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Hotel Plaza Yara
Ranked #5 of 47 Hotels in Manuel Antonio
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 22, 2011

My husband and I traveled with another couple. We stayed at Plaza Yara for 5 nights. We thought the location was great. Just a short bus ride to restaurants and the beaches. Nelson and the staff are very helpful and accomodating. The rooms are very nice and clean. We would stay here again!

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled as a couple
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nelsonmonge, General Manager at Hotel Plaza Yara, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2011

Thank you for your review of Hotel Plaza Yara. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Pura Vida!
Nelson Monge

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Reviewed March 22, 2011

Rooms are unreal! Beautiful, clean, huge and modern. The staff are awesome people who will do whatever it takes to accommodate. The nearby restaurants are great and the attached art gallery is wonderful. I can't say enough about this place. We intend to go back to CR to travel the East coast next time but do not want to return without staying at Plaza Yara. Very torn!

  • Stayed: December 2010
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nelsonmonge, General Manager at Hotel Plaza Yara, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2011

Thank you for your kind words. We hope that on your return visit you will have time to visit us again.

Pura Vida!
Nelson Monge
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Reviewed March 14, 2011

Loved this place. The rooms were very modern and clean, much better than I experienced elsewhere. Our room had a small balcony that looked out into the rain forest. They serve you breakfast on the balcony if you choose which was so lovely. I was a little concerned at first when the check in person said they couldn't find our reservation, then found it for a different day than we had booked. Since they weren't expecting us we had to wait a while for our room, but he was also very helpful with finding us good tours and setting all that up for us.

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled as a couple
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nelsonmonge, General Manager at Hotel Plaza Yara, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2011

Thank you for your review and recommendation of Hotel Plaza Yara. We look forward to welcoming you back to Costa Rica.

Pura Vida!
Nelson Monge
General Manger

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Reviewed March 14, 2011

My girlfriend and I stayed in this hotel from Dec. 26- Jan. 3. This is the high-season period where most hotels double and even triple their rates. Plaza Yara was still affordable. This hotel is a great find. It is located close to Quepos and the Manuel Antonio Beach. It is located next to the Gaia Hotel and Reserve on the main road in Manuel Antonio. The two things that I would change about this place is the mattress on the bed and attitude of the lady who brings the fruit to your room in the morning. First, the mattress is really thin and makes for an average to less than average sleep. Second the lady who brings your breakfast to you in the morning is not friendly. A simple good morning and a smile would go a long way.

But do not let that discourage you. This is a Great ALL SUITE Hotel. There are less than 20 rooms and the hotel staff (besides the breakfast lady) are very friendly and will go out of their way to make sure that your stay is an enjoyable one. Stay here...YOU WONT REGRET IT!!!!

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled as a couple
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nelsonmonge, General Manager at Hotel Plaza Yara, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2011

Thank you for your review and recommendation of Hotel Plaza Yara. It was our pleasure to have you stay with us.

Pura Vida,
Nelson Monge
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Reviewed March 8, 2011

My family of 4 just returned from a 9 day trip around Costa Rica, and staying at the Plaza Yara was one of the highlights. We stayed in Suite 4, and it was more than enough room for all of us. When we arrived we were welcomed by the monkeys swinging in the trees, but the highlight for us was watching the mother sloth and her baby outside our breakfast area every morning. They deliver breakfast to your Suite every morning, at a time of your choosing, and it was more than enough for the four of us (which includes a hungry husband, and a 15 and 11 year old). In fact, we loved the fruit bread so much I wish I had the recipe! The rooms were cleaned immaculately every day as well. We also enjoyed the Pizza di Marco next door very much, especially after a long day exploring the area. P.S. If you pay in cash, they won't charge the local tax for your room, saving you 13%! I would highly recommend you consider a stay here part of your vacation!

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled with family
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nelsonmonge, Manager at Hotel Plaza Yara, responded to this reviewResponded March 10, 2011

Thanks so much for your kind review, "is excellent in every way".
It was a pleasure to have you and your family with us at Hotel Plaza Yara.

Kind regards,
Nelson Monge

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Reviewed February 28, 2011

This hotel was wonderful. Our patio was just what we expected from a costa rican experience - full on jungle view with monkeys. The room was very quiet. We thoroughly enjoyed the escape on our balcony. Javier (check-in) and Nelson (manager) were really nice and very helpful. Would Definitely recommend to anyone!!

  • Stayed: February 2011
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nelsonmonge, Gerente at Hotel Plaza Yara, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2011

Thank you so much for your review of Hotel Plaza Yara. It was our pleasure to welcome you to Manuel Antonio and we are glad that you enjoyed your stay.
We look forward to your return to Costa Rica and to Hotel Plaza Yara.

Kind Regards,
Pura vida!!!
Nelson
Javier

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Reviewed February 27, 2011

We stayed at Hotel Plaza Yara for 2 nights in February 2011. Nelson was unbelievably helpful, friendly and welcoming to the hotel when we arrived. As I checked in my boyfriend watched the squirrel monkeys use "the monkey bridge" to get across the street right at the hotel. Pretty cool! Jonathan showed me to the room which was spacious and clean. We stayed in room #5 which was spacious and looked out over the jungle in the back. I was able to see a mama sloth and her baby from our room hanging out in the tree right by the pool deck. Nelson signed us up for a guided tour of the National Park in the morning with Juan. He was great very knowledgeable and patient. We saw lots of sloths, a howler monkey, iguanas, toucans, lizards, a gladiator frog, and other various birds. We spent some time down at the pool (no bar) with our own cocktails. It was very relaxing and we had to all to ourselves. We met some other couples on the tour and had a great time with them both at the pool and at other random spots in Costa Rica.
The first night the air conditioning worked well and my boyfriend was able to take a hot shower. We were unable to get hot water in our shower the second day and that night the AC was not putting out cold air. Also, the bed, while comfortable enough, only had a sheet and a thin sheet like cover. If you tend to get cold at night we suggest bringing something a little warmer. Overall the staff was great, the scenery was beautiful and the kitty was adorable! We ended up leaving a credit card in the safe when we departed to our next city. Nelson contacted me immediately by email to let me know. THANKS NELSON!!! ( :

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled as a couple
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nelsonmonge, General Manager at Hotel Plaza Yara, responded to this reviewResponded March 3, 2011

Thank you for your review of Hotel Plaza Yara. It was our pleasure to welcome you to Manuel Antonio and we are glad that you enjoyed your stay.

We apologize for the air-conditioner and water temperature, both were repaired immediately.

We look forward to your return to Costa Rica and to Hotel Plaza Yara.

Kind Regards,
Pura vida!!!
Nelson
Jonathan
and Havana (the kitty)

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Address: Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio 322-6350, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Manuel Antonio
Price Range: $113 - $180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Plaza Yara 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Plaza Yara is located only five minutes to Manuel Antonio National Park. Hotel Plaza Yara offers all suites feature custom made furniture,queen size beds,kichenettes and spacious baths. relax on the balcony and enjoy the jungle views with variety of wildlife with passes daily including monkeys,sloths,iguanas and exotic birds. Hotel Plaza Yara offers the possibility for you to enjoy your stay in comfort,casual elegance and in tune with nature. ... more   less 
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