Didn't actually stay in the Hotel but in the condos that are part of the hotel. Still got to use the pool and restaurant. This hotel is definitely off the beaten path. Down a narrow and hilly road almost to the end near Hotel Parador. Almost 2 km off the main Manuel Antonio road so you either need to be prepared to take taxis everywhere or have a car. Personally we love having a car and were able to drive to various restaurants in the area and to the main beach which is a long way away as is the national park.
It is a short and steep walk to Biesanz beach which is a lovely little cove but not the best beach and it very rocky. Water is like bath water though it is so warm. Shana is a lovely white hotel , very nice to look at tucked into the hill with a view of the ocean. The pool is nice (very warm) but only complaint is not a lot of comfortable chairs to sit in. And every once in awhile you can smell the sewer which is a little off putting. We ate lunch in the restaurant by the pool and the quesadillas and hamburgers very good just a little $$ . Ended up being $20 for a hamburger with included tax etc.
Overall good place just not near the main drag so recommend a car if you come here
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- 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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