Hotel La Mariposa

3 stars
125 metros al Sureste de Cafe Milagro, Manuel Antonio, Quepos, Aguirre, Manuel Antonio,
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.2
out of 5
17 reviews
Loved it

Staff is amazing, view is to die for and overall a great value!! See full review

  • Lakrchic834
  • Aug 17, 2014
can't beat the view

The view was awesome! The hotel is lovely and the staff as friendly as can be. They stored our bags... See full review

  • TimDaisy
  • Jul 31, 2014
Hotel La Mariposa in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica is magnificently perched on an elevation, overlooking the blue waters of the Pacific Ocean, the city of Quepos and Manuel Antonio National Park. The scenery of ocean, rainforest and sky is stunning. It is just part of the special mix of energy and magic that has enchanted and made Hotel La Mariposa such a beloved place to thousands of guests throughout the years.

Set in one of the most magnificent settings in the world, Hotel La Mariposa stands majestically atop the highest point in Manuel Antonio and is best known for its award-winning 360 degree view overlooking the blue waters of the Pacific Ocean, Quepos, and Manuel Antonio National Park. Nature and luxury flawlessly combine with 60 well-appointed rooms in a Spanish-Mediterranean architectural design and tropical gardens with walkways and trails meticulously landscaped to reflect the natural beauty of Costa Ricas abundant plant and wildlife.

Experience the stunning magic of the legendary Manuel Antonio sunsets while sipping a tropical cocktail at Sunset Bar and Lounge, while dining in the world-class international restaurant, or from the comfort and privacy of your personal terrace or balcony.

With over 30 years experience, hotel's personalized service and unforgettable views have made Manuel Antonio hotel La Mariposa a top choice for the most discriminating travelers, who relish both its intimacy and magnificence. The hotel also offers Reception and Daily Shuttle service to the beach.

Hotel La Mariposa Rooms

Standard room with partial Ocean View
Standard room with partial Ocean View offers One queen size bed plus a single bed (rollaway bed optional) along with Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Balcony / Terrace, Bathroom amenities, Cable / Satellite TV, Color TV, Hairdryer, Internet access, Iron / Ironing board, Room service, Safe in room, Telephone. Your own private terrace offers a partial ocean and forest views.
Full Ocean View Room
Standard room with partial Ocean View offers Two Queen size beds (rollaway bed optional) along with Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Balcony / Terrace, Bathroom amenities, Cable / Satellite TV, Color TV, Hairdryer, Internet access, Iron / Ironing board, Room service, Safe in room, Telephone. From your private balcony relax and listen the sounds of the surf or gaze at the breathtaking panoramic ocean views. From here you will experience some of the most incredible sunsets in the world.
Premier Ocean View Room
Premier Ocean View Room offers One queen or king size bed plus a single futon (rollaway bed optional) along with Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Balcony / Terrace, Bathroom amenities, Cable / Satellite TV, Color TV, Hairdryer, Internet access, Iron / Ironing board, Room service, Safe in room, Telephone. Some units also feature a kitchenette. Situated at the highest point in Manuel Antonio, the Premier rooms boast incredible panoramic ocean views of Manuel Antonio beaches and National Park.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Laundry service
Childcare Service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Doctor on call
Gift shop
Currency exchange
Internet
WiFi
Transportation
Airport shuttle
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Hotel Map

9.4097 -84.1553
Area served
Manuel Antonio, Quepos, Costa Rica.
Nearby airports
Juan Santamara Airport (SJO).
Area description
Hotel La Mariposa is located in beautiful Manuel Antonio beach in Costa Rica's Pacific Coast. The Manuel Antonio, Quepos area is one of Costa Ricas top destinations. Known for its long stretches of white sand, dense tropical rainforest and abundant wildlife, this region is popular with sun lovers, nature enthusiasts, adrenaline seekers and deep sea fishing anglers. While Manuel Antonio remains an eco-friendly area, the roads, dining and nightlife are among the best of any beach destination in Costa Rica. An abundance of nearby tours and activities can keep you busy every day of your stay if you so desire.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

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Guest Reviews (17)

Ratings and reviews for Hotel La Mariposa

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
17 out of 17
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.6
Room comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.6
Value:
4

94% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Hotel La Mariposa

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Rob I.
Business
Bedford
Dec 16, 2014

Fantastic view,

View from room and pool make this a fantastic experience. Breakfast buffet is average Costa Rica buffet. Better less expensive restaurants are within walking distance. Took walk down hill on back street to beach and saw more wildlife than in the park and then back by bus, stopping just a few steps from hotel. Would return here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hotel La Mariposa

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Lakrchic834
Business
Macungie pa
Aug 17, 2014

Loved it

Staff is amazing, view is to die for and overall a great value!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hotel La Mariposa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Suzy's not impressed
Business
Florida
Aug 6, 2014

Mariposa

This hotel has the most incredible view and a fabulous staff. We were so happy staying here! Problem for the elderly would be no elevator and stairs are exposed to pouring rain if your timing isnt good, but this wasnt a problem for us.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Emilios and Aqua Azul were great restaurants within 5 minute walk of the hotel. All restaurants we tried were great and a short taxi ride if too far to walk.

Review of Hotel La Mariposa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
KristenBro
Business
Boston, MA
Aug 4, 2014

That VIEW

We had a wonderful time at La Mariposa. I was on a weekend vacation with my friends on our study abroad trip. We have been studying on the east of Costa Rica and decided we need to escape the rainy season of the rainy rainforest. There were 10 of us in 3 rooms. We are all around age 21. The view does not get any better. We were in a standard partial ocean view room and it was phenomenal regardless. The breakfast was to die for and the pools were A grade. The accessibility to the ocean and Manuel Antonio park was very simple. There were a couple of great outdoor bars around that made for 2 great nights. We even were able to be picked up from the hotel for jet skiing tour and surf lessons. Our greatest problems could be narrowed down to the functionality of the room. After the first night, our sink was not draining. In one of our rooms, the water pressure was virtually nonexistent. The hot water also ran out quickly, so be sure to grab first shower. Overall, we are young adults, so we were not inclined to complain too much, but just a couple of details that made it not as luxurious as we were hoping for the cost. The amenities outside the rooms however made the hotel more than worth it. There are not enough words or pictures that could describe the view.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hotel La Mariposa

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
TimDaisy
Business
fort lauderdale
Jul 31, 2014

can't beat the view

The view was awesome! The hotel is lovely and the staff as friendly as can be. They stored our bags after we checked out, gave us towels and use of all facilities on that day as well. Super nice. Pool bar was great. The only downside was that the "hot tub" isn't actually a hot tub but a pool that is heated by solar power. It's warm for certain but the water will not be hot if that matters to you. It didn't matter to us because the place was beautiful. Easy access to food, beach, etc. Recommend without reservation.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

The walk to the beach through the jungle was all downhill through rough terrain but well worth it. If you take a cab back to the hotel, get the price before you get in the cab!

Review of Hotel La Mariposa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
WoWman
Business
Denver, Co
Feb 17, 2014

Wonderful place and people

Very nice accommodations. Our room was actually a little casa overlooking the coastline. Kept exceptionally clean inside and out. The gardens were lovely and the grounds were very nicely maintained. Breakfast which was included was consistently good everyday. The staff was both friendly and helpful. We never had to ask twice for anything. They helped arrange transportation to and from airport and taxis while we were there. No complaints, but a small refrigerator in the room would have been a great addition though!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Good cappuccino at the Cafe Milagro

Review of Hotel La Mariposa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Joe from Orlando
Business
Orlando, Florida
Dec 11, 2013

Excellent location and views

Such a wonderful view and breakfast was included in the price and was complete. Excellent, attentive staff.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Two wonderful cafes close by: Emilio's Cafe and Cafe Milagro

Review of Hotel La Mariposa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Yvonnecar
Business
London, UK
Aug 23, 2013

Great view!

Stayed at the Mariposa for 4 nights, with a partial view of the ocean. Rooms clean and basic. Bathroom slightly unusual - toilet one end of room, shower round the corner! Good breakfeast buffet. Staff friendly. Wifi reception weak. Shop has good quality souvenirs, cheaper than others.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

El Wagon - serving hot dogs, pizzas and burgers. El Avion (look for the plane!) - serving a good selection of food.

Review of Hotel La Mariposa

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Happy Nature Lover
Business
Charlotte, NC
Jul 1, 2013

Highly Recommend

The hotel location was perfect. Breathtaking ocean views from the room and throughout the property. From my balcony, I saw a troupe of capuchin monkeys chase each other through the trees. The last day I was able to videotape them as they played within 10 feet of me. Very friendly and helpful staff. Maria in particular went out of her way to assist on several occasions. Thanks Maria!!! I'd return to La Mariposa in a heartbeat.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Manuel Antonio National Park was amazing and our guide was so knowledgeable. Best latte ever at Café Milagro right across the street from the hotel.

Review of Hotel La Mariposa

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
SGREENE
Business
Virginia Beach
Nov 18, 2012

Heaven in Manuel Antonio

My wife and I stayed a week at Hotel La Mariposa in Manuel Antonio. The partial ocean view/jungle view rooms are very nice with an enclosed balcony. The staff are very friendly and helpful with booking tours. Activities include jungle canopy zip lines, white water rafting, horseback riding, off shore fishing, surfing school, etc. Several good restaurants in Manuel Antonio and also a very good one in Quepos. Ask Maria for recommendations.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

There is a beautiful small beach right near Hotel La Mariposa. Park your car on the street and give the local man $3.00 to watch it. The beach is just a short walk through the forest. There is a pretty steep uphill climb if you decide to walk instead of driving your car. Kayaking and snorkeling are available for a small rental fee. Bring drinks and snacks and stay the day.

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