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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
Sweetwater, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Exceptional Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

My niece was married on the grounds of La Foresta and the ambiance was serene and breath-taking. The staff was very accommodating, amiable and well trained. All planning was made by the staff in a timely manner for the different and varied tours and rides that included transportation. There was never a time to just be lounging at the hotel since there was so much to take part in; Manuel Antonio nature guided tour, horseback riding, Canopy Zip lines, the beach, downtown shopping, ATV rides and eating out or at the hotel. The flora and fauna at La Foresta included beautiful flowers and trees and the different monkeys, birds and iguanas; all a passion of mine. Looked forward to the free breakfast at the restaurant every morning. La Foresta is a hotel for partying or just plain lounging; totally wonderful. Can't say enough positive about the place! As the owner, Chris makes sure all needs of the guests are promptly taken care of and to their satisfaction. I'll be back again! Pura Vida!!!

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Just back from a fantastic voyage in Costa Rica made all the more enjoyable by La Foresta Nature Resort. Attended best friend's wedding and could not be more pleased with the fantastic accommodations. Breakfast every morning with titi monkeys, toucans, and iguanas within eyesight. My room was spacious, clean, air-conditioned, equipped with cable TV and refrigerator. The food at Los Senderos Bar and Restaurant was truly delicious and affordable. Housekeeping and concierge services were attentive and thorough. My zip line tour, waterfall rappelling, rainforest hiking, ATV tour, restaurant seeking, and beach bumming were all handled seamlessly by the La Foresta staff. Daily shuttles to Manuel Antonio Beach are free and convenient. Our party was sizable but everyone's needs were met without exception. La Foresta Nature Resort will meet the needs of families and thrill-seekers alike. I will be back!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

Went for BFF's wedding, awesome hiking trails and ziplines on property! Beautiful wildlife, great service. Easy access to town and Manuel Antonio. ATV tour to The Rainmaker was like nothing I have ever experienced. Night time zipline was great, always felt safe. Great place to bring kids! Wonderful breakfast and dinners! We cannot wait to come back! Thank you.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

This is our 2nd stay at this hotel. The location makes it very convenient. Service upon check in and at the restaurant was excellent. Enjoyed the pool and hiking trails. Hammock outside the room and chairs on the patio made it very relaxing to sit outside and enjoy the peace and quiet of your surroundings.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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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San José, San Jose, Costa Rica
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

Good hotel, the rooms are spacious, nothing fancy but Ok. The food was average. Manuel Antonio beaches are great, we spent a lot of time there so we didn't even use the hotel's pool. I will recommend this as Ok.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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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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Miami, Florida
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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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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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