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Manuel Antonio and the Central Pacific Coast Hotels

Luz de Vida

  • Practical Base

Pros

  • Beachfront
  • Nice grounds
  • Friendly

Cons

  • Service inconsistent
  • Standard rooms too close to road

Updated 04/14/2014

Fodor's Review

This laid-back, beachfront lodge owned by a group of surfers is a good value. Simple bungalows, spread around forested grounds, have sloping wooden ceilings, lofts, a couch, or extra beds downstairs (kids under 10 stay free in low season). Smaller standard rooms in two-story concrete buildings close to the road are not nearly as good a deal. The pool has a waterfall and is surrounded by trees, gardens, and thatch parasols. The open-air restaurant, nearby, has an ocean

view and serves everything from falafel to filet mignon. Good waves break right in front of the hotel, so when the staff offers to arrange surfboard rentals and lessons, be sure to take them up on it.

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Hotel Information

Address:

From El Cruce, 800 m south toward Malpaís, Santa Teresa, 60111, Costa Rica

Phone:

/2640–0320

Hotel Details:

  • 6 bungalows, 9 rooms
  • No meals

Updated 04/14/2014

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