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Recent Manuel Antonio reviews
First rate service and beautiful accommodations
"What a wonderful week we had at Tulemar. Our spacious 3-bedroom villa was clean, convenient, and tastefully decorated with stunning views of the jungle and ocean. There was plenty of room for all eight of us (4 adults and 4 kids). Loved having morning coffee on our balcony, and really enjoyed the huge gorgeous showers. The kitchen was well equipped. Thanks to our concierge, Bryan, for helping us with reservations and logistics, Christopher for an amazing dinner, Daniela for the best mojitos ever, and David for his excellent service at the beach and his attentiveness to the our kids. Staff everywhere are friendly and take the time to point out wildlife - we saw sloth and monkeys daily. The beach is a bit of a hike but we enjoyed the walk and saw some great wildlife along the way. A shuttle is available for those who can't tolerate hilly terrain. Overall, an amazing experience that I would recommend without reservation."
Guest: ScottDate of Stay: February 2015Review Submitted: March 3, 2015
"This villa was an awesome place to stay in Manuel Antonio. It is centrally located and the views are fabulous. We stayed here for my 50th birthday, and I needed a place with at least 10 rooms. This villa was perfect for the occasion. All rooms have king-size beds and almost every room has its own bathroom. There is a kitchen for the main house and separate kitchens for the 3 two bedroom apartments below the main house. There is one room on the main level which worked out perfectly for my mother who has some difficulties with stairs. With a total of 17 people, everyone was extremely comfortable and had plenty of space.
The villa sits on top of a hill near the Hotel Mariposa. There are amazing views of Manuel Antonio National Park and the ocean from every floor. There is a large outdoor table area for dining which we used every day. There is a nice pool for when we did not want to walk down to the ocean, which was a 20 minute walk (or 5 minutes by taxi). We were also visited almost daily by the monkeys.
Laurent, the owner, was incredibly helpful. He arranged transport from San Jose for a number of my guests. He also helped to set up the activities we participated in (Catamaran Cruise, Zip-Lining, Mangrove Tour). Finally, he helped us order groceries for delivery from the local supermarket. Laurent was always around to help, but at the same time, he gave us our privacy and was never intrusive.
All in all, I would highly recommend this villa, especially for those with a large group. We had a fantastic week in Manuel Antonio and this villa was central to our experience."
Guest: Lawrence L.Date of Stay: January 2015Review Submitted: January 17, 2015
"This condo worked beautifully for our 4 night stay. We were two adult couples traveling so having the two separate bedroom/bathroom combinations worked excellently. Loved the view, spotted howler monkeys in the trees one evening. We were in the rainy season and witnessed an awesome 8 hour lightning and thunderstorm, great views at night from the balcony.
Best to have a car to get around. With 4WD you can drive down to one of the close beaches. Really liked that this property was off the main road so felt more secluded.
Recommend Emilios restaurant just down the road.
Now, here is my caution if you are staying at this location over a weekend. The hotel hosted a 'dance party' on Saturday from 3:00 - 11:00 pm. They set up a DJ near the pool who played blaring music with an electronica beat for yes, 8 hours. The speakers faced all the residence towers and not the hotel. It was too loud inside and with the doors/windows closed. We and others staying in the condo complained but the management was not responsive. Even though there was NO one at the party for the first five hours! It seemed to get started only after 8:00 pm. It looked like this was geared to locals as we did not receive an invitation (they had slipped a flyer under the door for a live music and food discount on Friday night, which had no impact on us). In fact, our rafting guides the next day mentioned they knew about the party from Facebook. It even impeded our ability to drive in/out as they had roped off the entrance and we had to continually prove we belonged on the premises.
This is no reflection on the owners or management company as their hands were tied, nothing Linda, Michael, or Alex could do about the situation. Just an unfortunate experience that detracted wildly from our relaxing vacation. We'd expected Saturday to be our relax at home/pool day. Other than that, I would give it five stars."
Guest: TamaraDate of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: July 1, 2015
"We rented the top two units at Villa Azul and it was exactly what we wanted, and better than we expected. The units are very spacious and perfect for two couples or six people. The covered decks are wonderful places to sit and take in the views and the jacuzzi is perfect for watching the sunset. We also made good use of the new pool. The location is convenient to everything.
Jean is the perfect host. He can book all of your tours, and will give great recommendations on where to eat.
I can't imagine finding a better spot to stay."
Guest: Gord S.Date of Stay: February 2015Review Submitted: March 10, 2015