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La Mariposa Hotel
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Cleveland, Ohio
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Beautiful views”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights(2 adults & 2 kids ages 10,16). La Mariposa in Manuel Antonio was our first stop before heading to Monteverde and La Fortuna.

We had a long flight and we drove from SJO airport to the hotel. We were received with welcome drinks like all the hotels we stayed in Costa Rica.We stayed in room#27 full oceanview. The views were gorgeous and breakfast buffet was delicious with hashbrowns, omlette station, beans & rice, fresh juice, fresh fruits etc. I am a vegetarian but still enough options on their breakfast menu. The staff was very helpful. We were able to see sunset from our balcony and we didn't even need to go anywhere else. Loved this place!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Suttons Bay, Michigan
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2013

La Mariposa is a friendly, comfortable clean and beautiful hotel. The views of the Pacific are outstanding, and it's proximity to the wonderful town and beach at Manuel Antonio (a 5-minute public bus ride away) makes it perfect.

The staff of the Hotel are among the best I have experienced anywhere - relaxed, helpful and genuinely friendly.

Overall, our stay was a delight.

Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Rob C
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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37 reviews
20 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2013

Very much enjoyed our stay at La Mariposa. Lovely views from our rooms and the pool area. Great breakfast. The Premier room was very large, modern, a lot of hard surfaces but nevertheless confortable, but the view from the 4th floor less expensive, "full ocean view" room was also fabulous. So, the extra expenditure may not have been needed. Staff was helpful in arranging tour of the area and with directions. Could use more lounge chairs around the pool. Very nice location, but best to have a car -- although there are some restaurants within an easy walk.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Benton Harbor, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2013

We stayed at La Mariposa from March 31st to April 6th. We have nothing but positive comments about our stay. The view from the hotel, as others have noted, was spectacular. All of the staff were very friendly and helpful. The included breakfast buffet was delicious, with fresh fruit, granola, pastries, potatoes, beans and rice, and eggs/omelets, and pancakes cooked to order. It was a great way to start the day with such good food, and a beautiful view. The grounds are lush and well kept. The pool area is beautiful as well, and was never crowded, even though the hotel was full while we were there. The hotel is also very centrally located, which makes for an easy walk to the local restaurants and shops ( about a block to the business district).
When researching where to stay in Manuel Antonio, we checked out many hotels. While we were there, we took the time to look at the other hotels as well. I have no doubt that we made the best choice by staying at La Mariposa. I could see where road noise would be a problem at many of the other hotels, as well as being inconvenient for getting around without a taxi. Also the fact that La Mariposa is at the highest point in the area meant that there was always a nice breeze, no matter the wind direction. Many of the other hotels are stuck down in, which made for a lack of air movement.
Sebastion and Maria as well as the other staff at the front desk were very helpful in booking trips and offering suggestions. We had a medical issue with a severe allergic reaction, and the staff was most helpful in getting us the medical attention required. We are most grateful for their help.
It all made for a most memorable vacation, and if we return to Manuel Antonio, we wouldn't consider staying anywhere else.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Diane H
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San Antonio, Texas
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34 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2013

Perfect location, walking distance to great restaurants. Free shuttle to and from beach. Great ocean views. Very helpful front desk will, arrange tours/activites for you...just tell them what you want and they set it up. Swim up bars and great pools. I can go on and on...great place.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ryan C
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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2013

This is our second time staying at La Mariposa. Not only has the hotel upgraded it's property and amenities, it has maintained it's wonderful service delivered by its cheerful and eager-to-please staff. Amenity upgrades include an amazing infinity pool, hot tub, pool accessible restrooms and shower as well as more rooms including private villas. This is a wonderful hotel, the location is perfect and the view is so stunning, it is surreal. For families, couples or those traveling alone, there is better place to stay!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2013

This hotel was the first in the area (so I have been told) and that's obvious.
The room was nice but it seemed it had passed its best years.
Really loud fan in the bathroom, wifi not always stable and air condition with buzzing sound ( had earplugs that helped)

The people were very kind and you have a spectacular view from the dining area and some rooms.
It's nice and safe for families .

Altogether a pleasant stay with short distances to the parks, beach etc.

Just a bit overpriced after I saw what else you could get in the area .

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: La Mariposa Hotel
Address: Manuel Antonio Beach, Manuel Antonio National Park 60601, Costa Rica
Phone Number:
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio National Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — La Mariposa Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 63
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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