RECOMMENDATIONS near Manuel Antonio

As well as offering Spanish courses as a second language, we also recommend world-class accommodations, bars, restaurants, spas and many attractions in the Quepos and Manuel Antonio area, that fit just about any customer’s budget and needs.

Listed below are some examples of internationally renowned accommodations and activities that we highly recommend.  These are just a few of the many options available in the Manuel Antonio and Quepos area. If you are looking for villa or house to rent please, let us know and we will take care of everything!

Luxury Villas and Houses to rent

-Hotels & Spas

Luxury Options:

El Parador Hotel, Resort & Spa
The most luxurious accommodations in Manuel Antonio.  World-class service, spa, amenities, and restaurants.  Breathtaking views and suites for even the most international traveler.  Ask to host special events for an unforgettable experience.

Si Como No Hotel, Resort & Spa
World-class service, spa, amenities, and restaurants.  Luxury suites and rooms to dazzle any international traveler.  Conference Center & Theater hosts daily events.  Don’t forget to visit their Finns Naturales Butterfly Botanical Gardens & Shopping Center for unique gifts and treasures.

Issimo Suites & Spa
Unbelievable elegance and tropical architecture combined in luxury suites.  You won’t want to eat anywhere else after you sample the Chef’s locally infused daily specials – for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  An infinity pool and day spa to take your breathe away overlooking Manuel Antonio.

Costa Rica Vacation Home
Manuel Antonio. most unique Multi-Million dollar Luxury Estate home, that redefines the art of tropical living with this fully luxurious 5 bedrooms, 5 bathroom, waterfall pool home and guest house.

Manuel Antonio and Quepos Specialties:

Hotel California
Hotel California is the best value ocean view hotel in Manuel Antonio Costa Rica. Set on a mountain and surrounded by jungle, you will enjoy spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean.You won’t find other Quepos lodging anywhere near the Manuel Antonio National Park or hotels with similar quality accommodations and service at such reasonable rates.

Hotel La Colina
Costa Rica’s premier bed and breakfast style hotel; located at the edge of the rainforest in beautiful Manuel Antonio Costa Rica!

Hotel Kamuk & Casino by Best Western
Downtown Quepos’ staple hotel with typical amenities for any country.  Come to play late into the night at the Casino.  An affordable place to play and stay.

Hotel Espadilla
Beach front luxury at an affordable price.  Surrounded by gorgeous nature and right next to the Hotel Espadilla is located Puerto Escondido Restaurant , offering a variety of tropical and international dishes.

Mango Moon Intimate Hotel
Golden sunset views and warm Costa Rican hospitality.  Pool side ocean sunset views for your special occasion.

Hotel Costa Verde
Outstanding service and amenities in a quiet, understatedly elegant setting integrated into the jungle environment.  Try their world-class restaurant for any meal any time of the day.

Excellent Bargains:

Babaloo Inn & Hotel
The best value in Manuel Antonio where luxury meets the jungle.  Awesome amenities and private balconies
all at great rates.

Karahe Hotel & Villas
Located right on the beach in Manuel Antonio.

Hotel Arboleda
Old world charm with a tropical twist right on the beach.  Excellent international fare and service all year long.

Banana Tree Inn
A gem minutes away from the beach and central Quepos.  Many options and amenities to fit anyone’s budget or needs.

Restaurants & Hot Spots

Sugar Restaurant and Coffee Shop
The best place for coffee in down town Quepos. Great casual tropical dining with local Tico flair. Top quality bakery.  Discounts for students. Free wireless service.

El Gran Escape Restaurant & Bar
The best place for breakfast, lunch or dinner.  Located right in the heart of Downtown Quepos.

Mi Lugar – Ronny’s Place
The best restaurant for service & fresh seafood or steaks.  Try their specialty drinks in coconut or pineapple “glasses”
Not to be missed if you are in Manuel Antonio for sunset dinners or drinks.

Bambu Jam
Restaurant, Bar & Live Music Center.  Excellent noveau cuisine combined with local fusion music.  Don’t ever forget dessert – they are legendary.  World renowned live music JAM SESSIONS every Tuesday & Friday.  For more information, ask any local.

The Marlin Restaurant & Grill
Freshest seafood and service overlooking the beach.  Great Happy Hour & appetizers.

Coconuts Bar & Restaurant
A great place to meet & eat overlooking Manuel Antonio Beach. Fun blend of locals, Gringos and Ticos – especially for sporting events. Special events, movies, and specials weekly.

Local Activities & Events

Barba Roja
The Hottest Place in Manuel Antonio.  Dance, drink, eat, meet.  The best Ladies Night in Costa Rica – Saturdays.  Excellent watering hole for any sports fanatic

Sugar Restaurant
Run by Kristie Knutson for locals and people in the know. Excellent appetizers and drink specials daily.  Local music on special nights.

Dos Locos Restaurant & Bar
The place to meet in the heart of downtown Quepos.  Live music from local musicians every Wednesday and Friday.

Plinio Restaurant, Bar & Concert Center
Hotel, Restaurant, Bar and Nature Park.  International menu using the freshest local ingredients with Asian flair

Sivana Yoga with Sylvia
For flexibility, balance and concentration.  Daily classes & private sessions available.

Si Como No Conference Center & Theater
Nightly movies and activities.  Let them host your special party or function any time – in style.  Fincas Naturales Butterfly Botanical Gardens.  Located across the street from Si Como No.

Other Adventures

Manuel Antonio Divers
Learn to scuba dive with the best instructors in town, then dive like a pro in warm Pacific waters with growing natural coral reefs.  Rent or bring your own gear for certified dives that let you discover our underground Costa Rican playground of marine life all in Manuel Antonio.

FourTrax ATV Tours
ATV Tours through the exotic tropical rain forest.

Catamaran Cruises
Interact with dolphins, snorkeling and relaxation cruise while observing the Manuel Antonio coastline from a uniquely exotic perspective.

SANSA Costa Rica Domestic Airline
Costa Rica’s domestic airline, 14 domestic flights to main destinations in Costa Rica. Online flight reservations and ticket purchase.

Sport Fishing – Catch & Release
Deep sea catch and release or coastal river mouth fishing.  Make sure you catch a marlin or a sail fish just once in your life.

Oceans Unlimited – Scuba Diving in Costa Rica
Oceans Unlimited is a Padi Gold Palm dive Resort and our goal is to provide a fun, safe and high quality diving service.  The instructors and friendly dive crew are all fully certified, enthusiastic and ready to give you the best underwater experience.
– Community Organizations & Charities

Fundacion Roberta Felix – Organization for Disabled Children. The Roberta Felix Foundation is an organization that develops resources for disabled children in rural communities of Costa Rica.

Quepolandia Magazine & Guide
Your monthly FREE guide to the Manuel Antonio / Quepos area.  The most comprehensive, bilingual guide for what’s happening in town — everywhere at any time and during any season.  For on-line access world-wide, contact Richard & Anna at

Help save the endangered Mono Titi (Squirrel Monkey) which lives only in the Manuel Antonio biosphere (there are only about 1000 left in the world).  Contact them to support their work.

Kids Saving The Rain Forest
Headquarters at the Mono Azul Hotel & Souvenir Gift Shop.  Help save the rain forest and the endangered Mono Titi (Squirrel Monkey).  Weekly Kids Activities & Special Educational Camps for all ages.  Contact the founder, Janine .

The Fund for Costa Rica
Educate our children and help them continue a tradition of eco-tourism that benefits the community and the environment as one integrated unit.  Donate to ensure the future of Costa Rica remains a focus on education.

Colegio Ecoturístico del Pacífico
Run by a foundation with the goal to educate our children to continue a tradition of eco-tourism that benefits the community and the environment.  Donations accepted to ensure the future of Costa Rica remains a focus on education, eco-tourism and conservation of our tropical resources.

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