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La Plantacion (Big Ruby's)

Apto 94-6350, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Oklahoma
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2008

I visited Manuel Antonio last week and was disappointed to learn that La Plantacion has sold. The new, straight owners intend to change the clientele of the hotel and eliminate its gay-friendly image. Leslie is still behind the front desk for now--but a lot of changes are happening. Good luck if you have advance bookings at this property.

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New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2008

The best gay holiday we've ever had, La Plantacion is the perfect destination in Costa Rica. The property is absolutely beautiful, with immaculately manicured grounds surrounding the pool area, and the rooms themselves are superb. The staff are amazing, all of them accommodating, even though we don't speak Spanish, making our stay incredible. Leslie is so passionate and lovely, he... More

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Costa Rica
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2008

Terrible experience. We didn`t find a place to stay.....we arrived very late at night......at the morning the "big surprise"............. Definetly....if you are not gay....simply don`t stay there !!!

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Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2008

I would come back and stay here again. It was absolutely a great place to stay. Staff was friendly, helpful, and went beyond the normal for me.

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Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2008

When considering booking a gay hotel near Quepos and Manuel Antonio, I was torn between the ones with ocean views, vs. the ones on the other side of the street more in the "jungle". The websites made them all seem similar. Here's what we learned when we got there: None of the hotels are on the beach in this immediate... More

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IAHMike
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2008

I was pleasantly surprised at how beautiful the hotel property was. It's not much to write home about from the street, but once you step out of the office it's paradise. Although there's no ocean view from the rooms the view of the pool and gardens are amazing. The room we had was spacious and very clean. The linens were... More

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San Francisco, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2008

I had a truly wonderful time at Big Ruby's-La Plantacion. I had been to the Big Ruby's in Key West and based upon that experience, booked a room here. The hotel is not on the beach and there are no ocean views. If you want that, go accross the street to other gay guest house. What you have at Big... More

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san francisco
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2007

from the moment we checked in we loved it! The room was perfect with our own private patio. The staff was great and knew how to answer our questions. The pool/hot tub and other guests were perfect and hot!

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Lisse, The Netherlands
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2007

We stayed just one night, but spend two days there. The garden and the pool are just fantastic: lots of shade so we could be lazy at the pool all day without worring about getting sunburned. Very relaxed atmosphere. Expensive but very spacious rooms, but we used it only to change and sleep. The walk to the gay/nude beach is... More

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Atlanta
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2006

This facility is pretty well-run, in general. Some of the managers are just great, but one was really terrible. Also, the website is pretty deceptive in that it shows ocean views, when, in fact there are none at all. The property is on the OTHER side of the street from the ocean and the only room that EVER looked across... More

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La Plantacion (Big Ruby`s) Hotel
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Address: Apto 94-6350, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio National Park
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Ranked #11 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in Manuel Antonio National Park

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