Stayed here for 3 days during high season and over the holidays. The hotel was packed. Thankfully we booked early.
The room wasn't the greatest for the price paid but again for the time of year and the location. Well worth it.
The hotel reception was great. Held the luggage for us. Allowed us to use the pool area and internet (free by pool and bar and certain parts of restaurant). Brought luggage to room. You can exchange money there and get cash there from credit card (not cash advance). We had to do this since the banks were closed for holidays and the closest ATMs were out of cash. They brought us umbrellas when it rained. Called us taxis and even got us a masseuse on New Year's Day.
Restaurant had a decent breakfast from 630-1030. The New Year's Eve dinner was pretty good as well. Ask for Luis. If you want to see the sunset for dinner, go at 4-430pm. You'll have amazing views around 5-530. So bring your camera. Dinner other nights were good as well. Recommend the beef tenderloin and mussels. If hotel food is too expensive. Go to cafe Milagro. 5 min away. Great food and service at great prices. Also check out the local restaurants nearby (Italian and pizza)
The pools are great. You'll just love the views. Great bar food and watermelon drinks (Had 2 of them a day).
The bartenders are okay. They could get a lesson more or two on service and even on drinks (tried to explain how to make an Arnold Palmer twice).
Security guard is great.
The masseuse they recommended was great. Had a couples massage and wife had a Mani/pedi.
The canopy tour (mid world ) was also fantastic.
They also have a bus that takes you to the beach.
Enjoy your time there
- 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