Issimo Suites Boutique Hotel and Spa

Waterfront, Manuel Antonio National Park, Province of Puntarenas, 6350, Costa Rica | 4 star hotel
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A travel blog entry by hollynjym


Today was one of those days when there is little to report. We visited Tabacon hot springs one last time to say goodbye and have one last soak in the healing volcanic waters. I hoped to glimpse Arenal one last time since it was actually sunny when we woke up but it was still cloudy so no luck. The clouds were big and white and puffy though…a …

Me Tarzan, You Jane

A travel blog entry by lynsey.nault


... fish, a starfish and some creepy crawly, spiny-type creature straight out of horror movies that multiplies and takes over a whole city. We also had the chance to kayak to a nearby quiet, resort-type beach. That is where we laid out for a few minutes and had instant sunburn. The sun here is quite hot - moi caliente.

Yesterday, we did a 10 in 1 adventure day which involved 4x4ing, via ferrata, a tarzan ...

All roads lead to San Jose

A travel blog entry by slmackay


... like the classy ladies we are and as it looked like it wasn't going to stop for a while decided to make a run for it when it slowed a bit. As it didn't stop raining all night we did some planning for the rest of our time in Costa Rica.

Day 10: 26 October 2013

It was still raining the next day when we woke up but thankfully no water had come into our room during the night. We went to get some breakfast in the hope the rain would stop as we were both keen ...

Logistics and bananas

A travel blog entry by klynch35313


... design (opposite problem here to Kenya as here there is too much rain and excess water is really bad for the banana plants). When the banana plants (bananas do not grow on trees, they grow on tall plants and are essentially a giant herb) get waterlogged they get stressed and produce a chemical called ethylene which stimulates the ripening process. Growers do not want this as the bananas need to be shipped green and unripened. Seeds of commercial banana plants are ...

Volunteers ravaged by illness in Paradise

A travel blog entry by kkiely


... unfortunately for Aslak, and went on enjoying my evening.

The next day our patients, Sarah and myself braved the outrageous heat and visited the Manuel Antonio National Park which cured everyone up nicely....briefly. We saw all sorts of wildlife from snakes, to sloths, to monkeys, to raccoons etc and plumped ourselves on a class little secluded beach for a few hours.

That night we lost Aslak to his bed due to the prolonged ...

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    Historical Traveler Reviews Issimo Suites Boutique Hotel and Spa Manuel Antonio National Park

    Wow, what a great place for a family vacation!!!!!


    We can't say enough about how wonderful our experience was at Issimo Family Suite Hotel in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica!!! We have never experienced such an incredible hospitality before.

    Excellent Experience!


    This is a pristine place with incredible views, fresh ocean breezes, and has a super family running it!

    When there, I saw a lesbian couple, a business man from Panama, and met many locals that came for dinner.

    There were smiling faces each day. The staff is very relaxed and ready to give it their all. The design and style of the place was fun, creative, and elegant.

    Highly recommended!

    Issimo Suites was unforgettable


    The time our family spent at Issimo Suites was unforgettable. Our kids rated our suite with 10 stars. The view was magnificent, the weather perfect, the staff was welcoming, experienced and very helpful. Our family was able to fit in as if we were part of the hotel family. Breakfast and dinner were cooked on the spot by a knowledgeable chef and the atmosphere was relaxed and inviting. The hotel was designed to co-exist in harmony with nature. Native species of flora and fauna flourish and contribute to the overall effect. We have fallen in love with it and will return shortly to begin our new life in Manuel Antonio Beach.

    Jane and Henry Perez, Fl, USA

    Liked the location, saddened by their policies


    My mother and I stayed at this hotel and we enjoyed its wonderful aesthetics. So much so that I recommended the hotel to some good friends of ours (a lesbian couple) who wanted to visit with their children. They sent a reservation request and the hotel staff did not dignify it with a response. I did a little research and it seems that they in fact do not allow gay couples or gay families. It is a shame and quite surprising since the Manuel Antonio area is one of the most progressive in Costa Rica.

    That said, their location is quite unique but I think there are much better options in the area.

    God bless

    Wonderful place to stay


    A wonderful place to stay. The place is very clean and modern. The staff are knowledgable and helpful.

    The most wonderful hotel we 've ever seen!


    During our honeymoon in Costa Rica, we stayed at Issimo Suites.

    It was just amazing! We couldn't have imagined a better place to stay for our honeymoon. For us it was more than just a hotel: it was an experience on its own to stay there. We were very impressed by the beautiful, thoughtfully designed rooms and the oceanview from the Jaccouzi. What a dream!

    For us the hotel was also very well-situated: in the middle of nature, close to a deserted beach and the national park.

    We also really appreciated the sincere friendliness of all the people from the hotel. We immediately felt at home.

    Although Costa Rica is really far from Belgium, we hope to return soon to this paradise. Especially at Issimo Suites!!



    Our experience @ Issimo Suites was superb. We received superior service & got to know the very friendly staff. Also we were able to meet the owners of the resort. They were very welcoming & we felt like one big family. Our suite was unique & beautiful, just as the view from our room was a swell. We didnīt want to leave. We certainly appreciated the service & hospitality we received. Made our second aniversary one to remember. We will be returning very soon to visit our new friends again.

    Blake and Michelle Bukley

    Naples, FL

    Amazing new hotel


    I recently stayed at the Issimo suites with my family last week and had a tremendous time. This new hotel is equipped with 8 suites, of which we occupied 6. There are unbelieveable views from every room, every amenity which you can imagine. The hotel was brand new when we arrived and the staff was helpful, attentive and made our stay truly pleasurable. With so many hotels offering nothing more than a box of a room, this is truly a unique destination with tremendous views, a great staff and a host of activities and amenities at your fingertips. I read another review which complained about a problem and was truly surprised. GREAT HOTEL in an amazing destination.

    Great place for family


    Our family stayed at Issimo Suites for 6 days- what an experience! We enjoyed every bit of it and found it very difficult to get on the plane back to Canada! The beach is a short drive away by free shuttle, as is the national park and many restaurants and tourist shops. The staff was very friendly and accommodating, responding to our every need. It was so nice to come back from the beach to find our room clean and enjoy the air conditioning. The hotel was still under construction when we stayed, but we look forward to visiting again once the restaurant is open. I would highly recommend this hotel to any family looking for a comfortable, friendly and beautiful place to stay!

    Issimo Suites: smell of excrement


    If you like the smell of excrement, dont look any further, this is your place.

    If they had not charged my stay in advance and refused to return the money ($310 per night including tax) I would have left, but instead, I had to accept changing my room in various ocassions, climbing floors each time, attempting to outrun the foul smell comming out of every opening. I have to recognize that the the hotel personnel is friendly and well trained but this hotel is not yet ready for business. I should be shut down by the health officials until the serious problems with black water dispossal is solved.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Issimo Suites Boutique Hotel and Spa Manuel Antonio National Park

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding