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Manuel Antonio and the Central Pacific Coast Hotels

Hotel Vela Bar

  • Practical Base

Pros

  • Very affordable
  • Laid-back

Cons

  • Dark and basic rooms
  • Spotty service
  • Mosquitoes and termites

Updated 04/14/2014

Fodor's Review

These rustic rooms are not far from Playa Espadilla and have white stucco walls, simple wooden furniture, and terra-cotta tile or wood floors. Shared front terraces with rocking chairs and hammocks overlook lush gardens. Room 7 is particularly nice, with large windows and a bathtub. Two bungalows, with private patios, air-conditioning, and TV, sleep four. Only one of the bungalows has a kitchen. The restaurant, under a conical thatch roof in front, serves an eclectic mix

of seafood and meat dishes with an array of sauces; avoid the restaurant during October and November when the menu consists solely of nachos, sandwiches, and pasta. Stay here for the location and price since luxury and comfort are not part of the package.

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Hotel Information

Address:

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

Phone:

/2777–0413

Website: www.velabar.com

Hotel Details:

  • 11 rooms, 2 bungalows
  • No meals

Updated 04/14/2014

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