About this listing
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 do not receive guests after 6 pm.
Sorry no arrivals after 6 pm
We are a 15 min walk to the beach and 400 yards downhill from the main road from Quepos to the public beach in Manuel Antonio. There is a small but complete supermarket 1 km from us and at the top of our road there are restaurants, a bank and mini market. Bus service is every 15 min back and forth from Quepos to the beach and costs C320 or about $.60
To get to Manuel Antonio from San Jose you can either fly, drive a rental car, take a public bus or take a shuttle bus. Both Greyline and Interbus are good shuttle services that will bring you to the door and you can find them online. The public bus is the Tracopa line and leaves from Plaza Vicez almost every two hours until 7:30 pm. The price is around $8. Two small airlines fly to our airport, Nature air and Sansa. Sansa leaves from the International airport you will arrive in. Both have websites. If you rent a car take into consideration it is difficult to drive out at night so plan your trip in advance. It takes between 3 and 4 hours to drive out.
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.
I discover Manuel Antonio 41 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. (URL 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.