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Recent Manzanillo reviews

  • Great stay! Fantastic location! You are in the jungle!

    "Our family of 5 spent a week in this house. We really enjoyed our stay! The house is up in the canopy of the forest so birds and monkeys are almost right at eye level. We saw hundreds of birds including toucans and green parrots, howler and spider monkeys, and many butterflies right off the deck. Our kids found poison dart frogs crossing the walk-way on several occasions. Expect to be woken up by bird songs and/or the howler monkeys every day of your stay. They are literally right outside the windows. There are bugs, like most of the country, it is impossible to avoid them. The beds all had nets that kept them off you at night. There will also probably be several geckos in the house, they eat the bugs so we enjoyed having them around. Our kids really liked catching them to examine. Yari, the property manager, is a wonderful person. She lives just at the bottom of the driveway and was easy to get in touch with as her mother runs the closest grocery store, just down the road. She got us everything we needed and did a great job showing us around the property. Her English is great and that was a big plus for us. We really didn't have any negatives for our stay but there are a few items to be aware of: Access to the house is up a steep curving driveway. We had 4WD and used it a couple times when the concrete was wet with rain. After parking, a fairly steep set of steps leads up to the houses and it might be difficult for elderly or impaired people to get up. There was no hot water in the house, but that isn't unusual for the country. Made for quick showers! The shower in the upper house is actually outside, sort of suspended off the side of the house outside the bathroom. Kinda fun to be showering outside in the jungle while the monkeys hoot and birds fly past. You will hear howler monkeys, quite possibly all night long. If you are a light sleeper this could be an issue. It didn't really bother any of us, but if you woke in the night you would hear them off in the distance very often. We were thrilled when they came by on our second day and spent 15-20 minutes in the tree right outside the house! The location was great for us, commented many times since that it was our favorite spot we stayed. Manzanillo itself wasn't anything special and we didn't spend much time there. Ate at the soda next to the hostel one night and had a good meal. It was great being close to Punta Manzanillo and we hiked there on several occasions. Great spot!"
    Guest: Bugsyboat Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 20, 2014
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  • Jungle Paradise

    "We spent one week at the Coral Reef house with a party of three adults and two young children. It was perfect for us. Dophi helped us across the river the first day, and from them on we were very comfortable. The rustic house was exactly the simplicity we were looking for. The kids loved playing in the tide pool right in front of the house. We enjoyed watching the monkeys and birds which are very close. We explored the jungle with the kids, and separate, for a more advanced hike. We walked to town easily and explore a wide range of beaches. Thank you for having us!"
    Guest: Stocks Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: April 1, 2015
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  • Great Experience!

    "We had a great time at the house! The water is warm and calm and monkeys and sloths can be seen all around. One of our favorite pastimes was sitting on the large porch, sipping delicious local coffee and watching for animals. Chena, the manager, was very helpful from start to finish. She assisted in everything from getting us help loading in luggage and groceries from the other side of the creek when we arrived, making delicious meals, and organizing day trips. One of my favorite trips was guided by Chena's cousin, Tino - we hiked from the house to Punto Mona and learned a lot about the native plants and animals as well as enjoyed a swim in a lagoon with a boatride back! Also great day trip was to the Jaguar Rescue Center in Puerto Viejo - while there were not any jaguars there while were there, there were tons of different animals, from owls, to cats, to sloths, to anteaters. Not only are they doing good work but the guides are super knowledgeable and you can go into the monkey house and interact with them! There is a family that lives on the property - Claudia does an excellent job at any laundry or cleaning needs you have. We had her come in twice for a fresh up - it's affordable and nice to have a clean floor as you will be barefoot most of the time. One thing I would note is that the creek was never dry when we were there. And, the water was often mid-shin or knee high. While this is not really a big deal, for your comfort I would advise bringing one more pair of shoes than you think you should because things do not dry very quickly in the forest. Would definitely stay here again, thank you for sharing, Kathy!"
    Guest: Stacia B. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 29, 2014
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  • Rainforest retreat in a fascinating area

    "We loved our stay at La Patita. The house is amazing---open to the lush rainforest, yet kind of cozy and funky-- like living in a treehouse. We could lie in a hammock on the deck and spot sloths, howler monkeys, and toucans. Our hike through the Refuge with Omar was a highlight. He was a great guide--a font of knowledge on all things local. William, the caretaker was also friendly and accommodating. China, (a cook who lives in Manzanillo) came to La Patita to prepare a dinner for us one night. She is a native English speaker like all the older folks in the area, many of whom are descendants of workers who came from Jamaica to build the railroad, and work in the banana plantations. Fascinating history of this place. We loved hanging out and walking on the gorgeous beaches. Just be sure to find out where the rip tides make swimming dangerous. Good food to be had at Cool and Calm Cafe. Thank you, Sita for helping us get in touch with China and with Omar. Meeting local people made our fantastic week even better!"
    Guest: Traveller Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 7, 2015
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