Hotel Vela Bar

Up road from Marlin Restaurant, on left, Manuel Antonio, Puntarenas, 60601, Costa Rica

In 2015, a full renovation and new management transformed what had been a run-down property into Manuel Antonio's best budget secret with delightful rooms overlooking a central pool, just minutes from Playa Espadilla and the national park. Think Ikea-chic, with modern touches like open closet-racks, soft-glowing lamps, throw blankets and pillows, and raised bowl sinks. Each spacious room has a mini-refrigerator, flat-screen TV, Wi-Fi, safe, air-conditioning, and a shaded terrace overlooking the lush gardens and tiny pool. If you can swing it, opt for a deluxe or junior room with a few more amenities and creature comforts. Only the studio has a full kitchen, but a simple breakfast is included in the rate and there are several restaurants within walking distance. This quiet, clean, and simple property provides an element of privacy and nature, with its freestanding rooms and wild monkeys that come out to greet you poolside.

PROS

  • clean rooms
  • walking distance to national park and beach
  • renovated in 2015

CONS

  • skimpy breakfast
  • tiny pool
  • no children under 12

Location

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Casual
Near the beach
Practical Base

HOTEL INFO

Phones: -2777–0413

HOTEL DETAILS

16 rooms
Rate Includes: Breakfast

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