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3 reviews
Reviewed July 21, 2016

Been several years since I've been, but use to frequent this place and it was great. Everything was top notch and staff was extremely friendly and accommodating. Heard it has changed hands recently so not sure if this still holds true.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed June 11, 2015

from the time i checked in til i left it was service good food clean pool clean accommodations and a restful vacation with the right touch of excitement. everything was taken care of until you check out

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Thank FIRSTPICKVALET
Ojochal, Costa Rica
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32 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed May 23, 2008

I visited Manuel Antonio last week and was disappointed to learn that La Plantacion has sold. The new, straight owners intend to change the clientele of the hotel and eliminate its gay-friendly image. Leslie is still behind the front desk for now--but a lot of changes are happening. Good luck if you have advance bookings at this property.

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6 Thank OsaJohn
New York
2 reviews
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Reviewed May 7, 2008

The best gay holiday we've ever had, La Plantacion is the perfect destination in Costa Rica. The property is absolutely beautiful, with immaculately manicured grounds surrounding the pool area, and the rooms themselves are superb. The staff are amazing, all of them accommodating, even though we don't speak Spanish, making our stay incredible. Leslie is so passionate and lovely, he... More 

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1 Thank NewYorkAl
Costa Rica
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed April 3, 2008

Terrible experience. We didn`t find a place to stay.....we arrived very late at night......at the morning the "big surprise"............. Definetly....if you are not gay....simply don`t stay there !!!

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7 Thank randreothegreat
Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed February 26, 2008

I would come back and stay here again. It was absolutely a great place to stay. Staff was friendly, helpful, and went beyond the normal for me.

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Thank OldguyTraveler
Virginia
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3 reviews
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Reviewed February 26, 2008

When considering booking a gay hotel near Quepos and Manuel Antonio, I was torn between the ones with ocean views, vs. the ones on the other side of the street more in the "jungle". The websites made them all seem similar. Here's what we learned when we got there: None of the hotels are on the beach in this immediate... More 

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IAHMike
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Reviewed February 26, 2008

I was pleasantly surprised at how beautiful the hotel property was. It's not much to write home about from the street, but once you step out of the office it's paradise. Although there's no ocean view from the rooms the view of the pool and gardens are amazing. The room we had was spacious and very clean. The linens were... More 

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Thank IAHMike
San Francisco, California
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31 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed February 9, 2008

I had a truly wonderful time at Big Ruby's-La Plantacion. I had been to the Big Ruby's in Key West and based upon that experience, booked a room here. The hotel is not on the beach and there are no ocean views. If you want that, go accross the street to other gay guest house. What you have at Big... More 

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2 Thank chasmader
san francisco
2 reviews
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Reviewed March 6, 2007

from the moment we checked in we loved it! The room was perfect with our own private patio. The staff was great and knew how to answer our questions. The pool/hot tub and other guests were perfect and hot!

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Additional Information about Big Ruby's La Plantacion

Address: Apto 94-6350, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio National Park
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
La Plantacion (Big Ruby`s) Hotel Manuel Antonio National Park
Big Ruby's La Plantacion Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio National Park
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
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  • At what time does the pool open each day?