Manuel Antonio Costa Rica is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the country for its abundant beauty, wildlife and adventure tours. It is also exceedingly popular for hotels.
Knowing where to stay is the key in this famous location on the Central Pacific Coast – named one of the 2014 Top 25 Beaches in the World in TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Awards.
Shana Hotel & Residence in Manuel Antonio sets itself apart as an exclusive lifestyle boutique hotel. Featuring contemporary design, fabulous rooms, organic local cuisine, and exceptional hotel amenities, this new Manuel Antonio Costa Rica hotel is a TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice® 2014 Winner.
“It is a perfect place to forget all the stress of life,” wrote one hotel guest on TripAdvisor. “The jungle, the monkeys, the ocean view, the silence, the nice food and the peaceful lovely white color – that’s Shana Hotel.”
The Shana Hotel is located off the main road in Manuel Antonio, minutes from the Manuel Antonio National Park, and the town of Quepos with its new Pez Vela Marina. A walking trail by the hotel leads you 10 minutes to the hidden, white-sand Biesanz Beach.
The hotel’s 27 first-class rooms and suites are designed in modern minimalist white, allowing the accent colors to be the exceptional views of vivid tropical gardens, dramatic jungle, and blue and turquoise ocean. Superior and Deluxe rooms, and Junior Suites, are outfitted with luxury comforts and amenities. There is also a spacious three-bedroom, three-and-a-half bath, Presidential Suite with a fully-equipped kitchen and private infinity pool.
Shana Hotel provides spa services and the hotel’s restaurant offers cuisine with Mediterranean, Peruvian, Asian and Costa Rican influences. Their wine list is extensive.
Shana Hotel’s restaurant and swimming pool lounge area are perfect places to watch spectacular sunsets.
With rainforest trees filled with three species of monkeys, sloths, iguanas, bright Scarlet Macaws and other tropical birds, along with playful dolphins and migrating whales swimming just offshore, Manuel Antonio is well-deserving of all of the praise.
Manuel Antonio National Park, one of Costa Rica’s smallest parks, also is one of the most popular. In the park, you can find 109 different kinds of mammals – including cheeky white-faced Capuchin monkeys who will try to steal your lunch – 184 species of birds, four sparkling white sand beaches, and hiking trails.
Things to do in Manuel Antonio include: whitewater rafting, waterfall rappelling, canopy zip-lining, mountain biking, horseback riding, surfing, sea kayaking, snorkeling and scuba diving, sailing, boating to see dolphins and whales, and hiking in the Manuel Antonio National Park.
Article by Shannon Farley