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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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Franklin, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012

Just returned from a 5 day stay in Costa Rica. My Brother lives in Atenas, but my family took a drive to Manuel Antonio to go to the "must see park". After looking at about 6 hotels, we decided to check this one out. We couldn't be happier that we did. The rooms are spotless, nicely decorated, with large beds.... More

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junglebeachhotel, Owner at Jungle Beach Hotel, responded to this review

It's nice to hear all of the wonderful comments about the location, the staff, the rooms and the monkeys! It is so fun to sit on the balcony and watch the monkeys play while enjoying the free breakfast of fresh fruit, fresh coffee or tea, toast and coffeecake. Sounds like you will be back to Costa Rica often so we... More

Montreal
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2012

We stayed here for 5 nights and we absolutely loved it, its not as expensive as other places in Manuel, rooms are spacious and very clean. We sat on the porch and almost every afternoon we saw a huge family of squirrel monkeys coming by. Location is awesome, 5 minute walk to the beach, We never rented a car,during the... More

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junglebeachhotel, Owner at Jungle Beach Hotel, responded to this review

So happy you saw the monkeys and glad you enjoyed your stay here at Jungle Beach Hotel. We are definitely in a very convenient location for many things....the beach, the market, restaurants, and the national park. And we can help you arrange your tours for no additional cost. Thank you for staying with us and hope you come back again... More

Bristol, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

This is a great hotel in that it is very close to Manuel Antonio for spending a couple of days really getting to know the park. The hotel rooms are spacious and clean and the beds are comfy. It is a shame the place doesn't have a pool though the Playa Espadilla is so close. There is a lack of... More

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junglebeachhotel, Owner at Jungle Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Glad you liked the hotel and the national park. We do try to keep it very clean and friendly. We do not have a restaurant at the moment, so we are unable to offer big hot breakfasts, but we make fresh coffee (not instant) every morning, we have white and wheat bread for toasting, some type of sweet bread, hot... More

Huntsville, Alabama
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2012

My wife and I stayed here and were pretty disappointed. It is a fairly low-end hotel in a good location. We left one night early and stayed at a Hilton Garden Inn 3 hours away.

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junglebeachhotel, Owner at Jungle Beach Hotel, responded to this review

We are a small, family owned boutique hotel near the beach and certainly do not wish to compare ourselves with a Hilton hotel in the city. We are so sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your stay. Not sure exactly why you were not happy, but we are always open to suggestions and often implement the changes that... More

New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

I stayed at Jungle Beach Hotel for 2 nights in mid-March 2012 with 3 friends. The room had 2 queen beds, great size bathroom, air conditioner, and in-room safe (awesome!). No bugs got in the room - this was a very pleasant surprise. I was expecting something to fly in somehow! The concierge/staff were very helpful with booking a tour... More

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junglebeachhotel, Owner at Jungle Beach Hotel, responded to this review

We're so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Looks like the monkeys have taken a detour lately, but they will be back. Apparently the chickens and a big giant turkey have been visiting us instead! Not as tropical, but kind of funny. Yes, the beach and national park are very close, as are restaurants, bars and shopping. Thank you... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2012

We stayed at Jungle Beach Hotel for three nights in two rooms, #4 (king room) and #11 (two doubles) late-March this year. We selected based on positive reviews (having never been to Manuel Antonia before), and were generally pleased with the facility and staff. The rooms were clean and well maintained, as were the grounds, and the staff was tactful.... More

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junglebeachhotel, Owner at Jungle Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the positive review and for the suggestions. We will definitely take them into consideration for our next round of improvements, especially regarding the parking lot and breakfast area. As we did not have breakfast in years past, we have received positive comments from our guests during the past year regarding the addition of the breakfast items and... More

Calgary, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2012

My boyfriend and I stayed at this hotel for 2 nights in March 2012 during a 2.5 week trip through Costa Rica, and it was one of our favourite spots. The location of the hotel is great- we were able to walk down the road to the beach within just a few minutes. I was worried that the location being... More

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junglebeachhotel, Owner at Jungle Beach Hotel, responded to this review

It's so nice to hear that you liked our hotel! We have made a lot of changes to it in the past year and are interested in your feedback. Since we dont have a restaurant, we do need to keep the breakfast menu simple, but we are always open to suggestions and will implement them if possible or at least... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

We are a couple in honey moon, traveled in costa rica for two and a half weeks, and we think it was the best hotel in the trip in the best price! the location is wonderful - walking distance from the beautiful beach of Manuel Antonio. The room was very big, nicely decorated, with a king size bed, TV and... More

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junglebeachhotel, General Manager at Jungle Beach Hotel, responded to this review

The monkeys often pass thru the property and even stop for a nap in the trees here, which makes for great photos. In addition to the new beds, TV's and decor, we also have new air conditioners. We are happy you stayed with us during your honeymoon and hope to see you again in the future! More

Calgary, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012

Spacious, great location, friendly service, monkeys (mantled howler and squirrel) on-site!

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junglebeachhotel, General Manager at Jungle Beach Hotel, responded to this review

The squirrel monkeys and capuchin monkeys also pass thru the hotel property at times. Glad you were able to see the Howler monkeys during your stay here. Thank you for staying with us! More

Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
155 reviews 155 reviews
51 hotel reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012

We had the pleasure of staying at the Jungle Beach Hotel for five nights and we’re glad we did. Located at the edge of the jungle with a five minute walk to the beach (and the warmest water on this coast), this well-maintained hotel has spacious rooms, comfortable beds, lots of shared deck and patio space, and a modest breakfast... More

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junglebeachhotel, General Manager at Jungle Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Yes, we really do have the best of both worlds! So close to the beach, yet right by the jungle where 3 types of monkeys often pass thru and sometimes stop and hang out for a nap. We are within walking distance of the beach, restaurants and shopping too. Please return again sometime. 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): $
Number of rooms: 12
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