This hotel was recommended as having the best views of a Pacific sunset in the "1,000 Places to See Before you Die" Book, but that's just the opinion of one person isn't it?
The view from the pool/bar area is gorgeous and worth seeing, but the rest of the hotel is just OK. I would come here for a drink at sunset to catch the view, but not necessarily to stay here unless you also had a room with a gorgeous view. We looked at 3 rooms and not one had a good view of the ocean or the sunset. The staff was kind enough to show us multiple rooms, but in the end we settled for one that had a obstructed view. They also did not have king beds available, so my husband & I were in a room with 2 doubles, not very romantic. The food is decent and the staff was OK, but I think for the price we could have done better. Especially since given the area of Costa Rica we were in, there is really no such thing as the "BEST" view. I mean, there are a gazillion places to see a gorgeous Pacific sunset, and I'm sure some of them are connected to other perhaps nicer hotels in the area. I would still recommend but a tepid recommendation.
certainly not the only place with a nice view.
- 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 National Park