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Recent Manuel Antonio reviews
The Best Vacation Ever!
"I had never been out of the country so I was a little hesitant to go to Costa Rica....but it was absolutely amazing! I never felt unsafe or uncomfortable! There is so much to do but if you want to relax and just embrace the beautiful country....this is the place! Jota, Katia and Carmen are wonderful! Every meal we had was delicious! The villa was always very clean and always had fresh towels. Jota helped us book our activities like zip lining, hiking and anything else you can think of! The beach is amazing! It's about a 15 minute hike down to your own personal beach! There are plenty of beautiful beaches around all within a 10 minute drive!
I have to say my favorite part (including my kids) was the monkeys! They are so sweet and adorable! They came to visit about 4-5 times while we were there. We also saw toucans in the morning! You can't find that kind of experience anywhere!
We can not wait to go back!!!"
Guest: Jackie G.Date of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: March 18, 2015
"Returning to Costa Rica, Manuel Antonio, and La Vista for the second time only reconfirmed the notion that this is the greatest place on earth. If you love nature, come. If you love monkeys playing around you and stealing a mango from the kitchen table because you didn't close the glass door completely, come. If you love spectacular views, come. If you love friendly people, come. If you love amazing, fresh food, come. If you're in a rut and need something new, come.
There's a magic to this place that rivals that of any fictional world. In novels and movies, you're left with a feeling of sadness when the credits flash or the final page is read, because you lent yourself to another world for a time and then must return to your own. Here you are creating your own story in what seems another world. You get to experience the sound of the ocean roaring over morning tamarindo juice. You get to wake up to toucans cawing back and forth. You get to have monkeys yank on your hair because you're dozing on the edge of the pool instead of paying attention to them. You get to turn off all the lights in the villa and stare in awe at the night sky so full of stars that you get dizzy from the magnitude and closeness of their overwhelming proximity. Go rafting down the Savegre River. Go horseback riding on the beach. Go to la feria and try the mouthwatering fruits. Step out of your comfort zone and live.
Write your own story, create your own journey, experience Pura Vida so you never grow old."
Guest: JamieDate of Stay: September 2015Review Submitted: November 8, 2015
"Great family vacation around fathers 85th birthday. Ten of us were easily accommodated in this spacious beautifully designed home. We arranged for a cook to prepare breakfast and dinner. Hiro the chef received high marks from all of us including my Cordon Blue Paris trained sister and her husband who for over ten years owned a haute cuisine French restaurant on the Monterey Peninsula. Ricky the property manager was always there to provide tour, restaurant and general recommendations. The house was cleaned top to bottom everyday and kept in immaculate condition. I would highly recommend Casa Samba to anyone traveling to Manuel Antonio."
Guest: Steve M.Date of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: July 6, 2015
"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: BethDate of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: April 8, 2015