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Recent Manuel Antonio reviews

  • Lovely privacy, pool, and great concierges!

    "We were here for five days escaping from the snow in Boston. Sabrina, one of the concierges, helped us set up surfing lessons for two 20 year olds and for our 8 year old kids. They had a great two hours learning with Rogelio. Then we had a tour of the national park on the next day--I would only suggest in the future that you try to get there as soon as the park opens in the morning--it was pretty busy and then very hot. Our guide Jason was great, we enjoyed the wildlife spotting and a swim at the beach to wrap it up. Yes, the monkeys did steal some of our food. Smart little dudes. The third day we went ziplining--also set up by Sabrina. Great tour and lots of fun. Highly recommended for anyone not afraid of heights (one of the kids backed out at the last minute and he spent the two hours getting a tour of the butterfly garden and feeding the basilisk lizard. He was fine). We spent the other two days just wandering the beaches--the main one that is down the hill and also the one near Shana Resort. I think it is called Biesatz or something. The house has lots of info on where to go, what to see and restaurants to go to. The other concierge Geralyn helped us get taxis and reservations at the various places for lunch and dinner. Barba Roja was our favorite. We relied on taxis for the most part and the bus. The house is located downhill from most of the restaurants so we walked up and taxied down. It is uphill from the beach and we usually walked down and then took the bus back up and then walked downhill from the bus stop. What a wonderful place--and the small house pool was awesome--perfect temperature and size for an afternoon cool down. Highly recommended."
    Guest: Kristin B. Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: February 23, 2015
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  • Living with Nature in the Rain Forest

    "Our family stayed at Brooks Hacienda for a week over the 2014 Thanksgiving holiday and had a wonderful trip. As other reviews have stated, this is a great location to see the rainforest and wildlife right from the deck and poolside. During our stay we were able to see and hear all types of monkeys and birds with a beautiful backdrop of the rainforest preserve in the backyard. We prefer to stay in a quieter, more relaxing place away from the crowded resorts, so we found Brooks Hacienda to be the perfect spot. The pool is great and all the features of the kitchen, bedrooms, and bathroooms are very nice. The house was very clean and the beds are comfortable. Laundry facilities are also available. This is the first time that we have rented a place where the owners were so close by, and we found it very helpful to have Randy and Kate available for questions when we needed it. Kate hooked us up with a great guide for a day trip to the Manuel Antonio Preserve and a jungle canopy tour that included ziplining, swimming at a waterfall, horseback riding in the mountains, and a Costa Rican style lunch at Santa Juana, a small village high in the mountains. This was the best day trip and tour experience that our family has ever been on. Both tours picked us up and dropped us off at the house, so it was very convenient. Kate and Randy really went out of their way to make sure our family had a great experience and had everything we need. Kate even picked up some groceries ahead of time for us since we were arriving late. She also had great recommendations for local restaurants and we found Cafe Milagro, Emilio's Cafe, El Lagarto, and El Wagon Pizza to be very good. We would recommend a 4 wheel drive vehicle as the road is a little rough to get to the house, and it is nice to have if you want to explore any beaches or other activities that are off the main roads. This is a quiet neighborhood, so if you are looking for a party spot, this probably would not be the best fit. We can't wait to come back....Pura Vida!"
    Guest: Minnesota Wild Cat Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: March 21, 2015
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  • Casa Alta: Pura Vida!

    "We are a family of 5, with our 3 children now adults (20-23). We wanted to visit Costa Rica over New Years, and Casa Alta was the perfect destination. We were met at the airport in San Jose and were brought directly to Casa Alta in an air conditioned van. We did not need a rental car while staying at Casa Alta, as all of our tours provided transportation and the beach was only a short taxi ride down the hill. We had been in contact with Natalia prior to our visit, and she set up wonderful tours for us that included zip-lining (El Santuario Canopy Adventures - don't go with any other company!), Manuel Antonio Park (saw Howler Monkeys, Squirrel Monkeys, and White Faced Monkeys), and the Damas Mangrove Estuary (a boat tour - amazing - White Faced Monkeys jumped on the roof of our boat and then back into the trees). Casa Alta is spread out over three levels - with wonderful sunset views. The pool was crystal clear and wonderful for cooling off night or day. We ate and played games both at the bar off the kitchen, and on the patio by the pool. There are two markets within a short walking distance, and a larger grocery store in Quepos (the Pali) for a larger variety. During our stay, Natalia was available by phone (there is a phone at Casa Alta), email, and/or text at all times if we ever had any questions or needed anything. This was a dream come true for our whole family to vacation together in Costa Rica, and Casa Alta was the perfect place to stay. Thank you Natalia!"
    Guest: Karl S. Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 12, 2015
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  • Beautiful Secluded Home in Rainforest

    "Our family, including 2 teen girls and my mother, enjoyed our week at this beautiful secluded air-conditioned rental home up in the hills of Costa Rica. A 4x4 is a MUST to get up the dirt/rocky hills, but we all thought that was part of the adventure. If you like to be right in the middle of all the action, then this is probably not for you, but my family loved it. We all enjoyed adventures each day in nearby Quepos/Manuel Antonio and then returned for a swim in the pool to watch the sunset before heading out again for dinner or making dinner at the house. It is at least a 15 minute trip to get to Quepos and about 5 minutes of it is on a dirt road through African Palm Trees. The home is located in a gated area, but you literally can't see another home from it. It has beautiful views and off to the far south, you can see the Pacific Ocean in the distance. The people that manage the home live nearby and were very helpful in getting us to the home and helping us locate good restaurants. As with all homes, there were a few very minor things that the owner needs to fix, but none of it was really a big deal. (The dishwasher ran loudly, there were some scratchy animal noises in the vents, and the wood around the pool needs to be replaced.) The home is very clean and there is plenty of space for everyone to enjoy themselves. Also, the owner, was very helpful and easy to work with via phone/email prior to our visit. We would definitely stay again. We heard about a good adventure even further up the mountain that we didn't get to try, but hear is good."
    Guest: Beth Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: April 8, 2015
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