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 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.
This room has a private bath and ceiling fans and one of the best views in Manuel Antonio. It has a double bed, sitting area and of course shower with hot water.
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 living room/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. 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. Sorry we do not accept children under 15.
I will only receive guests after 6 pm by direct request, so ask first if you plan on arriving at night.
The property has a large common area in the teak house with a big deck, living room and kitchen. There is also a TV room with cable. Sorry no arrivals after 6 pm
Interaction with Guests
I usually am here to receive my guests and answer any questions they might have. If for some reason I can't be here, my assistant will be here. We do need to know within an hour or so the time you will arrive. Because we are not a hotel we don't have someone here all day. I also don't accept people after 6 pm unless there is special circumstances.
Casa Buena Vista is a great little find with a fabulous view. Anita is a wealth of information having lived in the area for quite some time. She was also more than helpful and even took me to her dentist when she went for a dental fix I needed. The property has a variety of rooms. Mine had no A/C but a great view of Punta Cathedral. As advertised! The shower had great water pressure and I liked having an extra sin in the room. Comfortable bed!
Breakfast was always enjoyable and good, and often an opportunity for conversation. A common kitchen and deck were available and reminded me of upstate camps. There is access not to far down the mountain road to a less crowded beach area. A 10 minute walk up the hill brings you to Cafe Milagro and the bus down to the Manual Antonio Park entrance and hub. Great location and worked for me even though I did not have a car.
I would definitely recommend and return, although it was really hot when I was there and might get a room with A/C if it was that hot again. Location and host were great.
We loved Anita and her Casa Buena Vista B&B! Anita gave us great advice about just about everything, beaches, restaurants and the Saturday farmers market. Great location, lodging and breakfast. Loved the teak patio area. Met some wonderful guests. Great experience, a highlight of our trip!
On our arrival we were greeted by Anita and Nuria, then was given the grand tour. Room #2 was basic, but large and clean, it even has a kitchen sink, which came in handy. What we loved most about the room was the amazing view of Manuel Antonio Beach. Location was great, easy 10mins downhill walk to the beach and 5mins uphill walk to restaurants, banks, small shops, market, and bus stop. We enjoyed the family of bats that lived above a stairwell and the lizard, who chilled outside of our room. Breakfast was simple, but delicious! We would definitely come back. Thank you for all your help and suggestions!
Emplacement excellent avec une vue magnifique sur la baie. Le parking privé et sécurisé est un vrai plus.
Les installations, l'aménagement est un peu vieillissant mais l'ensemble reste de bon rapport qualité prix.
We stayed one night in Casa Buena Vista near the end of March. This house is in an amazing location and has wonderful views. Anita is a wonderful host who was very welcoming, friendly, and helpful. Breakfast was great and it gave us time to sit and chat with Anita. The beach is a steep 15 minute walk away on a dirt road. Being our first time in Manuel Antonio, we didn't realize how hot and humid it would be. Knowing that, we probably would have chosen a room with AC. The large, screened windows allow the breeze to come through, but also a lot of noise from the street and other guests.
There are numerous hotels to stay at in Manuel Antonio, and if you take the chance on this one, you won't be disappointed. The rooms are spacious and comfortable, and the grounds are beautiful. It doesn't hurt that right outside your window you might see monkeys swinging through the trees, hear dozens of birds, or watch iguanas scurrying along the roofs of other bungalows.
Anita and the staff of CBV are extremely friendly and knowledgeable about the area. They directed us to the two public beaches nearby and we had a great time. We also met Anita's neighbor who owns Casa Elena and runs a great (and reasonably priced!) fish & chips spot (currently near this hotel, it will be moving closer to the park).
Our room had a couple of ceiling fans which seemed to help, though during the middle of the day, you're better off on the porch in the hammock to stay cool. Even with the fans, one of the nights was also a bit tough to sleep through given the heat, but that's life in the tropics!
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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 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.