Highlight: free wi-fi, size of room, comfortable bed
Downside: temperamental hot water, distance to beach and no breakfast
We stayed here in Room 3 (the Penthouse!) in December 2011.
Our room was large, clean and comfortable with a full sized kitchen and balcony (although all the rooms don’t have these). The downside is the rooms do have a bit of a musty smell and the hot water is hard to use as there are no instructions but we did figure it out (Tip – pull out the tap and turn to get the hot water). Our room also had ocean views and it was lovely to sit on the balcony in the afternoon and have a drink and watch life go by (not a spectacular view but still nice enough).
The owner and staff that we met were friendly and helpful and there is free wi-fi in the hotel and English television.
It advertises as having a pool which is a bit of stretch as you can practically stand in the middle and touch all sides at once but there are gardens to explore with the occasional iguana or sloth visitor (we didn’t see any).
There is no breakfast at the hotel and nowhere close to get breakfast. There is however a great bakery for breakfast a 10-15 minute walk back towards Manuel Antonio (ie up the hill). The supermarket is about a 20 minute walk in the same direction.
The Inn is not close to the beach and it is a 5 minute walk to the bus stop followed by a 20 – 40 minute bus ride (this depends upon time of day as the road can get quite busy). The buses to Quepos and Antonio Manuel run every half hour and are 250 colones each way. The buses aren’t a hassle but this is important to note if you’re going to Quepos to spend all your time at the beach.
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Babaloo Manuel Antonio National Park
- Hotel Babaloo Inn Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio National Park