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“Wonderful staff, great for families!!!”
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Hotel Si Como No
Ranked #7 of 46 Hotels in Manuel Antonio
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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“Wonderful staff, great for families!!!”
Reviewed July 3, 2014

Honest evaluation, but please read to the end. We came from a 5 star resort in Arenal that was 8 years old and top notch. Pristine, private, huge rooms, meticulous grounds. So at first glance, Si Como No looked a bit worn. It sits right off the main road between Quepos and Manuel Antonio, so appeared busy and lacked the 'curb appeal' of our previous hotel in Arenal. It rests, however, in a lush jungle with a beautiful view of the ocean and has a wilder feel. Comparing the 2 wasn't quite fair, sort of like trying to compare an English Garden to a wildflower garden; both beautiful, but in different ways.

We had adjoining rooms, as we were with our 3 sons, ages 14, 14 and 16. Rooms were clean and spacious, but maybe a little damp smelling. We found that a window slat was missing, causing some humidity in the room. A call to the front desk resulted in a visit from maintenance, and immediate resolution to the problem. One night after a thunderstorm with a deluge of rain, we noticed a smell of sewer gas in our rooms. This resolved spontaneously after a few hours of opening the doors and airing out via the screen doors. We did let the front desk know the next day, but I doubt it was noticeable when they came by. (We were out) We did have a house guest one evening. A small salamander was hanging out in our bathroom. But hey, it's a rainforest, right?
These may sound like negatives, but the staff and their attention to our needs and concerns were so positive that after a day we couldn't imagine being anywhere else. Beds were very comfortable, rooms were quite spacious and the balcony/patio area had great views of the ocean. Didn't use the large adult pool with bar and television, but it looked very nice. The family pool had a waterfall, a slide and excellent bar, with ample seating and lounge chairs around it. We all loved it. And the wifi was good around the pool and in the lobby area. It is spotty in the rooms, but we didn't mind heading up to the lobby or pool to use our computers. There are no televisions in the room, but that was fine by us.
The location on a busy street ended up being a total bonus. The bus stop is right next to the parking lot, and proved to be a valuable mode of transportation to Quepos or the beach. The hotel offers shuttle service to the beach on a limited basis, but the public bus is only 60 cents a person and runs every 20 minutes unit 10 pm. It was great to ride with the locals, and VERY convenient.
The restaurants had excellent food and staff, but a 5 to ten minute walk took you to several other wonderful restaurants as well. Always felt safe walking, even after dark.
We spent time in Quepos (maybe 10 minutes away by bus or taxi) to watch Costa Rica defeat Greece in the World Cup and the locals were all kind and helpful. So cool to witness the Costa Rican pride and patriotism while totally immersed in their culture. Great experience. We also had a few meals in Quepos and managed to get around just fine, even with limited Spanish.

Joel Cerdas, Francisco, Julio and Ronald were amazing bartenders and waiters, as well as several front desk folks and others whose names I do not recall. The complimentary breakfasts were a bonus and delicious, with a nice variety of food. The coffee was great! The cooks were lovely.
Si Como No is full of helpful, friendly staff who are proud of their hotel and aim to please. Never have we met so many hard working, genuine people in a hotel. You get to know them a bit, too, and it was hard to say goodbye.
Thanks to all at Si Como No who made our stay so enjoyable and memorable. If you stay there and have any issues, just talk to the front desk and I guarantee they will do all they can to make things right, or assist in anyway they can. We just loved it here! Pura Vida!!!

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

Greetings from sunny and friendly Manuel Antonio Beach ! We are glad that we became a very important part of your vacation. Our mission and vision to deliver exceptional Costa Rica experiences are perhaps the best reason we have so many repeat clients over the years we've been hosting folks with our “Pura Vida “ staff and the many resort amenities that the hotel has to offer. We apologise for what was a huge rain storm that overwhelmed our Grey Water treatment plant, but that’s life in the tropics and were happy it was very temporary. We will be sure to let the staff at the Rico Tico know you acknowledged them and the Front Desk and Maintenance team who are on 24 hour serve with a smile you cared too mention.

Saludos,
Dennys Quiros
Operations Manager
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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.


Best regards,
Jim Damalas
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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.
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Jim Damalas
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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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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.

Room Tip: Closer to the ocean (farther from the road)
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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
Operations 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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