Fodor's Expert Review Hotel Mango Moon Villa

Between La Mariposa and Makanda, Manuel Antonio, Puntarenas, 60601, Costa Rica

The rooms vary in size and amenities, but the intimate atmosphere and hospitable staff make you feel as if you're staying with a friend rather than at a hotel. The comfy, open living-room area extends to a balcony lined with a wooden counter and stools with views of the mango-shape pool below and a tranquil cove framed by the rain forest. More expensive rooms have semiprivate balconies, and those on the top floor can connect for families. Monkey-attracting mango trees surround the building, and a steep 20-minute trail leads to a secluded beach. Every Tuesday there is live music at sunset in the restaurant.

PROS

  • nice view
  • tranquil area
  • friendly staff

CONS

  • thin curtains and weak a/c
  • not much privacy
  • some rooms dark and dated
  • no Wi-Fi in rooms

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Views
Casual
Near the beach
Basic
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: -2777–5323

HOTEL DETAILS

10 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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