Manuel Antonio Places to Stay
Several of Manuel Antonio's boutique hotels and resorts promise spectacular views and easy beach access; some hillside locations offer complimentary shuttle service to the beach. Almost all hotels are close to a bus stop that will take you down to the beach for 65 cents. For close encounters with local wildlife like monkeys and iguanas, stay at one of the smaller hotels close to downtown Manuel Antonio and the national park.
You'll find the widest range of hotels along the road through Manuel Antonio while Quepos (the closest town to Manuel Antonio) has the largest selection of economy-based hotels.
Keep in mind hotel rates are cheaper during the wet season (May-Nov.) and more expensive during the dry season (Dec.-April). Easter and Christmas are also very popular times to visit Manuel Antonio so make sure to book early.
The commercial hub for the area, Quepos is home to the marina, the bus station and most of the major services and facilities including banks, pharmacies, stores, restaurants, bars, casinos and nightclubs. It's also the farthest from Manuel Antonio's beaches (though they are accessible by bus), but has the most affordable budget hotels.
- For about $12-$20, you can find hostels with shared dorms, kitchen facilities, common rooms, Wi-Fi, hot water and pools.
- For about $30-50, you can find hostels with private rooms, shared kitchen facilities, common rooms, Wi-Fi, hot water and pools.
- For about $70, you can find private rooms with balconies, safety deposit boxes, cable, Wi-Fi, hot water, ocean views and pools.
This two-mile stretch of road winding through the tropical hills from Quepos to the Manuel Antonio National Park has a huge number of hotels in every price range. Close to the bus and nearby many restaurants and bars.
- For about $12, you can find hostels with fans, cable, Wi-Fi, common area, kitchen, and pools.
- For about $35, you can find hostels with private rooms, shared baths, fans, cable, Wi-Fi, common area, kitchen, and pools.
- For about $75, you can find private rooms with two queen-size beds, cable TV, A/C, Wi-Fi, a minifridge, full-length mirror, dresser and safety deposit box, plus pools, restaurants and bars.
- For about $200, you can find luxury hotels with rooms that have ocean views, private balconies, two queen-size beds, cable TV, A/C, Wi-Fi, dresser and safety deposit boxes, plus pools, restaurants, bars and added amenities.
Downtown Manuel Antonio
Close to Espadilla Beach and Manuel Antonio National park, these hotels have the premium locations, for a price.
- For about $130, you can find standard rooms with rainforest views, two queen-size beds, cable TV, A/C, Wi-Fi, and safety deposit boxes. Amenities include pools, bars and restaurants.
- For about $200, you can find luxury hotels with standard rooms that have a jungle or ocean views, with either one king-size or two full-size beds minifridges, flat screen TVs, A/C, Wi-Fi, French shower head, coffee makers and hair dryers; multiple pools, spas, restaurants and gyms.
Note: Rates based on average rates through out the year.