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Jungle Beach Hotel

200 meters from Playa Espadilla, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica (Formerly Hotel Pura Selva)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Aachen, Germany
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

We started our adventure with Costa Rica in Manuel Antonio and Jungle Beach Hotel was an excellet choice. We spent there five days in total. The rooms were nice and clean, light breakfast enough for the climate, and the stuff was very friendly and helpful. It is located in a walking distance from the beach and city centre. There were... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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17 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

I am not sure why we had such a different experience from other reviewers, but perhaps the previous reviews set my expectations too high. I sadly did not hear or see any monkeys during our 2 night stay, and after great service in Arenal, this was a major disappointment. I did not meet the female owner, whom some compliemented, and... More 

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Dade City, Florida
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Monkeys were great. Beach & restaurants within walking distance. Also loved the tour with Freddy. Continental Breakfast with coffee, juice, fruits, toast & pastries. Room was clean, AC was good & shower was hot. They have a toll free number from the US so it was easy to call and ask questions.

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Calgary, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

great Hotel for the price and a very good location. I cant really comment on the amount of people i see make a comment on the rooms smelling musty? you are in the jungle- the humidity is fairly high- they dont run AC 24/7 as it is not A) cost effective and B) enviromentaly freindly.. I thought the room had... More 

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San Marcos, Texas, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013 via mobile

We got there on a Monday and the owners and staff greated us, helped us to our room and invited us to have appetizers with the other guests at 6:30. We went for appetizers and stayed for dance lessons with Mario, drinks, food and live music! It was wonderful!! The next day we woke up to the howler monkeys crossing... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Owned by a Texan lady overseas, Jungle Beach has a very nice is very staff in an excellent location, just a few feet from the beach. The rooms are clean, neat but basic (AC and TV, but not other amenities like coffee maker). Another highlight is some tiny wild animals (e.g., monkeys) that might cruise along tree cups. But that's... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

This hotel has a free breakfast of fresh fruit, toast and strong coffee served in a small hotel lobby from 7 to 9am. The canopy above the hotel frequently has Howler, and Capucin monkeys. The room is OK for size, but the smell of mildew within the room is almost overpowering. The TV has very poor cable connections which causes... More 

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

This hotel was one of the closest to the beach of all the hotels we saw in Manuel Antonio. The beach is basically across the street, and it is an easy walk to a few restaurants. The hotel was very clean and the staff was helpful and friendly. Breakfast is fresh fruit and a variety of breads, more of a... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

Jungle Beach was the fourth place we stayed at during our trip to Costa Rica and it was absolutely lovely! The staff was helpful and gave us directions to a great pizza place in the village, the room was incredibly large and clean, shower was excellent, breakfast was light but filling enough to make it until lunch and the hotel... More 

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

The staff is extremely helpful and friendly. Also, the rooms are large, clean, and have air-conditioning. The breakfast in the morning is simple, but delicious. They also have howler monkeys and white-faced monkeys almost every morning, which is awesome for nature-lovers. Would definitely stay here again.

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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): $
Number of rooms: 12
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