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“Perfect retreat!”
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El Paseo del Mar
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“Perfect retreat!”
Reviewed 10 October 2013 via mobile

This place is so well-located - not far from the beach at the bottom of the hill nor from the restaurants at the top of the hill as it's situated in-between. For this reason there's no need to rent a car. Large well equipped apartments with a beautiful pool. I plan on revisiting.

Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 13 July 2013

This was such a beautiful place! The rooms are very spacious and clean! The kitchen has everything you need. Chuck was really nice and very helpful with anything we needed! It is very quiet and secluded, perfect for relaxing! I highly reccomend this place. If I ever come back I will defenitely stay at El Paseo del Mar again. Thanks for a great stay!

  • Stayed July 2013
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Hampton, NB
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Reviewed 17 April 2013

We highly recommend the apartments at El Paseo del Mar. My wife and I spent eight weeks there in January and February 2013, and we loved it.
The apartment building, El Paseo del Mar, is situated on the same road as the Hotel Mariposa, but immediately below it . This road runs from the main road which connects Quepos and the Manuel Antonio Park. From El Paseo del Mar the walk up the hill is not difficult but if you were further down, you would have a strenuous walk and wonder why you hadn’t booked something closer to the top as we did in 2009 when we stayed on this road. So if you’re at El Paseo del Mar a car is not necessary unless you are planning on doing a lot of day trips outside the immediate area of Manuel Antonio and Quepos. It is also quite convenient for shopping, restaurants, and the bus.
The apartments are about 600 sq ft which is big enough since most of the time we were outdoors. One of the reasons we chose El Paseo del Mar was that it had a pool and a nice patio surrounding it. There are only four or five apartments in the complex so it is never crowded. One note, El Paseo del Mar doesn’t accept guests under the age of 18 which is important to note if you have a family. On one side of the building there is a ridge which is completely forested and gives easy access for monkeys. If you don’t like seeing lots of monkeys don’t stay here. But is you do, you couldn’t be in a better place. There was never a day that went by that we didn’t see large numbers of monkeys: Howlers, Squirrels and Capuchins. In February the Squirrel and Howler monkeys had babies. Wow! Talk about cute. One day my wife and I ate breakfast while watching a sloth no more than thirty feet away from us.
The present owner of El Paseo del Mar, Chuck Quinlan, is one interesting man. He also has lots of insights into life in Costa Rica because he has lived there for almost twenty years. And, he knows his wildlife. He is also a well known wild-life artist and prints of his painting hang from the walls of the apartments. Chuck was very attentive to the needs of his clients and whenever we had any problem he made sure that it was put right immediately. Chuck likes people is the perfect host for this little piece of paradise. His assistant Edith is ready to book any tours that visitors might have. Even though you’re renting an apartment, it still has daily maid service so you have nothing to do but lie back and enjoy the good life.
Because of its close proximity to beautiful beaches and lots of services, El Paseo del Mar is a great place to stay, especially for those who are looking for a home away from home. However, even people looking to stay for a night or two will find El Paseo del Mar a great spot. We can’t wait to return next year.

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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Rogers, Arkansas
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Reviewed 16 April 2013

I hesitate to tell anyone about this place, I like it so much.

My wife and I have stayed here twice, and we always come back, every winter...

Chuck, the ower, keeps the place in pristine condition... It is conveniently located just off the main highway in Manuel Antonio, and a nice short Hike down to the beach.

You will see more monkeys here than you will in the park. Chuck plants native banana trees around the place , which attracts them... they come through five or six times a day. Howlers, Sloths, white face, spider monkeys... we have seen them all come by as we enjoy the pool..

It's safe, .. no kids, .. and always you will find other couples staying there who you can chum around with...

He employs a cleaning lady who is extremely detail oriented, and always just as friendly

She will wash clothes for you for about 5 dollars, too...

Can't say enough good about this place!!!

Room Tip: All rooms are great. Best view from the top room....
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about El Paseo del Mar

Property: El Paseo del Mar
Address: 150 meters west of Hotel Mariposa, Manuel Antonio 60601, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 38 Speciality Lodging in Manuel Antonio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — El Paseo del Mar 3.5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Luxury beach apartments near one of the most beautiful beaches in the world at Manuel Antonio National Park. Located on the edge of the rain forest with an abundance of monkeys, sloths and toucans. We offer one bedroom apartments with a king or queen bed and one single. Maid service is included. Our location is unique that we are walking distance to the beach, shopping and restaurants. ... more   less 
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El Paseo Del Mar Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio

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