Location was superb! Luckily we were able to stay there for five nights.
Breakfast was yummy! We had warm (seemed made that same morning!) bread, fruits and Costa Rican style main meal. For drinks, we had pineapple or orange juice and coffee. Our view during breakfast was fantastic! We could do bird-watching, watch the ocean and say hi to the iguana down below.
The staff was very nice and helpful.
We appreciated having the option of walking 10 minutes to a public beach that was very secluded, could practically be considered a private beach! We were delighted to be greeted (at some point up to 6!) by white-faced monkies on our walk to the beach in the morning!
We could also do a 25-minute hike from our hotel to the more known public beach that led to the Manuel Antonio Park. We didn't need to drive to the park by walking along this beach.
The pool was tastefully done and I had a good time swimming in it!
Our room was so very spacious with a balcony overlooking a gorgeous view of the forest! On our last day we were treated to a delightful view of squirrel monkies actively playing on the trees right across from our balcony!
We also had a TV and a mini-refrigerator. The wi-fi / internet in our room worked without a hitch. The bathroom was huge! We had so much counterspace to put our toiletries! What a treat!
My only problem was the king-sized bed. It was not very comfortable and hurt my back so I opted to sleep on the extra bed we had in our room.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Shana Hotel is the world’s leading brand in exclusive lifestyle boutique hotels. Embracing the culture, beauty, purity and perfection of its natural environment. Shana Hotel in Manuel Antonio, guarantees guests a unique and exclusive travel experience. Complimented by distinguished design, organic local cuisine, ecological adventures and exceptional hotel amenities, this new hotel in Costa Rica is among of the most exclusive and prestigious lifestyle hotels in the world. With that premise in mind, the Shana Hotel provides visitors a fabulous selection of 27 rooms, all with exceptional garden and ocean views. Choose from Superior or Deluxe Rooms, Junior Suites or pamper yourself in the Souss "Spa Lifestyle Suite," a 3 bedroom luxury unit with its own private infinity pool and full kitchen facilities! Book today to start enjoying your dream Costa Rica vacation getaway! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Shana By The Beach, Hotel Residence & Spa Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio National Park