A private home lodging located in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica with a spectacular post card ocean/ jungle view.
We have 2 rooms with shared baths and 6 rooms with private baths. . 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.
We also now have three new rooms with private baths and A/C. Each has a double bed and a single bed, sitting area and of course a shower with hot water and some of the best views in Manuel Antonio.
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 would not recommend it for anyone that is not physically active. There are a number of stairs.
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
Please no noise after 10 pm and no unregistered guests in the room.
Our room at Casa Buena Vista was simple but comfortable. It is within walking distance to shops, restaurants, bars and the beach via a steep path that you can walk or drive down. We were there in early March and were VERY happy to have a room with air conditioning. A continental breakfast is included.
When you're on the way, please read the other reviews about locating the property, as we also found it slightly difficult. The Barba Roja sign is very small but next to it is a Falafel place as well. Across the street from the turn is a small Casino sign. When you see that, the street will be on your right. If you pass a brand new looking shopping plaza with a super market in it, you've gone too far. I hope you enjoy your stay!
Anita was a wonderful host! The place was beautiful and our room was very comfortable. It was also located pretty close to the main area of restaurants and it was a short 15 minute walk down to the beach. Anita was very helpful and gave us great tips on things to do in the area. We would never have thought to walk down to Playa Biesanz, without Anita's suggestions. We would definitely recommend staying at this place while visiting Manuel Antonio.
Nice place to stay, great views! Anita is a very welcoming host and has great tips to make your stay more comfortable. Would defenitely recommend!
Anita was great. Friendly and helpful. Breakfast was very good. Really enjoyed the view from the place where breakfast is held. Teak house and the balcony there was an oasis of relaxation... loved just sitting on the balcony watching the animals and birds. Room was cleaned each day. Centrally located (short walk up a steep hill to some great restaurants). Short walk down the hill to the quieter section of the beach. The only tiny little thing that would make it perfect is better wifi in the room itself. Wifi is good in breakfast room, and on balcony of teak house, but we were frequently huddled in the one corner of our room trying to get a wifi signal. But I suppose all the more encouragement to get out and enjoy the sights instead of being online all the time. ;)
Anita var väldigt välkomnande och tillmötesgående. Vi fick bra hjälp med bokning och vägbeskrivning till utflykter/ sevärdheter samt (website hidden) 15 min promenad till en fin strand och detsamma åt motsatt håll till affärer. Boendet ligger i en backe, med stor höjdskillnad mot stranden. Ganska mörkt när man är ute och går på kvällarna. Måste gå på bilväg.
Enkla rum som motsvarade förväntningarna. Mycket växtlighet nära inpå rummen. Fladdermösskoloni som bodde i en av utomhustrapporna kändes lite obehagligt och ev ohygieniskt. Dock inte ett stort problem då man vant sig.
A really beautiful place! With hot wather! ;)
We also really liked the breakfast.
Traveled with my fiance.
Excellent value. Hot water and AC worked very well. Nice sunset view and the hammock was wonderful.
Anita was very helpful with dinner recommendations and even told us about an off the beaten path beach that was good for snorkeling and aquatic life. She was accessible and communicative. Her staff was very pleasant and breakfast was a nice treat in the morning. Highly recommend.
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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.