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3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Manuel Antonio Beach, Manuel Antonio National Park 6350, Costa Rica
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Hempstead, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Mountaintop majestic views from most rooms. This hotel is very friendly, very comfortable, not pretentious, and reasonably priced in comparison to the expensive competitors in the area. {BTW, the hotel-arranged transport from the airport is a lump price shared by all of the riders at the time, so more is less unless you are alone.} The restaurant is pricey but... More

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Houston, Texas
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We, 2 couples, stayed in the Mariposa for two days the beginning of August. We think this is a wonderful hotel with a friendly and helpful staff. The rooms are clean and spacious and the room service was very good. We detected no smell of mold or any other unpleasant odor and we checked several rooms. The food was good,... More

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New York
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I stayed at La Mariposa about 10 days ago. It was a long ride from Monteverde to Manuel Antonio (about 6 hours) and we just wanted to check in and get to our room. We had booked the full ocean view room. When we got to our room............wow. First off, the room was the size of 2... More

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Houston, Texas
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259 reviews 259 reviews
63 hotel reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

OK - the location and view won us over. Service was excellent - note that these are offseason comments. The front desk was invaluable in suggesting and booking our tours. Included breakfasts were quite good. Drinks pool side a treat and excellent outdoor facilities. Internet in the room!! Tremendous location for walking to great restaurants and the butterfly garden. We... More

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Hutto, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed for five days in mid august. I was a little worried planning a trip to a country we have never visited before and after reading tons of great review about this place I decided to book our stay at la mariposa. The staff at this place is amazing! Very helpful even before trip. I emailed with tons of... More

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great hotel, comes with a price tag, but delivers good quality. The views from the pool and dining area are great, staff is super friendly and accommodating. We had a full ocean view room in the older part of the building. Still very good rooms, but older style (bit colonial style rooms). Balcony is spacious, great view and the jaccuzi... More

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Cherokee, NC
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of my favorite hotels in Costa Rica. The view is spectacular, the food and the service is amazing and the National park is just a priceless experience... You must see this place! I can't wait to go back...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have traveled to many places around the world and have seen many fantastic ocean views. The view from our room and the restaurant at the La Mariposa is the most spectacular I have ever seen. I called it the "billionaires" view. We stayed 3 nights as part of a multi-location family trip. Also went to Arenal and Monteverde. Our... More

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Toronto, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to stay and relax, enjoy the view and the scenery. The staff was super helpful and friendly. We stayed in room 27 and the view of sunset was amazing both nights we wrote here. And the infinity pools are amazing to just hang out in.

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Central New Jersey
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes, as all the other reviews have mentioned, this place is all about The VIEW! Are the furnishing in many of the rooms tired/could use replacing/updating? Yes. Is the food (the hot wings are delish & there is top shelf alcohol) at the hotel restaurant quite pricey ? Yes. Was the hot tub 'out of service' for 2 days (and... More

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Address: Manuel Antonio Beach, Manuel Antonio National Park 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 La Mariposa 3.5*
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Set in one of the most magnificent settings in the world, Hotel La Mariposa stands majestically a top the highest point in Manuel Antonio and is best known for its award-winning 360 degree view overlooking the blue waters of the Pacific Ocean and the Manuel Antonio National Park, in Costa Rica. Nature and luxury flawlessly combine with 60 well-appointed rooms in a Spanish-Mediterranean architectural design and tropical gardens with walkways and trails meticulously landscaped to reflect the natural beauty of Costa Rica’s abundant plant and wildlife. Experience the stunning magic of the legendary Manuel Antonio sunsets while sipping a tropical cocktail at our “Sunset Bar and Lounge”, while dining in our world-class international restaurant “Le Papillon” With over 38 years experience, our personalized service and unforgettable views have made La Mariposa a top choice for the most discriminating travellers, who relish both its intimacy and magnificence. ... more   less 
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