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“Couldn't Have Been Better!” 5 of 5 stars
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Jungle Beach Hotel at Manuel Antonio
2.5 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Main Road Manuel Antonio National PArk | 200 Mts From Espadilla Beach, Manuel Antonio National Park 60601, Costa Rica (Formerly Hotel Pura Selva)   |  
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Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Couldn't Have Been Better!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

Jungle Beach was the fourth place we stayed at during our trip to Costa Rica and it was absolutely lovely! The staff was helpful and gave us directions to a great pizza place in the village, the room was incredibly large and clean, shower was excellent, breakfast was light but filling enough to make it until lunch and the hotel is literally 5 minutes to the beach. It was the perfect place to end our trip...I wish we could have stayed longer. A note for those who like to sleep in - the howler monkeys will definitely make sure you are up bright and early :) I almost didn't book this place because of the website (small pictures, not many of them), but I am so happy we did. Their website does not do this place justice!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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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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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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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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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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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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Address: Main Road Manuel Antonio National PArk | 200 Mts From Espadilla Beach, Manuel Antonio National Park 60601, Costa Rica (Formerly Hotel Pura Selva)
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio National Park
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Manuel Antonio National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Jungle Beach Hotel at Manuel Antonio 2.5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Boutique Hotel with 12 Rooms featuring Tropical murals. Just a 2 minute walk to the Beach and a 10 minute walk to the Manuel Antonio National Park. A 5 minute Walk from our Hotel you have Restaurants, Supermarkets, Shops and other Recreational areas. Our proximity to the National Park, Pacific Ocean, and the lush Jungle that surrounds us makes our hotel a perfect daily visit for the three different species of Monkeys in the area, including the Titi (Spider), White face, and Howler Monkeys. We offer Free Buffet-stylel Breakfast, WiFi, Private Parking with Surveillance, 24 hour access to Reception, Daily room cleaning, and Laundry services. All of our Rooms are equipped with a Refrigerator, cable TV, Air Conditioning, ceiling Fan, Safe box, Hot water, Bathroom Set, and Towels. Additionally, the Studio Room comes with Kitchen appliances. Manuel Antonio offers a large variety of Activities and Tours for people of all fitness levels and Ages, including wildlife viewing, white water rafting, zip-lines, countless water sports, horseback riding, fishing, among many other excursions for you to enjoy. We are more than happy to Help with booking any tours or activities of your preference, as well as make Transportation arrangements. Welcome to Jungle Beach Hotel, an ideal resting place between the Tropical Jungle and the pristine Beaches of Costa Rica. Pura Vida! ... more   less 
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