Hotel Playa Espadilla

150 m on side road from Marlin Restaurant, 1st left, 300 m before park entrance, Manuel Antonio, Puntarenas, 60601, Costa Rica

Simple but spacious mint-green and cream rooms are a short walk from the beach and are surrounded by green lawns bordered on two sides by the tall trees of Manuel Antonio National Park. It's worth splurging for Unit 31, the largest room with a Jacuzzi. Some rooms have good-size kitchens with modern appliances. A small blue-tile pool and patio have a pleasant adjacent bar area with a billiard table. Directly behind are a tennis court, private walking trails, and a large, open-air restaurant specializing in seafood dishes, particularly local tuna. The location—within walking distance to the beach and park—is the main draw here, so expect a few hiccups like patchy Wi-Fi and cold showers.


  • surrounded by forest
  • close to beach and national park
  • guests can use amenities at sister property Cabinas Espadilla


  • service inconsistent
  • showers often lack hot water
  • basic rooms


Phones: -2777–0903


16 rooms
Rate Includes: Breakfast