Fodor's Expert Review La Posada Private Jungle Bungalows

250 m up side road from Marlin Restaurant, at park entrance, Manuel Antonio, Puntarenas, 60601, Costa Rica Fodor's Choice

This cluster of distinctive A-frame bungalows, nestled on the edge of the national park and also just a short walk from the beach, is as close as you'll get to sleeping in the park. Each bungalow has its own name—Fisherman's Wharf, Birds of Paradise, Surfer Room, Jungle—and is decorated accordingly. The palm-thatch terraces face the small pool and lush greenery of the rain forest, which is regularly animated by troops of squirrel monkeys and other animals. The main building holds three spacious apartments and a fully equipped casita on the second floor with two bedrooms and two baths. Complimentary breakfast and thin-crust pizza are served in a small restaurant. If space is available, last-minute discounts are generally offered for spontaneous travelers.

PROS

  • good value
  • near beach and park
  • movie library
  • friendly staff

CONS

  • chaotic outside the hotel during park hours
  • small pool
  • rooms slightly dated

QUICK FACTS

Resort
Casual
Near the beach
Basic
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: -2777–1446

HOTEL DETAILS

4 bungalows, 2 apartments, 1 villa, 1 house
Rate Includes: Free breakfast

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