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Hotel San Bada

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Next to Manuel Antonio National Park Entrance | Manuel Antonio Beach, Manuel Antonio National Park 6350, Costa Rica
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Hotel San Bada is amazing! We went in August, in the rainy season, and arrived at the hotel during a thunderstorm. Having umbrellas by all the entrances was a nice touch. The storm started to dissipate when we got up to our room, and when we went out on our balcony, we heard howler monkeys almost immediately. There was a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As many other reviewers have mentioned, the location just outside Manuel Antonio national park makes it super convenient if you want to go to the park multiple days during your stay - the beaches inside the national park are superb. There is an access path from the hotel to the public beach nearby, which is also good. The hotel itself... More 

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Hollister
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our stay at SAN BADA was a great with their staff being very friendly and helpful. The hotel is just a short walk to MA National Park. Our room was not ready yet since we arrived a bit early. This was not a big deal for us and so we decided to eat at the rooftop restaurant. The view from... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Right next to the Manuel Antonio entrance. They let us leave the rental car in their gated parking lot even after we checked out. The swimming pool was great for the kids, although the water slide was concrete and a little fast (all of us bruised our elbows) They let us borrow the pool towels for the Manuel Antonio park,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely hotel, big pool near reception and right next to the national park, as well as a tunnel down to the beach. Wifi free but not guaranteed due to room style - rather aggravating at times regardless. Do agree there was a musty smell that was not apparent in other more humid areas of Costa Rica. Fabulous AC though. Shower... More 

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Queens, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for three days at this very nice hotel! Loved the rooftop pool. Christin and Meykal were very attentive and took good care of us. The food was delicious. Compliments to all the chefs!! Everyone was lovely!! Pura Vida!!!

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A short walk from the beach and the entrance to Manuel Antonio National Park, our experience with Hotel San Bada was the definition of "pura vida." We were there in the off-season (late August), so things were quieter and calmer than we imagine them to be at peak tourist time. The staff is young and eager to be of service.... More 

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Stafford, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at San Bada for three nights with our 7 and 8 year old children and had an amazing time. The location of the hotel was perfect...close to Manuel Antonio Park (which has one of the most beautiful beaches in the world) and a short walk to the Pacific Ocean. Yes, the path to the ocean is through a... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is right next to the entrance to Manual Antonio Park and a short walk to the public beach, and restaurants and shops on the beach strip. If you are doing any other activities (including finding an ATM) you will need a car or a public bus, which appeared to be a viable option. The pool is fantastic and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Hotel San Bada is a real mixed bag, but a fine place to stay in Manuel Antonio. The location is perfect, literally adjacent to the national park, which itself is a great attraction. Walk right out of the gate, turn right, and you are in the park. The pool area and back of the hotel are also along the... More 

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