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Manuel Antonio and the Central Pacific Coast Hotels

Hotel Verde Mar

  • Yummy cheeseburger. Food was great!

  • Adding our dollars to the wall.

  • My daughters loved all the money on the walls. The deco dated back to my fathers era and he real

  • Steak and cheese with fries. This was so good. Yummy!

  • Helena Museum welcome sign

Pros

  • Good value
  • Mere steps from beach
  • In the rain forest
  • Friendly

Cons

  • No meals
  • Rooms smallish and basic
  • No in-room safes

Updated 04/14/2014

Fodor's Review

The turquoise buildings at this friendly though basic hotel house small rooms with queen beds, pineapple print interiors, kitchenettes, and large windows with views of the ubiquitous tropical foliage. Suites are a bit larger and have two queen beds and a walk-in closet. Mosaic tile pathways, inlaid with dolphins and toucans, wind through the property. There's a small pool, from which a wooden catwalk leads through the woods to the beach.

Hotel Information

Address:

½ km (¼ mile) north of park, Manuel Antonio, 60601, Costa Rica

Phone:

/2777–2122; 877-872–0459-in North America

Website: www.verdemar.com

Hotel Details:

  • 29 rooms
  • No meals

Updated 04/14/2014

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Feb 16, 2010

Hotel Verde Mar Review

DO NOT STAY HERE. Hotel Verde Mar’s staff are thieves. My family and I went on a trip to Costa Rica for Christmas. My wife researched the different hotels throughout much of the Pacific side and we finally settled on Hotel Verde Mar in Manuel Antonio. The trip was going well until my adult children realized that someone had gone through their room’s safe and taken some of their money. The strange thing about it was that the lock to both their

room and the safe were left intact. However, the key no longer fit in the safe’s lock. When we contacted Verde Mar’s staff they came to the kid’s room and opened the lock with a tap from a hammer. It became clear that Verde Mar’s staff are the only people with the opportunity to get into the room (as it is customary to leave the room key with the front desk) and the ability to get into the safe’s lock without leaving a trace (using merely a tap from a hammer). The manager was completely rude and unhelpful. The following morning I went to the police in Quepos and filed a police report. My family and I moved to a hotel down the street. However, Verde Mar refused to refund us for the four nights we stayed there as well as the remaining three nights we had already paid for. There are plenty of other places to stay in Manuel Antonio. I strongly suggest you choose a hotel other than Verde Mar.

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