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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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“Spacious and abundant wildlife”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

We visited during the off season and were glad we did! The rain held off for 3 days and we had the place to ourselves. The pools areas are sprinkled around the facility so not overcrowded. The staff is great and helped answer several questions we had.

The neatest part of our experience is that this hotel is built into the hill up from the beach and the wild life move up and down the hillside during the mid-afternoon. We had squirrel monkeys at the pool, toucans outside our room balcony, howler monkeys next to our stairwell, and white-faced monkeys in the parking lot.

We easily walked to restaurants and the beach. If you don't have a car you could feel isolated, but we walked to a supermarket and souvenir shops.

The rooms are massive, each with a porch, ours overlooking the ocean.

Room Tip: Ask for an ocean view and quick access to a pool.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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Chico, CA
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17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Stayed in Costa Verde II Penthouse. Price was right! Room was not amazing in luxury amenities, but the view from the penthouse, staff and restaurants were! Isabel Vargus from Costa Verde coordinated our wedding for us and it was perfect and she was AMAZING!!! So helpful! The price and what we got was an amazing deal. Everything was perfect and she made sure everything went smoothly.

We felt the food at their restaurants compared tot he rest of our travels in Costa Rica were some of the best food and prices were fair.

We also LOVED the monkeys!

Room Tip: My mom stayed in the room in Costa Verde on the 1st floor that over looked the pool. Beautiful view...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ashburn, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

We really weren't sure what to expect going to Costa Rica during the end of the rainy season so we left with our fingers crossed. WOW- Sure glad we made the trip. The weather was great (rained in the evening but not a big deal)... The resort was beautiful, the views AMAZING... I decided to upgrade our room after reading some reviews about the efficiency rooms and it was well worth it. The pool bar was closed since it was out of season but that probably saved us $ as we went to the grocery and bought our own. Had the place practically to ourselves the whole 8 days it was perfect.

Room Tip: Pick the ocean view near the adults only pool, you won't be disappointed.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

We spent six nights here doing very little apart from soaking in the wild life, eating and swimming.
There are three swimming pools on the site. The largest one which is for adults only has a bar and magnificent views over the sea. I was amazed on returning home to find on yahoo that in a list of the 10 best beaches in the world, was a photograph of the bay taken from the poolside of this hotel. The views from all round the hotel were breath taking.The beach is just over a mile from the hotel. There are local buses which stop just outside the hotel which we were told ran every half hour, although I counted one every 10 minutes between 6:30 and 7:15 am. Alternatively you can book a taxi to take you down to the beach. There were several taxis waiting for fares near the beach for the trip back, when we were there. Most hotels in the area do not have beach front access.
There is only one restaurant on site which serves breakfast and meals until 2:00pm in the green season. However there are three restaurants across the road from the hotel as is described on the hotel's web site.
Breakfast was included in our package, which we took at the Anaconda Restaurant on site. The breakfast was a la carte with limitations on what one could have for those on the breakfast package. However the choice was wide and portions were huge. After a couple of days the waiters were willing to mix and match our breakfast requirements from the menu.
Our rooms which were in a bank of four sets of rooms, had a main room with a double and a single bed, fridge, sink, cooker, cutlery and crockery. The main room had air-conditioning and a large ceiling fan, which I far prefer. There was also an en-suite WC and shower, and a verandah with numerous chairs and a fantastic view out to sea over the tree tops. In the late afternoons we watched squirrel, howler and white throated capuchin monkeys from the verandah, as well as numerous types of birds and iguanas.
The grounds are set partly to garden and partly secondary forest. There are paths through the forest from where the flora and fauna can be seen.
In the evenings we crossed the road and ate at the nearest restaurant "La Cantina" which has some sort of relationship with the hotel. The menu was a la carte and with a wide enough selection for us to have something different every night. Portions were generous and the food well presented and tasty; prices very reasonable.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Vail, Colorado, United States
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

My husband and I got married on the beach near Manuel Antonio national park and had our reception at la cantina. Most of our guests, as well as ourselves, stayed at Costa Verde. Everyone loved it! The views were amazing! the entire staff, everyone from reception, housekeeping, the restaurants staff, chef, bartenders, drivers, everyone was exceptional! So helpful, attentive and polite. They remembered us from day to day and remembered little details, about what we had planned that day to how we liked our coffee. It was great! Everyone made us feel so special and comtinually congratulated us. We also loved the atmosphere and ambience of the hotel. Before arriving, we didn't realize how spread out the property was. We loved how the hotel was extremely well maintained and comfortable, while still totally embracing the beauty of Costa Rica. We also saw tons of wildlife. The shining star of the hotel was Isabel Vargas, the event coordinator. She did a exceptional job organizing our wedding and reception. She turned our vision into a reality and we couldn't have asked for anything more! Our wedding was amazing and perfect, largely because of Isabel! We can't say enough great things about her, the hotel and the rest of the staff that works there. We will defiantly recommend it and plan on returning, hopefully sooner rather than later!

Room Tip: Costa Verde 2 was amazing and very spacious, a lot of our guests stayed in building A, which also ha...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Lakefield, Canada
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33 hotel reviews
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118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We stayed in phase one the first hotel phase built decades ago and found ourselves right in the middle of the jungle. looking towards Manual Antonio park and beach and form another main angle we had the jungle with its Firey billed Toucans, and familys of white faced monkeys frolicking in the growth 20 meters away. Fantastic. Early in the morning the Howler monkeys would wake you with their screams , somewhat daunting at first but you knew where you were , in a jungle near the ocean in Costa rica. The staff was wonderful. The restaurant was great with a lovely breakfast. A walk downhill to the main beautiful beach was 20 min. with attention to drivers a must. For those who wished luxury and no jungle and the odd bird that was available with a lovely pool and view. Local buses were available were the adventurous ( us) and taxi for those with money. I will say and warn about one thing you need to be in shape for the climbs from area to area in this hotel, a golf cart is available for your luggage to your room. Enjoy !!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Red Bank, New Jersey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

we stayed in room B11 and the view was amazing, we had a monkey visit us on our balcony in the morning. The grounds are immaculately kept and the hotel is in an amazing location so close to the park. We were in the B building room 11 the views were great but I believe the other side of the building is even numbers and might have an even better view (if that is possible?)

Room Tip: chose room B11
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  • Stayed August 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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 ( WiFi ) 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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