About This Listing
Located in Manuel Antonio at beach level. We have a treetop view but not an ocean view although it is a short 100 yards on a path next door to the beach. There is a living room with cable TV and internet and a full kitchen for your use.
I have four rooms at La Buena Nota Building located in Manuel Antonio 600 meters before the national park (between hotels Karahe & Pisces) at beach level. We have a treetop view but not an ocean view although it is a short 100 yards on a path next door to the beach. All the rooms have a double bed and AC. Each apartment has two rooms which are rented individually. Sorry we don’t accept children under 15 and no overnight guests that are not registered. Sorry breakfast is not served but there is a nice. cafe next door. Sorry no arrivals after 6 pm
There is a living room with cable TV and internet and a full kitchen for use of all our rooms. There is off street parking but not with security gates. This apartment has two rooms so unless you rent both (3 & 4) you may have to share the apartment.
Interaction with Guests
I don't live on site but will be there to let you in and there is a full time housekeeper most days on the property. I do need to know within an hour of the time you will be arriving and don't usually receive guests at night.
We are 600 meters before the National Park. It is a short walk to the beach by a path next door. Everything is pretty much within walking distance.
Everything is pretty much within walking distance but if you wish to to go out at night or go to downtown Quepos there is excellent bus service which stops right in front of the building. Taxis are plentiful and not very costly. We have off street but not security parking.
Other Things to Note
There is a full kitchen, living room and large deck. Cable TV and WIFI are also provided. There are outside faucets for washing sand off before taking a shower. Sorry no children under 15. The bathroom is shared with one other room.
No overnights guests that are not registered please.
Smoking on the outside deck only.
Everything was as expected. Anita was waiting for us, was very pleasant and informative. The place was very confortable, the air conditioning definitely a need in Manuel Antonio. I forgot a toiletry kit and Anita was kind enough to contact me and return the next day to allow me to pick it up.
Great place to stay for the price. It was amazing having a path right next to the house that lead to the beach. Anita was very nice and was so helpful. We loved our stay and ended up booking two additional days.
Anita nos recibió muy bien. Llegamos al departamento y ella nos estaba esperando. Ella nos ofrecio valiosa información sobre la ciudad de Quepos y Manuel Antonio.
El departamento esta realmente cerca del Parque Nacional, a unos 15 minutos caminando y a solo 150 metros de una hermosa playa que ademas ofrece distintas atracciones y pequeños bares.
Tuvimos la suerte de compartir los espacios comunes del departamento ( cocina, comedor y baño) con una muy agradable pareja de suecos. Todas las mañanas, una familia de monos cara blanca se acercaban al balcón del departamento, lo que fue muy divertido.
Recomendamos el lugar.
Anita received us very well. We arrived at the apartment and she was waiting for us. She offered us valuable information about the city of Quepos and Manuel Antonio.
The apartment is really close to the National Park, about 15 minutes walk and only 150 meters from a beautiful beach which also offers various attractions and small bars.
We were lucky to share the common areas of the apartment (kitchen, dining room and bathroom) with a nice pair of Swedes. Every morning, a family of white faced monkeys approached the balcony of the apartment, which was fun.
We recommend the place.
Anita has a great apartment in a perfect location if you are planning a trip to Manuel Antonio. The apartment is right by the beach and the main road that connects Quepos to Manuel Antonio. Through the duration of my 4-day, 3-night trip, I was able to walk everywhere and for those who prefer not to do that have the option to take the bus from just across the street from the apartment. The beach is a short 2-minute walk and is even partially visible from the balcony. Anita was very accommodating, provided quick responses and shared helpful tips about exploring Manual Antonio and offered to book any trips for me. I enjoyed chatting with her about a variety of topics at would highly recommend this apartment for anyone considering Manuel Antonio.
Nous avons été très bien accueillis par Anita qui nous a fait visiter les lieux et expliqué leur fonctionnement.
L'appartement est bien situé par rapport au parc Manuel Antonio (on peut se rendre à pied en 1/4 d'heure à l'entrée du parc en laissant la voiture garée à la buena nota). Bien situé également par rapport à la plage (à une centaine de mètres)
Par contre, ne pas s'attendre à trop de confort :
--> la chambre donne juste sur la route principale entre Quepos et Manuel Antonio, empruntée par bus et voitures très tard dans la nuit et très tôt le matin rendant les nuits bien bruyantes d'autant plus que la route monte bien et que les moteurs rugissent...
--> l'aménagement des lieux est rustique et très élémentaire : pas d'effort de déco et un équipement parfois bien fatigué qui gagnerait à être remplacé...
Bref, on a été déçus, le rapport qualité/prix n'est pas si bon que ça en regard des autres hébergements que nous avons occupés pendant notre virée de 3 semaines au Costa Rica
Très bon séjour dans cet appartement !!! Nous avons passé nos premiers jours de voyage au Costa Rica, à la buena note, et je dois dire que c'etait une merveilleuse premiere étape pour poser les valises, commencer en douceur et planifier notre "road Trip".
Nous avons eu la chance d'avoir l'appartement pour nous tout seul, un petit cocon à 3 minutes à pied de la plage !
Très simple pour arriver en bus de san José (Anita nous a attendu à la sortie de l'arret de bus) situé juste un peu avant l'agitation touristique du centre de Manuel Antonio (10minutes à pied). Nous avons pris nos petits déjeuners en observant les singes qui passent par le balcon ;)
Les +++ : la localisation de l'appartemnt, l'accès facile à la plage, l'air conditionné, la faune! La gentillesse et réactivité d'Anita.
Le - : la chambre donne sur la route donc bruit des voitures pour les dormeurs au sommeil léger (personnellement cela ne m'a pas gênée).
Un vrai beau souvenir ! Merci Anita.
Charlotte et Bruno
Anita was a gracious and very personable host during our five day stay in Manuel Antonio, our first leg of a three week stay in Costa Rica. And we were literally a five minute walk to the northern side of the public beach. We enjoyed spending a lot of time by the ocean, catching the beautiful sunsets. The apartment itself was suitable for our budgetary needs. Nothing elaborate or fancy, but very clean. We shared the space with a young couple, originally from Russia, who were in town for their friend's wedding on the sandy beach next to us. Somehow, we managed to share the common kitchen, one bathroom, and living room area without a hitch. It was nice to have a large refrigerator and microwave, we often prepared meals to save money. We also enjoyed eating outside on the second floor open air balcony. We were often treated to a daily spectacle of monkeys jumping from one tree branch to another. Our only concern was the sometimes riveting noise of traffic that passed the apartment, as the premises are located on the main drag into the national park. Our bedroom was like an echo chamber at times which made sleeping somewhat challenging. Yet, Anita's sunny smile and disposition greeted us each day, and she made our stay very enjoyable. We wish her well.
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About the Host, Anita
I discover Manuel Antonio 38 years ago after graduating the University of California in Berkeley. Don Melton and myself first did a research project in the National Park and adjoining beaches and decided to make Punta Quepos our home. Don was the local historian and gave educational talks for many groups including National Geografic. We were among the founders of the first Chamber of Tourism in Manue Antonio, founders of ASCONA (Quepos first conservation organization), and have continued to be active in civic and conservations groups to date. I am currently working with a group to establish an animal shelter here in our (website hidden) We worked for many years on the problem of drownings (see page 7). I ran my gift shop LA BUENA NOTA for many years and because of my extensive knowledge of Costa Rica, I can answer most questions about our area and some advice about other tourist destinations in Costa Rica.