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“I'd stay here every time and, at least once, want my friends to stay here too before I die” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Mango Moon
100 Meters Past La Mariposa Hotel, Manuel Antonio National Park 6350, Costa Rica   |  
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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“I'd stay here every time and, at least once, want my friends to stay here too before I die”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013 via mobile

Outstanding service, beautiful location, excellent food and drinks. Love the suites, the staff, the recomended tours, the mascots, the monkeys, birds, trees, the pool...We had a wonderful stay!

There was a good variety of breakfast lunch and dinner options in the menu and the food was done carefully and served diligently. I loved that the service was quick and accurate every time.

The ambience is generally quite comfortable, relaxing, and friendly. There's always someone at the lobby with a friendly smile and a willingness to serve and help. Although all of the staff was very welcoming and eager and ready to help we mostly got to know Arlín, at the front desk, and Donna, the owner, who were especially helpful, warmhearted, and attentive with us. Although I didn't get the chef's name, I remember she always made anything we asked for, at any time and with a big smile...it was delicious and well done!


Again...although we might have not gotten to know all of the staff, even if just having seen some of them only a few times, I can say everyone there was very kind, helpful , and quick to smile.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

From the moment I walked through the doors of the Mango Moon, I knew I stumbled onto something. It has everything you'd want in a hotel; a great location, ocean views, good food and a chill vibe. But the real magic of this place is the people. I can't say enough positive things about the owner Donna, Geralyn, Tito
( You again!?!?) and the rest of the incredible staff at the Mango Moon.

Make sure you go on a Tuesday or Thursday so you can grab a sunset cocktail and listen to some LIVE music. The setting is intimate, fun, and don't be surprised if you end up going to the next place with everyone.

So stop searching, book, and get ready to eat some seriously good banana pancakes.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Excellent place to stay! Wonderful rooms! Wonderful views of ocean. Monkeys all around-best food we tasted was at hotel! Recommend banana pancakes and huevos rancheros. Staff was great as well. Bathroom could have been a little cleaner but it wasn't that bad. Would go back and stay any time.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sherborn, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

Of the five places we stayed in Costa Rica, the Mango Moon and Manuel Antonio is on the top of our list. The room was perfect for a family travelling with teenagers. They had their own room seperated from ours by the bathroom and closet. We had a private balcony that was perfect for watching the monkeys and parakeets pass by in the morning and having a cocktail while watching the sunset in the evening. The rooms were clean and are not your typical hotel room. The decor is much more personal and unique. The open air dining and food is fabulous. I cannot say enough about the staff, who felt like friends by the time we left. Being there on Christmas night they made sure we were well fed!! The walk to the beaches is invigorating and worth every step. They made arrangements for everything from guided wildlife tours to snorkeling trips to manicures. Having a couple of cats and dogs around really made it feel like home. I would definetly recommend staying there!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

This was our second visit to Mango Moon. We stayed in the Howler Hangout for six nights. It was just great! Lots of monkeys and their babies were always around entertaining us in the trees outside the room. The room was comfortable, clean and private. We enjoyed the king-size bed. It is a firm bed. Just be aware: if you are at all squeamish about no toilet paper in the toilet, well, you'd best go to some big hotel somewhere else.

The service was excellent for both breakfast and when we returned from our day excursions for happy hour (4-6). The menu has some changes. We enjoyed the Thai lettuce wraps, shrimp quesadillas and fish tacos.

The staff was always courteous to call promptly for cabs, take our orders, and make calls for whatever we wanted to check out to do. Their local knowledge was helpful for suggesting a restaurant and other things to do.

We were so pleasantly surprised with the live acoustic jams on Tuesday and Thurday! No cover charge! The music is superb. Various artists take turns, much like an open mic night. All are extremely talented and seem to blend together like they've always been together (but have not). The music has to end at about 9 so as not to disturb the other guests. We wished it could go on longer!

Donna, the owner, makes everyone feel welcome. Her fondness for animals is apparent. We enjoyed her dogs and cats. These dogs and cats were not intrusive to us. They are very sweet. If you do not like being around animals, then maybe you will be offended, so be aware they they are sometimes present.

Mango Moon is walking distance to other good restaurants and the beach. However, it is mountainous there, so be prepared. The main roads are paved, but there are many dirt roads. Be very careful of the fast drivers - they come close!

If you're looking for a laid-back good time, you have found it at Mango Moon.

  • Stayed February 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

Mango Moon has live acoustic music on Tuesday evenings from 5 - 8 pm. It's also happy hour 'til 6 pm, and the sunsets from this location are gorgeous. The owner is always on site, the staff are very accommodating and we thoroughly enjoyed our evening here. It was crowded and the menu was limited to a few tapas items only in order to manage the crowd, but that didn't take away from anything. It was great energy and worth every minute of our time here. In fact, we went with a crowd and most of them went back for breakfast another day because they liked the vibe so much. It's also easily accessible by feet, bus or cab. A definite must-stop if you are visiting Manuel Antonio.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

We were invited to Mango Moon's live music night, and loved it soo much, we moved in! Donna, the hostess with the mostest, made us feel soo comfortable and part of the family, we didn't want to leave!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Additional Information about Hotel Mango Moon

Address: 100 Meters Past La Mariposa Hotel, Manuel Antonio National Park 6350, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio National Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Perched high on a bluff overlooking the shimmering waters of the Pacific, nestled in a lush tropical rainforest with unparallel ocean and sunset views, you will find a mango kissed hotel that beckons your stay. Mango Moon Intimate Boutique Hotel is located in a pristine area of Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica where monkeys and birds awaken your mornings and the gecko's and sounds of waves lull you to sleep at night. ... more   less 
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Mango Moon Hotel
Hotel Mango Moon Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio National Park

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