This is the ideal place for a romantic getaway. Weather permitting, it has probably one of the most amazing sunsets on the pacific coast. You can’t beat a cold drink accompanied by a 180 degree panoramic view from the infinity pool peering over trees, tropical plant life and exotic flowers.
There are many different room types at the Hotel Mariposa. You’ll want to make sure that you get a room with a view. Name room types and amenities (hot tub). 56 rooms.
The hotel has older and new rooms that were added in the last several years.
I read some of the reviews on trip advisor and people were critical about the food. For lunch I recommend the Tuna burger. A fat slab of seared tuna (tasted like a steak) on a sesame seed bun, fresh tomatoes, pickles and onions. Every day the chef prepared fresh ceviche (corvina) right around dinner time which I couldn’t resist every night. The food was less expensive than other restaurants in Manuel Antonio. The menu was a bit limited, but the overall pretty good. The cocktails however were mediocre at best.
Staff and service:
The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful. I have traveled to many countries in Latin America and Costa Rica probably is the best when it comes to service and hospitality. I actually mentioned that it was my wife’s birthday and they left a large bouquet of flowers in our room. Also, as soon as we got settled they called our room and asked if we preferred red or white wine. They treated us to a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon from Chile (Casillero del Diablo).
The hotel has wireless, but you have to sit in the reception area to get a good signal.
The pool is pretty amazing. It wraps around the main deck area with a view of the entire Pacific.
You can also book tours from the hotel like zip lining or a trip to the National Park. The activities are a bit expensive, but worth doing.