The reception and lobby welcomes you with nice art and Costa Rican handcraft. Thousands of colors create a special effect and a warm as well as bright atmosphere. After check-in you will be guided to your room, where you get a good intro to all relevant features (in our case coffee machine, fridge, safe, AC, etc.).
The hotel has a pool at the backside, which is directly adjacent to the jungle - unbelievable to see and hear the jungle fauna while you are having a little fun in the pool or a drink, sitting in your deckchair.
I guess you chose Costa Rica to see some nature? If so: Great you’re at Yara Plaza. Not only the receptionist or manager will provide a broad overview of the various nature excursions of the area. The hotel also works with a nature guide, who knows the Manuel Antonio reserve inside out. The name of the Costa Rican guide is Roger. He speaks perfect English (working on other languages) and more importantly, he’s a very nice person, patient, cares about individual interests of the visitors, and has a funny as well as very effective way to make his tours interactive. He will simply make you feel special, and you will learn a lot! And most of all: He’s an extremely knowledgeable expert, when it comes to amphibians, reptiles, mammalians (with special emphasis on bats), birds, and even spiders and insects! Roger has a fantastic eye, spotting all kind of creatures in places where you will look a couple of times and still not see “it”. Fortunately, Roger will use his spotting scope, so you can see the animals from a distance without disturbing them and yet feel as close as if you were just an inch away. Roger will also offer to give him your smartphone for digiscoping - he’ll photograph the fantastic creatures with your phone through the spotting scope.
All in all: FULL points for the hotel in conjunction with a fantastic guided nature experience you will never forget!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Plaza Yara is located only five minutes to Manuel Antonio National Park. Hotel Plaza Yara offers all suites feature custom made furniture,queen size beds,kichenettes and spacious baths. relax on the balcony and enjoy the jungle views with variety of wildlife with passes daily including monkeys,sloths,iguanas and exotic birds. Hotel Plaza Yara offers the possibility for you to enjoy your stay in comfort,casual elegance and in tune with nature. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Plaza Yara Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio