Highly recommend Pacifico Colonial for families and groups staying in Manuel Antonio. The 2+ bedroom units are spacious and equipped with everything one could need on vacation. Location is great, bus stop right out front to take you to the MA national park, Quepos, or anywhere in between (about $0.50 a person per ride). Great restaurant, Victoria's, right across the street. Walkable to the grocery store, ATM, coffee shop and a few other restaurants as well.
During the day, the main "office" is staffed by knowledgeable and friendly staff, Eilyn and Miralyn during our stay. They provide great recommendations of places to go and eat in the area and can schedule any excursions you may be interested in. After 6 pm, a security guard takes over at the entrance and guests need to be buzzed in and out to get through the gate.
The pool is small but adequate, perfect for a quick relaxing swim. Not for those who are looking to swim laps or anything like that.
The balconies are certainly the selling feature of this property. They are huge and offer wonderful views of the ocean and mountains. Lots of seating as well--our two bedroom unit had a few loungers, side tables, full dining table with six chairs. Great spot to start and end the day, as well as enjoy the sunsets. They are also relatively private from the adjacent units as there is a divider area between the two sides of the building.
It was great to have the full size washer and dryer in the unit, and they even provided laundry detergent. Lots of extra towels and beach towels available too so there is no need to bring your own.
Our only complaint was the rock hard beds. Both the king size in the master and the two twins in the second bedroom were very uncomfortable. I had to sleep on the pull out sofa in the living room because it was impossible to get any sleep on the king. It was more comfortable to sleep with a bar across the back then that mattress!
Overall, however, I would not hesitate to recommend this condo to anyone, especially those needing multiple bedrooms. It is a great alternative to the nice hotels in the area, for the same price (or even less), you can stay in a modern, spacious condo as compared to a cramped hotel room.
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July 24, 2012
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Thank you so much for your review. You not only explained how wonderful Pacifico Colonial is with service, view, location, huge terraces, space and laundry but also pointed out something we were unaware of before. We purchased premium mattresses for all the condominiums as a luxurious, comfortable bed is essential in our opinion. That said, although it was the top brand at the time, I believe when the particular condo you stayed in was furnished a few years ago, the bed type advertised as the premium platinum, may have changed. We will be altering or changing these mattresses within the next 2 weeks, in order to have the same comfortable and luxurious quality of all the others condominiums found at Pacifico Colonial. Thank you again and we hope to welcome you back again soon. Warm regards, Melissa
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