I wanted to make sure to review San Bada, as this was our first trip to Costa Rica. What a great country, we loved the people, the rainforest, the animals, beaches, and just about everything, even the typical beans and rice breakfast!
We stayed at San Bada 3 nights, and it is a simple yet lovely hotel, it seemed to be one of the nicer hotels in the area, I believe it is only 3 years old. They are doing quite a bit of construction to improve the property at this time. We booked a basic room and were upgraded at arrival! Thanks Marilyn!
The proximity is also good, being next to the national park entrance. Please make sure to visit the entire park, it really is beautiful, and so are the beaches. The breakfast was great in the mornings, and the hotel is walking distance to any restaurants on the beach or nearby that you might want to go to. Or you can also take a cab; it's not very expensive at all. Everything is safe, do not act like an uninformed tourist, and you should be fine.
The reviews about the hot water going away around 6pm are true, if you want a really hot shower, try to shower on off hours. Also, bring your bug spray, this hotel has an amazing 6th floor adult only cocktail area that is open air, and it is great to go up and watch the sunset, but it's in the middle of the rainforest so bring the spray so you can enjoy your time.
I did want to make a note that our 3 day, when we were checking out, we had a problem with our rental car, and the hotel went above and beyond in accommodating us, and letting us use our room until 4pm the same day; they had no obligation to do any of this. They also arranged a private shuttle to take us an hour up the road to our next hotel last minute, and it really was a treat, as our driver stopped at a famous overlook at sunset and took a photo of my husband and I. We left the rental behind for the rental company to handle and fix.
Thanks again San Bada crew!!
The people that work here are really great Costa Ricans; they are hardworking, and great to get to know. I encourage you to talk to you bartender, or the front desk people, get to know them. They are all amazing!
Thanks again San Bada for a great time!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel San Bada brand new Hotel located right next to Manuel Antonio National Park entrance, and a few steps to Manuel Antonio Beach, Costa Rica.Rooms with National Park jungle and ocean view balconies. Discover the wildlife from your balcony and listen to the ocean. The biggest pool in the area with water slide, waterfalls and a pool bar. A private pool for adults at the terrace, with ocean and jungle view, perfect sunset spot! Our amenities:-Restaurant-Access to the public beach-Pool bar-Power generator in case of electricity shortout-Elevator-Biggest pool-Kids pool-Adults pool with ocean view-Snack Bar-WiFi-Free spacious parking, no driving needed once you are at the resort, everything is in walking distance. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel San Bada Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio