A private home lodging located in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica with a spectacular post card ocean/ jungle view.
A short walk to the beach and the National Park. We are not a hotel so if you enjoy staying in a home this is the right place.
A full kitchen is available for your use but breakfast is service in the main house. A large deck overlooking the ocean and tropical rainforest is a wonderful way to see wildlife or just relax with a cold drink and good book.
Manuel Antonio and the National Park is internationally known for its breathtaking beauty and abundance of wildlife. Without even moving from our deck you can see monkeys (3 kinds), sloths, coatis, tucans and lots more in their natural environment. Our garden has many species of tropcial plants including heliconias, cinnamon, allspice,papaya, bananas, pineapples and orchids. We are a 10 min walk to the beach. Everything you need can be found within walking distance. A small supermarket, banks, gift shops and some of the best restaurants in the area are a short distance away. Looking directly at the National Park we have one of the best views in Manuel Antonio. Our very small friendly bi-lingual staff with many years of living in Costa Rica, can make any tour reservations for you. If you would like to go sailing, river rafting, parasailing, horseback riding, kayak through the mangrove, or swing through the canopy we can arrange it for you.
All our guests may use the deck and livingroom/kitchen area of the teak house. The view is spectacular and there is a hammock and lots of deck chairs to sit and watch the monkeys passing though the trees.
I will only receive guests after 6 pm by direct request, so ask first if you plan on arriving at night.
Sorry no arrivals after 6 pm
I need to know when you will be arriving and if you will be needing a parking space.
No noise after 10 pm and no unregistered guests in the room.
Anita was a fantastic host! She responded quickly to our last-minute booking request and was easy to communicate with. Casa Buena Vista could not have been appropriately named; howler monkeys greeted us in the morning, as did a beautiful ocean view and surrounding flora. The smell of home-cooked breakfast and laughter of mingling guests led the way to the kitchen, where Anita greeted us and other guests warmly. Manuel Antonio has beautiful beaches, though often crowded with local vendors and tourists. Anita's rooms are a fifteen minute walk from the beach - AWAY from all this commotion - perfect for relaxing under a palm tree or looking for crabs along the rocks. It's also a short (though entirely uphill) walk to the main road which has delicious restaurants and bars (we recommend Emilio's Cafe!) and a mini market - yes, the have aloe :)
La casa de Anita está ubicada en un sítio hermoso. Está muy fácil de llegar desde la carretera y también a unos 15-20 minutos de caminada bajo a la playa. Hay pájaros, monos y muchos árboles en el camino a un lado, y buenos restaurants al otro. Las habitaciones són cómodas y limpias, sin lujos.
La atención de Anita y su asistente Nuria con los huéspedes es un punto alto de la estancia. Gracias a ellas pude disfrutar de mis días aún que tenga hecho un error en la reservación, prontamente arreglado por Anita.
Manuel António es un sítio precioso. Tengo muchas ganas de volver y seguramente me quedaría de nuevo en el mismo sítio.
L 'avantage de ce logement c'est la proximité avec le parc Manuel Antonio. C'est à 5 mn de l'arrêt de bus ça évite de prendre la voiture. Le logement est agréable et le petit déjeuner copieux. Anita nous a bien accueilli.
We ended up coming back here on the last part of our trip because it was so great. We had a wonderful time staying at Anita's location. The view and surrounding areas were the best. Plenty of wildlife and walking distance to the beach. Everything you want or need is very close by as well. Anita was very helpful and the breakfast every morning was great.
Anita était sympathique et accueillante.
Notre chambre était spacieuse.
Bon quartier, à proximité de parc Manuel Antonio. Parking sur place. Très bon petit déjeuner.
We loved Anita's place! The room was clean and comfortable and had a great view. We did see some monkeys from the communal porch, which was very cool! She has a very interesting and nice colony of bats in her stairwell that greeted us during the day. Anita also went the extra mile and helped us confirm our shuttle. She also let us stay in the communal area after checkout time while we were waiting for the shuttle. Compared to other places in the area, her place was quite reasonably priced. There are good restaurants just up the road. The area is quite hilly, so be prepared for that. We were walking the 400 yards home from dinner one day when an entire group of monkeys crossed the road on the "monkey bridge" overhead. Wow! The howler monkeys also made an amazing sound in the morning. We highly recommend staying there!
A highlight on our trip. In the middle of a quiet place, close to the best restaurants and on the way to the beach we could see more monkeys than in the park. The B&B is much better than any photo, rooms are spacious, clean and very private (#1). The breakfast is great and you can have nice chats with other hosts and the amazing Anita. I would reccomend anyone to stay here and hopefully I can come back soon.
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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 area. (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.