We took the villa, which sleeps 4. It is not clear on the website at all,but one of the double rooms is actually outside the villa. So you need to wall through The main apartment then outside onto the deck, go down a flight of stairs to the second bedroom. It was not fun in the evening when it rained. The shower for this room is also upstairs in the main apartment, so, very inconvenient. The rooms themselves are old fashioned and need a makeover. The sheets and towels seemed old. It was a lot of money for a basic place. However, the staff were very friendly and helpful. The breakfast was good and the pool and views were spectacular. It is a great location for everything - perfect spot. The evening bar around the pool could do with livening up. They could do a free first drink or happy hour. They never had the drinks we wanted so we went to the supermarket and bought our own.
Restaurants in the area are good. By far the best was at Gaia - a stunning hotel with amazing "in the cloud" views and great food and service.
Don't bother paying the huge fees for the private tours of the national park. They are private, but the next "private" tour is ten feet ahead! There are so many people most of the animals are scared off. Go in by yourself and just pay the entrance fee of $10.
Overall a great trip. Villa Roca has amazing attributes and I'm sure was once beautiful. Now it seems like the owners have lost interest a bit and its a shame because with a bit of remodelling in La Villa and a few tweaks and one or two generosities in order to make the guest feel special, it could be glorious once more.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The eco-friendly resort is gay owned and gay operated. For gays, lesbians and their friends to enjoy. Villa Roca is ideally located between the village of Quepos and the National Park of Manuel Antonio. Offering 24-hour infinity-edge pool and Jacuzzi with breathtaking views to the rain forest and the Pacific Ocean. The National Park, beaches, restaurants, bars and shops are close to the resort. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Villa Roca Hotel Quepos
- Hotel Villa Roca Costa Rica/Quepos