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La Foresta Nature Resort

La Foresta Nature Resort

Destination: Manuel Antonio

At a Glance

    • Private rainforest reserve with hiking trails
    • Its own canopy tour
    • Free shuttle to/from the beach
    • Bungalows have kitchenettes

In the midst of the Central Pacific rainforest outside Quepos, La Foresta Nature Resort encompasses a 180-acre private reserve with its own zip line tour and four hiking trails. The reserve protects more than 50 different species of mammals including the endangered titi monkeys found only in Central and South America.

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La Foresta Nature Resort is a 10-minute drive from Quepos, near the town of La Immaculada, and close to a few of the area's attractions and activities such as the Villa Vanilla farm and Savegre and Naranjo river rafting.

Rooms

Gravel pathways lead guests around the resort past fruit trees, flowers and colorful botanical plants to La Foresta Nature Resort's 24 rooms split between villas and bungalows. The single bungalows, $116 in the wet season (May- Nov.) with breakfast, have a bedroom, living area and kitchenette that include a minifridge, TV, A/C, and Wi-Fi (available in some rooms) furnished with a couch, chair, kitchen table and dresser.

Restaurant

Los Senderos restaurant and bar is open-air with terracotta-tile floors, and a bamboo, thatch roof beside the rainforest. The menu features grilled chicken, fish, steak, as well as pasta, burgers sandwiches and typical Costa Rica cuisine like the 'trail's end rice', $9, a twist on the typical arroz con pollo made with fried rice, chicken, cashew nuts, peppers and celery served with sautéed vegetables.

Services & amenities

Join the Titi canopy tour, $60 per person, for an adventure through the rainforest canopy across 9 zip lines, 10 platforms, a Tarzan swing and 45-foot rappel; or take a self-guided hike one of the trails through the reserve. La Foresta also has a pool, Jacuzzi and computer available for guests.

In addition, La Foresta offers free shuttles to and from Manuel Antonio throughout the day.

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