We stayed at the Costa Verde in the "B" section on the second floor. First thing you should know is that this hotel is at least 1.5 miles from the beach straight down a steep hill the entire way, which means straight up coming back. You can take a Taxi if you want, but that will add up quickly. Our room was really nice and had a fridge, and stove. My only complaint is the shower. THe water is not a strong flow and you feel like it is hard to rinse off soap etc. It was fine, just not optimal. As for the area in general, this entire hotel is built into the hill, so you walk up and down steep inclines to do anything, including just getting to your room, so this is not a place for someone that can't deal with that. THe walls are thin for sure, but the area is quiet and we had not real issues. The beds need some cushion, but I was so tired everynight I just fell asleep regardless. They have a nice pool with ocean views. As for the food. I am sorry to say it is just food. The breakfast was ok, but no real flavor. There is a BBQ place across the street, and it is just ok, but overprice. Do not order drinks here they are watered down!! There is a great pizza place a short hike up the hill. Great great pizza! The beach here is NOT for small kids or poor swimmers. It has huge waves, great for surfing and boogey boarding. My sun surfed and me and my husband boogey boarded each day. We are all strong swimmers and even we had a few concerns about the rip tides and currents here. The town in not much on the beach, but we did get chips and salsa at one place on a whim and it was really good. A bonus to Costa Rica is that the water is drinkable, so bring a water bottle and fill up, or expect to pay a lot for drinks, water, soda etc. Also nothing here is free, even sitting in a chair on the beach. They charge by the hour. We did not use a chair, just say for free in the sand. If I came back, I would try and stay at a place near the park in town. There were two really nice hotels here. One was Set on the edge of the park entrance. Not sure what the cost, but looked great. Also, flat ground! THere was another there also that looked good just down the same street. Wish I could recall the names.
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- Also Known As:
- Costa Verde Hotel
- Hotel Costa Verde Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio National Park