We stayed at Hotel Plaza Yara in June 2012 and enjoyed our stay there very much. The staff at the hotel (Jonathan, Javier and Nelson) are all very friendly and go above and beyond to help guests (calling us taxis or making restaurant recommendations). Havana the cat and Bigotes the dog also made us feel at home ;)
Breakfast is included in the room rate, and was delicious. You can help yourself to coffee or tea and juice, and there are three set breakfast options. The Gallo Pinto was my favorite. Breakfast was served from 7-9am.
Rooms are enormous - spacious with plenty of room for your belongings. Our room (#2) had a wonderful balcony/patio with ceiling fan overlooking the pool area. The rooms were clean (immaculate) and comfy. The A/C unit worked well and cooled down the room quickly. We had a little sitting area in our room, two large beds, large closet, and TV. Wifi was available for free. Kitchenette area had sink, fridge (which came stocked with milk for our coffee), coffee maker and coffee, microwave, and microwave popcorn! Silverware and dishes were provided as well.
Bathrooms were also large and spacious. The shower was very modern and the water was hot and water pressure was great!
The pool was very refreshing. We saw a group of Titi monkeys (squirrel monkeys) late one afternoon as we were sitting in the pool. They ran throughout the trees around the pool, and up onto the roof above us.
The hotel is very stylish with colorful mosaic tiled floors throughout. The main hotel office is inside an art gallery, Gallery Yara. The art gallery had some wonderful paintings, gifts, jewelry, etc.
There are several good restaurants in walking distance: Gaia, El Arado, and the Pizza de Marco next door wasn't bad. You can get a taxi for a flat rate of 3,000 colones (about $6) for anywhere within Manuel Antonio. There is a bus stop nearby too. Agua Azul restaurant was wonderful. Many restaurants have a fantastic view, so plan to get there before the sun sets.
We took a guided tour of the park one day, and spent the other day in the park on our own at the beaches. We did a zipline tour with Titi Canopy on Monday since the park is closed on Mondays.
Would definitely stay here again. A great value for the price!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Plaza Yara is located only five minutes to Manuel Antonio National Park. Hotel Plaza Yara offers all suites feature custom made bamboo furniture,queen size beds,kichenettes and spacious baths. relax on the balcony and enjoy the jungle views with variety of wildlife with passes daily including monkeys,sloths,iguanas and exotic birds. Hotel Plaza Yara offers the possibility for you to enjoy your stay in comfort,casual elegance and in tune with nature. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Plaza Yara Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio National Park