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200 meters from Playa Espadilla, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica (Formerly Hotel Pura Selva)
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel had an excellent location. Within walking distance to the beach and the National Park. Not a lot of amenities at the hotel. I was a little disappointed with the cleanliness. The floor was so dirty I had to wear my shoes and there was a sign that said if you want new towels to put them on the... More

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Athens, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent two nights in Jungle Beach Hotel July 2014 and were very pleased with the decent sized room (great for our 2y old kid). Nice helpful staff. Breakfast was simple but good, fresh fruit, juice, coffee, toast and peanut butter/jam, much better than the so-called "continental breakfast" in any standard American chain hotels. At breakfast, we were joined by... More

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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed my 4 night stay here. Loved my large room and private balcony. Handy to everything. Low key style and helpful staff. The only drawbacks were that there are quite a few stairs and the room safe did not work. Best to get the bus back from the beach if returning to the hotel after dark as road poorly... More

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Santa Tecla, La Libertad, El Salvador
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52 reviews 52 reviews
24 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved our stay here, in room 10. Very clean, spacious, and the best shower - hot as well!. It was cool in the mornings, and in the afternoons we could sit outside on the balcony, in the shade. Air con and fan, although we didn't need either at night. Fridge and tv too. Breakfast is simple and OK. We... More

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Guelph, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I travelled here with my boyfriend in mid-June. Our stay here was exactly what we were looking for! The beds were comfortable, and having a kitchenette in the room was very convenient! The staff was always welcoming and always willing to help. The only thing missing is a pool, however you are just a few steps away from the beach.... More

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Zionsville, Indiana
19 reviews 19 reviews
15 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We had a car when we stayed there, but we only drove it once in the area: when we didn't want to walk the a restaurant one evening because we thought it might rain. Having said this, we still appreciated the central location of this hotel that was within walking distance to the beaches, restaurants/stores, & the national park entrance.... More

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Valencia, Spain
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

The location and atmosphere were wonderful- we saw monkeys from our balcony (although one pooped by our door and it wasn't cleaned up for at least 24 hours) and could easily walk to the public beach as well as the park entrance. The rooms were small but the a/c and beds were nice, and it felt private and secluded. Overall... More

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Princeton, New Jersey
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

First of all for the money you pay to stay here you can't expect luxury! The room had a nice size, tv and good airco. The bathroom was small but there was warm water and everything was decent. The girl in the office was very friendly! However.... The ventilation thing in the bathroom was disgustingly filthy. I was grossed out.... More

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Mendoza, Argentina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

After reading over numerous outstanding reviews and looking at pictures before the trip, we were excited to get to the Jungle Beach Hotel. However, the pictures online, their website and the reviews make the hotel seem a lot nicer than it is, so when we arrived we were let down. There are few amenities at this hotel--no restaurant, no pool,... More

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Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We found that the the amenities here were nice, but the location is key to Manuel Antonio. Easy to walk down to the park or catch the bus towards Quepos. The room had good AC and a fridge. Breakfast was pretty basic, but to be expected. We did have a little trouble with our shower due to them performing maintenance... More

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Address: 200 meters from Playa Espadilla, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica (Formerly Hotel Pura Selva)
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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Jungle Beach Hotel began operations in April 2011 (It was formerly known as Hotel Pura Selva and earlier, Hotel Del Mar) as a new project with the intention of providing comfort and entertainment to people who visit us. Jungle Beach Hotel has the support of the Costa Rican Chamber of Hotels. Our guests are served in Spanish and English.We are located seven kilometers (4.5miles) from Quepos, just 200 meters (two blocks) from the beach and 800 meters (eight blocks) from the entrance to the paradise of Manuel Antonio National Park which boasts the most beautiful beaches and plentiful wildlife and lush vegetation.Description:Jungle Beach Hotel facilities include a total of 1300 square meters (approx. 13,000 sq. ft.) of construction on a much larger acreage, with two buildings and ample gardens.One building has three levels, with one standard room on the lower level which has a private terrace and opens onto the garden, and two floors above each with two standard rooms with a shared terraces on each floor overlooking the garden. The other building has two levels. The main level houses the hotel’s reception area. From there a short staircase leads to the second area where you find the other two standard rooms and five suites.Rooms:There are a total of 12 rooms: seven standard rooms each with two queen beds, four suites with one king bed and one suite equipped with a premium king bed and a kitchenette. All rooms have cable TV, air conditioning, hot water, private bathroom, room safe and wireless internet.Guest Amenities:•Message service•Wake-up calls•Laundry service•Free domestic calls•Wireless Internet access•In-room safeA complimentary Continental Breakfast is included each day of your stay.We are also pleased to be able to offer our guests information on local tours and excursions and are happy to assist in travel arrangements.Our guests can easily walk to different area attractions as we are only 200 meters from the beach and just 800 meters from the main entrance of Manuel Antonio National Park. Taxi or bus service is available for travel to other points of interest, including the town of Quepos and Marina Pez Vela on the Quepos waterfront. We are very close to supermarkets, restaurants, ATMs, internet cafes and spas. ... more   less 
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