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Recent Manuel Antonio reviews

  • Fabulous Vacation at Linda and Michael's condo!

    "Our family of four just returned from an awesome trip to Costa Rica. I did a lot of research to find a condo that would suit our needs. Linda and Michael's condo was exceptional. It was not only beautiful, but it was very comfortable with all the amenities that you would need. It was also located in the perfect location, close to town and on the property of a beautiful boutique hotel which had a pool, restaurant and spa. We were able to cook, they had a washer/dryer, 3 balconies overlooking the beautiful resort and a gorgeous view of sunsets over the pacific ocean! The air conditioning was amazing considering Costa Rica is quite hot. They had a DVD player that we used to watch movies, and they also have HBO which is in English. In addition the condo has wifi, which allowed us to use our computers, ipads, etc. What is even more special is that the condo comes with a concierge named Alex, who helped us book our excursions, and did whatever else we needed to do. He recommended restaurants, and helped us to print out our boarding passes the day before we left. He's a really great guy, and it made our vacation simple and seamless! Going to Manuel Antonio was the best decision that we made. I researched Costa Rica for several months because there are so many places that you can visit and do things, but I feel that Manuel Antonio, has everything all in one place. They have beautiful beaches, rainforests, and lots of awesome excursions. We went ziplining through the canopy, scuba diving, hiking in Manuel Antonio park and saw all sorts of animals, ATV tours and a Jetski tour, but there is much more. What's nice about this area is that all these excursions are close by, whereas many other parts of Costa Rica you have to drive quite a distance to get to them. Our family rented a car, and it was easy to get from the airport in San Jose to Manuel Antonio that way. I had some reservations about driving, but it was not a problem and all the roads were paved and well marked. The restaurants in Manuel Antonio were quite good and all had magnificent views of the pacific. Our last day was a Friday and they have a great farmer's market in Quepos (just a few miles away). I highly recommend you do that, as it was the highlight of our trip. Just being with the locals and seeing what fabulous produce that they have was so much fun. We absolutely loved our trip, and plan to go back again someday. You can't go wrong here."
    Guest: Rebecca N. Date of Stay: May 2015 Review Submitted: May 18, 2015
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  • Casa de Frutas

    "It was unanimous among our family of 5- Tulemar sets the bar high for vacation destinations. We loved everything from the quiet picturesque surroundings (sans Howler Monkeys), attentive service and of course the incredible Casa de Frutas. Tulemar is truly like living inside a zoo- it's an experience in itself to sit and witness all the wildlife in it's natural habitat. The locals are kind, inviting and ready to share their beautiful country with visitors. Mauricio was an amazing concierge, and whether we needed to go to the grocery store, wanted to book a tour, or were wondering what to do for dinner, he was there for our every need. Thank you so much for the service and paradise you gave us Tulemar! It was a vacation we will not soon forget."
    Guest: Grant G Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: February 24, 2015
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  • Awesome Place, Great Views

    "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 2015 Review Submitted: January 17, 2015
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  • You Will Not Find Anywhere Better Than This!

    ""Wow!" is the first word we exclaimed when we arrived at this gorgeous property. "Perfect" and "Paradise" are two other words that came to mind. You will not find a better location in CR, I'm positive of it. Ken and Kim were fantastic hosts, House Manager Jose took excellent care of our every whim, and the cleaning staff kept the place spotless. The viewing deck is the only place you need to be the whole trip, because you don't want to miss seeing any of the wildlife or hearing the ocean. The splash pool was shaded, cool and beautiful. We only used the ping pong and pool tables once but what a great way to enjoy happy hour! This perfect, private sanctuary has everything you could dream of for a life-changing vacation experience. If you need to supplement your experience, Kim offered a fantastic sunset horseback ride for my daughter that she thoroughly enjoyed, and Ken set up a zipline for our whole family that was top notch - best and safest I've ever done anywhere. And as everyone else has posted, take Jose's Mangrove tour for sure! The beach is semi-private, and it is a hike to get down there, but just take some drinks and snacks and LOTS of sunscreen during low tide and enjoy the day down there. (then just have a nap after you survive the hike back up! it's not really dangerous, just tiring in the heat). Tips: Bring a book - there's nothing better than listening to the jungle and reading in a hammock. If you have a large family, bring games for the evening. You won't want to be watching TV, trust me! Get your coffee at Café Milagro right at the top of the hill - they have the best. We also thoroughly enjoyed a dinner there. Buy bananas/fruit - you'll want snacks for "jungle visitors" Bring several good cameras - trust me, everyone will be grabbing for a camera when the animals come out to play! Have Jose find you some fish - he has friends who can provide you with anything fresher than the grocery store will have. Also the ceviche is a great snack, as him about it. Pura Vida!!!"
    Guest: Raegan V. Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: April 1, 2015
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