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Manuel Antonio National Park 6350, Costa Rica
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Hotel Vela Bar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014
Jenny L Hayling Island, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We stayed here for 3 nights with our 2 daughters aged 9 and 12. We had rooms next to each other. The rooms were rustic, simple but clean and very comfortable and we liked the balcony outside with comfy chairs where we could relax in the shade. The hotel was in a great location for the national park, the beach... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I stayed here in June 2014, probably not the best time of year to be there with daily rainstorms and high humidity. I chose a low end room and it had a double and single, no TV (which didn't bother me), no table or chairs, no tea/coffee facilities, a warm shower, also a safety box, WIFI didn't reach my room... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We (mother and daughter) highly recommend this place to literally anyone who want to be close to the beach but at the same time amazingly close to the wonderful Manuel Antonio park. We loved the place because everything was enchanting and yet simple at the same time. Furthermore there was an excellent balance between quality and price. The owners were... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We spent a couple of nights here while visiting Manuel Antonio, based on a Lonely Planet recommendation. After seeing some reviews on here, we thought we might have made the wrong choice but as it happens, we had a perfect stay. Not sure if some rooms have had a revamp, but ours (#1 I think) was spotless, stylish and very... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This hotel is literally 200 feet from Manuel Antonio Park entrance, and 300 feet the other direction from the beach (off of the main street). The price is one of the lowest in the area, and the location CANNOT BE BEAT. We arrived at night and there were ants all over the shower. This is probably a common problem since... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Athough we didn't stay here, we very much enjoyed our brief time in the Vela Bar, where we ate twice and enjoyed a few beers and wonderful Margaritas. Exceptionally friendly staff and seriously good food. Highly recommended

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Great hotel, clean rooms, friendly environment. Great price, and close to the beach. There are nicer hotels in Manuel Antonio, but when you come here the room is for sleeping, not to hang out in, this is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, and the water is amazingly warm, you spend all day in the park and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Can't beat the location of this hotel! Quick two minute walk to the public beach and right at the entrance of the national park. The cute but simple decor in the rooms, the hammock outside our door, and the lovely gardens on the grounds really helped us to feel like we were finally in Costa Rica! It's not a five... More

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Address: Manuel Antonio National Park 6350, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 14
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