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La Mariposa Hotel
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Reviewed August 16, 2010

We have been to this hotel twice and will go back. The rooms are spacious, well appointed and the bathroom is spacious. Fodor's is wrong-the rooms have flat screen cable TV and wireless internet.-bring your laptop. The staff is friendly, knowledgable and bi lingual. You can call the 800 phone # from the U.S. to make reservations and Yahaira is great to speak to.

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank davidlaw
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Reviewed August 7, 2010

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.

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 2, 2010

If you are good with going to the beach once a day, stay 5 mns. up the mountain from the park / beaches.The elevation makes a great view over the ocean. From La Mariposa, it is a 5-minute walk to other bars, restaurants, and resort restaurants that over-look the ocean. Some other restaurants are very affordable.
The area is actually in between Manuel Antonio National Park and the city of Quepos. However, it is much closer to Manuel Antonio Park; the park is where the gorgeous beaches are. From the resort, it is only a 50-cent short bus ride to the park entrance, an $8 cab ride, a free shuttle offered by La Mariposa, or you can take a 20-minute walk to the park.
My husband and I stayed at La Mariposa in July 2008. When we went back to Manuel Antonio in July 2010, we could not afford La Mariposa, but we spent time at their infinity pool and pool bar. When swimming in one of the two infinity pools, it appears that the water is flowing into the Pacific ocean.
When staying at La Mariposa, we got one of their stand-alone cottages. They are wonderful for nature-lovers. A sloth hung out in a tree right off our balcony all night. A gorgeous jungle and ocean back-drop surrounds the property!

Stayed: July 2010, traveled as a couple
1  Thank Carrie409
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Reviewed August 1, 2010

This hotel is phenomenal. levels above the last six hotels I have stayed at. really an oasis in a wonderful location. this morning I woke up to the sunrise, ate a great breakfast, went surfing all day on the beach which is a two minute drive away. came back and enjoyed one of the four pools. i choose the swim up bar pool today, with an infinity edge and views of the ocean. truly amazing

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled on business
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Thank critical155019
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Reviewed August 1, 2010

I have been one of the greatest trips i can remember, and most of it is courtesy of this hotel. The view is something that you can honestly not describe, with monkeys visiting you on a daily basis, and the ocean right out your front door. The hotel staff were beyond belief, constantly there to support me and my every need. They were knowledgable about just about everything, and were willing to help me achieve all the goals i had in my group tour, including surfing, parasailing, and every other possible adventure. They were patient with my large group, and were speedy in there service (which is a rare thing when traveling with 30 people) Plus the Food was AMAZING! (i ask you, if you do come to please try strawberry daiquiri, best one i have ever had). Further more, our rooms were one of the most exceptional rooms i have been at, with comfortable beds, hot water, and SPACE! (very difficult to find in the surrounding hotels)
I can not express how pleased i was with this hotels, Specifically the service and the view. Both amazing. My whole hearted recommendation behind this hotel, it is one that is literally heaven on a hill - i would recommend this place here in a heart beat.
Kayla
ps - it has a infinity pool - what more could you ask for?

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled on business
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