Hotel Mango Moon
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... What a lovely walk. If it had been higher tide we could not have gone this way since you end up at a location on the river and with higher tides there are crocodiles!
We had lunch back at the hotel and it was delicious. Many fresh flowers had been placed around the deck and on the tables. We are the only guests in this little hotel...Hotel Pacifico Lunada. We showered after lunch and had free time so John and I walked into town a bit to explore a ...
... speedos who were being encouraged to take a dip). Apparently large crocodiles had been seen body surfing along the beach, and just as we had written this off to an overreaction to floating debris, who should surface, but a big 12' long killing machine. He glided along just off shore daring anyone to jump in the water (having seen the damage Deb P could do when cranky, she was about the only one I thought might have a successful swim... and come away with a belt ...
... but I ended up booking the latter since it had a pool. Ironically, I never visited the pool while I was there (who needs the pool when you have the beach!). I'm happy with my decision though because I ended up meeting a lot of really cool, international travelers while I was there. Everyone was friendly and the hostel had a great overall vibe. Also, another major perk was that breakfast was free, which consisted of BANANA pancakes. ...
... it was determined that we should take a team photo before we got too dirty and sweaty. Happy and sad to be on site one last time!
Although it was the hottest day yet, it was a very productive morning. Finished up on many different tasks from site cleanup to trench digging. One of the final things to do was to add our names to a dusty window the locals signed as well as sign the Habitat banner.
Lunch was welcomed with ...
... with compasses - ever while underwater - I was a little nervous. Adam and I had to navigate our way around water in which you could not see 2 arm lengths away. Not the most flawless of executions but somehow we managed to pass the tests and were three fifths of the way to becoming Scuba Steves.
That afternoon, we spent the next couple hours enjoying the awesome vibe that Hostel Plinio provides. Set up on a hill in the jungle with a beautiful garden and ...
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When staying at Mango Moon, you feel like you are a guest in the home of friends...friends who just happen to have a beautiful home overlooking the jungle and ocean beyond. Unlike some other properties in Manuel Antonio, you do not have to hike down a mountain to get to your room---the property is situated on a side street off the main road--with the well appointed rooms just a few steps away from the large, open balcony. We stayed in a two bedroom suite with an ocean view. Although the bedrooms were not large, they had all the comforts of a nice hotel--air conditioning, spotless, nicely furnished rooms, with comfortable mattresses and televisions...all this, without hotel crowds, noise, or impersonal service. Jeff, the owner, was very friendly and helped with planning tours, recommending local guides, and restaurants. I must say-all his suggestions were much better than we would have found on our own. Breakfast is included with the room...which was a full, buffet breakfast (not the "continental" excuse for dry toast and coffee served at some places)...but what made breakfast truly memorable was sitting on the balcony each morning, enjoying a cup of coffee as the troops of monkeys greeted us. What a way to start the day!
My wife and I stayed in Mango Moon for 4 days, after spending 4 days in Tulemar Bungalows. Before our Costa Rica trip we spend hours and hours on internet trying to figure out exactly where to stay in Manuel Antonio. It paid of!!! Tulemar and Mango Moon, in our opinion (and after visiting other hotels in area) are two top choices in Manuel Antonio. In this review I'll focus on Mango Moon.
We stayed at queen suite room which has a breathtaking view and private balcony with hammock. Clean and comfortable, has 2 rooms , 1 room with a queen size bed and living room with 2 full beds, decorated tastily in earthy colors with lots of wood and bamboo and cathedral ceilings.
We recently got engaged at the Mango Moon. Before I booked the room, I emailed Joni, the owner. On our second night, Joni and Jeff (who plays guitar), suprised us with a candelight lobster dinner by the pool that they catered from a local restaurant. Jeff serenaded my Bride to be with two songs that brought her to tears.
Mangomoon was wonderful
The Mangomoon is a small hotel (maybe eight-10 rooms) and is a bed and breakfast. Spent 2 nights there in Jan. 05. The entire place is classy! Impeccably clean, lovely rooms, and the most spectacular view of the sunset while floating in the disappearing edge pool. Breakfast was custom cooked and delicious and you could watch the monkeys playing in the trees from the breakfast deck. The other couples we met there were so friendly and adventuresome. We had plenty of hot water and very comfortable beds with luxurious pillows and robes. Nice owners, too! Worth the price!
Magnificent, majestic & mind-blowing. All in all plain out impressive. I felt privileged to stay at the Mango Moon!
This place is Paradise.......period.
Just returned from a week at the Mango Moon. It is a small, well-run
beautiful gem with a view and sunsets to die for. Jeff and Joni make you feel extra special and have built a fabulous establishment of which they should be very proud. The rooms are spacious, exceptionally clean and a good value for your $. Daily visits by squirrel monkeys and white-faced monkeys add to the charm. We can't wait to return.
Awsome location, great service
I just returned from staying at the Mango Moon in Manuel Antonio and cannot stop talking about going back to stay again. Having visited several other hotels during my stay, Mango Moon had the best location, most privacy and the owners and staff couldnt have been more friendly and helpful. The breakfast was awesome and the rooms were extremely nice and clean. I highly recommend anyone vistiting Manuel Antonio to stay at the Mango Moon.
As an American couple that has lived on small island (third world) in the Caribbean for eight years, as well as having extensive travel experience to other countries, we were both pleased and quite impressed with the owners' (Joni, Jeff, Jessica, Jeff, Jr. & Cutter) attention to detail and the quality of personal service provided to us as guests. Not to mention, their extensive recommendations (based on their personal experience and trial) that completely made our trip effortless and the most amazing week we could have asked for- from where to dine, to National Park guides, spas, horseback riding, canopy tours, domestic flights and taxi drivers, etc. Mango Moon was exactly what we were interested in and more than we could have hoped for from initial booking and beyond our stay at Mango Moon (while still in Quepos) their service was above and beyond duty.
Nice setting but...
Great location, friendly owner, good breakfast...however, both days we stayed there the water ran out mid-shower. Not the best feeling when you're covered in soap, sweat, sand, suntan lotion, insect repellent, etc, and you have 12 hours of travel ahead of you. Owner was apologetic and offered us a refund for one night. We never received the refund, despite promises that we would and despite several reminders from us. Also note that the main floor room is not very private and is susceptible to noise from the open terrace and kitchen.