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3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio National Park 322-6350, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
mike4176 Forest Hills, NY
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our experience was awkward, though I think they had just reopened. There wasn't food. Our bathroom smelled like sewage. The room was pretty and you can watch the monkeys in the morning. It's awkwardly right on the road and you can't walk anywhere.

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nelsonmonge, Manager at Hotel Plaza Yara, responded to this review

Dear Patricia Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your stay at Hotel Plaza Yara. With thousands of reviews on Tripadvisor, Expedia, Booking, Hotels and various other sites we also feel awkward reading and responding to our first two star rating. It is also difficult for us to find a record of your stay with us... More

Forest Hills, NY
17 reviews 17 reviews
15 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Best value for a traveler while visiting Quepos. The hotel is clean, well maintained, and the staff is very friendly. Our room was spacious with 2 beds, a large sized bathroom with a shower that easily fits more than one person, a fridge, coffee maker. Our room also provided us with eating utensils (cups, silverware, plates). Our room also had... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First time in Costa Rica and loved this place! The setting the artwork and the amenities were all there but the best part was our host Javier. His kind attention and genuine hospitality were the best we encountered in our 9 days in CR. All our questions were answered above and beyond including the origin of the art that we... More

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San Francisco, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to stay! The rooms are HUGE and very clean. Mini refrigerator in the room and a large balcony. A very modern hotel compared to other places we stayed while in Costa Rica. Staff was very helpful and welcoming. The breakfast was great each morning and the hotel is just a short drive to the beach. I would not... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our absolute favorite hotel from our Costa Rica trip. The staff here makes you feel like they genuinely want you to enjoy Manuel Antonio. The customer service is consistently excellent and warm. I signed up for trip advisor just so I could write this review.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at hotel Yara for two nights and it was beautiful charming hotel. When you enter into the lobby you are greeted by Spanish art made by locals. The hotels lobby is actually a art museum of sorts in the lobby area. Our room was nothing short of impressive, large bathroom, large living room as well as a beautiful... More

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Clifton, Ohio
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I loved this place! Great breakfast, the rooms were amazingly clean with a modern feel. Bathrooms were awesome with great water pressure and mini fridge in room. The staff was incredible, Nelson went above and beyond for us, helping us deal with a rental car issue. He and Johnathan have to be some of the best staff... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed Friday through Friday and would gladly move in permanently! And what a deal! I've payed more than twice as much a night for a hotel in the States and not gotten nearly as much room and comfort. The main room was huge, clean, modern, comfortable and beautiful! The bathroom was large, clean and well appointed. Our room's "balcony"... More

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Aliso Viejo, California, USA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed here in late June/early July 2014 for our 1st year anniversary, and we were blown away by this hotel! The rooms are huge, the breakfast is to die for (order the tipica breakfast, it's the best) the location is great, it's very private, there are only 12 rooms so you feel like there is almost... More

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North Vancouver, Canada
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130 reviews 130 reviews
21 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Immaculate, large rooms with kitchenette, beautifully decorated. Nestled in forest and still on the main drag with easy access to both Manuel Antonio Park and Quepos. Staff is unbelievable -- really excel at anticipating your needs without being in-your-face. My room overlooked the breakfast area where monkeys came right in and entertained on the first day. Underline: great shower pressure... More

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Address: Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio National Park 322-6350, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Plaza Yara 3.5*
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Hotel Plaza Yara is located only five minutes to Manuel Antonio National Park. Hotel Plaza Yara offers all suites feature custom made bamboo furniture,queen size beds,kichenettes and spacious baths. relax on the balcony and enjoy the jungle views with variety of wildlife with passes daily including monkeys,sloths,iguanas and exotic birds. Hotel Plaza Yara offers the possibility for you to enjoy your stay in comfort,casual elegance and in tune with nature. ... more   less 
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