Fodor's Expert Review Hotel Los Mangos

Near entrance to waterfall trail, ½ km (¼ mile) south of town, Montezuma, Puntarenas, 60111, Costa Rica

The rhythmic sounds of the nearby ocean make these affordable octagonal wood bungalows spread across a shady, green mango grove the perfect place to practice yoga or just relax. Hammocks and traditional tico rocking chairs furnish the wraparound decks on each cozy cabin. Ceiling and floor fans, plus screened windows and a high conical roof, help keep them cool. Less attractive, though cheaper ($35–$75), are rooms in the two-story orange-and-blue building by the road. Here you’ll find verandas and rocking chairs facing the sea. Four of the second-floor rooms share baths, for less than half the price. The large, secluded, scenic pool with a waterfall overlooks the ocean. Memorable daily yoga classes ($14) are given in a huge, covered open-air pavilion. One-hour yoga classes are held on Friday at 6:30 (by donation).

PROS

  • great pool
  • lots of wildlife
  • yoga

CONS

  • road noise
  • could use updating
  • no a/c

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Views
Casual
Near the beach
Local Flavor
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 2642–0384

HOTEL DETAILS

19 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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