Fodor's Expert Review Hotel Sí Como No

Road to the park, just after Villas Nicolás, right-hand side, Manuel Antonio, Puntarenas, 60601, Costa Rica

This sustainable resort with its own wildlife refuge sits atop one of the most idyllic hillsides in Manuel Antonio. Scattered through the rain forest in nine buildings, rooms are decorated in earth tones to complement the surrounding nature; spacious deluxe rooms have sea views and private balconies, smaller "superior" rooms have less impressive ocean views, and standard rooms face the jungle. Great lengths have been taken to be eco-friendly, and it's also quite family-friendly, with a separate kids' pool, complete with waterslide, and an in-house movie theater. There is live music (except September and October) at the dinner-only Claro Que Sí restaurant, which specializes in Caribbean-style seafood, and the Rico Tico grill, which serves lighter fare. A free shuttle makes scheduled trips to the beach, about 3 km (2 miles) away, and just across the street is their wildlife refuge. The property is part of the Greentique Hotels chain, which includes Villa Blanca in San Ramon, Aguila de Osa at Drake Bay, and Santa Juana Lodge in Quepos.


  • neighboring wildlife refuge
  • nice views
  • environmentally sustainable
  • good restaurants


  • 3 km (2 miles) from beach
  • standard rooms overpriced
  • a few suites too close to road


Green, Views, Family
Near the beach


Phones: -2777–0777 | 888-742–6667-in North America


39 rooms, 19 suites
Rate Includes: Closed Oct 1–15, Free breakfast

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