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Recent La Isla Palo Seco reviews

  • Highly recommended!

    "This is a beautiful house. It's located about 15 miles or so south of Jaco. It is located in a very secure gated community at Bejuco Beach. Not too much going on in Bejuco Beach itself, but there is a nice, very quiet beach there. One day while walking to the beach a large group of scarlet macaws flew down and landed in a tree near us. They are so cool. That was a treat! The house had everything you need for cooking, washer, dryer, and was very clean and well maintained. Each bedroom had it's own private bath. The AC worked great! We couldn't get the wifi to work. It would say it was connected, but we couldn't access the internet. Not too big a deal, my phone worked great there so we could check emails using that. The house is not too far a drive from Jaco where there are many restaurants and shops. There are also several restaurants located on the road between Bejuco Beach and Jaco that are right on the water. We visited many. It is also a close drive to Manuel Antonio National Park. I highly recommend this park. We saw many animals, and the monkeys are all over the beach. The beaches there are spectacular!"
    Guest: Rebecca B. Date of Stay: April 2016 Review Submitted: May 2, 2016
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  • Wonderful Stay

    "Our family of six had an incredible time staying here at Villa Manuel Antonio! Let me first say that while searching, I messaged the owner, Laurent, and asked him about public transportation availability and ease as one of my sons is on crutches. Laurent called me to let me know that the transportation was fine, but that there were stairs to our floor since we were looking at the lowest level with a small yard for my children to run around in and search for lizards. He was concerned that my son would not be able to do the stairs and wanted to let me know before I booked the villa. He sent me pictures that he took of the stairs and we decided my son would be fine and continued with our booking. It was nice to see that Laurent's concern was for our comfort and enjoyment, even at the risk of us looking elsewhere if we felt our son would have difficulty on the stairs. So, back to the review... Our villa was located on the lowest level with a small yard and a view of the Pacific and the national park. The two bedrooms have king beds and there is a fold out couch in the living room. The bathrooms are large and the villa is a great place to stay. The kitchen comes with all the hardware for preparing meals yourself. The pool also has a nice view and our kids enjoyed swimming in it. During the morning it is in the sunshine, but after lunch it begins to get some shade to offer respite from the heat of the day. Our kids enjoyed the pool everyday. We also saw monkeys, a sloth, numerous birds and some colorful lizards while at the villa. The location is phenomenal. Perched on a hilltop but only steps to the bus that runs to beaches and the park in one direction, and Quepos in the other. There is no need to rent a car, just take the bus. Taxis were also easy to hail. There are also restaurants nearby (try the Falafel Bar), as well as a Bank of Costa Rica, Economy Car Rental and a small convenience store. There was not a lot of walking to these places so it was perfect for our son. It really is an ideal location for getting to wherever you need to go. As for Laurent, he stays on the property which is such a big help for finding whatever you need. He arranges tours and transportation to San Jose or wherever. He can point you in the right direction for food, groceries or any other needs. He is very friendly and a delight to talk with. It was our pleasure to meet him. We highly recommend booking your stay with Villa Manuel Antonio. You won't regret it!"
    Guest: Jason W. Date of Stay: January 2016 Review Submitted: January 30, 2016
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  • Loved It!!

    "We very much enjoyed our trip to Costa Rica. We particularly enjoyed our stay at Apartmento Iguana. Everything about the unit we stayed in was perfect. We would not change anything. So Beautiful!! Thanks so much to Marga for picking us up in Jaco when our shuttle driver would not deliver us directly to our destination at Apartmento Iguana. She also made a stop at the grocery store for us to pick up groceries which was extremely beneficial. Marga also drove us into Jaco one day during our stay to explore the Town of Jaco and do some souvenir shopping. Thank you Marga for taking such good care of us. We especially enjoyed the fresh coconuts, papaya's, mango's and limes that James cut from the trees on site, as we watched. So delicious!! We loved sitting by the beautiful pool enjoying the gorgeous landscaping while reading and relaxing. We had long walks on the beach, enjoyed watching surfers and exploring the town of Esterillos Oeste. So much enjoyed Russ stopping to visit with us as we were relaxing by the pool. Every day he made sure we were relaxing and enjoying our stay. We are looking forward to returning very soon. Thank You Marga, Russ and James for making us feel so relaxed and comfortable during our stay. Carl and Cheryl"
    Guest: Carl B. Date of Stay: June 2016 Review Submitted: July 11, 2016
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  • Canot convey the awesome of this place. If you hate to camp but love nature this is your place.

    "Villa Tekla is your spot if you like "glamping" Camping with all the amenities, refrigerator, stove, TV, WiFi, hot water and a private pool! A very thought out villa that uses the idea of openness to bring you into the surrounding rain forest. I will have to warn that there are no glass windows in the Villa (master bedroom downstairs is fully screened in) and that unnerved me at first, but with the view and everything you'll forget about that in minutes. After spending only 16 hours on the property I saw Toucans, sloths, small poisons looking frogs and a myriad of birds and butterflies I can't even keep track of. Yes nature may visit inside, as we had several birds pop into the rooms, house geckos to help with keeping the bugs down and the special occasion was when a wayward two toed sloth decided to take a stroll along the gates, the main living room windows and overhang. That is something I will never forget. One word of advice don't leave the main white lights on in any room during the night for a long time. We made that mistake the second day and it became bug central, but hey you're visiting a place that has a huge amount of wildlife and to me it was a plus! Waking up to the morning sun (due to damn loud monkeys and birds) on the patio with a coffee was just amazing. The views are spectacular and just being in the canopy of a rainforest is something I doubt anyone would forget. All rooms have very powerful ceiling fans that facilitate the airflow to make the house very comfortable even during times of high heat and humidity. One day reached 98 degrees F 100% humidity but inside it was a comfortable 75-80 F degrees. The tiered layout of the house made me feel like a kid again (I'm 46). Plenty of room for several couples (only 2 of us but could accommodate 4-6 easily) as long as you aren't concerned about privacy, as the house is constructed for maximum airflow to keep it cool so there are very few doors which may make some westerners uncomfortable. And how can you not resist a private pool (just about 6ft deep). Fully functioning kitchen with coffee maker, blender (most important for pina coladas!), toaster, microwave, full size refrigerator and stove and most all pots/pans you can think of. The knives were actually sharp! It's only 1/4 of a mile to a very well stocked market which had more European cheeses than my local grocer in DC does! People in Manuel Antonio are very friendly and helpful. Wesley DC"
    Guest: wesindc Date of Stay: June 2016 Review Submitted: June 25, 2016
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