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“Disappointing”
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Hotel Costa Verde
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Boulder, Colorado
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9 reviews
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“Disappointing”
Reviewed 7 July 2014

We stayed in bungalow E-6. The photos look dreamy. What you don't see in the photos is that this bungalow sits on a busy road - the main road to and from the National Park. Therefore, all hours of day and night, noisy cars and trucks are rumbling by. When we checked in the room, it certainly could have been better cleaned. The kitchen was barely stocked with utensils and no microwave, making it difficult to prepare a simple meal. There was no bed pad on the bed, so the sheets sit right on the mattress and easily slide off. We also found beach access was not easy. I had hoped for a path to the water. Instead you had to walk along the busy road quite a long trek. The swimming pools were very basic. Compared to other accommodations we had in Costa Rica, this was disappointing. However the up side: we did see lots of monkeys.

Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 6 July 2014

Have stayed here some years ago and pleased to report the property is as good as I remember! Even more monkeys this trip--saw 8 of them leap onto a coconut palm right outside my room balcony. And the cantina did an excellent job preparing the dorado I had caught. Definitely recommend!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Safety Harbor, Florida
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Reviewed 6 July 2014

My recent stay at Hotel Costa Verde with my wife confirmed my very positive experience when I stayed there three years ago. This is an amazing facility with beautiful coastal views, very dense jungle throughout the property and LOTS of wildlife! We saw spider monkeys, white faced monkeys, and howler monkeys along with too many species of birds to describe.

Our room was wonderful in the Costa Verde II building. It overlooked the pool and the ocean and has very beautiful wood furniture and a wood themed decor in the room and the building. Sitting on the balcony early each morning guaranteed multiple viewings of wildlife that ranged from reptiles to birds to mammals to insects!

Finally, the staff, to a person, is excellent. They are helpful, enthusiastic, very knowledgeable and offer assistance and information at every opportunity. The receptionist, Rebecca, was especially helpful and friendly. She was able to recommend tour guides, horseback riding vendors, and other activities to do while staying at Hotel Costa Verde.

Go---you will love it!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Gilbert, Arizona
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Reviewed 5 July 2014

We stayed at Costa Verde for 4 nights in a 2-room suite (A-13). We arrived late at night in the rain and were pleasantly surprised how easy check-in was and how nice the staff was. They even drove us up the hill to our bungalow so we didn't have to lug our luggage in the dark. Our rooms weren't fancy, but they had everything we needed and more! The grounds were beautiful and there really are tons of monkeys. This was the first of 2 hotels we stayed at in Costa Rica and it was definitely my favorite. It wasn't fancy, but it was unique and exactly the right amount of experience we wanted in the jungle. It's definitely a trek to/from the beach (you have to follow stairs down to the road, then walk along the road a few hundred yards to get to the beach entrance). The trek back up was definitely harder, but you could also just grab a cab. The Anaconda restaurant, right next to the front desk, had decent breakfast and the best view! The other restaurants (El Avion, La Cantina and the Wagon Wheel) were all pretty decent. Prices were about comparable to US prices. These are all within walking distance. Overall, this place was great. The only problem we had was our safe wasn't working, but it wasn't a big deal because we just used the one in the other room. Oh, and we didn't see a single scary spider!

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Fresno, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2014

We arrived a little earlier than check in time for our stay and the staff was extremely accommodating, they kept our luggage for us so we could go watch the Costa Rica world cup game at the sports bar across the street. Every time we encountered the staff they went above and beyond with getting us taxis, restaurant recommendations, shopping and kid friendly activities! We took our 3 small children 5 years and under with us on this trip, and the staff was always excited to see them and talk to them especially since my boys were soccer fanatics! In fact they became such great friends that my son told me that he would miss the girl there when we leave! Anyways, the efficiency room we stayed in was incredible, very clean, and a nice full kitchen. We had a gang of howler monkeys in our tree to wake us up in the mornings. This place is truly a gem! We got rained out after searching for monkeys, right before dinner and while waiting for a taxi, the hotel staff insisted giving our kids some of their pizza they had ordered. On the hotel ground we saw toucans, squirrel monkeys, capuchin monkeys, howler monkeys, humming birds, butterflies, tropical birds, Iguanas, chameleons, lizards in just a few short days. This place was very hard to leave once our trip came to an end! Highly recommend Hotel Costa Verde!! Will plan to return again one day!

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Virginia Beach
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Reviewed 3 July 2014

Rebecca in the office is all about service. She made our stay incredible and went out of her way to ensure we were happy. This property is amazing. Monkeys are on the grounds and provide entertainment for the guests. The pools are beautiful with fantastic views. A touch above the rest!!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Nashville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

My wife and I just returned from our honeymoon in Costa Rica. We stayed at Hotel Costa Verde for 5 days and loved every minute. Every employee from the grounds crew to reception is extremely kind and helpful. Rebecca at the front desk made our stay extra special by booking us excursions based on her own experiences and personal relationships. We could not have been happier with our stay here! Thank you Hotel Costa Verde for making our honeymoon an amazing experience!

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Property: Hotel Costa Verde
Address: Manuel Antonio Road, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio National Park
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#8 Spa Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Costa Verde 3.5*
Number of rooms: 70
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