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Manuel Antonio and the Central Pacific Coast Hotels

Hotel Villa Lapas

  • Practical Base

Pros

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

Cons

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

Updated 04/14/2014

Fodor's Review

These stucco rooms within a tranquil rain-forest preserve are nothing special, but they have white tile floors, hardwood ceilings, and large baths and are a great escape for nature lovers. 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, game room, and a canopy tour on the property. 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.

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Hotel Information

Address:

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

Phone:

/2637–0232

Hotel Details:

  • 56 rooms
  • All-inclusive; Breakfast

Updated 04/14/2014

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