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“An Exceptionally Large Apartment with a Beautiful View” 5 of 5 stars
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Los Altos Beach Resort & Spa
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Kilometer 4 on road to Manuel Antonio National Park, Manuel Antonio National Park 6350, Costa Rica   |  
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“An Exceptionally Large Apartment with a Beautiful View”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My wife, son, and I stayed at this resort while visiting the Manuel Antonio area. The units are so large (2500 square feet) that it almost knocks you over as you step off the elevator directly into you unit. They are 3 bedroom (king, queen and two twin beds), 2 ½ bath units with a washer and dryer (which is very nice to freshen up swimsuits after a day on the beach) and a full kitchen which can also be taken as one or two bedroom units. There are televisions in the master bedroom and in the living room and great wifi. If you are sharing the unit was someone with very different sleep habits the units can be a little noisy as the floors are not carpeted and the sound the microwave door and drawers being closed and the television can be heard in the bedrooms. There are wonderful views to the west from the primary balcony (you have 3 balconies) which can give you some beautiful sunsets. The hotel has a lovely pool (with bar attached), restaurant and private beach. The private beach is about a 5 minute drive (30 minute walk). The hotel will take you there and pick you up. We found the size of the beach, roughness of the waves and currents that seemed to pull you out at high tide less inviting so we only used it once and then went to the public beach in Manuel Antonio. The location of the pool and restaurant are some distance from the building where the units are located so for individuals who are mobility challenged this might not be a good choice.
Breakfast was included in the room rate and you are offered a wide variety of choices of fresh fruit and hot items on the buffet and there is someone available to cook your eggs or omelet any way you want them. We had lunch and dinner in the restaurant and they were both excellent. There are a number of restaurants within close walking distance as well as a couple of small grocery stores where you can pick up soft drinks, beer or wine along with other items.
The front desk staff, restaurant staff, housekeeping personnel, and grounds crew were outstanding and all very welcoming and helpful.
We went into Manuel Antonio for the public beach twice. It is gently sloping beach with some surf which makes renting a boogie board or taking surfing lessons sound appealing. You will need to rent umbrellas and chairs as there is not much shade.
It is about a $5 taxi ride ($0.60 per person bus ride) into Manuel Antonio’s town center where the public beach is as well as a number of restaurants and a larger grocery store.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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LosAltosResort, Guest Relations Manager at Los Altos Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review, January 25, 2015
Thank you for this incredibly thoughtful review of your stay with us! It seems that you and your family had a spectacular stay at Los Altos, and, in turn, a wonderful visit to Manuel Antonio. We're always so happy to be the luxurious home away from home for families. We understand that traveling as a family can at times be challenging -- Is the room big enough? Are there fun activities for everyone to choose from? Will the food satisfy that inevitable diversity of appetites? Seems like Los Altos responded to each of these questions and then some. We can't wait to welcome you and your family back on your next trip to Manuel Antonio!
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We spend one night at the fifth floor and it was awesome! It definitely meets the standards for a 5 stars hotel! A lot of space to share with everybody in the room! Very well equipped/furniture! The gym was great! Well equipped as well! Great view from the balcony! Great pool with amazing setup! I have to admit it is really pricy but totally worth it!

Stayed August 2014, traveled with friends
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LosAltosResort, Guest Relations Manager at Los Altos Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review, January 25, 2015
Great to hear your stay with us was nothing short of incredible! With your review it's a great opportunity to say that our prices are certainly competitive with other five star hotels/resorts in the area, and what's so important to keep in mind is that at those competitive prices guests at Los Altos are booking just an ordinary hotel room, but a luxuriously decorated three bedroom condo, each with an incredible ocean view balcony. This is the kind of space that makes a vacation with us to comfortable and, of course, unforgettable. We certainly subscribe to the kick back and relax philosophy, and we know that the plush furniture in your ocean view living room will do the trick!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Los Altos is the perfect place to stay in Manuel Antonio. We rented the penthouse suite for 2 families which was perfect. The suite was amazing - huge and exceptionally nice. It's location was perfect - near many of the restaurants. Also, the service at the hotel and the pool was great. I had actually left a piece of luggage at the hotel and the Concierge, Dennis Reyes, went above and beyond to get it back to me in the US. Dennis could not have been more helpful during our stay.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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LosAltosResort, Guest Relations Manager at Los Altos Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review, January 25, 2015
Perfect location. Check. Incredible penthouse with extraordinary views. Check. A gourmet restaurant and infinity pool that satisfy and relax every need. Check and Check. A staff that is there to take care of you and make sure all is well in paradise. Absolutely check. So happy that you found your stay with us just so perfect; means the world to us. Thank you again for taking the time to write a review of your stay with us!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Great location in Manuel Antonio with amazing space you won't find elsewhere. Our condo was so large that our children thought we were sharing it with another family! Great views and even a hot tub on the roof with an amazing sunset view. Great restaurants across the street.

I must give the manager, Efrain, credit for helping us plan the second half of our trip. He highly recommended visiting the volcano area and even called to reserve a room for us at The Springs in La Fortuna.

We went fishing one day and brought our fresh fish to the onsite Los Altos restaurant. The chef created the most amazing meal and didn't charge us very much. We were happy to share the leftovers with everyone there!

Manuel Antonio is a beautiful place with amazing adventures. Highly recommend it.

Room Tip: Los Altos has a great pool with views of the ocean. We didn't make it down to the beach which is...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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LosAltosResort, Guest Relations Manager at Los Altos Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review, January 25, 2015
Your account of your stay at Los Altos seems to highlight almost every aspect of the vacation experience we strive to create for our guests. Accommodations that are spacious and luxurious; a staff that is welcoming and insightful; and, of course, a location that is authentic and awe inspiring. Thank you taking the time to write a review of your stay with us, so happy that you chose Los Altos as your Manuel Antonio home away from home!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I can't really say enough complements on this hotel and their amazing staff. The rooms are beautiful, modern and spacious all suite style with their own elevator access. The outdoor areas, pool, hot tub, dining, have beautiful views of the ocean. All of their staff were professional but also very friendly.

I would happily go back and stay again.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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LosAltosResort, Guest Relations Manager at Los Altos Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review, January 25, 2015
Can't offer enough compliments? Well, your review is certainly a compliment enough! As our staff strives to offer guests a perfect vacation experience each and every day, we never get tired of reading reviews like this. So happy that you found your stay with us to be so fulfilling. And of course, thank you for offering your enthusiastic recommendation of our resort!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This is where my hubby and I honeymooned. We had the ocean vista suite. It was so incredibly spacious and beautiful. The view from the 6th floor was wonderful. We had a full kitchen which wad great because we cooked a few times. There is a store in walking distance with basic needs.

We loved the pool and the hot tub - went there every day.

The Spa is ok. We had a couples massage. Be aware that the rooms are not air conditioned but they have large open windows with a gorgeous view. You will pay about the same price here as the US here. My massage was great. Hubby said his wasn't.

It is a steep hike to the private beach so be prepared. You will see monkeys and lots of Hermit crabs. There is a stream at the bottom that leads to the ocean. The private beach is very small. The beach is kinda rocky so not a good place to swim unless you don't mind that.

The restaurant there is Karola's and is excellent. Again you will be paying about the same here as in the US. Order the guaro sour.

The staff is very nice here. They are incredibly helpful and they book anything you want for you. Hopefully you will get Rafael.

I would highly recommend this place. It is family friendly as well.

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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LosAltosResort, Guest Relations Manager at Los Altos Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review, January 25, 2015
We love couples who stay at Los Altos for their honeymoon! Few things are more exciting than to act as hosts for such a tremendous and significant moment in people's lives. We are so happy that you and your husband enjoyed your stay with us. Thrilled that you found your accommodations so luxuriously accommodating, and very happy that you guys found your kitchen to be a great place to make a few meals here and there. Creating the home away from home feel is certainly what we were going for at Los Altos. Thanks for your kind words regarding our staff, and we're proud to say that the Los Altos beach experience is new and improved, especially so thanks to our guests' incredible and thoughtful feedback. Can't wait to see you two on your next trip to Manuel Antonio!
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Cypress, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We stayed four nights at this place...Very spacious, beautiful! We were shocked when the elevator opens and its your condo right there! I would highly recommend this place. The staff was very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay with us! Always so exciting when guests offer such a glowing review of their stay with us. So proud and happy that we could host you and your loved ones at Los Altos!
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Address: Kilometer 4 on road to Manuel Antonio National Park, Manuel Antonio National Park 6350, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio National Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
#4 Luxury Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Los Altos Beach Resort & Spa 4.5*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bold in presence; playful in personality. Los Altos Resort and Spa is Manuel Antonio's premier laid back luxury boutique resort. The Los Altos aesthetic represents a sensitive integration between tropical authenticity and modern amenities. We offer 28 gorgeous private residences, each boasting a vivid Pacific Ocean view through floor to ceiling windows. Also, for a luxury resort in the heart of Manuel Antonio, our rates are very reasonable. Very reasonable, and you get a lot out of us, which we're happy about. We like to keep things simple. ... more   less 
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