After doing a great deal of research, we opted to stay at La Mariposa, and what a great decision it was! The views are nothing short of amazing! We booked a Premier Room, and it was perfect. The views from the room were lovely, and it was very relaxing to spend time sitting out on the balcony.
Upon check-in we had the pleasure of meeting Daniela, Andres, Johannes, and Stevan. They were all so very helpful to us throughout our 6 night stay, and provided wonderful customer service. Thanks, in particular, to Daniela, who made sure we were happy and comfortable with our stay. (You are the best, Daniela!) It was easy to arrange tours, etc. with the knowledgeable staff always available to help.
A delicious and bountiful breakfast buffet is included with your stay at Mariposa. Each day we looked forward to sitting in the open-air dining room, and soaking in the amazing views of the Pacific while enjoying breakfast. Fresh fruit, eggs made to order, pancakes, French toast, yogurt, bacon, plantains, potatoes, etc. were offered on a daily basis, and it was PERFECT!! Luis was a wonderful waiter, whose smiling face greeted us each morning with a fresh pot of Cafe Britt coffee. Luis also made our stay very memorable due to his friendliness and fine service. Thanks, Luis!
One night we ate at the newly opened Bermuda Pizza, which is located on the Mariposa property. Luis was also working there! Sebastiano, the manager, made a point to personally greet us, and even shared a shot of Limoncello after dinner. The wood-fired pizza there was excellent!!! Be sure to go there when at the Mariposa or in the neighborhood. Delicious!
We also ate dinner at the Papillon restaurant at Mariposa, which was delicious. The setting is amazing, particularly at sunset. We had fresh fish and pasta dishes, which were prepared to our liking. Our compliments to the chef!
Speaking of sunset, each evening we'd enjoy sunset with a freshly made cocktail by the pool prepared by Franco and friends. The bartenders were all very friendly and hard-working. Sunsets at Mariposa are unbelievable, as Mariposa is set on the highest point in Manuel Antonio.
The infinity pool at Mariposa is also top-notch. We spent time relaxing in the pool following days that were filled with touring. Night-swimming, and soaking in the jacuzzi were also a treat.
Mariposa is the perfect place to stay when in the Manuel Antonio area. We hope to return next February! Go there...you won't regret it!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set in one of the most magnificent settings in the world, Hotel La Mariposa stands majestically a top the highest point in Manuel Antonio and is best known for its award-winning 360 degree view overlooking the blue waters of the Pacific Ocean and the Manuel Antonio National Park, in Costa Rica. Nature and luxury flawlessly combine with 63 well-appointed rooms in a Spanish-Mediterranean architectural design and tropical gardens with walkways and trails meticulously landscaped to reflect the natural beauty of Costa Rica's abundant plant and wildlife. Experience the stunning magic of the legendary Manuel Antonio sunsets while sipping a tropical cocktail at our "Sunset Bar and Lounge," while dining in our world-class international restaurant "Le Papillon" With over 38 years experience, our personalized service and unforgettable views have made La Mariposa a top choice for the most discriminating travellers, who relish both its intimacy and magnificence. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- La Mariposa Costa Rica
- La Mariposa Hotel Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio National Park