Hotel Manala is located along the Nicoya Peninsula’s southwest coast near the Santa Teresa beach. This area is famed for its spectacular surfing, pleasant beaches and mellow atmosphere.
The surfing in the Mal País and Santa Teresa area is some of the peninsula’s best. Santa Teresa’s main beach hosts both beach and point breaks that are consistently good, albeit a bit large. Other beaches in the area, including El Carmen and Playa Hermosa, are suitable for beginning or intermediate surfers. Visitors to the area will also enjoy horseback rides, canopy tours, and trips to the Cabo Blanco Absolute Reserve, where a great variety of creatures – including anteaters, sloths and howler monkeys – can be spotted in the reserve’s dry tropical forest.
Hotel Manala’s bungalows are cozy, clean and spacious. Thoughtfully arranged to ensure the guests’ privacy, these bungalows blend Caribbean and Mediterranean architectural styles. Large roofs are supported by polished wooden beams and extend beyond stone terraces, while arched windows – which are spaced throughout the circular building – allow in a good deal of light. Each of the eight bungalows is comfortably equipped with air conditioning, fan, mini fridge and a large hot water shower. Wireless internet and cable TV allows guests to fill any down time they may have in their day, while a safe deposit box ensures that important valuables will remain secure. The queen size beds are new and comfortable, and often decorated with fresh tropical flowers. Furthermore, one of the bungalows is wheelchair accessible. The hotel also has trundle beds available if there is the need of an extra bed in the bungalows.
The hotel’s grounds are immaculately cared for and are filled with tropical plants. The large swimming pool is a wonderful place to relax during the afternoon or evening, it has a small area sectioned off for children and is close enough to the beach that you can hear the ocean. The nearby Jacuzzi provides guests with a convenient way to unwind after a day spent hiking or surfing.
1 Queen bed
Feedback from Travelers
Very relaxing place. Each room is its own individual bungalow. About a 3 minute walk to the beach across the road and down a small path. A few restaurants nearby, but I would recommend an ATV for transportation in this area. The rooms had a large shower, a safe, a queen bed, two love seats, and a little outdoor patio set which included a hammock. There is no Jacuzzi though. Many of the signs say they have a Jacuzzi, but they do not. They do have a nice little pool. Breakfast was wonderful, and the staff was incredibly helpful.
Very quiet and very well kept! Absolutely loved the private housing!!! It was rustic yet had all the conveniences an American like myself is accustomed to! Also, the hotel staff was exceptionally helpful in recommending day activities! Got to go snorkeling near Tortuga Island because of them!
We LOVED this hotel. Everything about it was perfect. Quite enjoyed having our own lil' bungalow; was large, clean, had a fridge & a large walk in shower! The restaurant was great; ate there many times. The guy at reception was very helpful & always friendly. The cleaners & yard staff were so nice & helpful as well! The location is on the edge of town so have to walk or taxi to get to restaurants & shops but isn't far at all! The beach is right across the road & is so beautiful; we actually got engaged on that beach watching the sunset! Would stay at this place again & again!
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- Trevor S.
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