We came here for the first time 5 years ago in May for our Honeymoon and had a blast even though it was extremely rainy! Our Costa Rican friends advised us to come back in their summer time, so we celebrated our 5 year anniversary a little early and returned in February. We thought this place was beautiful 5 years ago and it still is breathtaking! Just like last time, we spent a lot of time on our room balcony (though this time we had this spectacular balcony that wrapped around a little!). You wake up to howling monkeys, birds, iguanas, geckos....love it!
The staff at the front desk is helpful, friendly and prompt. The restaurant staff treats you very well. We remembered Carlos from 5 years ago. He is always smiling and very helpful and easy to talk to.
We LOVE the food and haven't ventured out to any of the other neighboring restaurants. The breakfast is included (which is a big plus). The breakfast is local Costa Rican food and is amazing! Rice, beans, sweet plantains, fresh bakery treats, fresh fruit, fresh squeezed juices...yum. Since we had been there 5 years ago, they moved Claro Que Si restaurant up near the road. We're guessing this is even better for business as it will be easier for people who aren't staying at the resort to walk in as well. The food is beautifully plated and fresh and delicious.
Don't miss happy hour- 4-6pm with great drink specials! The pina colada was perfect! And our favorite drink there is Monkey Business! We keep trying to make it at home...but it's just not the same.
The nature park and butterfly garden across the street is included and worth a trip! Plenty of hiking paths.
Love the layout of this resort, you really feel like you're away from it all.
As we walked from the resort down to the beach (about .5miles down hill-- a very nice walk!), we noticed that over the last 5 years, things are being built up, but still it's a great area and Si Como No makes you feel like you're still in the jungle and away from it all.
The only negative I would say is that some of the outside buildings need a little love and care...just some minor fixes and updates.
Also, would LOVE a fitness center of some sort!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Si Como No Resort Spa & Wildlife Refuge is a central-Pacific coast resort in the jungle-covered hills just above Manuel Antonio National Park. It’s barefoot luxury with a pura vida vibe, perfect for families and couples who love the beach, tropical adventures, spa, pools, superb dining and four-star accommodations. This award-winning eco-design nature resort & spa offers its guest its own signature version of "barefoot luxury." Panoramic views are yours to enjoy from beautiful balconies looking down from the most idyllic hilltop in the area. Enjoy nearby beaches, Manuel Antonio National Park and the hotel’s private Wildlife Refuge and Butterfly Atrium, adjacent to the property. Renown for warm, friendly service, guests can choose from two excellent restaurants, guided nature and adventure tours plus shopping, fabulous nightlife and our own private cinema. And for Costa Rica weddings and honeymoons, this is where life memories are made, one tropical sunset at a time. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Si Como No Hotel
- Si Como No Costa Rica
- Hotel Si Como No Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio National Park