We traveled to Costa Rica in July of 2012. When we arrived in Manual Antonio, we had relied on a local to get us a hotel. He had booked us at the Hotel California. Once we arrived there, we immediately began to look for a new hotel to stay at. We went right in to the La Mariposa hotel to inquire about rooms & got one immediately. We were so happy to be changing hotels! We absolutely loved La Mariposa. The views from the room & from the main dining area were the most beautiful views that we had the whole time we were in Costa Rica. The main dining area is open, which I absolutely love! The food was really good & the drinks from the bar were the BEST! Caebo (may not be how to spell his name) was the BEST bartender in all of Costa Rica & made the BEST mojitos!! The rooms were really nice, or at least our's was. They have an infinity pool, which was one of my favorites places to be. The swim up bar was also an infinity one. If I ever get back to Manual Antonia, I will for sure stay at the La Mariposa.