Top 7 Manuel Antonio Costa Rica Hotels Reviewed


Located in the Central Pacific region of Costa Rica, Manuel Antonio, home to Manuel Antonio National Park, offers visitors breathtaking views and a wide array of activities. Filled with hotels that cater to couples on a honeymoon and to entire families, your stay in Manuel Antonio is guaranteed to be a memorable one. Whether you are looking for opulence or rustic scenery, the following list of seven hotels will have something that suits your preferences.

Each hotel has been chosen based on three prime factors: scenery, service, and amenities.

Without further ado, here are my top 7 Manuel Antonio Costa Rica hotels:

1) The Preserve at Los Altos Resort & Spa


If you have ever dreamed of being able to walk out onto a spacious balcony and take in a beautiful ocean and jungle view, then staying at the Preserve at Los Altos Resort in Manuel Antonio Costa Rica will make that dream come true. Designed to blend with the surroundings, this luxury hotel offers large rooms for couples or the whole family. Offering full amenities, staff is also on hand to help you plan your day, be it at the resort or in the surrounding area. Upon returning from an activity-filled day, you can get pampered at the state-of-the-art spa.

2) Hotel La Mariposa


Spanish for “The Butterfly,” Hotel La Mariposa, located in Quepos offers a one-of-a-kind experience to all who decide to take off their shoes here after a day fluttering around Manuel Antonio. This hotel’s stunning architecture features modern European style blended effortlessly with traditional Costa Rican sensibilities. All rooms offer views of the Pacific Ocean and surrounding jungle, with the honeymoon suite giving couples an especially romantic top floor escape featuring a panoramic view and luxurious Jacuzzi.

3) Tulemar Bungalow and Villas


Sprawling across 33 acres, this resort offers a wide range of accommodations ranging from three to five stars. All of the residences, from the bungalows to the most luxurious of villa suites, offer stunning views of Manuel Antonio’s natural beauty. With a special focus on providing excellent service, Tulemar was ranked the 2015 hotel with best service in Costa Rica. It also enjoys second place in a 2015 ranking of the best hotels for families done by Tripadvisor. Besides offering resplendent views of the lush surroundings, each guest is provided with a personal concierge and may even order a private chef. Amenities including swimming pools and help planning the perfect outing help make this a superb place to stay while visiting Manuel Antonio.

4) Gaia Hotel and Reserve


Ever wonder what it would be like to spend the night at a place dedicated to rescuing different species from extinction? Well, now you can. The Gaia Hotel and Reserve is an ultra-luxurious hotel located atop a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean and jungle below. Originally called the Gaia Garden and built to protect endangered orchids, this hotel offers top-notch luxury for couples or the whole family. With views that can’t be beat, superior amenities, and excellent service, the Gaia Hotel and Reserve is certainly one of the finest entries on this list.

5) Hotel Si Como No


Located on Manuel Antonio Road KM 4 and overlooking the awe-inspiring Manuel Antonio National Park, Hotel Si Como No is perfect for people looking for a quiet getaway into nature. With no television sets in their rooms, this hotel is not for those who want to go on vacation just to watch sports or news about back home. Rooms boast a simple design that blend effortlessly with the surroundings while offering spectacular views. The service at this hotel is excellent and a stay here will let you feel like one with nature.

6) Hotel Parador Resort and Spa


If you’re planning a trip to Manuel Antonio, stop on over for stay in this award-winning hotel located in Punta Quepos along the Pacific coastline. Featuring a white sand beach and uninterrupted views of the forest and ocean, the Hotel Parador offers guests the ultimate experience in comfort. Large swimming pools overlook splendid natural scenery and staff can arrange off-site tours, such as a nearby hiking trip where you can take in Manuel Antonio’s wildlife.

7) Arenas Del Mar Beach and Nature Resort


Last, but certainly not least on this list of hotels in Manuel Antonio is the Arenas Del Mar Beach and Nature Resort. Featuring 38 guest rooms fitted for optimum luxury, guests are invited to enjoy king-sized beds, large, flat-screen TVs, and over-sized bathrooms. If you can pull yourself away from the luxurious gravity of your room, you can enjoy fine dining at one of the hotel’s gourmet restaurants. Enjoy spectacular views and avail yourself of the wide range of amenities provided by the hotel for the perfect place to unwind after exploring Manuel Antonio.


With four pristine beaches, two rivers perfect for white-water rafting, abundant flora and fauna, and stunning views all around, Manuel Antonio, which is located not too far from San Jose, offers visitors an abundance of things to look forward to. Whether you want to hang out in a group or have some peace and quiet, you’ll find what you’re looking for here. Of course, you’ll need a place to stay – and with this short list of hotels in Manuel Antonio, you are sure to have a trip that will provide memories to last a lifetime.