We are a family of 5 that visited Costa Rica for the first time. We stayed our first week at La Posada Bungalows. The location was great right next to the National park, however we went in the green season so it was fairly quiet there. I don't know if we would have liked it as much had it been a busy time of year but that's only our opinion as we're not too keen on crowds. The location was also great because it was a short walk to a gorgeous beach, vendors, shops, bus stop and restaurants. The hotel was exactly what we had expected from looking at pictures before we arrived and reading reviews. The Monkey Room was a little smaller than we had hoped but it did have a nice sized bathroom. It had a nice outdoor patio with hammock. We really enjoyed sitting in front of our room but only because the Villa next door wasn't rented out. Had it been it may not have been as nice for us but once again, that's only because we like our privacy and other guests may have enjoyed having someone next door. Also, one other complaint was that there is a window above where we would sit at night which belongs to another unit and one evening my husband and I were sitting outside and could here a couple "getting it on" as clear as a bell from the window. I'm just glad our kids weren't sitting with us and it did make us shorten our stay but that ended up being a good thing as we saw another beautiful part of Costa Rica.
The breakfasts that were included were great, no complaints and their dinners which they offered certain nights for a good price were delicious also.
Mike is a super guy. Didn't mind us asking him questions and felt very comfortable with him and he's very down to earth and seems very honest. We wish he would have been around more.
The common area was really nice but sometimes we felt the TV was on more for the staff that was working there and even though we would have liked to sit out there more often in the evening it almost felt like you were intruding on the employee who was supervising the place and it felt uncomfortable. It was nice however that they had a large selection of movies and popcorn that we could take to the room with us. I don't agree with all the reviews about Jonathon. I felt like if there wasn't a buck in it for him, he would not want to help you and I felt sometimes like a burden if I asked him a question. One night I asked him about some dinner suggestions and he was on the computer and seemed very annoyed when I talked to him. I had also asked him questions one day about Ballena National Park and only learned the next day through Esteban that there was a great waterfall very close by that we could have visited with the kids that would have only cost us a dollar. It could just be me but I think if we would have come across more affluent he would have been more receptive. Esteban was really nice and so was the rest of the staff. The place was kept very clean and the gardens are beautiful.
Yes monkeys do visit La Posada and so does a deer and it was awesome!
The kids loved the pool and it was really nice that they had pool toys there and boogie boards available for the beach which we used a lot. They also had a nice outdoor shower for when you returned from the beach.
You can't go wrong staying here and especially if you're on a budget it's a great place.
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- Also Known As:
- La Posada Private Jungle Bungalows Hotel Manuel Antonio National Park
- La Posada Private Jungle Hotel
- La Posada Private Jungle Bungalows Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio National Park