Manala was simply amazing and absolutely lives up to the reviews.
Without repeating everything that has already been said, we must reiterate how great the rooms are and how efficient and friendly everyone is. Laura and her team, especially Ronaldo, are super and nothing is too much trouble. From organising surf lessons, advising on restaurants and helping show us the area, they are extremely nice.
Rooms: The Bungalows are large and extremely clean (no bugs!). The wifi is fairly reliable. The bungalows go up in number with No.1 being closest to the reception and road and 8 at the top of the path.
Location: Hardly any hotels in Santa Teresa are beach side. Once you come to terms with the fact you are always going to be 100m walk from the beach, Manala is the obvious choice! The long dusty road through Santa Teresa can be a pain to walk along but for longer journeys to restaurants and going down into Playa Carmen Ronaldo will happily call a 4x4 taxi which is worth the extra $.
Surf: Ronaldo organised a great private lesson with an Argentian called Juan who was very experienced and can take you to secluded spots in his car if you feel like escaping the "crowds" on the busier beaches. Some amazing memories!
Restaurant: Fun and pretty simple. has a great stone oven for baking pizzas and some salads if you don't fancy pizza and pasta. Pool table is a bonus and a very chilled atmosphere. At breakfast, the staff are really sweet and friendly. Unfortunately cooked breakfast is a little extra but worth it if you have a long day of surf ahead of you!
Thank you to Laura and everyone at Manala for making this the best bit of our trip, no question!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Eight mediterranean style Boungalows in a lush tropical setting; private bathrooms, hot water,air conditoner,wifi,tv, minifridge,ceiling fan, laptop safebox, parking area and 24 hrs security, restaurant and pool with jacuzzi. Our incedible location so close to the beach with the best beach break and our facilities, makes Manalà Hotel the perfect destiny for the best holiday ever. Open 2010. 800 meters North from Santa Teresa soccer fieldde fútbol de Santa Teresa ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Manala Hotel Costa Rica/Santa Teresa