The la mariposa is one the very best hotels in this spot. It sits on the side of a hgh hill over looking the pacific. We were placed in one of the older units but I asked to moved to one of the upper floors in the main building. No problem. Good choice, better unit, newer room with much better view. Only issue is there was no TV. I need a tv. To get to the room you have to walk up a spiral staircase. No problem if you are fit.
Breakfast was included and was very good. A little cat would come by our table each morning for small bite.
You can sit out on the patio and enjoy your meal while looking over the pacific. awesome. They have a great infinety pool. You can sit in the pool order a drink and look out over the horizon. You also can see the national park and the beach from this hotel.The howling monkeys are all around so you can hear them to. Got to this hotel from Arenal by Tucan Limo, great service wonderful driver the only way to go. Took a taxi to the national park and saw so many animals, Monkeys, crabs, deer, frogs, sloughs, bats, birds, racoons and animals i have know idea of. Get a guide it is worth it, they are right there as you enter. You would walk by most things without even knowing it, but the guide will see it. An ATM and a small grocery store is near the hotel, easy walk to get some snacks. The best restaurant ever is the Kapi Kapi. Had sugar cane shimp which was awesome. We did the ATV tour which was thrilling. The ride was into the high hills stopping at waterfall. You then cross a hanging bridge over the gouge below before you return to the ATV to ride back down. They even stop for a full meal at a nice spot in the center of town. A lot of fun. Amazing to see people living so far out in the jungle. Mangrove tours was in a thunder storm, scary to be on a boat in a storm without any life vests, no coast guard there, so we didn't see any birds or anything else. so pick a good day to do that. Everyone is very friendly in Costa Rica and felt perfectly safe all the time.
- 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 60 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 45 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