My wife and I stayed 5 nights at the Hotel Costa Verde in August 2012 and had a very good experience there! We only spent the mornings and later evenings at the hotel but we enjoyed our time on the grounds while we were there. Every morning at breakfast the monkey's would put on quite a show and would often come down the trees in close proximity to the tables! One morning we were treated to a display of them launching themselves from tree to tree which was pretty cool!
The view from our room was stellar and it was an utterly enjoyable experience to sit on the porch in the morning and drink coffee while watching the birds and other wildlife! On one particular morning, we got to witness the unbelievable and cruel circle of life as the little kissadee birds had been meticulously building a nest in the tree right by our rooms, only to have it savagely attacked by a Toucan who destroyed it in a matter of a minute. It was a pretty amazing sight to see!
We ate at El Avion and that also was an experience. I would say the food was above average at best - but while we were there the power went out in the area for about 20 mins. They brought us drinks and everyone just took it in stride - but when the lights came back on, there was a sloth hanging by his feet completely stretched out reaching for some branches and food below him. With the lights back on he quickly retreated so it was nice to see him so close!
We opted on several days to walk down to the National Park instead of using our car and t hen after a long day of hiking, opted to take a taxi back up for the couple of dollars. It was a 15-20 min hike down the mountain to the park which was no big deal. We spotted a mexican porcupine in one of the trees on the way down which was also a nice find!
All in all we enjoyed our stay at Costa Verde. I really don't have anything negative to say about our experience which is a good thing!
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- Also Known As:
- Costa Verde Hotel
- Hotel Costa Verde Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio National Park