I volunteered with a friend in San Jose, Costa Rica at an orphanage. One weekend we wanted to get away, and a travel guide told us to go to Manuel Antonio and that the best place to stay on a budget was backpackers. Once we finally found it off of the bus (we had to ask some people because we had no idea where we were...) it was awesome. There were a few restaurants and it was only a five minute walk to the beach. Also, it was right next to the national park, which has the most beautiful beach I have ever been to. There was also a restaurant that served breakfast (eggs, rice & beans, a huge fruit plate, and coffee) for super cheap, I wanna say like a dollar? The location itself makes me give backpackers at least 3 stars, but the fact that they had a projection screen playing movies at night, a little food area, and a pool was definitely more than I had expected. I am so glad we chose to go there!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- El Faro Beach Hostel is conveniently located within steps from the entrance of Manuel Antonio National Park and only a short walk to Playa Espadilla (the main beach). We have an outdoor swimming pool and several common areas which provide a great place to relax and have fun with fellow guests from all over the world. We offer both private rooms and dorms with hot showers and a fully-equipped guest kitchen. Manuel Antonio is a mecca for the adventure seeker whether it is sportfishing, ziplining, whitewater rafting, sea kayaking, horseback riding, ATV tours... our friendly staff can arrange it all. It is also a haven for nature enthusiasts with all the flora and fauna and wildlife in the park.On-site we have our restaurant, the "Funky Monkey", which serves both local and international flavors from 6am to 10pm daily... including beer, for a great price. Also, we have a nightly poolside movie feature (and yes, we will take requests on what to show). We are the only hostel in the area with our amenities AND a great location. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or if there are any special arrangements you should need. We are here for you and to ensure your time spent in Manuel Antonio is the best it can possibly be. Other amenities:• WiFi • Swimming pool• No curfew• Lockers• Nighttime security guard• Free parking• Tour information• Snacks and beverages for sale• Fully-equipped kitchen area• Pura vida!!! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- El Faro Beach Hostel Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio National Park