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Manuel Antonio and the Central Pacific Coast Hotels

Hotel Villa Lapas

  • Off Costanera, 3 km (2 miles) after bridge over Rio Tárcoles, turn left on dirt road for 600 m Map It
  • Tárcoles


  • Surrounded by forest
  • Lots of activities
  • Birds
  • Kid-friendly


  • Rooms sometimes musty
  • Property is a bit tired looking
  • Often busy with tour groups

Fodor's Review

Within a tranquil rain-forest preserve, the stucco rooms here are nothing special, but are a great escape for nature lovers with their white tile floors, hardwood ceilings, and large baths. The resort is far from other hotels (and the beach) but has on-site entertainment to keep you busy, such as a large-screen television, a swimming pool, and game room. You can follow the river flowing through the protected forest for a pleasant hike and cross a suspension bridge to reach a small replica of a Costa Rican colonial village with a restaurant, cantina, church, and gift shops. This place gets a bit chaotic when cruise ship passengers visit (several times per week) for tours. An all-inclusive meal plan is available, but you're better off eating your lunch and dinner elsewhere.

Hotel Information


Off Costanera, 3 km (2 miles) after bridge over Rio Tárcoles, turn left on dirt road for 600 m, Tárcoles, 61102, Costa Rica

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Hotel Details:

  • 67 rooms
  • Rate includes: All meals; Breakfast

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