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Manoas

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 January 2016

This was my absolute favourite place in Costa Rica. It's 2.5 km up a little mountain road - rent a 4x4 as it's very useful for driving to anywhere wonderful in Costa Rica - and the setting is stupendous. We glamped in one of the well situated tents (there are three). Patio, tiled floor, separate bathroom facilities with a safe...

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ManoasUvita, Owner at Manoas, responded to this review

Zoe, I'm so glad you enjoyed your experience at Manoas. There truly is something magical about waking up to the bird song first thing in the morning - it is the best way to start the day! Manoas - it's good for the soul... this may be our new catch phrase :) Please come back when you need to re-charge...

Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

First off: I wish I had known that Manoas was up a steep and rocky road. My little rental car made it with lots of cringing and careful tire placement, but I wished I was in an SUV. This place is pretty awesome. It's tucked away in the jungle above Uvita with an awesome view of the mountain behind you....

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ManoasUvita, Owner at Manoas, responded to this review

Hi Jesse, I'm glad you found Manoas (and the breakfast) to be so awesome! I agree, it's definitely best to rent a 4x4 SUV - not just to get to Manoas - but for a lot of the hidden gems in Uvita! It was great ringing in the New Year with you both - come back soon! Pura Vida~Steve

Reviewed 10 October 2015 via mobile

From the minute we arrived we could feel the relaxed atmosphere. The sights and sounds of the 2 rivers meeting reminds you that you are in the rain forest. Our hosts were so welcoming and breakfast was great! The best papaya and it was picked 50ft from our door. We are already planning our next trip back to Manoas!

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ManoasUvita, Owner at Manoas, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed the tranquility at Manoas! We really strive to make it a place to relax and breathe easy! Your daily hikes that you took are a great way to really soak in the spectacular jungle setting too! Let us know when you're ready to come back for some fresh Papaya and Banana pancakes :) Pura...

Sunnyvale, California
Reviewed 27 September 2015

Stunning, immaculate grounds. Clean. Amazing views. Quiet. Totally friendly, helpful proprietors. An excellent deal all around. Uvita is centrally located to the best variety of food and entertainment in the Southern Pacific zone. In a word, it's Perfect.

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ManoasUvita, Owner at Manoas, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words about Manoas! We had such a good time relaxing and getting to know you at Casa Rio! Let us know when you're ready to come back!

Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 6 July 2015

We stayed in the big house at the bottom of the property and couldn't have been happier with the location, service, and amenities. The property is beautiful. There are two rivers down the hill that you can hear, see, and walk to. The pool is a stone's throw from any of the accommodations. Such an excellent place!

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ManoasUvita, Owner at Manoas, responded to this review

We are so glad you came back for a second time this year! It was fun surfing together and BBQing by the pool! Please come back when you're ready for your next jungle adventure!

Charleston, South Carolina
Reviewed 2 June 2015

Even if I left out the best part of this incredible place, I would still give it a five, er, circle/dot, rating. The location is incredible - the homes are a diadem atop a ridge in the near-ocean hills that amble down to an amazing river -- I say amazing because we swam in it twice, once on a hike,...

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ManoasUvita, Owner at Manoas, responded to this review

We are so glad to have met your awesome family! We had a blast swimming in the river and hanging out by the pool. Please come back and visit us next time you are in Costa Rica!

evesham
Reviewed 12 May 2015

You can tell by reading the other reviews what an amazing place this is! As we drove along the main road through Uvita we initialy felt a little disappointed as we wanted to get away from it all and there is quite a bit of development which is not very pretty. However, once you turn off along the road to...

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ManoasUvita, Owner at Manoas, responded to this review

Joy, thank you so much for your kind words! What you have described is the atmosphere that we try to create here, so we are so pleased to hear that you loved it! It was nice to meet you & your family & I'm glad you could wrap up the trip of a lifetime with us at Manoas! Pure Vida~

Wichita, Kansas
Reviewed 24 March 2015

We stayed in the one bedroom casita for 5 nights and had a fantastic time. Steve and Tatum are super friendly and accommodating! The casita was comfortable, cool, and relaxing. Everything was clean and well-stocked and we both slept great the entire time. Loved that we could relax by the pool or walk down to the river. The views of...

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Washington
Reviewed 15 March 2015

Only a few feet down a small road off of Carr Pacífica Fernández Oreamuno, you know you're somewhere special. The jungle canopy bends in over the road. The hum of cicadas and crickets grows louder. Amazing ocean vistas appear periodically between the trees. About a mile further down that road, Manoas is set in a beautiful jungle hillside overlooking the...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 5 March 2015

Manoas is an absolutely beautiful hidden gem! It is not far from Costa Rica's amazing beaches, markets, and restaurants yet it is up a quiet road so you don't get light pollution or noise, other than nature. The property is located with two rivers that join into one that's easily accessible and it feels like paradise! Steve and Tatum are...

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ManoasUvita, Owner at Manoas, responded to this review

Thank you Elise! We enjoyed having Dave & yourself stay with us! One of the reasons we love our job is that we get to provide unforgettable experiences for our guests :) We're so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you back at Manoas soon!

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Manoas (Formerly Villas De Las Aves) has undergone an extensive renovation. We now offer a large 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom house with gourmet kitchen, laundry room with washer & dryer, lounge/TV area and open air dining area all overlooking the river. We also offer both one bedroom & 2 Bedroom villas with kitchen, lounge, TV, washer & dryer, private jacuzzi and sundeck. All villas are fully air conditioned and close to the pool. WiFi is available throughout the property. Private parking is located right next to each house. Staff are onsite. ***A new addition to the property, are 4 luxury Safari tents. Each tent is complete with a luxurious King sized bed, full bathroom, and viewing deck with lounge chairs and shade umbrella. The camping tents offer an accommodation that is just as comfortable as the villas, but brings you a step closer to the jungle around you. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Manoas

Address: La Union Road, Uvita 60504, Costa Rica (Formerly Villas de las Aves)
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Uvita
Price Range: $89 - $225 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Manoas 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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“Get a room by the pool. WiFi is best close to pool.”
conorr759, 5 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Houses are all designed for families or large groups. They all are very nice”
JaniceT227, 14 Jul 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms in Casa Rio are terrific, but the upstairs is the most private and grandiose!”
mommybluebird, 24 May 2016 | Read review
“Everything we looked at seemed luxurious and amazing. I would choose based on size/how many people are in your party.”
THtravel411, 4 May 2016 | Read review
“The safari tents are better than most hotels in the area.”
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jefreyl2016, 3 May 2016 | Read review
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