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Drake Bay 60702 Costa Rica
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#6 of 36 B&Bs / Inns in Drake Bay
Cabinas Manolo is located in downtown Drake Bay at 250 meters from the beach. Cabinas Manolo is run by a Costarican family, so it is much easier for us to make you feel like in home. We offer a personalized service. Cabinas Manolo is like a home away from home. The restaurant has a wide variety of delicious and tasty dishes every day, vegetarian and special diets can be accommodated. We offer tours to Corcovado National Park, Caño Island, dolphins and whale watch, horseback rides, kayaks, mangrove tours, night hike tour, sport fish and other tours around the zone. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
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Free parking
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Bar / lounge
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BBQ facilities
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
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Monique J wrote a review Jul 2018
57 contributions3 helpful votes
Really relaxed place to start a jungle tour in Corcovado, diving around Cano Island or a variety of other possibilities. Very helpful and super friendly staff! Clean rooms (basic) but all you need is there. Good breakfast and lovely Grill restaurant on the premises called Claudio’s Grill.
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
captainronanejo69 wrote a review Mar 2018
Keremeos, Canada281 contributions142 helpful votes
I don't have much good to say about this hostel, except it was in our budget. Rooms were old and had no charm. Beds and linens were old and worn out as well. No hot water, and wi-fi only worked in front of the office. From the beach, you go up to the top of the hill, and where the road splits, you keep left, down the hill about 150 meters. It is on the left. There is a highly acclaimed restaurant there, but it seemed expensive for Drake Bay. There are not too many options though. Management was very businesslike, and while not rude, I would not call anyone there very friendly. Would not stay again.
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Date of stay: January 2018
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Vitamin_Sea2008 wrote a review Jan 2018
Boston, Massachusetts365 contributions152 helpful votes
We stayed at the shared bathroom cabinas which were cleaner than expected although the bed was not comfortable and the showers didn't have hot water. Basic place for a quick stay, I've seen worse. I understand that not every hotel is generous enough to offer tea/coffee to the guests, but to charge C1000 per cup of mediocre coffee in a country famous for its plentiful great coffee...?! (The usual charge we came across in Costa Rica ranged from 500-700). To overcharge for their mediocre food at the restaurant on site is one thing, at least they have an excuse of a remote location, lack of ingredients or whatever, but coffee..? Very naughty. We asked for some advice with onward journey. The younger woman with dreadlocks assured us that the info we're searching for is unknown to anybody and there is no website nor phone number we could use. Basically told us good luck. An hour later we asked the other lady with glasses the same question and to our surprise she gave us all the info we needed. It's all in the can-do attitude.
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Date of stay: January 2018Trip type: Traveled with friends
indianit wrote a review Jan 2018
14 contributions3 helpful votes
The people at this hostel are super nice and were really friendly and helpful. We've never stayed at a hostel before so I'm just gonna share my pro's and con's. Pro's: very nice staff, spacious room, close to the beach, clean sheets, comfy matress and a nice restaurants inside the property. Con's: our room shared a wall with the restaurant so it was quite noisy and we felt smoke coming from the "stove". The towels were old and raggy and although there was hot water, it kept switching back to cold so we had to call the staff to fix it. Overall our one night stay was fine.
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Date of stay: January 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Narayanpr wrote a review Jul 2017
Phoenix, Arizona58 contributions16 helpful votes
Budget friendly, great facility, clean restrooms and bath. Good for stay if you are on budget. The hostel also helps you book tours while you are in Drake. Have insect/bug repellent on hand - since it is tropical climate, mosquito bites are inevitable. Mosquito net protection and a fan is provided in the room. overall, this place is a great value for your buck.
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Date of stay: December 2016
$73 - $75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Costa RicaProvince of PuntarenasOsa PeninsulaDrake Bay
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cabinas Manolo
Which popular attractions are close to Cabinas Manolo?
Nearby attractions include Naturaseekers (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Cabinas Manolo?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Cabinas Manolo?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Cabinas Manolo?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cabinas Manolo?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kalaluna Bistro', Drakes Kitchen, Casa El Tortugo, and Carey Restaurant.
Does Cabinas Manolo have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Cabinas Manolo offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Cabinas Manolo located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Drake Bay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Cabinas Manolo?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Is Cabinas Manolo accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.