Manuel Antonio and the Central Pacific Coast Hotels

Hotel Vela Bar

  • Up road from Marlin Restaurant, on left Map It
  • Manuel Antonio


  • Great value
  • Walking distance to national park and beach
  • Renovated in 2014


  • Standard rooms are very basic
  • No breakfast in low season
  • Patchy Wi-Fi

Fodor's Review

In 2014, a full renovation and new management transformed what had been a rundown property into Manuel Antonio's best budget secret with delightful rooms overlooking a central pool, just minutes from Playa Espadilla and the national park. Each spacious room has a mini-refrigerator, Wi-Fi, 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 the on-site restaurant serves fresh fish, American favorites, and a hearty breakfast. 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.

Hotel Information


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

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Hotel Details:

  • 16 rooms
  • Rate includes: Breakfast; No meals

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