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 . 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.
The heliconia and bromeliad bedrooms are available in the teak house. Each room has a double bed. The bathroom in this house is shared and has a large shower with hot water.
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.
If this rooms is already booked please check our other pages for availability. 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
Other Things to Note
You need to let me know how you will be getting here and the hour you will be arriving to be sure that someone will be here to let you in. I will only receive guests after 6 pm by direct request, so ask first if you plan on arriving at night.
There is a communal kitchen for all our guests. Please refill the ice cube trays when you use the ice and leave the kitchen clean. There is a tv room with cable tv for everyone to use. No noise after 10 pm and no un-registered guests in the rooms. I need to know when you will be arriving and if you will be needing a parking space.
Anita was very welcoming and friendly,extremely knowledgeable about the area, and helpful with travel arrangements. I loved staying at her place which is in the heart ofthe jungle with a great out door open porch where you can watch beautiful birds, monkeys swinging from the trees, and other wildlife! The beautiful beach is walking distance, and there's a super full breakfast in a light filled room with a stunning view of the sea. Being at Casa Buena Vista was like being part of nature itself and I thoroughly enjoyed my stay!
Very nice place to stay, great view. Feels like home with other people who also staying there. Anita and the housekeeper does everything with a smile.
It's a beautiful place to stay, sitting on the porch at night chatting with the other guests is a lot of fun. It's close to town and the beach and if you are looking to stay in the area on a budget I would recommend this place. Keep in mind that parking and driving is tight in this area, if you have a mid-large size vehicle I recommend using the outside unlocked lot.
We stayed at Anita's place for 2 nights and liked the charismatic lively house very much. As it has been said, the terrace offers an amazing view and lots of comfortable furniture to enjoy it. The breakfast room had a nice atmosphere, sometimes cheeky monkeys were trying to get inside. The breakfast itself was very good, with cake and fruits every morning. Also the beach is close by and it's a really nice one. If we'd visit Manuel Antonio again, we would definitely stay with Anita. We'd just probably pick another room, because ours got quite hot in the night and the fan did not really help. If you want to visit the Park, you may skip breakfast and go earlier. Otherwise you might have to wait hours to get in.
This is a wonderful place to stay! Anita is kind and informative, the rooms are comfy, and the back porch is an awesome place to hang out and watch the monkeys jump around.
Anita was great! The place was very welcoming and safe. It's close enough to the main drag and also it's equipped with a kitchen, so if you want to not spend as much money, the Market is close by. My sister and I missed our shuttle from Manuel Antonio to La Fortuna, and Anita helped us by calling the shuttle service and getting everything sorted out. We couldnt of done that without her because our Spanish is pretty bad and her's is excellent! Next time I go to Costa Rica, I'll be staying with Anita again.
Nous n'avons passé qu'une nuit chez Anita mais tout a été parfait. Beau paysage, endroit plein de charme, excellent petit déjeuner.
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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.