This area is home to the well-known Manual Antonio National Park. Although it’s one of the country’s smaller parks, it is by no means lacking. An extensive network of hiking trails wind through a lush rainforest that protects a bounty of creatures, including 109 mammal species and 184 species of birds. The park also contains four beaches that are regarded by many as being the best in the country. Swimming, snorkeling and lounging are understandably popular along this stretch of coast. Other activities within the area include horseback riding, rafting, and sport fishing.
The Los Altos Beach Resort and Spa is one of the area’s most luxurious hotels. Set on a hillside overlooking the bay, the resort is exquisitely designed and set upon lush and expansive grounds. The services are equally far reaching, and are augmented by a staff that works extra hard to provide guests with an optimal travel experience.
Spa Los Altos is one of the resort’s biggest attractions. Run by skilled and certified professionals, this spa provides high quality beauty, skin and massage services. The range of treatments – including facials, scrubs, and raindrop therapy – guarantees that guests will leave feeling relaxed, refreshed and renewed. If, however, you want to relax your body through movement, you can visit the resort’s fitness room. Los Altos’ belief is that guests are most happy when they are healthy; to this effect, the gym is equipped with a number of strength and cardio machines.
Need to cool off? The solution is simple – just walk down to the infinity swimming pool, where you can immerse, unburden, and enjoy unrivaled views of the ocean. The freshwater pool has a shallow end for children, while two bubbly Jacuzzis provide yet another place to relax. If, however, you’re in the mood for more natural refreshment, you can visit the resort’s private beach and dip into the turquoise waters of the Pacific Ocean.
Karolas, Los Altos’ gourmet restaurant and bar, is an open-air affair with commanding ocean views. The varied menu offers a flavorful combination of comidas tipicas (local food) and internationally inspired dishes. Only the finest cuts of meat and the freshest produce are used, making for meals that are healthy, filling and delicious.
Inspired by Balinese architecture and design, the suites at Los Altos are spacious, classy and clean. Exotic hardwoods and rattan furniture give them a tropical feel, while their ample amenities make them exceedingly modern. All come equipped with a private hot water bathroom, wireless internet, satellite TV, and air conditioning. The living room and private balconies provide spaces to relax, while a kitchen allows meals to be cooked and enjoyed at home.