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Last 5 reviews
Edge of the rain forest with nature all around
To start, this is the only air-condition hotel in the area and with the heat and humidity it was nice. This is a small hotel so you never feel crowded and feels like just the two of you at dinners, drinks etc. The food was very good but nothing exceptional. A good variety at lunch and dinner to choose from. The Apps were interesting and tasty n particular. The rooms are very nice size and each has a private sunning/outdoor shower off the bath. Too much to see and do for us to use. The boat trip into the national park and the night hike are not to be missed. Each morning we were greeted with Macaws, howler monkeys, white faced monkeys, and many other birds. A great way to wake up.
clean hotel with air conditioning
The hotel was very clean with air conditioning which was great. The service was excellent with the management and staff. We appreciated the tours being part of the package. Food is a high priority for my husband and I. The food was just Ok....seems that the rave food reviews are from visitors from the UK. It would have been nice to have coconut juice from the tree especially since it is a local drink and there are trees on the property. It is not hard to make a payaya salsa to have with the fish. Since they are cooking all meals it seems the chef could be more creative and have specials. I order the manatus breakfast thinking it would be the best option for local food. The beans and rice were awful since the rice was dry and crunchy and it was served with a tiny slice of plantain. The rice was obviously not fresh and improperly reheated. I would still recommend staying here but they really need to improve the food.
Best hotel option: AC and staff
There are many similar hotels, but others do not provide air conditioned rooms, which given heat and humidity is wonderful. Staff and management were friendly, helpful, efficient and enthusiastic. Luis is impressive naturalist and Alex, Hazel and Justin made dining and drinking fun. Given remote location this camp (do not expect a Marriott), is your best choice. Do take bug spray for evening/dinner mosquitoes.
Adventure on Caribbean Coast
Two nights at Manatus was not long enough! From our bus ride from San Jose, to our boat ride to the resort, to our welcome at the resort, we felt like we were family. The restaurant staff was attentive and learned our preferences. Luis, our guide, spoke very good English and enjoyed sharing his knowledge of the area and wildlife. We saw sloths, monkeys, caiman, and frogs. I recommend the night hike but be prepared for mud! Our villa was large, comfortable and clean.
Amazing lodge accomodation with fantastic wildlife
We stayed here for 2 nights as part of a tour of Costa Rica. The Manatus reps collected us from our San Jose hotel and transferred us to the local pier (with a breakfast stop on the way). After an exhillarating boat ride through the mangroves we arrived at the hotel and were greeted with a refreshing drink. Our room was lodge style with a high ceiling and air conditioning. All the facilities worked and the mattress was very comfortable. There was so much wildlife visible, even from the hotel grounds which are attractive and set out with native plants and trees. All meals were included and they were very good indeed, with a good choice.We found all the staff to be helpful and friendly and we really enjoyed our stay. An excellent choice for accomodation when visiting the Tortuguero National Park.
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