My wife, son, and I stayed at this resort while visiting the Manuel Antonio area. The units are so large (2500 square feet) that it almost knocks you over as you step off the elevator directly into you unit. They are 3 bedroom (king, queen and two twin beds), 2 ½ bath units with a washer and dryer (which is very nice to freshen up swimsuits after a day on the beach) and a full kitchen which can also be taken as one or two bedroom units. There are televisions in the master bedroom and in the living room and great wifi. If you are sharing the unit was someone with very different sleep habits the units can be a little noisy as the floors are not carpeted and the sound the microwave door and drawers being closed and the television can be heard in the bedrooms. There are wonderful views to the west from the primary balcony (you have 3 balconies) which can give you some beautiful sunsets. The hotel has a lovely pool (with bar attached), restaurant and private beach. The private beach is about a 5 minute drive (30 minute walk). The hotel will take you there and pick you up. We found the size of the beach, roughness of the waves and currents that seemed to pull you out at high tide less inviting so we only used it once and then went to the public beach in Manuel Antonio. The location of the pool and restaurant are some distance from the building where the units are located so for individuals who are mobility challenged this might not be a good choice.
Breakfast was included in the room rate and you are offered a wide variety of choices of fresh fruit and hot items on the buffet and there is someone available to cook your eggs or omelet any way you want them. We had lunch and dinner in the restaurant and they were both excellent. There are a number of restaurants within close walking distance as well as a couple of small grocery stores where you can pick up soft drinks, beer or wine along with other items.
The front desk staff, restaurant staff, housekeeping personnel, and grounds crew were outstanding and all very welcoming and helpful.
We went into Manuel Antonio for the public beach twice. It is gently sloping beach with some surf which makes renting a boogie board or taking surfing lessons sound appealing. You will need to rent umbrellas and chairs as there is not much shade.
It is about a $5 taxi ride ($0.60 per person bus ride) into Manuel Antonio’s town center where the public beach is as well as a number of restaurants and a larger grocery store.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bold in presence; playful in personality. Los Altos Resort and Spa is Manuel Antonio's premier laid back luxury boutique resort. The Los Altos aesthetic represents a sensitive integration between tropical authenticity and modern amenities. We offer 28 gorgeous private residences, each boasting a vivid Pacific Ocean view through floor to ceiling windows. Also, for a luxury resort in the heart of Manuel Antonio, our rates are very reasonable. Very reasonable, and you get a lot out of us, which we're happy about. We like to keep things simple. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Los Altos Beach Resort And Spa
- Los Altos Beach Hotel Manuel Antonio National Park
- The Preserve At Los Altos Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio