La Posada Private Jungle Bungalows
Travel Blogs from Manuel Antonio National Park
Day 9 – Sunday, July 5, 2009 – The long drive to MA. We ate breakfast at the rancho (had some very good pumpkin bread with chocolate chips). We walked to the beach one last time and took some more pictures of Villas Hemosas. It truly was a touch of heaven. Now it was time to hop in the van and hit the road heading for Manuel Antonio. …
The hotel lived up to expectations. Our room had a huge living room, two massive LCD televisions, a jacuzzi and a view over the rooftops of Quito and over to the surrounding mountains. It was awesome. We made the most of the facilities and then headed out in the torrential rain to catch up with our Aussie friends. The night out with them was …
Last two nights in Manuel Antonio was outstanding. Took us the whole day to drive to Manuel Antonio from Puerto Viejo and with an accident on the main highway blocked the traffic for about hour. Manuel Antonio has one of the most beautiful beaches ever. Went to the National Park and took a guided tour. Was worht the money because the guide knew …
... and we had a few good laughs over the Cost Rican ass-faced monkeys...this is what we called them because when you look at them from far away in tree branches, you can't really tell if you are looking at the front or rear end. All in all it was a fun and relaxing day.
Heading to Chirripo tomorrow for the 26k hike, hoping to summit the next day and then back to Alejuela for Super Bowl Sunday. Go Broncs!
... As its spikes dug in she ended up with bites on her side and arm! We took photos so checked with one of the tour guides to see if it was poisonous... Thankfully it wasn't. The walk back was along the beach front and was super nice. We came out of the park by a crocodile pool but didn't see any. As we had decided we didn't want to spend another night in the hostel it was soon time to get the bus to Quepos to head back to San Jose for the night before heading up to the Caribbean side.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews La Posada Private Jungle Bungalows Manuel Antonio National Park
I had a chance to bop down to Manuel Antonio for a couple of nights in November after a week's work in San Jose. Wound up at the La Posada Private Jungle Bungalows and I could not have been more pleased.
We found La Posada to be a lovely little bed and breakfast of a hotel. Some of the fancier hotels on prime property have better views of the ocean and sunsets if you are willing to pay 3 or 4 times as much. La Posada has a location adjacent to the park so animal life is abundant without the need to go anywhere. The landscaping is natural and exquisite. There was some construction in progress during our visit. This could be annoying if you want to spend most of your time in your room. Considering the other amenities we just wrote it off as the result of an interested owner putting back profits into the business.
What we were promised at this hotel was not what we received. When we booked back in August, we were told that there would be some construction, but all would be finished by the time we arrived. Upon arrival we were stunned. Construction was still happening; in fact, there were no steps even leading to the bungalows. In lieu of steps were empty squares with brick borders...definitely not safe.
We just returned from a trip to Costa Rica. My husband and I, with two teenagers, loved our stay of 3 nights and 4 days at La Posada Private Jungle Bungalows in Manuel Antonio. It's location is perfect - at the 'end of the road' away from the noise of the public beach and restaurants - and right next to the exit of Manuel Antonio National Park - foot path only. The handful of cabinas were beautifully landscaped. Our teens enjoyed the small pool and of course, the TV and airconditioning. The owner, Mike and staff were very helpful. Even before we arrived, he answered our email questions about tours and transportation in the area. The whole Manuel Antonio area is under construction as more and more hotels are being built. But it was peaceful and quiet at La Posada. Being so close to the National Park was great. We saw squirrel monkeys, deer, and large lizards on the property each day and heard the sounds of the 'jungle' each night.
Best place in Costa Rica
This is the best place to stay in all of Costa Rica. The bungalows are large with a good size bath. Plus the rooms come with a mini fridge and microwave. Our room was the jungle theme and it was very creative. It's only a two minute walk from the beach and the entrance to Manuel Anotinio. The best part of the hotel is the owner, Mike. He is extremely helpful and he loves to spend time with his guests. He took us and another couple from the hotel out to Quepos for the night.
I highly recommend this hotel for everyone.
All your senses come alive at La Posada
I had an amazing time staying at this place. I honestly thought I had found a paradise here on earth, and I have a Lot to compare it to! I think that the unique location of this property makes it a treat for the senses. There are many great surprises in store for you if you are lucky enough to get a spot at La Posada.
We were originally booked in the Villa Bosque-- no frig, no coffee maker, a generic site for tourist buses -- for $76 a night and decided to walk around trying to see if we could find a more felicitous accommodation and a better price. Mirabile dictu, at the end of the gravel road, we found La Posada, a charming little 6 cabina hideaway run by an American named Mike.
Paradise at La Posada
My family recently spent 4 nights in one of the bungalows at La Posada and loved it. The property is tucked next to Manuel Antonio park - in fact the park begins about 6 feet on the other side of the swimming pool. The bungalows are not luxurious but very well appointed with great beds, a good sized bath, cable TV and AC. The American owner and staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. There is secure parking for your car and it is a short walk to the beach and restaurants. Our only regret was that we did not stay longer.
The rooms were very private and comfortable-loved lying in the hammock on the porch and the pool area is great-you felt you were in the jungle with their grounds kept to blend in with the park next door! The service was great and we will recommend this place to all our friends!
Simply the best!
La Posada is the best place we have stayed in Costa Rica. The owner and staff could not have done more to make our stay better. From the beautifully landscaped property to the well appointed bungalows, all was perfect. I cannot wait to return.