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Hotel Si Como No
Ranked #7 of 46 Hotels in Manuel Antonio
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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3 reviews
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“Family quality time get away”
Reviewed July 2, 2014

If you´d really care to taste the wolrd famous "tico" friendship and hospitality, the spirit of a peacefull nation who blends as one with nature and love for life...come to Sí Como No.

We witnessed Costa Rica´s pass to Quarter finals at the World Soccer Cup at the Rico-Tico Restaurant´s T.V. and it was just crazy!!! Staff members and tourists jumping and hugging all over the place :)

You´ll walk out of there being a renewed person. You´ll drop behind your worldly weights and shower yourself into a spring of good energy and surprising experiences.

"Soul healer"...a word to describe Sí Como No.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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D_QCostaRica, General Manager at Hotel Si Como No, responded to this review, July 8, 2014
Dear Miguel R:

Thank you very much for your description of your “soul healer” experience with both our Si Como No Resort Team and our World Cup Team, that we believe assures we are recognised as the “Happiest country in the world” for many reasons, including your own experience with us. We also thank you for valuing the good energy we feel is part of the exceptional experiences we share with our guests since we started some 20 years ago with our first 6 rooms. So on behalf of all the friends you made with us, we invite you and your family to return again soon to find more of that positive energy with our own family of Greentique properties in San Ramon de Alajuela and Peninsula de Osa.

Best regards,
Jim Damalas
General Manager
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 2, 2014

I stayed at Hotel Si Como No for 3 nights and it was the highlight of my Costa Rican adventure. The room was secluded and among the treetops, and I could not stop looking at the view from the private balcony. The dinner and staff were helpful with local hot spots and travel information. Hiking through Manuel Antonio and walking with monkeys and toucans will never be forgotten. Thank you, Hotel Si Como No! I hope to return soon.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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D_QCostaRica, General Manager at Hotel Si Como No, responded to this review, July 8, 2014
Dear JessieGotter:

We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay at Si Como No with all of us and all the flora and fauna you enjoyed on your own private jungle balcony.
We truly believe that most gusts want to return to enjoy more of the genuine hospitality that’s at the core of Si Como No. It’s the care and consistency, year after year, that keeps us growing with our referrals and returning customers who are our greatest asset for installing our commitment to exceptional Costa Rican hospitality while offering the Magic of Nature that is all a part of the experiences we enjoy sharing.


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Jim Damalas
Owner
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed July 1, 2014

Our family spent 4 nights at the Si Como No and had a great time. Remember this is winter in June for Costa Rica. So you will get rain, mostly in the afternoon or evenings. The first day we found a frog in our room, friendly guy non poisonous. The staff is great about giving recommendations for local restaurants. Five minute walk up the hill we eat at Cafe Agua Azul which was a great recommendation by the hotel staff. Great fish! Did a zip line tour with Titi Canopy and had a great guide called Monkey. Don't miss this, if you like zip lines. They do a Tarzan swing at the end, fun fun fun......

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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D_QCostaRica, General Manager at Hotel Si Como No, responded to this review, July 8, 2014
Dear Michael I:

Thank you for your review!! The tourist board changed the name from "Rainy Season" to "Green Season” about a decade ago, because most people think that it will rain for much of their stay, but actually, as you pointed out, you will get sunny mornings, with welcoming rain showers late afternoon, and ending often with a spectacular tropical sunset. The ideal program by Mother Nature to relax before a dinner on our pool terrace at the Rico Tico, or the surf and turf menu at the Claro Que Si Grill, before catching a movie in our THX movie Theater. Now that’s what we deliver in the Green Season that just a few of the good reasons to enjoy our “winter” months in tropical Costa Rica.


Thank you again for your comment and we hope to have you again as our guest in the near future here at our resort our at Villa Blanca Cloud forest Hotel or Aguila de Osa Inn near Corcovado National Park.

Best regards
Jim Damalas
General Manager/Owner
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed June 30, 2014

Hotel Si Como No has the best customer services and the best view of the Pacific Ocean. I like how the hotel is in the rainforest on top of the cliff. We see iguana and Capuchin within the hotel courtyard. I would recommend my family and friends to stay there.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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D_QCostaRica, General Manager at Hotel Si Como No, responded to this review, July 8, 2014
Dear Trandi T:

Thank you very much for staying with us at Si Como No . We appreciate you valued our customer service which we're proud to say still averages a 98% guests rating of Good to Excellent! Taking advantage of the views from our jungle terraces, and the architecture situated on the natural topography that overlooks the coastline of Manuel Antonio, is what we feel offers our guest to experience what you shares as, “the best of my life”! That means a lot to all of us with Greentique Hotels who aim to please at our unique hotel properties.
We hope to see you back with us again to join our extended family of repeat clients and discover more of the same good natured energy in the Osa Peninsula, at Aguila de Osa Inn, or in San Ramon at the Villa Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature Reserve.
Best regards,
Jim Damalas
General Manager/Owner
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Tyler, Texas, United States
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Reviewed June 23, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Si Como No. Our kids - ages 2, 7, 8 - had a blast on the pool water slide and running through the vast grounds chasing monkeys and other local animals. They also enjoyed the included butterfly habitat across the street. Food was good, but we also enjoyed the proximity to other locations in the Manuel Antonio district. Places like the Wagon with their woodfire pizzas or Dragonfly Thai were interesting and tasty alternatives to the also good traditional Tico style and seafood options. The Oceanview room was very nice. Beds were firm but comfortable, and everything was clean. If you are planning to have consistently strong wifi service, this may be the one downfall of the location. While WiFi is offered, it is not always strong or consistent. Because of the large location, there are several wifi access points. Some of them work better than others. Some (like the one nearest our room) grant access to your device but do not get out to the internet. We had to tell our device to forget that access point and then connect to another a bit further away to get wifi from our room. But, we didn't go on vacation to sit online, so this was just a minor annoyance to us.

We coupled our stay here with 3 days at the sister property - Villa Blanca in the cloud forest. Villa Blanca was also an excellent facility in a very beautiful setting. The staff were nice at Si Como No, but I cannot give enough praise to the staff at Villa Blanca. They were all very friendly and genuinely interested in our well being and that our kids were having the time of their lives. They remembered names, and went out of their way to come get our kids and show them interesting sites or events that were happening. I would certainly recommend the family package offered on the website that includes both of these locations.

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Thank Nathan A
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D_QCostaRica, Manager at Hotel Si Como No, responded to this review, June 30, 2014
Dear Nathan A:

We were pleased that you and your family enjoyed our family package of our Greentique exceptional Costa Rican experiences. That you took advantage of many of the family activities at both properties, including our nature exhibits within the wildlife refuge, and at the beaches of Manuel Antonio. WIFI in our jungle habitat does not work 100%, but as you realised being connected 24/7 was not your idea of a vacate to escape. Fortunately we always have available WIFI in the resort’s public areas and balconies as we continue to refine the coverage within our jungle terraces. Thank you once again for your comments and we hope to have you once again as our guests.


Best regards,
Denny Quiros
Operations Manager
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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed June 22, 2014

Great location, big rooms and helpful staff. We stayed 4 nights and enjoyed every moment. Breakfast was great, best I have ever had at a hotel "breakfast bar". Other meals were okay, but pricey. I would recommend having a rental car so that you could enjoy all of Manuel Antonio & Quepos.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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D_QCostaRica, Manager at Hotel Si Como No, responded to this review, June 30, 2014
Dear LRSG1:


Thank you very much for staying with us at Si Como No and we are glad that you enjoyed our fresh buffet breakfast every morning & the helpfulness of our staff. Sorry you did not take advantage of our complementary beach shuttles and public transportation to Quepos. We hope to see you back with us again soon or with our other members of Greentique Hotels in the Osa Peninsula, at Aguila de Osa Inn, or in San Ramon at the Villa Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature Reserve.
Best regards,
Dennys Quiros
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Elkview, West Virginia
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Reviewed June 16, 2014

We spent 4 nights at Si Como No. The staff was very friendly, sincere and helpful. The views from from the rooms are spectacular and combined with the jungle setting of the main restaurant you really feel immersed in this Pacific coast setting. The beaches at both Manuel Antonio National park and the public beach are as nice as any we have visited around the world with monkeys, iguanas and other wildlife. Don't miss the complimentary visit to the butterfly atrium just across the street from the resort and happy hour should also be on your "schedule", if your fortunate Jasmine L. will be the bartender at the adult pool bar.
High Marks all around for this eco- friendly resort

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Alan K
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D_QCostaRica, General Manager at Hotel Si Como No, responded to this review, June 18, 2014
Dear Alan K:
Glad you enjoy the magic of nature and the good nature of our eco-friendly resort and staff!” That has been our motto since the hotel first opened 20 years ago and continues to be our philosophy we practice every day. Seems that you took advantage of our Wildlife Refuge and the resort amenities and tours we offer, including the nature exhibits you mentioned at the Manuel Antonio Nature Park: the Butterfly Garden & the Crocodile Lagoons. Thank you also for recognising our conservation efforts, part of our Sustainable Hospitality we share with our sister hotels at Villa Blanca in the Cloud Forest of San Ramon, and at Aguila de Osa Inn on the Osa Peninsula.

Best regards,
Jim Damalas
General Manager
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Property: Hotel Si Como No
Address: Manuel Antonio Beach, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Manuel Antonio
#6 Green Hotel in Manuel Antonio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Si Como No 3.5*
Number of rooms: 58
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Si Como No Resort & Wildlife Refuge is a central-Pacific coast resort in the jungle-covered hills just above Manuel Antonio National Park. It’s barefoot luxury with a pura vida vibe, perfect for families and couples who love the beach, tropical adventures, spa, pools, superb dining and four-star accommodations. This award-winning eco-design nature resort & spa offers its guest its own signature version of "barefoot luxury." Panoramic views are yours to enjoy from beautiful balconies looking down from the most idyllic hilltop in the area. Enjoy nearby beaches, Manuel Antonio National Park and the hotel’s private Wildlife Refuge and Butterfly Atrium, adjacent to the property. Renown for warm, friendly service, guests can choose from two excellent restaurants, guided nature and adventure tours plus shopping, fabulous nightlife and our own private cinema. And for Costa Rica weddings and honeymoons, this is where life memories are made, one tropical sunset at a time. ... more   less 
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