I am living and working in San Jose for one year and enjoy spending my week-ends exploring different places in Costa Rica. My wife suggested Manuel Antonio and we decided to try our luck without a reservation and head to the Coast.
We drove by Hotel Plaza Yara and decided to stop and ask about availability. The check -in is located within the hotel gallery. Nelson (the manager) greeted us and told us "one suite was available" and asked if we wanted to see it? The suite was huge, (bigger than my apartment in San jose) modern in design but with a spa like ambiance. We loved it! Nelson told me "the suite was $75 USD per night and included breakfast". I said "then thats $150 a night for two" and Nelson told me that "the price of $75 USD was for the suite doble occupancy". Seriously, it wold be a great deal at $150 USD but $75 was beyond a steal!
We headed to the beach in MAnuel Antonio (beatiful) and returned to the hotel in afternoon. Upon our return we were greeted by Javier the night manager and asked him for a "recomandation" for sunset. Javier suggested "happy hour" at Gaia Hotel which is located next door to Plaza Yara. The view was awesome and the "tapas" were outstanding it was perfect. Were returned to Plaza Yara and Javier helped us by booking a tour of the National Park for the morning.
Our second day began with breakfast which was served on a beatiful terrace overlooking the jungle. The breakfast was delicious, the service was friendly and efficient and a troop of monkeys entertained us.
Hotel Plaza Yara and Manuel Antonio has become our favorite place in Costa Rica. Considerent the location, value, furnishings and genuine kind and professional service I highly recommend this hotel!
Jason and Beth Green
- 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 bamboo 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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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Plaza Yara Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio National Park