar and a bar/lounge are offered, and condos at this luxurious property have conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves.
Pros: We enjoyed our first class stay from the moment we arrived on this lovely property. The front desk person greeted us warmly and we felt like family right away. They upgraded us without even asking and our room with the beach view was immaculate, adorable and had an amazing view. The breakfasts every morning were truly delicious, I am a vegetarian, a bit on the fussier side and the breakfast was a 10 and the portions fed me for both lunch and dinner. My husband and I would stay there next time as well.
A great choice for a stay in Manuel Antonio, La Mansion Inn features a rooftop terrace and offers an airport shuttle for CRC 180 per vehicle. You can grab a bite to eat at one of the 2 restaurants, then indulge in deep-tissue massages, facials, or mani/pedis. There's an outdoor pool and a poolside bar, and rooms at this romantic hotel offer balconies and room service.
Cons: Many stairs to go to the Room, The First room that we saw not smell good
Cons: Not very close from Espadilla, main Manuel Antonio beach, but has Biesanz Beach close by.
Pros: The hotel was great with an awesome views and landscape. H
Cons: I forgot some things at my room at check-out. I came back 2 hours later and asked for them. They told me to wait while they got them. After 1.5 hours of waiting I just couldn´t get my things back and lost 1.5 hours of my day waiting. I kept asking what happened and they always said 2 more minutes. So I ended up spending 1.5 hours of my weekend in the lobby arguing with the employees for them to tell me we can´t give you your things back
Pros: The hotel itself is truly beautiful and amazing, especially the pool. The staff was mostly nice. The breakfast, drinks, and menu offerings were all tasty, too. The tours through the hotel were great as well. Everything was reasonably priced as well considering how nice the place is. Location was a bit further than other places, but not bad.
Cons: We went for our 10 year anniversary - I wanted to make sure everything was just right. I called twice to confirm the request that our room had a king bed instead of 2 queens. Unfortunately, when we got there, the hotel had already run out of king rooms (tropical). When I first heard of this, I put a sizable bill on the counter to nicely ask about getting it right and all they told me was that we would be moved the next night (Sunday) after other guests left. I was not happy. I later found out from another employee that they had plenty of suites available, but that room was never offered to us. To make matters worse that night, the entire hotel lost water and we were not able to shower after a long day in planes and San Jose. The hotel was solely responsible for us having the only bad night of our trip. The rooms were basic and clean, but having to pack our stuff and move made us VERY unhappy. Oh, and only a couple of the tropical rooms have any ocean view at all - partial at best for those. Don't expect anything special unless you get a suite (which appeared truly wonderful)!
Pros: Wildlife, hiking trails, beach, luxury
Pros: I like being in paradise!!!
Cons: I had to leave :(
Pros: 24 hour pool, great breakfast, clean air conditioned rooms
Cons: Taxi drivers hanging out front. They charge between 3000-6000 collones ($6-12) just to get you out to the main road (less than 2km / around 1 mile) depending on how much they think they can get from you. Hotel does provide a free shuttle, but it doesn't run past 5pm.
Pros: Hotel staff was super nice and helpful, definitely one of the highlights of this property... Another highlight is the location: breathtaking vistas, extensive gardens, great swimming pools and even a Rain Forest trail inside the property!
Cons: The decor was "too much"; I guess the owner likes vintage furniture, but the mix of Spanish Colonial, Italian Renaissance, Indian vintage, and even Asian was not very fortunate and make the place look a little bit cheesy.... Sometimes less is more!!
WHY PARADOR? A parador (stopping place) is a staple of the Spanish countryside, when old castles and convents were transformed into hostelries for weary knights and travelers. Inspired by these welcoming retreats, the Dutch Schans family opened the doors of their own parador in Costa Rica in 1995. Today, Parador Resort & Spa is the only full-service resort located in Manuel Antonio. We have earned a number of prestigious awards not only for our world-class service and amenities, but also for our passionate commitment to both the environment and the community. Our range of accommodation options go from the excellent to the absolutely amazing, and our location is second to none. We offer an oasis of calm with soaring views surrounded by lush rainforest, where youll spend your Costa Rica vacation blissfully isolated from the hustle and bustle of the main drag, but just minutes from Manuel Antonio National Park, miles of white sand beaches, restaurants, the local airport and the village of Quepos. Why Parador Resort & Spa? Keep clickingwe know youll find the answer.
Pros: Beautiful views. The pool was amazing. Everyone was very helpful and pleasant. There were many great restaurants nearby. The marina was great for food
Boutique Hotel Makanda is a jewel of Manuel Antonio. Luxury and stylish villas with ocean view, 2 amazing infinity swimming pools with huge Jacuzzi, high-end restaurant and open bars, private beach and spa... Definitely paradise identified) Located in a forest, Makanda Hotel is the part of the richest biological corridor full of monkeys, toucans, sloths etc. Secured. For adults only
Tulemar Resort offers a private beach where you can enjoy beach umbrellas, beachside drinks, and sun loungers, plus you'll have access to onsite kayaking. 4 outdoor pools provide a splash of fun, while guests in the mood for pampering can indulge in deep-tissue massages, body wraps, and body scrubs. Offering ocean views, Buena Vista del Sol serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 2 bars/lounges and a poolside bar are other highlights at this upscale hotel, and rooms offer flat-screen TVs and microwaves.
Pros: The staff was amazing. They greet you with a delicious beverage and remember your name. The restaurant was also very good. You can ride a public bus to the beach our Quepos for about $.60. Laundry service was also great., a bag of laundry for only $10
The Falls Resort at Manuel Antonio offers an airport shuttle for CRC 86000 per vehicle one way. Guests can indulge in spa services and enjoy local cuisine at Falls Garden Cafe, which is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. An outdoor pool and a bar/lounge are other highlights, and rooms offer LCD TVs and DVD players.
Pros: Chef Gabriel's food was absolutely SUPERB! ( Prob the best fried fish EVER and the best seafood pasta dish we ever had! ) Our waiter / host Alex was amazing for all three days we were there. The location was great as well. We got to see monkeys and sloths play from our balcony and had amazing views of the ocean! Breakfast was great every morning!
Cons: Chef Robert was very inconsistent. The first night he was our chef, he provided us with an amazing soup and a very good ( but over priced ) pasta special. The last night, we were hoping to end our trip with an amazing meal and instead, we got a raw fish ( supposed to be fried fish ) and a pasta dish that was mediocre.
Boutique Hotel Located in Manuel Antonio, one of the most beautiful places in Costa Rica, amazing views from all our suites and personalized service to all our guests. We are an adults only property, a relaxing stay is guaranteed
Pros: Beautiful hotel. Close to activities & great ocean views
Cons: Beds are horrible. Old & no box springs. Seven nights was almost unbearable. Ant's in the room. Overpriced for the supposed best hotel in town.
Pros: The view is incredible, the rooms/beds are comfortable and the breakfast is delicious. Falafel Bar across the street had great food too.
Cons: Some of the staff were rude and came off pretentious. This is especially annoying when you're on vacation and just want to let loose. TOO MANY KIDS. They pretty much took up the entire pool, were loud and spent all day there. I didn't have a moment to enjoy it until I went after 10pm. DO NOT GO TO FRED'S next door. We stepped in for a minute to check it out and the guy immediately hollered at us from across the place that we had to spend at least $10 or we had to leave. Um bye.
The Wi-Fi also went down for an entire day, for the price you pay to stay here this was unacceptable.
La Mariposa Hotel offers an airport shuttle (available on request) for CRC 205.000 per vehicle roundtrip. Guests can indulge in hot stone massages, detox wraps, or body wraps, and grab a bite to eat at Le Papillon, which serves international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There are 4 outdoor pools and 2 poolside bars, and rooms at this Mediterranean resort offer balconies and sofa beds.
Cons: Run down
old style deco
low value for money given the price
Lots of few defective things in the room
needs a serious refit
Si Como No Resort, Spa and Wildlife Refuge offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for CRC 98000 per vehicle one way. Guests can visit the spa to be pampered with deep-tissue massages, aromatherapy, or reflexology, and Claro Que Si - Sea Food; one of 2 restaurants, serves seafood and is open for dinner. There are 2 outdoor pools and 2 poolside bars, and rooms offer balconies and refrigerators.
With access to onsite surfing/boogie boarding, Arenas del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort is a great choice for your beach stay in Manuel Antonio. 2 outdoor pools provide fun for everyone, while guests in the mood for pampering can visit the spa to indulge in massages, body wraps, and body scrubs. El Mirador, one of 2 restaurants, offers ocean views and serves breakfast and dinner. 2 poolside bars and a bar/lounge are other highlights at this luxurious resort, and rooms offer up nice touches like premium bedding and bathrobes.
Pros: The hotel is right next to the rain forest and is pretty amazing! You can see monkeys from your room. It's walking distance to the beach as well. Staff was very good as well.
Cons: The hotel did not have my reservation when I checked in. But it wasn't an issue they got me checked in.
Pros: We stayed in a deluxe room with a king bed and jacuzzi bath. It was outstanding. We could see the ocean from our balcony and the rainforest is quite literaly right next to the property. I can't say enough about how good the experience was. I wouldn't even consider staying anywhere else if I went back. Christian, one of the hotel's concierge staff members, was especially helpful. I went on an excursion and accidentally left my credit card back at the hotel, except I needed it for the excursion. Christian exceeded my expectations by helping with the logistics by finding a workaround to avoid what would have otherwise been a big problem. As a result, I had an amazing experience.
Everything else was incredible - from the swim up bar in the pool to the roof deck. I really can't say enough about it.
Cons: Everything about the property and staff consistently exceeded my expectations. I have no complaints.
Pros: We loved staying here!! The hotel was absolutely gorgeous and the staff was so, so friendly. The staff members greeted us by name and we always felt welcome. The location of the hotel is superb and so close to the beach. I would definitely stay here again!
Cons: No beach view from our room, but the proximity to the beach and other key attractions more than made up for it.
Pros: The location is perfect, right by the park entrance and a 2 minute walk to the beach outside of the park and restaurants/shops. The hotel is really nice, clean and amenities were great, especially the pool with the big slide which was a big hit with the kids. Breakfast was very nice too and had a wide variety of items. The staff were all extremely nice and accommodating.
Cons: The bed was hard and sheets were awful. My daughter slept on a little bed they provided which was more of a cot with no real mattress, so quite uncomfortable. The dinner buffet had little variety although everything was really fresh.
A great choice for a stay in Manuel Antonio, Hotel San Bada features a rooftop terrace and offers an airport shuttle (available on request) for CRC 150000 per vehicle. You can visit the spa to indulge in deep-tissue massages, body scrubs, or aromatherapy, and Congo serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 3 outdoor pools and a poolside bar are other highlights, and rooms offer up nice touches like Egyptian cotton sheets and premium bedding.
Cons: The quality of the breakfast buffet could be improved and the restaurant in general is overpriced.
Cons: The wifi was constantly failing. Prices for the spa and bar were outrageous. Broken elevators.
RAYBAN POLARIZED SUNGLASSES WERE STOLEN FROM OUR ROOM!!!!!! Manager was in disbelieve, not returning calls, we spend the rest of our trip trying to get in contact/ waiting for a resolution or at least a call back and they never did!!! Now we call from The states and the "manager" won't come to the phone, very unpleasant staff stated that they are not able to give guests more information about management.
Sadly our sunglasses were stolen and nothing was ever done about it.
A lot of better options around the area for a lower price.
Pros: Very clean. Bedroom and bathroom were very large.
The bar, pool, and restaurant staff were very helpful.
There is a great secluded beach a short hike below the hotel
Cons: Lumpy bed.
Pros: The welcome cocktail was great! and spa discounts :)
A great choice for a stay in Manuel Antonio, Shana Hotel & Residence features a winery and offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 190 per vehicle. Guests indulge in mani/pedis, then grab a bite to eat at the restaurant. There's an outdoor pool and a bar/lounge, and rooms at this luxurious hotel offer balconies and LCD TVs.
Pros: The view was spectacular. The staff was very kind and accommodating. The food was excellent. The pool was great. And the locations was also excellent.
Cons: The stairs were fine but could be a problem for some. And the rooms were narrow and tight, bit a decent value considering the location.
A great choice for a stay in Manuel Antonio, El Faro Beach Hotel features a rooftop terrace and offers an airport shuttle (available on request) for USD 200 per vehicle. After a dip in one of 2 outdoor pools, guests can grab a bite to eat at El Faro Restaurant, which serves international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A poolside bar and a bar/lounge are other highlights, and rooms offer flat-screen TVs and room service.
Pros: We LOVED our stay at Villa Mymosa. Our unit was huge, with a kitchen with all the utensils needed to cook meals & a full-sized fridge/freezer so we could even have ice cream. The pool was the perfect temperature & with only 10 units, it was never crowded. The staff were all friendly & helpful, but our favorite was the owner's dog, Meg. So nice to have a furry head to pet when missing our own!
Villa Mymosa is set a little above town, so you feel separated from the hustle of Quepos. And the monkeys! We saw tons of capuchins, partly because the owner directed us to where they would be during breakfast. How can you complain about a place that has a morning monkey travel report? Great stay, highly recommend.
Cons: No complaints!
Villas Mymosa is a great choice for a stay in Quepos. After having fun at the outdoor pool, you can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant. Rooms at this Mediterranean hotel feature conveniences like kitchenettes, along with balconies or patios and flat-screen TVs.
Pros: The pool, parking, a/c. Falling asleep to raindrops on ceiling and waking up to monkeys howling. Staff was great. Very nice experience.
Jungle Beach Hotel Manuel Antonio offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 52 per person one way. Guests can enjoy the outdoor pool, and kayaking, surfing/boogie boarding, and rafting are nearby. Other features include a children's pool, a terrace, and a garden.
Pros: Bed was nice and comfortable. Pretty good location
Cons: Hotel pool was tiny, included breakfast only had 3 small options, and the entire hotel looked like it was built in the Soviet Union in 1970. Our room was in a basement-type area, with little natural light and very poor water pressure. Bad for the price!
Enjoy your visit to Manuel Antonio with a stay at Hotel Mandarina. Guests can enjoy the outdoor pool, and scuba diving and surfing/boogie boarding are nearby. A terrace and a garden are other highlights, and all rooms offer plasma TVs and refrigerators.
Condotel Las Cascadas offers an airport shuttle (available on request) for USD 180.00 per vehicle one way. You can splash around at the outdoor pool, grab a bite to eat at the restaurant, or unwind with a drink at the pool bar. Other highlights include a terrace and a garden.
Pros: Gentleman staffing the hotel on 3/10/17 was very helpful and we appreciated his attentiveness. Hotel has great view of ocean.
Cons: not a great experience and most of staff/management not helpful. Will not stay there again
When visiting Manuel Antonio, Mango Moon Villa is a great choice to consider. You can relax with a drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges, and the coffee shop/café is the perfect spot to grab a bite to eat. There's a terrace, and rooms offer room service and free WiFi.