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Hotel Costa Verde
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Manuel Antonio Road, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica   |  
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Thompson Falls
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21 hotel reviews
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“Great Resort”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Our surprise room was the 727 airplane which made our trip to Costa Rica memorable. The airplane was quite well laid out and spacious. We had white faced monkeys on our deck soon after we arrived. We saw monkeys and iguanas throughout the site. The pool was wonderful and the views were spectacular. One word of warning. All of the furniture is wood or wood and leather. Very beautiful but not kind on a person with a bad back. The bed was a bit hard too. The owner has four restaurants with basicly the same menu. Good food. Try particularly the pizza place. Good pizza that is cooked in a wood burning open oven. Great experience. The same furniture is in the four restaurants.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

My faimily had travel in different place in Costa Rica, and this hotel is the best hotel to us. we had experience the very special airplane hotel and then the ocean view room for few days here in Monte Verde. we love the airplane suit and had so much fun with it. monkey came to us while we sitting outside at the patio, if you want a different memory, this airplane room will be a good choice.but with a much cheaper price you can still get a great view room too.that's what we did and seems like most of their room can all see the ocean(you can double check it). don't forget to try the restaurant in this resort, it's wonderful, and their open building makes everyone happy while people have meal here,imagine ocean breeze and nature suround while you have your meal here. need to their fresh local drinks(about$2) I love it!. outside of this resort have many good restaurant, we went to the airplane one which own by the resort too, they have wonderful sunset view and great food, worth to try.room space is good and very clean, mattress is much softer than other hotel we had stay ( thank God). I'll come back to stay here again if I come to Costa Rica again!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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MANKATO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Very memorable. Family stayed here a few years ago, and I just had to review this. We had a beautiful room. When we entered, the deck area took my breath away! A beautifully furnished room with an outstanding view of the Pacific and the national park. Probably the most beautiful place we stayed in Costa Rica!

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a view of the Pacific and close to the jungle area. We heard wild monkeys at n...
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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State College, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Our stay at the Costa Verde 2 was amazingly beautiful with some excellent views. The hotel rooms are roomy and clean. We had a top floor room with morning visitors, white face monkeys and tucans birds. The pool area and bar service was the icing on the cake.

Room Tip: Definitely book a room in the Costa Verde 2 building.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Quepos, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Set on a lush mountain with ocean views of Manuel Antonio Beach, this place is awesome. The pools are scattered about the property with an Adult pool having the best panoramic view of the ocean below. It is very hilly so walking/hiking in the heat to the scattered amenities can prove exhausting so a drive to the pool or restaurant is recommended if you get a room in the far flung areas of the property. The efficiency we stayed in was rustic and cozy and A/c was cool, with hardwood ceilings and tile floor. The patio has nice sturdy wood and leather chairs. Pura Vida !

Room Tip: Area A is at the top of the hill with patio views of the ocean
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

I think I want to write a book entitled, "Destination Wedding, What Could Go Wrong?" I was not choosing locations or hotels for my step daughters wedding, I was required to show up on time, look nice, and have a good attitude. Two out of three ain't bad!

First, getting from the airport in San Jose to the hotel was hilarious... How? I will get to that..(again, I didn't not make these arrangements, I was paying and showing up) I'm not sure I would have done it differently, but the "bus" was to pick us up at the airport and take us to the hotel. Turns out the "bus" left from the Denny's Restaurant... which was a multi use facility that functions as a bus station, casino, and looks exactly like a Denny's in (incert) any US southern city.

If you have been in a vehicle overseas you already know traffic signs and road strips have no bearing on how drivers operate vehicles. My beautiful wife, however, has never experienced this before, and my "aggresive" driving style looks very tame after our driver passed on a solid line, up hill, with a blind spot. Awesome! She screamed.. I laughed, the lady infront of us was thrown from her seat and hit the door... it was just part of the experience.

After a pleasent stop at the drivers preferred "tourist" boutique, we used the facilities, bought some local cigars and trinkets, he got his cut from the store owner, and we were back on our way to the hotel. I didn't know the trip was going to take 6+ hours, but the scenery was beautiful, and it was completely dark when we arrived at the hotel... You are correct.. it was a very long travel day!

The room was close to the hotel office, and a short walk up a series of very steep stairs. The AC was "different" and after the front desk sent someone to check on it, we were assured that our room would be cool when we returned. We made our way to the hotel, and tried to imagine what we could not see in the pitch black.

It is worth noting the the hotel has a chain of variously themed restaurants in area. Also worth noting, metric shot glasses are significantly smaller than US shot glasses, and cost the same. You will not taste alcohol in a local drink, and they will not add more because you ask them to. The food was beautiful, not cheap, and had no seasoning added. I don't know how to say bland in Spanish, but it worth adding to your vocabulary before heading a local restaurant.

When morning arrived, we were amazed at how beautiful the view was!!! Amazing... The our room faced the driveway, no ocean view, and sould have requested a different room, but (See the 3 requirements I was given).

The hotel was safe, had some beautiful vistas, but was pricey and I will definately do things differently next time. Want to go back wilh knowledge gained.

Room Tip: Ask to see room options when you arrive and ask what the view is if it is dark when you arrive.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Hotel_Costa_Verde, Manager at Hotel Costa Verde, responded to this review, March 18, 2013
Hi Jon C,

Thanks for your well thought out and fairly funny review! Here is Costa Rica we love it when our guests can roll with the Pura Vida.

Sorry about your lengthy trip from the airport. It definitely should have taken only about 3 hours provided that you flew in to the correct international airport, Juan Santamaria. Otherwise, perhaps your driver just decided that you might like the scenic route. We hope your wife started to feel more comfortable at some point. On the roads here traffic "laws" are often more like "suggestions".

You'll be happy to know that the "different" air conditioning you mention is in the process of upgrades. Nearly half the hotel is already complete and we have plans for more this year. We affectionately refer to the older units as our dinosaurs and hope they ultimately kept you cool. By your next visit we should be able to ensure you have a new unit.

Our view is stunning and we're proud to boast that it can be enjoyed from most of our rooms! However, in high season when we're full there are a few guests that need to enjoy the view from various spots throughout the grounds or visit their neighbors:)

Again, we do appreciate your thoughts. We hope that you, your family and friends and your step daughter and her new husband had an amazing wedding event and stay in Costa Rica. Pura Vida!
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Mississauga, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013 via mobile

We stayed 4 nights here in a suite in building CV 2 adult only.
The view was spectacular especially at sunset. We were in room 10 on the second floor with a sea view and jungle view. One evening a troop of squirrel monkeys visited our balcony. The rooms are huge with tiled floors and oak ceilings. They are also equipped with small kitchens if you wanted to do your own cooking occasionally. There were no bugs as some people have commented and the a/c was quiet and efficient. The staff were friendly, especially if you made an effort to use a little Spanish in greeting them.
There is one restaurant (Anaconda) on the property, one across the road (El Cantina) and one a good hike up the hilly road (Avion) which we avoided due to inconvenience and dubious reviews. The Anaconda was very good.It helps to have a car here as the hotel is about 2 km from the beach area where all the shops and cafes are located. We walked one day but the steep road downhill has few sidewalks and it took as about 20-30 minutes. A cab back cost about $4.
There is a good bus service about every 20 minutes with a stop beside the hotel. Costs 285 Colones (about 60 cents)for any
distance.
The hotel property is large with fairly long walks between some rooms, the front desk and the restaurants.

Stayed March 2013
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Address: Manuel Antonio Road, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio National Park
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#8 Spa Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Costa Verde 3.5*
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