I recently stayed at Byblos for 4 nights with my 2 adult children (ages 19 and 20), and we thoroughly enjoyed our stayed at this lovely hotel. We stayed in Bungalow #4, which had an extra bed and a lovely view of the grounds. The only reason I'm giving this hotel 4 stars instead of 5 is because we checked in expecting to be able to walk to the nearest beach, and this is not really an option for many people, as the walk would be about 30 minutes and steep. The grounds, pool, and open eating area is beautiful, and the rooms were spacious and clean. We had a lovely balcony to watch the wildlife from. Also, we don't care for air conditioning in Costa Rica because it actually gets a little chilly at night, and we love the night sounds of the jungle, so we slept with the screened window wide open and the fan on, which was wonderful. This hotel sits in the middle of "Resort Row," so if you want to get away from tourists, this is not the place for you; however, once you enter the grounds of the hotel, you feel very tucked away in the beautiful jungle surroundings and wildlife is plentiful. The hot breakfasts were filling and very good, and we had plenty of entertainment from the monkeys as we ate each morning--they enjoy the pool area. We would definitely stay here again, now that we have learned where the lovely little swimming beaches are tucked away (our favorite was Biesanz--but like most of the best places of Costa Rica to visit, it is NOT marked, hard to find, requires a 4-wheel drive, and is not volunteered info by many). We also really enjoyed evening meals at Red Beard and Cafe Milagro, both of which are a 5-minute walk from the hotel. We found the locals in this area very friendly, and you are completely safe walking around, but you DO have to mind your things everywhere you go because they might easily be appropriated by the raccoons or others : ) (this includes water bottles, cameras, sunglasses, lunches, shoes, etc.) We loved Manuel Antonio Park, but don't be duped by locals offering you a parking spot around the park or asking for a fee to have watched your car when you return for it. Also, we LOVED ziplining with Diego and Andres with Safari Canopy Tours--this was a touristy thing to do, but so much fun, and they were great!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Byblos offers all the amenities and comforts of a three-star boutique resort, while conserving the essence of jungle style lodging. All rooms are spacious offering ample views of the local Wildlife and Garden Areas or Pacific Ocean. Accommodations feature air conditioning, telephone, cable TV, safe box, hair dryer, mini-refrigerator, microwave and coffeemaker. Free gated parking and wireless internet access is available, as well as our poolside Bistro Pizzeria, Billfish Sportsbar and air conditioned Casino. Close to all tours, attractions, spas and local restaurants. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Byblos Hotel Manuel Antonio National Park
- Byblos Resort And Casino
- Byblos Resort & Casino Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio National Park