You work hard for what you have, but all that hard work can often snowball into an entire quarter of long hours, sleepless nights, and tons of stress.
If you and your family are ready for an escape from the hustle of the day to day, a trip to the Manuel Antonio National Forest in Costa Rica is just what you need! Keep reading to discover the top ten luxurious Manuel Antonio hotels that can offer you and your family the vacation of a lifetime.
Top 10 Manuel Antonio Hotels
“Luxury” is something you can afford, and we’ve gathered together the top 10 resorts in and around the Manual Antonio National Park that will create memories you and your family will remember for the rest of your lives.
1. Los Altos Resort, Private Reserve & Beach
The Los Altos Resort is a beachfront family friendly hotel ideal for those who want to experience the beauty of Manuel Antonio Costa Rica’s rich flora and fauna with direct access to an exclusive beach.
Los Altos offers luxury condos that are all 2,300 square feet with secure elevator access. Each condo has fully-equipped kitchens, enormous living areas, and three difference terraces offering breathtaking panoramic views of the beautiful tropical rainforest and the deep blue ocean of the Pacific.
2. Arenas del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort
The Arenas del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort is right on the edge of the Manuel Antonio National Park. This makes it impossible to not spot local exotic animals while lounging at the pool or one of their restaurants. A lot of the hotels in the area aren’t located on the beach, but this resort has access to two different beaches.
The resort adheres to its own strict environmental guidelines. There are thirty-eight different rooms available, all with a minimalistic design, wood furniture, and organic linens. The coffee bar is stocked with organic coffee and snacks.
3. Gaia Hotel & Reserve
The Gaia Hotel & Reserve is perfect for those who want their vacation a little on the modern side. Right beside a beautiful natural landscape, the twenty-two resort rooms offer plush beds, polished stone and hardwood flooring, wood and wicker furniture, free Wi-fi, and Netflix on every television.
Outside, a mixture of jungle and ocean landscape surround a multi-tiered infinity pool. Enjoy the whirlpool for some fun and exercise, or enjoy a nice, relaxing drink from the swim-up bar.
4. Parador Resort & Spa
The Parador Resort & Spa doesn’t have any beaches nearby, but that shouldn’t stop you from having an amazing time. It features a health club, an outdoor tennis court, and four outdoor swimming pools. If that doesn’t sound tempting enough, the swimming areas feature a swim-up bar, a poolside bar, and a lounge bar.
In other words, if you aren’t having a good time, that’s on you.
It’s also a perfect location for business trips as it has event facilities such as a conference space, center, and meeting rooms. It even has a fully-stocked library! This resort truly is perfect for every occasion.
5. Tulemar Bungalows & Villas
The Tulemar Bungalows & Villas is the perfect spot for those who love the outdoors but prefer their camping on the luxurious side. The thirty-four cabins are spread out over thirty-three acres, and even when every single spot is taken, it still won’t feel crowded.
The property includes two hiking trails for spotting birds, monkeys, and sloths, as well as four swimming pools and a beach with a bar and restaurant. For those who want to get to these beautiful for places without walking a trail, an on-call van service is also provided.
6. Issimo Suites Boutique Hotel & Spa
The Issimo Suites Boutique Hotel & Spa is specifically a romantic getaway, and children under sixteen aren’t allowed. If seclusion is your goal, you’ve come to the right place as wi-fi is extremely low-quality and almost non-existent. It’s the perfect spot to truly escape.
Each suite is decorated differently, but they all offer the same king-sized bed, minibar, flat-screen television, and jetted bathtub surrounded by roughed natural stone. The most luxurious of them is the Royal Suite, which has a full European kitchen and a full terrace with a hot tub and a small pool. Most other rooms with either have a small private or shared terrace.
7. La Mansion Inn
The La Mansion Inn is a great choice for those who have a smaller budget. Because the resort is owner-operated and owner-managed, they’re able to keep their rates very competitive.
The resort is built on a mountainside that overlooks the ocean as well as the entire Manuel Antonio National Park. These can all be seen at once from the rooftop “Sky Lounge”. With the amazing Costa Rican beach only two kilometers away, the high-quality food, amenities, and services are the cherry on top of the perfect vacation.
8. Shana By the Beach, Hotel Residence & Spa
If you’ve always dreamt of visiting Greece, Shana By The Beach is the perfect alternative. This beautiful hotel has a white and blue color scheme, terracotta roofs, and an outdoor pool overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
It’s a short walk to Biesanz Beach, and Manuel Antonio National Park is only two miles away. The property is very hilly and great for romantic walks. For those who have a hard time with hills, the Hotel also provides golf carts.
A daily breakfast buffet at Bien Gusto Restaurant is also provided in the room rate.
9. Prana Rainforest Retreat
Prana Rainforest Retreat is #2 on Tripadvisor for “Spas & Wellness”. On top of being a retreat that offers daily massages and yoga classes, it’s also a private resort.
That’s right, only one couple is allowed at a time. This allows the owners and staff to cater to every single need and whim of their present guests.
Thee Guest Villa is furnished and decorated with authentic pieces from India, Bali, and Thailand, and the 1,400 square foot villa is completely open to the surrounding jungle. It’s completely normal to see monkeys, sloths, and parrots in the trees above your personal pool and shower deck.
Nestled in the middle of the Manuel Antonio National Park, this retreat will truly feel like a tropical paradise.
10. Makanda by the Sea
Makanda By The Sea is another smaller resort that is perfect for those looking for a romantic getaway. It has a variety of twenty-seven different villas, suites, and studios that each have their own infinity pool and stocked kitchen. Along with a beautiful ocean view, these rooms also have coffeemakers, free wi-fi, and a free breakfast delivered every morning.
There’s also a communal pool and nearby Sunspot restaurant. Children under sixteen aren’t permitted to stay at the resort, so you can relax and enjoy every aspect of this romantic spot.
Manuel Antonio Hotels
There are tons of different types of Manuel Antonio hotels and resorts, each with a different feel and theme. If you’re looking for one that’s perfect for your family, or you have any questions about visiting Costa Rica, feel free to Contact us here at Los Altos Resorts.