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“Great place to return to near Manuel Antonio” 4 of 5 stars
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Valle Pura Vida, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica   |  
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2 Bredroom $99 1200sq/ft
Waterloo, Canada
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“Great place to return to near Manuel Antonio”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

We very much enjoyed our stay at Jungle Creek. We had stayed here 2 years ago when Jackie was managing, and we are happy to say Paula and Clark are doing a great job as the new owners and managers of the property. Paula made us feel very welcome upon our arrival, and throughout our stay. She was especially helpful with restaurant recommendations (don't miss El Largarto nearby - amazing!). The accommodations are comfortable and the surroundings serene. And being located only a few minutes from the town of Quepos, a fantastic beach (Playa Palita?) and the entrance to Manuel Antonio National Park make it a perfect place to stay in this area.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Elrose
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

Jungle Creek was a super place to stay. We highly recommend it to anyone. Suites are beautiful;providing everything you need. Fridge, cooking stove top or oven, showers,etc. The common area is so relaxing;a great place to meet people from everywhere, relax with a book, take a swim in the pool, BBQ, and even have the monkeys visit you.
It is like stepping into another world when you enter Jungle Creek. You get away from the hectic, tourism, yet it takes only minutes in a taxi to get to any restaurant, town, beach, or wherever you wish to go.
Paula and Clark (owners) are amazing! They book any type of tour you want. The tours pick you up and drop you off right at Jungle Creek. If you are not sure what you would like to do, Paula will give you a list of ideas. We have never experienced hosts that were so accommodating. They treated us just like family. If we ever travel back to Costa Rica, we would definitely stay at Jungle Creek!! Brian and Marion

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

Clark and Paula our hosts were very helpful with advice and arrangements for daily outings. The unit we stayed in was spacious and relatively comfortable with few issues. The pool, BBQ and outdoor seating was very convenient on one hand, however very unpleasent when occupied by other groups of people. The location of Jungle Creek is such that guests need a vehicle to get around easily. The bus on the main road was great, however you have to walk a fair distance over the worst road surfice I have ever seen. For some reason I thought there would be some housekeeping services such as clean bedding and towels, however this is not part of the deal and possibly should be for the price. All in all we enjoyed our stay but will be trying another place next time.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013 via mobile

Great place. Awesome accommodating hosts. Wonderful rooms. Beautiful scenic jungle location. Can't say enough. Paula and Clark have the perfect vacation rental. They go above and beyond to make your stay the best possible. Booking tours, arranging pick ups, and just be the best hosts anyone could ever hope for. If you are looking for something different from the call inclusive places you have been, this is the place for you. Fishing , zip lining , beaches. boogy boarding, surfing, monkeys. The list never ends. Great restaurants just minutes away or you can cook on the BBQ at Jungle Creek. We will be back. Pura Vida!!!

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013 via mobile

The rooms are beautiful, full kitchen, a/c in every bedroom, very nice pool, great tours. We took the dolphin catamaran tour and really enjoyed ourselves. Definitely will stay there again when we travel back to Costa Rica.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

Jungle Creek was a fabulous surprise! My friend and I booked last minute with little time to spare before leaving for Corcovado overnight. We picked Jungle Creek based on reviews, availability and price - so glad we did!

Paula and Clark (owners) were welcoming and very helpful. Since they are on property we were able to chat throughout our stay, and enjoyed it. (Thank you guys for your recommendations, flexibility with checkout and help to the airport!)

The place itself is in an ideal location. In between Manuel Antonio and Quepos, you can visit both areas and explore without feeling like you are trapped in tourist land. Backing onto a creek and the jungle, we felt like we were in our own little peaceful oasis. And, monkeys, sloths and iguanas visit the area! If/when you want to go into either town, you can walk it (there are hills) or the local bus picks up just off property and is very easy to take.

Rooms are cozy, clean and well kept with great amenities - hot shower with good water pressure, great plumbing on the toilets ;), wood floors, nice kitchen with all the necessary appliances, comfortable bed, etc.

This is the first place I would book if I went back to the area. Loved, loved, loved it!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013 via mobile

Far enough away to avoid the big crowds but just a few minutes from anything in MA. We stayed two nights in early December. Place is super clean, awesome gardens and a nice pool too. Owners live on site me are super helpful.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Valle Pura Vida, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio National Park
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 27 Specialty lodging in Manuel Antonio National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Jungle Creek Villas are conveniently located in beautiful Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. Nestled in a quiet tropical setting, Jungle Creek Villas are private, secure, comfortable and fully furnished. The country's white sand beaches, shopping and local cuisine are located just minutes from the villas.Jungle Creek is your home away from home when visiting Costa Rica. A blend of tropical simplicity and familiar amenities culminate to let you comfortably relax in privacy. Jungle Creek Villas offer a variety of accommodations ranging from our spacious studio (El Geckko), two bedroom getaways (Mono Vista and Dos Palmas) to our 1800 square foot 3 bedroom home (Alma Pacifica). Jungle Creek can accommodate from 2-20 guests, and our flexible floor plans make our villas an exceptional location for extended families, multifamily vacations or reunion vacations.Each villa is completely furnished and Jungle Creek provides maid service, onsite property manager, and maintenance. The on site manager can help set up transportation, book tours, give suggestions to restaurants, book spa treatments, and get you more towels. Originally from Texas the manager Jackie lives on the property and is available night and day to make sure you have the best stay possible. ... more   less 
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Jungle Creek Hotel Manuel Antonio National Park
Jungle Creek Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio National Park

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