Coyaba Tropical is a recently renovated smaller B&B conveniently located on the main road between Quepos and the Manuel Antonio National Park. A delightful swimming pool and new patio area backing up against beautiful gardens were completed within the year. Complementing the attractive surroundings, the owners (Mike and Paul) are able to offer great advice on area attractions and restaurants, willingly book tours, and Paul cooks an outstanding locally themed breakfast each day. We're not talking danish and coffee but a real full breakfast with copious local fruit options! Adding to the "homey" feel, the owners' well behaved dogs mill about entertaining guests. For those missing their dog back home, it's very much welcomed!
The location is good and while the hills can be challenging to walk, inexpensive bus and/or taxi service just outside the front door is easy to use. Having said that, several very good restaurants are within easy walking distance. We had a rental car and were able to park inside the gated area.
Our street facing room was spacious and very comfortable with a small outdoor porch. It should be noted that light sleepers or those wishing to sleep late may find the road noise annoying. Because Coyaba Tropical is located along a sharp curve on a hilly road, full throttle acceleration by trucks and motorcycles with minimal mufflers is not uncommon just outside the front windows. In addition, the rooster across the street does what roosters do at sunrise. Use of the AC certainly helps, and it is part of the Latin American travel experience. Those wishing a sanitized travel experience may be happier in Cancun resort.
It is worth noting that we spent a week during the green season this trip; our 4th to Costa Rica but first during the green season. While we had exceptionally good weather, after to speaking to several locals (and researching it in advance of the trip) it does NOT rain 24/7 in the green season. Mid to late afternoon showers following sunny mornings are normal -- reminded me of Florida in the summer in that respect. If you like to shop, sightsee, hike the park, or go on tours in the morning, chill out reading or relaxing in the afternoon, it's a great time to go. You avoid the high season crowds and the landscape / jungle is incredibly lush. We were disappointed that the only heavy tropical downpour happended once at 4:00 AM - it would have been fun to watch!
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Hello again guys, thank you ever so much for the glowing review... are you sure you don't work for a travel magazine??? It was a genuine pleasure meeting and having you stay as our guests and we look forward to seeing you again on your next visit.
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BTW, we had the opportunity to experience Emilio's Cafe "to die for" Almond Cookies the other day and completely understand why you had to stock up before leaving Manuel Antonio.
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