Located at Villas El Parque in the heart of Manuel Antonio, this one bedroom self catering condo is ideal for two guests.
Wake up in the morning and have your coffee overlooking the Pacific and enjoy the sights and sounds of the jungle. Centrally located close to The National Park and the beaches. You will often see Squirrel, Capuchin and Howler monkeys, a wide array of tropical birds and if you're lucky a sloth or two.
The condo is arranged with a full kitchen opening onto the dining area, the bedroom has a Queen sized bed and the balcony has a million dollar view of the Pacific and Manuel Antonio National Park.
Villas El Parque is a short walk from a great selection of restaurants, bars and convenience stores and since you're on holiday they will deliver to you. If the mood takes you.
There are excellent bus and taxis services which will take you in one direction to the National Park and beaches and in the other to Quepos and the Marina Val Pez, should you fancy a day on the water fishing some of the most exciting waters in the region, if not the world.
Our guests have full use of the apartment along with access to the communal laundry (there is a small fee to the condominium for this) and of course full use of the pool and BBQ area.
We like to meet our guests when they check in and out and are always on hand should you want any help or advice.
We're in the heart of Manuel Antonio, top of the hill almost ;-). You can walk to the best restaurants and an easy bus ride to the beach, National Park or Quepos.
We have a local bus shuttle that runs from Quepos to manuel Antonio beach, it costs about 60 cents and runs every 20 minutes. There are also lots of regulated taxi's and car hire. Car hire is only necessary if you want to explore further afar.
You really will have trouble finding a better view than this.
We enjoyed our stay at Tariq's condo. In particular, we loved the location (10 min walk from the beach, or short bus ride), the view (really can't get any better -- the photos don't do it justice, and the convenience (it's near many businesses on the main road, including the excellent Cafe Milagro.) Tariq was mostly out of town during our stay, but his friend Martin was very helpful and answered a few questions we had (thanks Martin!) This is a good place to self-cater -- we mostly cooked our own breakfast and lunch. If you're here on a Friday or Saturday, check out the excellent farmer's market in Quepos.
One minor downside is the pool, which wasn't that great. But since you're 10 mins from one of the great beaches on the entire planet, who cares -- go to the beach instead!!!
We would definitely come back!
Our interaction with Tariq was brief but he was very friendly and was able to make recommendations that were spot on and helped us really get the best out of the area in the two days we were there. His apartment was exactly what we were looking for, central, relaxing, clean and the view speaks for itself.
Tariq had a few basic items in the fridge and cupboard which was a really nice gesture and helped get us comfortable quickly.
We will definitely be back one day. Tariq, you're the man. Thanks for making our stay a great one!
I stayed ten days in this apartment.
+ 1 million dollar view of the ocean
+ A balcony/terrace big enough to have breakfast or work or do yoga. Could spend the whole day there.
+ nice and tasteful furniture
+ a lot of space
+ Tariq and Faheeda are very friendly and helpful
+ There's a cleaning queen :-)
+ You find some basic food supply in the kitchen (milk, coffee, bread) which I found very nice.
+ There're also spices, salt, oil, coffee filters etc. So you don't have to bring all that stuff.
+ Restaurants, Cafés and a small supermarket nearby
+ I could walk to my language school
+ You can walk to the beach (30 mins downhill), but have to take a taxi/colectivo/bus to get back. Busstop is very close by.
+/- I had some problems with power cuts, no Internet connection and even a day without water. None of them was Tariq's fault. The whole area was affected. Tariq and Faheeda helped as much as they could. A warning would have been nice.
- Yes, there are insects in the apartment. But it's in the jungle after all. You'll get used to them. There's spray and the geckos help, too.
- No, it's not very quiet, but reasonalby okay.
- Stairs! A lot of stairs and very steep.
- The bed is noisy and cracks everytime you turn. I got used to it.
Conclusion: I loved it. I'd book it again. Go for it unless you have problems with climbing stairs.
Great place to stay!
Tariq was a great host and the place was fantastic!
We were greeted in person when we arrived, and given great advice about the local community and things to do in Manuel Antonio.
The place was amazing, clean with a great view, and in a location that was convenient to the buses, shops and a few good cafés and restaurants. We even got a set of beach towels to take down to beautiful Manuel antonio beach
Thanks again for the great stay Tariq!
The apartment at Villas El Parque is beautiful! It is very well maintained, well furnished, clean and the bed was very comfortable!
It has a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean and is within walking distance of many good restaurants and conveniences. The wifi and is fast and convenient which was great as we were able to keep up with events happening back home in the US. Tariq was very helpful and gave us suggestions of where to go and what to do. We were visiting Manuel Antonio for our Anniversary and this apartment helped make it a special trip.
Overall, I would give this property an A+. I would definitely rent it again and recommend it to others!
Tariq and his wife were extremely warm and welcoming, happy to help in any way. That was just a bonus because the apartment is PERFECT for 2 (maybe 3) people: fantastic porch with a view, well-equipped apartment, extremely clean, and in a perfect location. I've been to Manuel Antonio at least 15 times and the location of this place is exactly what you want: not far from beach for the day, but close to all the great bars and restaurants for the evening. 100% recommend this place and Tariq, and 100% returning.