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
... I was running low on cash. It worked out well because on thursday we had to go to San Jose to do our fingerprints for out "estancia" or student visa so our trip got to start early and it was a lovely long weekend at the beach. This week has been unusually stressful with presentations and a test but I feel much better now that its over.I ordered a custom made bathing suit from a local maker for 14 dollars and I am excited to pick it ...
... hulk skin... I looked like a sweaty christmas ornament with gold tinsel, and to make it worse I was drooling with my mouth wide open as I passed all of the eye candy. YUM... and Bambi thought it was hysterical...
We stayed there dancing until 2 and then went next door and hung out with all of his friends for a few more hours. I took several walks on the beach to watch my barefoot hula-hooper friends.... Manuel taught me how to dance Salsa. We ...
... but no colorful fish....have to go to the Carribean side of Costa Rica. We did see some rushes of fish that seemed to race over the water and fly through the air...but no one got a picture. Also everyone was thrilled when brown pelicans flew over....just like home,,,ha! John explored over near the rocks and got pictures of a moray eel. When it was time to leave it was low tide so we can walk back on a path that runs along in the jungle but just inside from ...
Not bad waking up to the colors of sunrise right outside my window! Once again we were up and out early, this time on a guided tour of Manuel Antonio National Park, a park with rainforest and beaches. It is supposedly the second most visited park in the country, and I believe it! It was packed, at least on the main trail. There were oodles of guides each with their own group and really there were way too many people. But we've been used to lots of nature and not many people, so ...
Back down to the beach to capture the 5.28 pm sunset.