My family and I came to the Mariposa through a recommendation from a friend who told us we would see a spectacular view which we did. The view was breathtaking and the employees were kind and helpful. Unfortunately the hotel itself was not. It is a tired old hotel that needs a great deal of work. Many of the rooms were dingy, smelled musty and if you have kids stay away from this place as there are no television sets. One day it rained all day and you do not want to be closed into a room with kids who are bored. Also there is no place that is really comfortable at this hotel. It is almost as if they do not want you to be there other than to spend your money on their restaurant and bar or book tours from them. We found the prices in the restaurant and bar to be higher than in the U.S. The Mariposa presents itself as Green Wise and that it is in relation to the green in your pocket. We had the opportunity of meeting the owner's wife and it was like meeting an artic breeze. All the other hotels that we stayed at in Costa Rica, the owners were warm and friendly. I suggest if you go to Manuel Antonio, go to the bar at the Mariposa before sunset and watch the sun descend which is quite wonderful but if looking for a hotel to really relax for a few days, you would be better off seeking another hotel in the area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set in one of the most magnificent settings in the world, Hotel La Mariposa stands majestically a top the highest point in Manuel Antonio and is best known for its award-winning 360 degree view overlooking the blue waters of the Pacific Ocean and the Manuel Antonio National Park, in Costa Rica. Nature and luxury flawlessly combine with 63 well-appointed rooms in a Spanish-Mediterranean architectural design and tropical gardens with walkways and trails meticulously landscaped to reflect the natural beauty of Costa Rica's abundant plant and wildlife. Experience the stunning magic of the legendary Manuel Antonio sunsets while sipping a tropical cocktail at our "Sunset Bar and Lounge," while dining in our world-class international restaurant "Le Papillon" With over 38 years experience, our personalized service and unforgettable views have made La Mariposa a top choice for the most discriminating travellers, who relish both its intimacy and magnificence. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- La Mariposa Costa Rica
- La Mariposa Hotel Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio