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“Awesome Awesome Place - Unbeatable!” 5 of 5 stars
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Villas El Parque
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica   |  
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Victoria, British Columbia
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
32 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Awesome Awesome Place - Unbeatable!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

I rented a condo from private owners and should note that the units here are all owned individually. I stayed in a fabulous villa with an amazing ocean view and gorgeous high ceilings. It was the perfect, most awesome place imaginable.

I had a great kitchen, and the outdoor balcony also had a breakfast table and a hammock where I spent a lot of time chilling.

The poolside cafe is also great and the staff are super nice. Breakfast and lunch are very affordable.

Truly, you can't beat the location. It's right along the main road... only a short walk to Besanz (sp?) beach, which is a great swimming hole and a place where lots of locals bring their families. It's also walking distance to some great restaurants and the grocery store. The bus comes along nearby and will get you to the park and the main beach in five minutes.

I had NO bugs in my room and I was here for nearly three weeks. It was spotless and in great condition. The owners of this particular unit have obviously put a lot of work into making it a great place to visit.

I really loved my stay. It was perfect.

Room Tip: Know that each unit is owned separately.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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LA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

One could pay 5 x more for this view! The rooms are large and comfortable. The restaurant next door is excellent! Excellent location.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Trawden,Colne, England
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15 hotel reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

Our room was number 5 where we had a fantastic view. The accommodation was comfortable, clean, spacious and well equipped. The balcony was a real bonus although the close proximity of the adjacent resturant did disturb the special ambience when it was busy. The staff were very welcoming and helpful. Swimming in the pool surrounded by monkeys and a sloth in an over hanging tree made this experience one we shall never forget. There are regular buses both up and down the hill making this an ideal place to stay for easy access to the National Park and other attractions.

  • Stayed February 2012, 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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Travers Ciry
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

We were greeted by a man named David.. We stayed in Villa # 15.. He was so pleasant and friendly. We were so amazed by the view but then we saw the villa... it was so amazing our breath was taken away.The house keeper did such a great job! There was a bottle of wine in the fridge for us. We had everything we ever needed... even a bag of local coffee to take home with us. This villa is more than worth the money!! The pool and the animals are out of this world!!! We can not wait to go back!!

Room Tip: We stayed in Upper and lower # 15 in Villas el Parque!!! www.costaricabeachvila.com
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Aliso Viejo, California
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

Our room was clean and had nice balcony with a beautiful view! I loved listening to the howler monkeys at night and seeing the white-faced monkeys down jump around the trees. However, be prepared to deal with the natural Costa-Rican elements (i.e- bugs, bugs, bugs!). They weren't nasty bugs, but just annoying. Additionally, the pool was so-so. The restaurant was pretty good and had a gorgeous view! There are a lot of other restaurants within walking distance, including some bars for late-night folk. I'm a pretty fit person, but the walk to the beach was a little too far to walk for me. Overall, it was a decent stay for the price. The only way to get better is to pay a lot more.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Maribor, Slovenia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

The room i get war really nice, good 3 stars. The view fantastic, walk to the beach nice, for some one who likes to walk, but on the way bach go with a bus (really easy to reach with a bus for some cents). Everyone was nice, only the pool wasn't relay my think. It was clean, but just for a short bath to cool down, there is not so nice that someone likes to stay there for hour and take the sun. I recommend the hotel, because the price is OK, sure there are better options to stay en M.A. but for much more of money.

Room Tip: Bigger rooms for 3-4 people are verry nice. Smaler for just 2 not so much.
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Houston
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25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2012

The location of this place is great. We got a two story villa with kitchen and the view was amazing. My family and I had ample space. There were two showers and for being half outside it was pretty clean. The staff is very helpful. There will be bugs and other insects so be on the lookout. It rains alot so bring a pancho or umbrella. The power does go out from time to time too, but not a big deal if you are on adventure. We got one of the staff to hire a cook to come cook us a costa rican meal for like $40 and it was so good. We also rented a car in San Jose and drove their and it was an easy drive from the airport and all around the park. Make sure you white water raft, catarmaran, parasail, and visit the manual antonio. The restaurants close by are expensive, but for the most part are great.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Also Known As:
Villas El Parque Hotel
Villas El Parque Hotel Manuel Antonio National Park
Hotel El Parque
El Parque Hotel
Villas El Parque Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio National Park
Address: Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio National Park
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#35 Top resorts Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Villas El Parque 3*
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