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Jungle Beach Hotel
200 meters from Playa Espadilla, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica (Formerly Hotel Pura Selva)   |  
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5 hotel reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great place to stay!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

The staff is extremely helpful and friendly. Also, the rooms are large, clean, and have air-conditioning. The breakfast in the morning is simple, but delicious. They also have howler monkeys and white-faced monkeys almost every morning, which is awesome for nature-lovers. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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New York City, New York
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

I recently booked a last minute trip to Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica during the holiday season. A lot of hotels were already booked but I found the Jungle Beach Hotel, read the reviews and booked a room.

First off, all the positive reviews below are absolutely true. There's no gimmick. Jungle Beach is a gorgeous, big-sized room, hotel with stunning views of The Jungle and terraces that make you want to sit and relax all day long.

I was able to make friends throughout my trip and got a look at some of the more pricey hotels in the area. In all honesty, Jungle Beach rooms are bigger, cheaper and outfit with fridge, wi-fi, AC and a terrific shower. I couldn't have been happier making Jungle Beach my hotel. The price is magnificent and you get much more than you'd expect for paying what you do. Plus, the hotel is literally up the street from the beach and a stone's throw from Manuel Antonio village where you can eat and drink at all hours. The Park entrance is all but a 10min walk.

Jungle Beach is ideal!

Room Tip: Room number 6 has a killer view and is tucked away nicely!
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

Really clean rooms, with fridge, TV, wi-fi, and beautiful murals painted on the walls. There were monkeys everywhere outside! We also saw a sloth right across the street from the hotel. It was like a 5 minute walk to the beach, very convenient. For the price, we thought it was perfect! I guess the only bad thing is that you hear the howler monkeys start their crazy noises like at 3 or 4 AM! But I think that's part of the experience :)

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

Stayed for three nights and found this Hotel to be affordable, clean and close to main beach. Had a private double bed room for 65/night. Rooms have AC, TV, fridge, and wifi is strong. Showerhead had strong hot water. Room was also pretty large.
Staff is very friendly and manager went above and beyond to help us book tours.
Free breakfast consists of toast, fruits, pastries, juice, coffee and tea. Light but decent.
My only complaint is that we stayed on the first floor and the cielings are thin. There is so much loud thumping and noise from upstairs at 7 in the mornings. Walls are also thin and can hear everything outside.
Don't come here in November. Wait for dry season in December and January. It rained most days and stayed in most afternoons.
Recommend eating Sancho's (Mexican) and Ngo (Chinese) and El sol (Costa Rican).

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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River Edge, New Jersey
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

For a great price my sister and I had two clean beds, delicious breakfast and a very helpful staff! The best part of this hotel, however, was its proximity to the beach. It is just a two minute walk from the beautiful coast line. I would highly recommend this hotel if you are staying in Manuel Antonio.

  • Stayed August 2012, 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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Brasil de Santa Ana
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13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

I stayed two nights at Jungle Beach Hotel while doing some work in the area after hearing about them from some friends. The room was spacious, bathroom totally remodeled, air conditioning, cable TV, WIFI, coffee available early, great selection of Continental breakfast items, quiet (even though it's near the road), safe in-room, clean and super friendly staff. Kathy the manager was a doll and the front desk was super accommodating. I would highly recommend this hotel for location and everything I mentioned above. This is going to be one of the busiest hotels in MA in no time. You better book early if you plan on traveling in the high season. Did I mention the monkeys on the balcony in the AM? Or the Howlers in the AM?

Room Tip: I had room #3 - it was perfect.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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Auckland, New Zealand
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107 reviews 107 reviews
43 hotel reviews
Reviews in 52 cities Reviews in 52 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

My husband and I were traveling with a friend. We didn't have any booking and after shopping around a handful of places, found Jungle Beach Hotel. Trust us - we've done the leg work, you won't find better value for money so close to the beach! :-) The location is perfect. We stayed in a triple room, and the kind reception staff gave us choice of 3 different rooms which would accommodate the 3 of us. We selected a ground unit, back off the road, with it's own patio and outdoor furniture. There was off-street parking for our vehicle. We had air conditioning and a fridge to keep our snacks and drinks cold. Breakfast is very simple but adequate. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. So much so that we actually returned here for another night on our way back up the coast from Punta Banco down by the Panama border. Unfortunately my husband fell ill that night (obviously a dodgy chicken fajita he'd consumed for lunch on the road trip up that day!) and was quite unwell all night and into the next day. We explained our situation to the kind and understanding hotel reception staff who let us have the room 3/4 into the next day so my husband could rest until he was well enough to get cleaned up and resume our 4 hour drive north that afternoon. He certainly couldn't have done it earlier that day! So they were very kind and empathetic.We really appreciated it. I highly, highly recommend this place to everyone.

  • Stayed March 2012, 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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junglebeachhotel, Owner at Jungle Beach Hotel, responded to this review, August 23, 2012
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Thank you for your wonderful comments! We do our best to make everyone feel welcome and are happy to hear that we were able to help make you more comfortable during your travels. Please come and visit us again!
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Address: 200 meters from Playa Espadilla, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica (Formerly Hotel Pura Selva)
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio National Park
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in Manuel Antonio National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Jungle Beach Hotel began operations in April 2011 (It was formerly known as Hotel Pura Selva and earlier, Hotel Del Mar) as a new project with the intention of providing comfort and entertainment to people who visit us. Jungle Beach Hotel has the support of the Costa Rican Chamber of Hotels. Our guests are served in Spanish and English.We are located seven kilometers (4.5miles) from Quepos, just 200 meters (two blocks) from the beach and 800 meters (eight blocks) from the entrance to the paradise of Manuel Antonio National Park which boasts the most beautiful beaches and plentiful wildlife and lush vegetation.Description:Jungle Beach Hotel facilities include a total of 1300 square meters (approx. 13,000 sq. ft.) of construction on a much larger acreage, with two buildings and ample gardens.One building has three levels, with one standard room on the lower level which has a private terrace and opens onto the garden, and two floors above each with two standard rooms with a shared terraces on each floor overlooking the garden. The other building has two levels. The main level houses the hotel’s reception area. From there a short staircase leads to the second area where you find the other two standard rooms and five suites.Rooms:There are a total of 12 rooms: seven standard rooms each with two queen beds, four suites with one king bed and one suite equipped with a premium king bed and a kitchenette. All rooms have cable TV, air conditioning, hot water, private bathroom, room safe and wireless internet.Guest Amenities:•Message service•Wake-up calls•Laundry service•Free domestic calls•Wireless Internet access•In-room safeA complimentary Continental Breakfast is included each day of your stay.We are also pleased to be able to offer our guests information on local tours and excursions and are happy to assist in travel arrangements.Our guests can easily walk to different area attractions as we are only 200 meters from the beach and just 800 meters from the main entrance of Manuel Antonio National Park. Taxi or bus service is available for travel to other points of interest, including the town of Quepos and Marina Pez Vela on the Quepos waterfront. We are very close to supermarkets, restaurants, ATMs, internet cafes and spas. ... more   less 
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