Enjoyed a three day stay at this newly opened hotel! in Manuel Antonio in December.
Have been to Costa Rica before but wanted a short escape and nothing beats the beaches of Manuel Antonio.
Read the reviews on line ..chose this hotel....they were right ...this is the best.
This is t he place to stay now in Manuel Antonio. It is new and took 10 years to build according to the fromt desk. Lots of delay because it is right at the park and lots of special permits.
You are literally right at the entrance to the Park. We slept and woke up to howler monkeys in the morning. They were in the park which bordered a side of our hotel It was fantastic.
Because of location, we got in the Park before the crowds. Lines get very long really quick up to an hour but since we were up early we got tickets and all set to go.
We were just a one minute walk to the public beaches too. The public beach is not as well publicized like the Park but I loved it...felt like Waikiki in Central America. They have a t tunnel that you walk through and then in one minute you are right there at the public beach.
I had stayed at other hotels in the area before on previous trips to costa rica and Manuel Antonio They were nice but you spend so much time driving your rental car and looking for parking that it takes 30 minutes each way jot ust to travel a mile. We felt we got more time to enjoy the beach here and less stressed about car safety.
Also if you are older, or have trouble walking, good news, the whole hotel was flat and level. Not built on a hill like every other hotel in the area. There was an elevator and planty of handrails. Very easy walking at any time of day. Well lighted. Felt very safe too as the entrance is gated with guards.
The hotel is just perfect with two pools, one ground floor with a slide and for kids and one on top floor for adults with ocean views.
Thie top floor bar is the best view of the park and beaches I have ever seen and we have stayed or dined at ALL the other hotels in Manuel Antonio. This view cannot be beat.
Restaurant buffet breakfast was very complete with a large array of fresh fruit and cooked to order eggs.
This is the best choice now in Manuel Antonio.
I was surprised to see this hotel was less expensive than a lot of other hotels which are MILES away from the Park and the same 5 star category.. I guess they are just starting.
I have a feeling that this will get a lot more expensive in the future as word spreads about this new hotel.
The beds and bathrooms here were good too. Found athtubs a little tricky to get in and out. Would have preferred showers.
Hotel was quiet and away from parties in other parts of the Manuel Antonio. Parties and music are sometimes loud in this area.. Only sounds we hear...the monkeys. :)
Location made this ahands down winner.
Location. Quality. Service.
We hope to come back next year.
It was simply divine and what we hoped and dreamed of!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel San Bada brand new Hotel located right next to Manuel Antonio National Park entrance, and a few steps to Manuel Antonio Beach, Costa Rica.Rooms with National Park jungle and ocean view balconies. Discover the wildlife from your balcony and listen to the ocean. The biggest pool in the area with water slide, waterfalls and a pool bar. A private pool for adults at the terrace, with ocean and jungle view, perfect sunset spot! Our amenities:-Restaurant-Access to the public beach-Pool bar-Power generator in case of electricity shortout-Elevator-Biggest pool-Kids pool-Adults pool with ocean view-Snack Bar-WiFi-Free spacious parking, no driving needed once you are at the resort, everything is in walking distance. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel San Bada Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio National Park