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“Great value close to the park and beaches” 4 of 5 stars
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La Posada Private Jungle Bungalows
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Torrington, Connecticut
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37 hotel reviews
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“Great value close to the park and beaches”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

We really enjoyed our 3-night stay at La Posada. The location can't be beat as it's right by the park and a short walk to the beaches, with many shops and restaurants also within easy walking distance, although since it's at the bottom of the hill and at the edge of the jungle, there are no views. Being at the very end of the road by the park though, it's also very quiet with very little traffic, and lots of wildlife in the area and even on the hotel property itself. The place is very small and compact, but quiet and comfortable. Our bungalow was clean and spacious, with all the amenities - air conditioning, TV, coffee maker, microwave and refrigerator, and a small patio in front with a hammock and sitting area. Breakfast was simple but ample and good. The breakfast area is a social spot with quite of bit of activity during the day, and where they also have a computer and phone with free international calls for guests to use. The staff were very friendly, welcoming and helpful. A great and affordable place to relax and unwind.

  • Stayed December 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 hotel reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

I guess if you are a "gringo" then your view may be different. You may think it is cheap, as latin americans we found it overpriced. We had a different room each night. The first one was in the newer building, very spacious, but dark and without character. It included a kitchenette which was very useful having a baby. The second room was one of the bungalows,smaller, older, less spacious but with more character and a nice sitting area outside. They provide shampoo and soap. Breakfast is okay, but they ran out of coffee both days and the hotel was not even full. Not a huge selection of food, one day it was pancakes and the next sausage and potatoes, plus eggs and some fruit. The night they served dinner (they do not have dinner every night), it was priced at US$7. We went to a restaurant nearby and payed $5 for a huge Casado. The first night they had nothing and the staff was not very helpful in directing us somewhere else. The staff is nice and they try to add things like movies but as I say, I guess the target is gringos. We were going to a park and a beach not to watch TV. It is well located, and although there is one hotel closer to the park, it seemed out of place (huge building); the Posada seemed like less of a threat to the ecosystem. They provided a cot for the baby, and when we asked for his towel they also provided one without a problem. Service is definitely good but it is not a hotel, the amenities are basic and we payed less for better hotels in other places in Costa Rica.

Room Tip: Even though the bungalows are older, they have a nicer ambiance than the regular rooms.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Seattle, Washington
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

We stayed at La Posada for 3 nights early in December 2012. We saw a deer and small monkeys from the park coming from the park. The staff were very accomodating and helpful. Three nights of the week they provided a buffet dinner to the guests for a small fee, which added to the feeling of community with the other guests. This small hotel is located next to the park, close to the beach, with retaurants nearby.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

We enjoy our stay and hopefully will come back some day.
The great family oriented small hotel has everything you might need for couple or family with kids vacation. It is conveniently located next to the entrance to the park, 3 minutes from the beach and close to the restaurants and supermarkets,
The owner Mike and his stuff are very nice people. The breackfast is great and monkeys will join you for breakfast time to time.
Great place, great time!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles, California
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

Man oh man did we like this place - Mike (I assume the owner) was so pleasant...I'd be happy to stay here for a month, no exaggeration! You're literally outside the gates to Manuel Antonio National Preserve, a 3 minute walk from the public beach....the front desk is happy to hand you some fresh beach towels on your way out. The pool at the hotel is great (tons of toys for the kiddos), the rooms are super clean. They even make sure you have fresh coffee to brew in the morning and have cold beers at the front when you're ready in the afternoon. The guide La Posada has written for their guests to local restaurants, bars, etc. in the room led us to our favorite eatery of our whole trip: Aqua Azul. If you're in MA, I highly recommend having at least one lunch or dinner at this spot.

Some nights La Posada even offers full meals + movie on the veranda for something like $7. If you're traveling on your own or are looking to meet other people while you're in Costa Rica, this is an ideal place to stay. We felt incredibly safe, we're very comfortable in the rooms (read: nice beds and bumpin' AC), we enjoyed listening to howler monkeys in the preserve from our patio...just fantastic all around. Thank you La Posada!

  • Stayed December 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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Philadelphia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

We stayed one night in this hotel. I stayed here previously and was impressed. I initially booked our whole stay here, but got lured away by a groupon for the Parador. Big mistake. This spot is amazing. The staff are super friendly. The hotel is very clean. They have free phone use to the US, wireless internet, and a pool. Breakfast in the morning was alright, but they regularly screen movies in the evening, which is great because the town is kind of dead at night. Also, free boogie board use. Did I mention the monkeys that come to visit regularly? Oh, and the fact that the hotel is basically at the entry gate of the park.

I would definitely stay here again. The guests and the staff are all great people.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Gainesville, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

I don't really know why you are reading this review because 350 people that reviewed it before have said it all. Of my two week CR visit this was by far the best hotel that we have stayed at. the staff was ridiculously, amazingly, awesomely, helpful. The rooms were very clean and smelled so awesome. They didn't have that musty smell that comes when the air conditioning has been turned off. All my hotel visits will be judged by this gold standard. The breakfast was substantial too. None of that fruits only breakfast. WOW!!!!!! The price was ridiculously awesome too. Marco was really awesome. It is right next to the park too. They go out of their way to help you. Luckily we came during low season otherwise there is no way this place would have room..

  • Stayed July 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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Address: Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio National Park
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Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
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Ranked #5 of 48 Hotels in Manuel Antonio National Park
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