We have been here for 1 week in August 2012.
The hotel is located on the cliff right behind Manuel Antonio. The view of the bay is outstanding one of the most impressive we have ever seen. Breakfast area is on the terrasse, so that you can enjoy the view every morning.
The room was big, not special, but nice and clean, with private terrasse.
The swimming pool area and the accurate gardens are gorgeous.
Hotel shuttle, or private car, was needed to reach Manuel Antonio.
The area is full of very nice restaurants and cocktailbar, but our favourite has been the new Pizzeria closed to the hotel (inside Hotel), lead by Sebastiano, a real Italian "pizzaiolo". His pizzas were great 'cause the ingredients were fresh and some of them directly imported from Italy.
The hotel team was polite and nice, a part the hotel supervisor, that was a bit too hasty in his attempt to be 110% efficient.
- Also Known As:
- La Mariposa Hotel
- La Mariposa Costa Rica
- Hotel La Mariposa Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio National Park
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel La Mariposa - set in one of the most magnificent settings in the world, Hotel La Mariposa stands majestically atop the highest point in Manuel Antonio and is best known for its award-winning 360 degree view overlooking the blue waters of the Pacific Ocean, Quepos, and Manuel Antonio National Park. Nature and luxury flawlessly combine with 59 well-appointed rooms in a Spanish-Mediterranean architectural design and tropical gardens with walkways and trails meticulously landscaped to reflect the natural beauty of Costa Rica’s abundant plant and wildlife. Experience the stunning magic of the legendary Manuel Antonio sunsets while sipping a tropical cocktail at our "Sunset Bar and Lounge", while dining in our world-class international restaurant "Le Papillon" where Guy Bohec, our Executive Chef with over thirty years experience, winner of prestigious awards in New York and was Captain of the Canadian Olympics Chef Team, has been recognized by food critics as a leader in his field. With over 34 years experience, our personalized service and unforgettable views have made La Mariposa a top choice for the most discriminating travellers, who relish both its intimacy and magnificence. Conde Nast Traveler describes our hotel as "Eden on a ridge" and we are a three-time winner of their "100 Best Hotels" award. Washington Times states: "This small hotel probably has one of the finest views of the Pacific Ocean in the entire world." The majestic views from our famous terrace and most of our rooms are so unique in Manuel Antonio, that we were recently mentioned in Patricia Shultz's best-seller book, as one of the "1,000 Places to See before You Die." ... more less
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