My girlfriend and I decided to stay in Manuel Antonio a few extra days. We walked down the street for a bit and came upon La Colina. Pure serendipity!
This was exactly what we were searching for: a charming place that seemed lively yet calm. We took the ocean view room way on the top (which the owner graciously let us view before we committed to it). This was by far my favorite room of our entire trip. We had a perfect view of the sunset each night, and the room received plenty of natural light with a beautiful yellow/orange color scheme.
The room amenities did have some shortcomings. The bed is just OK and the sliding balcony door didn't seal completely shut, though it locked fine. Also, a rooster lives nearby that likes to start "speaking" early in the morning, so bring ear plugs if you're a light sleeper. However, these are all trivial oversights when factoring in the tranquil ambience and amazing view.
The location was perfect. A short bus ride to the beach and a fairly easy walk to favorite restaurants such as Ronny's or El Arado. The market is just up the hill, right by the bus stop.
Breakfast is included in the morning, and there's free wi-fi throughout. The owner's have a couple very cute cats and dogs, so this is a great place for animal lovers.
I would definitely want to stay here again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel La Colina is perched on a hill overlooking Manuel Antonio Bay (The Pacific Ocean) and nestled in the rain forest, home to many tropical animals. Monkeys, sloths, toucans and iguanas are commonly seen on the property. You can lounge near the pool or watch the sunset from the NEW SteakHouse restaurant while having a cool tropical cocktail on the bar.The hotel is centrally located in Manuel Antonio, just off the main road, a five minutes drive to some of the most beautiful beaches of Costa Rica and the World Famous Manuel Antonio National Park. Many shops and restaurants are nearby.Taxi service and public transportation is easily accessible from the hotel. All rooms have full size beds, A/C, cable TV, private bathroom with hot water,in- room safe, and high speed WiFi & Wonderfull Breakfast a la carte Included ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- La Colina Hotel
- Hotel La Colina Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio National Park