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Hotel Karahe

Hotel Karahe

Destination: Manuel Antonio

At a Glance

    • Great for wildlife watching
    • Beach access
    • Affordable prices
    • 10-minutes' walk from Manuel Antonio National Park

Immersed in the rainforest-tangled hills of Manuel Antonio, Hotel Karahe combines beachfront access with jungle villas in the hills of Manuel Antonio.

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The affordable garden villas come alive in the mornings with white-faced monkeys searching for ripe mangoes while iguanas sunbathe on the paths in the morning light. The garden villas overlook Manuel Antonio coastline while the beachfront suites and standard rooms are just a short stroll past the pool and restaurant to Hotel Karahe's private beach access (one of only a few hotels with a direct route to Espadilla Beach).

Hotel Karahe is only a ten-minute walk from downtown Manuel Antonio and its national park close to the bus and nearby restaurants.

Rooms

Enjoy the sounds of the ocean from the beachfront superior rooms, $80 in the wet season (May-Nov.) with breakfast, or wake up to the sound of distant Howler monkeys as the sun drapes light across the walkways and stairs leading to the garden villas, $70 in the wet season (May-Nov.) with breakfast.

Each villa has its own patio looking out over the gardens and Manuel Antonio coastline. Inside the villas, wood rafters hang over low cobblestone walls that separate the common area from the raised bed rooms. Amenities include A/C, safety deposit box, plus a kitchenette with a minifridge, countertop and sink.

Restaurant

El Karahe's restaurant, El Canto del Mar, sits right along the beach behind a row of shady palms and mangrove trees. Dinner at the restaurant features a nightly three-course special. For $15, the special includes an appetizer like the bruschetta (diced tomatoes over toasted white bread), a main course like the fish papillote; steamed mahi-mahi, red peppers, onions and spinach wrapped in tin-foil shaped like a goose; followed by a dessert like fruit salad and chocolate chip ice cream.

Services & amenities

Hotel Karahe has beautifully manicured gardens, beach access and a pool with a small waterfall. The hillside garden villas sit among the rainforest surrounded with lush vegetation where guests can spot white-faced, howler and squirrel monkeys as well as black iguanas, agoutis and butterflies.

Service at the front desk is exceptional, with receptionists who offer great advice about the area and help guests book tours, call taxis and anything else that a guest might need.

Hotel Karahe in Pictures