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La Foresta Nature Resort
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   200M Sur de Hospital Quepos, Quepos 6350, Costa Rica (Formerly Rancho Casa Grande)   |  
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Ranked #4 of 17 hotels in Quepos
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“Faded glory”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

We felt the rooms looked like army barracks from the ourside, but the inside surprised us; it was more comfortable than we would have expected. The bathroom was spacious with a big walk-in shower, and the room provided room for a fridge and a little seat. Unfortunately, despite the room's comfort, everything about the hotel screamed faded glory; an early 80's american style. Although the room was clean the pool wasn't; the water smelled odd and we saw bandaids floating around, also in the jacuzzi area. Dinner was average, but what was funny is that the restaurant seemed to be used as a personell hangout; very loud music, people walking in and out to have a beer at the bar. We were grateful that the waiter at some point asked whether we preferred the music turned down a little (because honestly we could barely hear each other), but to us it only confirmed this hotel has seen better days. The location isn't very interesting or cozy next to the main road either.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

Been there for the first part of the honeymoon trip. It was amazing!!! The room was nice and accordingly for what the area is, natural, rustic and tropical. Don't expect a room like the Hilton, Ritz Carlton, Marriott, it's basic but very good. The staff is incredibly helpful. They arranged our canopy tour and rafting in minutes. Canopy zip line at the hotel is very good, nice guides. Breakfast is also basic but very good and enough. Happy hour is fabulous, cocktails and snacks cheap and delicious. We had dinner at the hotel 2 nights and food was incredible, specially that fish with garlic sauce and butter and i don't know what extra secret ingredient else there. Space to park your car with a guard during the night. Saw monkeys and othe Only 5 minutes to Quepos and 10 minutes to Manuel Antonio. Totally recommended.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012 via mobile

Rooms are out dated, air conditioning sounded like an airplane taking off.. Was like sleeping on the M25 motorway. !! Could hear everything the neighbour said. Beds were awful, soft and old. And the fridge sounded like a shotgun every 20 minutes

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

In early October I was in this hotel for one night, the attention of the staff was good. The food at reasonable prices. The canopy was enjoyed by my son and my nice. Clean pool.Nice areas with rainforest gardens. Rooms are comfortable and nice. But the wallet of my sister was stolen somebody took money from her purse and a credit card which was used in an area near the hotel. It is a shame becase we had really enjoyed the time there. :(

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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CB_Manuel_Antonio, Owner at La Foresta Nature Resort, responded to this review, November 22, 2012
Thank you for your comments and I'm very sorry that this happened to you. I would like to clarify a few difference as to what was reported by this guest to our reception department. On Sep 28, this guest checked out at 9:10am. She called to report this for her sister after realizing it was missing at 9pm that same day, nearly 12 hours later. She said not to worry, that she would call and have the card cancelled. 2 days later, she called back to let us know that she checked online and that the card had been used in Dominical, a town located 50 minutes away by car, in a grocery store for about $36, on the same day that she checked out. Dominical is not considered an "area near the hotel" and I find it very unlikely that one of our employees would go that far away to use a card for $36 when most don't even have cars.
Again, I'm sorry this happened to you and the disruption it caused in your trip to Costa Rica, however, I find it unfair to point fingers at the hotel staff as it is very possible the money and card were lost somewhere off the property.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

We are currently living in Quepos for a year and recently spent a day at La Foresta thanks to a tip from my hairdresser. We spent the morning hiking the trails (muddy during rainy season - make sure to have good footwear!)....beautiful flora & fauna and views at the lookout. The highlight of our morning hike was coming across a large group of endangered howler monkeys - our kids LOVED this!
We enjoyed lunch (great food and service) at the restaurant and hung out all afternoon at the pool. If you order food, you can enjoy the trails and pool for free - it's a great deal. We were considering going to Dominical for trails in a nature park there but entrance was $6.00. At Foresta, for a couple more dollars per person you not only get the trails but also a meal and pool.
A great day to spend the day if you're looking for both adventure and relaxation.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012 via mobile

One month ago I went to Quepos Manuel Antonio for business with my wife and had the opportunity top stay in this quiet hotel. It,s not close top Manuel Antonio national park, but not so far just 10 kilometers. The rooms are comfortables , good beds, A/C TVE cable, nice gardens and a good costarican tipycal breakfast. The prices aire similars with hotels from the area.
Te service is nice .
This hotel has swimming pool restaurant and tour desk. It,s not a deluxe hotel but is ok for regular tourists that looking for a quiet hotel

Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

Costa Rica was a place of ever-changing wonderment and scenery. We covered all corners of the country on our trip and ended the tour with the relaxing beauty of La Foresta Nature Resort. We were greeted right away by the exceptionally friendly staff. I found the people of Costa Rica to be very friendly, although in Manuel Antonio, the staff at several other restaurants and hotels were not very welcoming. The people at La Foresta were incredible, however. They made us feel right at home from the start. We stayed in a villa with two bedrooms, a kitchen and living area. The food was delicious (my husband especially loved their tres leches) and I loved their mixed fruit smoothies more than anything else that I tasted the entire trip! La Foresta is right in the middle of the jungle and it truly feels like Costa Rica. We loved waking up and walking through the trails in the jungle, seeing the monkeys and iguanas roaming around in front of our rooms and relaxing in the pool. The greatest part of this resort is the Titi Canopy zip line tour. (I went twice, it was so fantastic!) "Monkey" is their greatest zip line tour guide. The zip line takes you to the top of the of the jungle to oversee everything. It's paradise like nothing I've ever experienced before. They also offer a free shuttle to the beach and back. I would definitely stay here again.

  • 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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Also Known As:
La Foresta Nature Hotel Quepos
La Foresta Nature Hotel
La Foresta Nature Resort Costa Rica/Quepos
Address: 200M Sur de Hospital Quepos, Quepos 6350, Costa Rica (Formerly Rancho Casa Grande)
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Quepos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 17 hotels in Quepos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — La Foresta Nature Resort 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled on 180 acres of virgin rainforest within the low lands of Costa Rica is the stunning La Foresta Nature Resort, a boutique adventure resort offering 14 junior suites, 7 bungalows and 3 villas. Uniquely developed in a striking natural setting, the resort offers exceptional, personalized service for those desiring to take part in an experience of a lifetime.Steps from the tranquil, relaxing environment that exists at La Foresta is an untouched jungle within the shadows of the famed Manuel Antonio National Park. Beautifully designed nature trails surround the resort; providing guests an intimate experience for observing over 50 species of mammals, 15 species of reptiles, and an exquisite butterfly garden. The resort also has the most exceptional bird watching spot in the area and is within 15 minutes from the Manuel Antonio beach.Most noteworthy and easy to observe during your stay are the troops of squirrel-like, or Titi monkeys, a sub-species found only in this part of the world and in great danger of extinction. La Foresta Nature Resort has partnered with the Titi Conservation Alliance and is committed to educating staff members, while participating in reforestation projects designed to help the species thrive.An outstanding feature of La Foresta Nature Resort is the exhilarating Titi Canopy Tour, a “zip line” offering 13 cables, 18 platforms, rappelling platform, suspension bridge and tarzan swing guided by experts trained to escort you through virgin and reclaimed rainforest. Two of our longest cables stretch 380 and 450 meters, offering a glimpse of the striking flora and fauna that exist in our own backyard.Conveniently located just 20 minutes from the San Jose airport by plane, La Foresta Nature Resort provides guests with an incredible setting, beautiful accommodations and excellent service. Our staff is available to assist guests with their local travel itinerary; including restaurants, activities, environmental efforts, or other recommendations to create an extraordinary vacation experience for you. ... more   less 
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