Villa Prats Hotel
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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.
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Travel Blogs from Manuel Antonio National Park
... our Canadian guide was not as good charming as our Tico guide but he did show us many wildlife from bats, frogs to monkeys and sloths. It really is different to see the animals in their natural habitat. There is an element of discovery which is kind of nice. However, one teenager definitely did not think so. As we were passing this group, the guide was trying to get the girl to look through the scope to look at the ...
... but well worth the trip! We have seen the canals and beaches of the Caribbean coast, the rainforest, a volcano, a beautiful lake, the cloud forest, and now we are perched on a hillside cliff overlooking the beautiful Pacific Ocean. We have a huge room with a kitchen and two walls that are completely windows, one of which opens to a large balcony the length of the room with sweeping views of the ocean. Within an ...
... We started with a pool refresher course at 8 a.m., and didn't get back from our dives until after 5 p.m. My brother-in-law Scott, his wife Andrea and their son Julius joined us in the afternoon for the boat trip to the dives. They went snorkling while we dove. The seven of us had the boat to ourselves (plus our guides and boat captain), so it was a special family boat trip. Six of us went back to Manuel Antonio on New Year's Eve morning for a guided wildlife ...
Good morning paradise! We start the day in the beautiful national park of Manuel Antonio. We have a nice stroll through the park and on to the stunning beach where we spot a group of friends getting robbed by racoons. They start chasing them around the park but it's totally pointless. There are many racoons running around and trying to steal food. They even know how to open a bag of crisps! We continue along the beach with an ...
... was required for the paperwork for me to pay for the flight plan (or departure process of some sort) and $21 US Dollars. Back to the flight plan place again, then back to immigration to retrieve my passport, and finally out to the plane.
I didn’t get airborne until 4 PM. It would be an hour to Bolanos, who knows how long to get fuel, and another 2+ hours to get to Panama. And I WON’T do it at night ...