About this listing
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 the bestest host! She was there to welcome us and give us a tour of her beautiful house. This place is paradise. It has an amazing ocean view, the space is very jungle-friendly, you are basically surrounded by nature anywhere in her property. You can hear and see all kinds of animals and bugs and get a real Costa Rican experience, and you can basically walk to the beach or to any of the many restaurants and bars in the area.
Breakfast was delicious and generous and Anita was there every morning to offer great company and conversation. She was super helpful in every possible way.
Nuria was also super nice, and friendly and very kind (Anita's helper & friend).
I will certainly be staying there again whenever my next visit will be! 100% recommended!
Todo muy bien, la vista hacia la playa excelente; el desayuno muy rico con todo fresco. La cocina cuenta con lo necesario y puedes conocer los restaurantes y bares que quedan muy cerca de la casa.
I absolutely loved Casa Buena Vista! From Anita's wonderful hospitality to the view of the lovely Manuel Antonio Park, I was a little sad to leave. Anita was a fantastic host and helped me coordinate activities to do in Quepos. I wish to be able to come back in the near future!
Casa Buena Vista was a lovely budget option in the otherwise expensive Manuel Antonio area. We stayed in Room 1 which has a great view. The whole casa has a bit of a hostel feel to it, great for backpackers. We had a great breakfast that was included in the morning and Anita was a friendly host.
Really nice place well placed in Manuel Antonio. Anita gave us great tips on the surroundings to ease our stay.
The room was clean, the breakfast was good and the host was really kind. Room #1 has a great view, probably the best of the casa.
I highly recommend the casa Buena vista for anyone staying in Manuel Antonio. Great value! Beautiful view of the ocean and just a 20 minute walk to the beach. Anita was very helpful and we really enjoyed our stay. We saw a momma sloth with her baby, capuchin monkeys, and squirrel monkeys while sitting on the patio that overlooks the jungle. Definitely recommend this place!
Anita was very welcoming, providing us information on things to do in the area and travel arrangements to go back to San Jose. Her place is absolutely beautiful, room and bathroom clean. Lovely breakfast. The only down side was that it was very warm while we stayed there, no AC, only fans so had a hard time sleeping.
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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.