The Canopy suites they are higher up on the property and recommended for the naturalist adventurer. With Beautiful mountain views from the tree tops, and monkeys passing over head almost daily, the canopy suites have a tranquil feeling about them. There is a ceiling fan, AC, mini fridge, double bed and sofa bed, modern bathroom with hot water, and a nice terrace out front (Canopy 1 only Canopy 2 does not have a deck,) These can be rented together or separately. It should be mentioned that the Canopy suites and the Dome is not recommended for anyone with mobility issues.
Highly recommended. I took my first trip to Costa Rica with my two kids, 10 and 7 years old, to La Fortuna, Monteverde, Quepos, and San Jose. This was our favorite place to stay and location of all the locations on the trip. I only wish we could've stayed more than 2 1/2 days.
The location is quiet and secluded, while just a few blocks outside of town because it is set into a little valley. This suite is up the side of the valley a bit, while the pool, dining area, and office are set below it. It is a bit of a hike to your room so it's not for those faint of heart, but it's worth it. The view is great! My kids loved the wildlife all around. We saw monkeys on our roof one day. There were geckos in abundance. There is a bat that likes to hang out at the end of the hallway between this suite and the one next to it. Lots of birds.
Gary, his family, and associates are always friendly and accessible, often in the dining area and/or the office. If you need any help or just some good conversation you can find them right away. They helped us book a Monkey Mangrove Tour in the area which is a must if you have kids (we saw a crocodile, jesus christ lizards, iguana, and more; and we hung out with monkeys on us eating banana from our hands).
The pool is open all night and is very nice. They serve tasty meals in the dining area, including breakfast, as well as barbecue steak and chicken in the evening, and were accomodating to our vegetarian preferences. Meals are billed to your room, making it possible to lounge around the pool and the dining room all day without having to worry about your money, wallet, and all of that (the room also comes with a safe).
The beaches of Quepos have many tiny, fast, sand crabs in the evening that the kids liked to chase around. The real highlight of the area is the Manuel Antonio area with its park and beaches, which are among the best beaches in the world. This place is a 15 minute drive from Parque Manuel Antonio.
The room was clean, beautiful, air conditioned, and modern, with plenty of window vistas.
I can't recommend this place enough. I hope we'll be back to Costa Rica some day and can stay here even longer next time.
Très bel emplacement
Vue magnifique perché a flan de colline
Accueil très agréable
Gary's place was absolutely AMAZING. If you're looking for a romantic and/or secluded getaway for one or two people, any of his suites are the perfect choice. There's a farmer's market in Emanuel Antonio within walking distance from his place on the weekends, which we were lucky enough to hit. I will say, having three guys staying in the room was a bit cramped, but we realized that there were two beds and it was a bit of a smaller place - this was all on us. The location and views were outstanding. It does get very light from the sun early in the morning, so if you're hoping to sleep in, keep this in mind. Gary was very flexible, and offered us two different suites to stay in.
We stayed in the "Dome" nestled among the trees and it was amazing. We felt like we were staying in the trees in the rainforest! Gary and his wife were very friendly and accommodating. Even though the hotel was a little hard to find and 10 minutes from the beach, we wouldn't change a thing. The hotel is Gary and Carolina's life's work and he's given so much attention to detail in the buildout, decor, and service. I would definitely recommend this for those who are looking for something more interesting than a standard hotel room.
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