We had originally booked/paid(non refundable $1400) to stay a week at La Foresta Nature Resort, but was informed after doing so that they had closed down, so they set us up at Manuel Antonio Estates in a luxury villa, even receiving an email with pictures/descriptions. When we arrived, there was no villa we were set up in. In fact we were assigned to an "Eco Apartment", which is a total dump! I wasn't aware that Eco meant dirty. The stove was filthy with cooked on food, the dishes were dirty in the cabinet(plywood boxes hanging on the wall), the coffee cups had dried coffee stains(from coffee drying and not being washed), which required us to wash the dishes before using any. The floors are dirty making your feet black. We had towels for the 4 of us but no washcloths anywhere. A/C is only in 1 bedroom and did a mediocre job at best. Many lights were burnt out and lamp cords were electrical taped together. These units are $30 per night at best, NOT $200! After 2 nights, we're leaving this toilet and heading to Costa Verde Resort 5 minutes away where we got a private 4 bedroom, ocean view, luxury house for $1145 for the week. We threw $1400 non-refundable down the toilet at M.A.E.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Villas, homes and condos at Manuel Antonio Estates, offering rentals by the week for all group sizes & budgets! All villas offer private pool, blue Pacific Ocean views, proximity of the bustling fishing village of Quepos, spectacular famed beaches of Manuel Antonio nearby, monkeys, 180 species of birds, essence of luxury & pure tranquility. Peacefulness awaits in our lush tropical jungle w/world class Spa. Our accommodations suit every need and taste from cozy eco condos for 1-4 people to premier/deluxe homes for 18 of your closest amigos. Exciting Tours! Rainforest Canopy, Horseback, Mangrove Monkey, ATV Sportfishing, much more! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Manuel Antonio Estates Costa Rica/Quepos