Costa Verde II
Travel Blogs from Manuel Antonio National Park
Im Reiseführer steht, dass man am besten frühmorgens in den Park soll, um der Hitze und den Massen aus dem Weg zu gehen. Schon früh morgens haben wir ein abenteuerliches Aufeinandertreffen mit Kapuzineraffen auf unserem Balkon. Ganz fasziniert fotografieren wir den Affen, als er urplötzlich mit fletschenden Zähnen und Gebrüll auf uns losrennt. …
Heute herrscht hohe Luftfeuchtigkeit und es ist extrem schwül. Wir fühlen uns wie zerfliessendes Glacé und das nur schon vom Verstauen des Gepäcks im Auto. Wir wollen aber heute noch den zweiten "richtigen" Wasserfall im Tal besichtigen. Dort können wir sogar hinlaufen.
Das Wasser ist schön erfrischend und wir können uns etwas abkühlen, …
Costa Verde and Manual Antonio is PARADISE!!! We fell in love at first sight. We spend our last 6 days relaxing on the beaches and enjoying life. Costa Verde's theme is "More Monkey's than People", and they are right. Each morning, we were greeted by an abundance of white face monkey's'. In the afternoon, the iguana's started to sun bath. By the …
After we finished our farm tour, we got showered, packed up, and had one last breakfast at the resort before hopping into our van for what was supposed to be a 5 hour drive. This time, our driver spoke English fairly well, so we were able to learn a bit about the towns and crops we saw on the way.
We stopped for a drink break after about 2 hours, while we were still on very windy roads. We were on the Pan-American Highway ...
... places weren't open for dinner yet. I also wanted to be back before dark because I didn't want to drive up the hill in the dark. We found a tex-mex place and then headed back to hang out in the hammock and enjoy some drinks.
The following morning we woke up to head to our whale watching tour. It was a couple hours in a boat out in the Pacific. Unfortunately we didn't end up seeing any whales but we did get to see lots of dolphins and even a little sea turtle. We also made ...
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We stayed at Costa Verde II the last week of April. In general the hotel has great views and a good location. After going down to Manuel Antonio I wouldn't want to stay anywhere downhill from Costa Verde. Reservations were a hassle. They didn't answer any questions that I asked in e-mails so I had to call. They didn't reserve the room we booked. They didn't offer any compensation.
The location made up for the problems that we encountered. This place really is about location, location, location.
We stayed for 4 nights at the Costa Verde Hotel in April. There were serval problems associated with the hotel. Our room wasn't ready on arrival even though it was l hour past check in. We were told it would be ready in 20 minutes, which turned out to be an hour. We were in Bldg E which is a VERY STEEP 300-400 meters from the reception desk, pool or restaraunt. Don't stay in E Bldg unless you are used to a vigorous workout on stairstepper! Every evening we would freshen up for dinner and be soaked with perspiration by the time we got to the restaraunt.
Firstly, I think this place has possibly the BEST restaurant in the world. The food is AMAZING (and I eat out a lot...!), and the view is out of this world, squirrel monkeys run through the bar at sunset... I really can't describe what a fantastic place this is...
On top of that, the rooms are also fantastic! Large, clean, with great balconies.... It's about a 15 minute walk - down hill, to the beach, and the national park entrance is 5 minutes along the beach to your left (obviously, there are no hotels in the National Park itself)...
The hotel has a couple of other restaurants, one based in an old war plane...!?! Overall, a wonderful place, i'd reccommend it to anyone!
We stayed in the hotel for 2 nights and had a fantastic time. The rooms are big and clean with balcony overlooking the rainforest and the ocean. In the afternoon you can see a lot of monkeys. The pools are open till 10pm and the restaurant serves fantastic food (especially steaks and fresh fish).The hotel is in the middle of the rainforest. I would always recommend this place!
We had a studio room - with AC, mercifully - and a spectacular view of the Pacific. The staff were pleasant and helpful, and we were able to book a great 3-hour hike in Manual Antonio using their suggestions.
My friend and I stayed here for 3 nights this past June. We found the room to be spacious and clean. Our room had AC and satellite t.v. Since there aren't many restaurants close by, we ate most of our meals at the hotel restaurant and enjoyed the view of the water as well as the food. We saw many monkeys right outside our room and around the hotel grounds.
My family of 5 just returned from a two night stay in an ocean view studio-plus room in Costa Verde II, which was wonderful! Due to unforseen change of plans upon arriving in San Jose we needed to book an additional two nights in the Quepos area during Christmas. We already had booked four nights at the Si Como No, down the street from the Costa Verde, but couldn't check in earlier. We were luckily able to get two beautiful rooms at the Costa Verde for the 2 nights and we were pleasantly surprized. The rooms are extremely large with two queen beds, kitchen area with dining table and very large balcony overlooking the adult pool as well as the jungle and the ocean. In this complex there is no a/c, but just screened in windows and doors with 4 ceiling fans which kept the rooms comfortable and allowed us to hear all the noises of the jungle. We all enjoyed the breakfasts in the dining room overlooking the jungle and the ocean served by very friendly staff. The entire environment of this property was special, giving us a wonderful introduction to our first stay in Costa Rica. Lots of monkeys also reside here which are fun to observe. The entire hotel is very well maintained, updated and clean, yet is able to maintain the feel of a unique jungle property. We were sorry to have to leave for the Si Como No, which we also enjoyed, but didn't get the same feeling from. Next time I will only stay at Costa Verde!
I had decided to return to Costa Rica twelve years after my first visit. I enjoyed the Junior Suite 2 at Costa Verde II for a few days and nights in November 2004. This is not a standard size room. For me, traveling solo, it was great to spread out after staying in more cramped spaces in other locations in this wonderful destination on the Central American isthmus. Costa Verde's proximity to the Manuel Antonio National Park is their best asset. The walk to the National Park is downhill, but I'd suggest that for only 100 colones (less than 25 cents) taking the Quepos-Manuel Antonio public bus to return after a few hours enjoying the Park ("salida" at any of the hotels along the way of go all the way to Quepos) as the steep, uphill walk on the narrow, windy road is too uneccessarily risky, especially after hours of doing the trails in the park. After climbing the slippery slope to Punta Catedral, why do a road with speeding taxis and tourists?