You're likely to see monkeys, iguanas, and all kinds of birds on the forest trails surrounding these varied accommodations, some are scattered with screened walls that let the breeze through, some with kitchens and ocean views, one converted from a Boeing 727 fuselage. Adult-only studios are spacious, with large balconies; those in the other buildings are smaller but are air-conditioned. Three fully equipped bungalows are available for groups of up to six. The cheaper
"efficiencies" are a mixed lot—only those in Building D, in the jungle overlooking the sea, are recommended; Buildings B and C aren't. The hotel has four themed restaurants in Manual Antonio; Anaconda Restaurant and the dinner-only La Cantina across the street are your best options.
Road to park, south side of hill, on left, Manuel Antonio, 60601, Costa Rica
/2777–0584; 866-854–7958-in North America
Sep 7, 2009
We stayed at Costa Verde in a Studio Plus for 3 nights in late August 2009 for $467. Having stayed at another hotel for barely $400 at five nights and being treated like gold (see: Montana de Fuego, Arenal) .. we had high expectations for Costa Verde. You are definitely paying for the view, which is gorgeous. We were on the 3rd floor of Costa Verde 1, which has it's own pool below. You could waste away hours on the balcony watching the monkeys
in the rainforest, the sunset and the ocean waves. There are three restaurants - and Anaconda was acceptable for both dinner and breakfast (although it is not included in your room rate). Unfortunately, our pleasant experience did not extend past the view. Our room was occupied with ants. Lots of them. We often left our things out on the balcony to let them escape. The hotel property itself is gorgeous, and the infinity pool by CV II is a perfect way to spend the afternoon. However if you want to get to the beach, it will not be easy. We did not rent a car and could not get a straight answer out of the hotel staff about the walkability. So we walked. I don't recommend it. The staff's inability to answer many of our questions was disappointing. They were often disinterested and at times made us feel like an inconvenience when we wanted advice, or a cab, or some information. This was particularly discouraging since we were at the end of our trip and wanted nothing more than to relax on the beach. Friends of ours stayed here and had no complaints that I know of, although they had their own car and surfed the majority of the time. Hopefully you will have a decent experience, but I cannot honestly recommend it after my own!
Nov 28, 2006
We stayed here in a Studio Plus room for 2 nights in September 06 & didn't want to leave. We drank wine on our candlelit balcony & watched the sunset along with the monkeys & iguanas. We are returning in February & have requested the same room!!