Villa Prats Hotel
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... now. Now we are off to find some coffee... After coffee we all met down by the pool area where we encountered a family of squirrel monkeys. The would come up to us and touch our hands and let us pet them (briefly). They were the cutest of all three of the species. Our apartment manager Chuck told us that it was a rare occasion to see all three species of monkeys in one day. We had breakfast at Emilios. The view was spectacular of the entire ...
... Christmas with the girls and Nick and even managed to walk up Montana Blanca.
On 13th January we returned to England and stayed with Gilli and Nick in Windsor. They had only moved in 10 days earlier so it was very kind of them both to put up with us so soon after the move. I have to say, with travels in mind, they could not be in a better location for us, so close to Heathrow. With Windsor town centre only a few minutes walk ...
... of nowhere.
Today we will be heading to a much lower elevation where it will be warmer and more humid. We'll be on the road for 4 hours and arrive for lunch at Dona Edith's located in the town of Santo Domingo. After lunch we'll drive to the Rafiki Safari Lodge which has a South African theme where all wildlife is preserved for future generations. I can't wait to see Carolyn's face when she sees that we will be sleeping in upscale African tents. I hope ...
... park by wading through a 'crocodile infested' mangrove river) to head to 'El Avion' - a bar/restaurant built inside and around an old 1954 Fairchild C123 aeroplane. This place was unique- and really, really cool! In addition, the place sits on top of a hill and has incredible ocean and sunset views!
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Next, more Costa Rican surf bum and beach towns...!
... The 3 Tico musketeers were sitting around, looking fresh like every other Costa Ricans here. They all looked like they were on some family picnic at a nearby park!
The musketeers hopped up and declared they are going up to Los Crestones peak (6 km roundtrip). I was like, what why how why.
Then we noticed Erik, the guy we chatted with yesterday at Casa Mariposa. He was sitting at one of the outdoor tables and ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsVilla Prats Hotel Manuel Antonio National Park
Reviewed May 3, 2012 NEW
I was really skeptical about staying at this hotel because a lot of glowing reviews came from people that have only reviewed this one property. I know some hotels get their friends to write them good reviews to bump their stats so I was a little on the fence. I dedided to try it anyway and I'm glad that I did because the price was right, the room was comfortable and the distance to the park entrance & the beach were wonderful. The service wasn't spectacular, not bad, just low key. Sometimes we'd stand at the front desk looking for some help and there would be no one around, then another guest told us that they lived upstairs and we needed to ring a bell by their door to get their help. It would have been nice to know this when we checked in. Sometimes we found that the language barrier was an issue, but that's partly our fault for not practicing our Espanol before going on our trip. At some point in our trip I lost my bank card and they let me into their house to use their phone to call my bank, which I found very helpful. The property was safe, some reviewer commented that it's down a sketchy back alley, but I would disagree about the sketchy part. Yes, it's just off the road, down an alley, but we didn't feel unsafe for one second. It was lit and you needed a key card to access the building. Manuel Antonio was probably our least favorite destination because the prices are so high and it's really touristy, but if you are coming here and you're on a budget, Villa Prats is a good option. Just don't expect a 5 star hotel.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.