First, this really isn't a typical Bed & Breakfast. However, the breakfast was more than adequate with fresh pineapple, papaya and other fruits in addition to toast, and a type of pound cake.
The hotel is about 60 yards to a semi-private driveway that leads down to the north end of the beach. It's also about a 250 yard walk to the "downtown" portion of Manuel Antonio, where there are several restaurants and shops. It's only another 250 yard walk to the entrance to the Manuel Antonio park. (which if you're scared about walking, you don't need to visit this park anyhow.)
While here, we could hear howler monkeys in the distance during the morning, and one morning, we had a family of squirrel monkeys come behind the hotel and feast on the mango tree. But, the absolute best wildlife was, after searching all day in the park for a sloth, a 3-toed sloth appeared outside our room one evening. Very Awesome!
Also, the bathrooms were beautiful, spacious and immaculate.
There were really only two negatives to this property.
1. The lack of soundproofing in the rooms. One wall is almost entirely glass, which allows you to hear all the wildlife in the morning... but it also allows you to hear the buses on the road.
2. The television was FAR too loud. Even if putting the TV on the lowest volume, it was incredibly loud.
If you reserve a room here, don't opt for the King room next to the office. It's too close to the road. Instead, pick one of the rooms further from the road.
For the money this was one of the best properties we stayed at during our entire vacation to Costa Rica and Panama!
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July 18, 2012
We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. The monkeys often go right thru our property on a regular basis and our guests really like that. It's wonderful that you were able to see the sloth too! There is some road noise during the day in some rooms, but it quiets down considerable in the evening and night time. But most people are out on tours or at the beach all day anyway so any noise wouldnt affect them. Too bad we didnt know about your TV volume problem the first day you were here as I believe we would have been able to rectify that right away. We are going to go ahead and check all the TV's and make adjustments as needed so that future guests don't have the same problem. We really appreciate the feedback and try to take those comments to continue make improvements to the amenities and services. Thank you so much for staying with us and we really hope you can come back and stay with us again!
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