Very good location just 5 minutes from beach or the National Park. It has a nice patio restaurant with good food, and some lush gardens. But it is way expensive for what it offers. Family-owned (with extended members "monopolizing" the area), the staff seemed uninterested, even unhelpful. Rooms have an odd layout: surrounded by verandas providing limited privacy, and a bathroom added to the inner corner of the room.
Despite pricey, you may feel nickle-and-dimed at every corner (e.g., no shampoo, extra towels charged) - much under the disguise of an "environmental" orientation. If you don't mind paying more this might be a good option, but you can get similar options at a better price nearby.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hotel is located within a 2 minute walk from the main entrance of the majestic National Park of Manuel Antonio. Hotel Playa Espadilla offers well equipped and cozy rooms, in the best Costa Rican atmosphere. The hotel`s own Biological Reserve is a special area for those who enjoy to hike and get in contact with nature. Costa Rican owned and runned. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Playa Espadilla Hotel
- Hotel Playa Espadilla Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio National Park