GAY / HONESTLY-GAY-FRIENDLY &/OR GAY-OWNED HOTELS / PLACES TO STAY in
MANUEL ANTONIO - COSTA RICA
NOTES: Here's what I've pulled together so far on accommodations that are either Gay, Gay-Friendly or Gay-Owned with comments based on doing my own Site Inspections or feedback from other guests.
NOTE: I’ve found having an Owner that actually lives ON SITE CAN OFTEN DOES make a BIG DIFFERENCE in the quality of the place, details with clean and staff!!!!!
HOTEL DEL MAR
(http://www.HotelDelMar-CostaRica.com / 2-777-0543)
12 Ultra-Basic rooms with private baths, safe at office, park, small pet ok, no pool (for now). Lots of stairs in all but 3 rooms. 200 meters/2 block from the beach and Mar y Sombra Restaurant – though they’re further from the action. Continental Breakfast (fresh local fruits, coffee, tea, pastries+ 7-10am). Credit Cards (AmEx, MC, V, Diners, JCB). (I've NOT inspected)
SEASONS: Green/low: 5/1-11/30. Peak: 12/1-4/30. 3rd price is Holidays.
GO/SF - OWNER David lives on site.
2 D beds with Fan $45 / $65 / $90 (12/20-1/3)
2 D beds with A/C $55 / $75 / $100 (12/20-1/3)
K Bed, Private Balcony, A/C $60 / $85 / $110 (12/20-1/3) + 16.39% tax
Check-In: 1pm. Check-Out: Noon
No longer around
(http://www.VillaRoca.com / 2-777-1349 / 2-777-2335 / info@VillaRoca.com)
11 different kinds of rooms and 3 apartments. Rooms have private bathrooms, telephone, fridge, private terraces with a spectacular view overlook the rainforest and the Pacific Ocean, some are air-conditioned. Infinity swimming pool, big Jacuzzi. LOTS of stairs. Some have expressed that some staff can give off some attitude (hey, some people like that!). WAS near to the now former gay beach. Near Si Como No so you have their spa and art gallery nearby. I've inspected.
GO/GAY. Owners not in country.
RATES: 11/15-4/15 - $90-$165. 4/15-11/15-$49-$105 + 16.39% tax (Full Breakfast)
(http://www.CostaVerde.com / 2-777-0584 / 2-777-0187 / 1-866-854-7958 / reservations@CostaVerde.com)
BEAUTIFUL, nice views, jungly with monkey’s running around.
SEASONS: Peak - Jan. 2-April 30, '08. Green/Low - May 1-Nov. 17.
Efficiency - jungle and ocean views, kitchenette, 2 Q/Q beds, A/C, ceiling fans, post and beam hardwood construction. Max 4 people. $79/$104.
Studio - 520 sq feet, jungle and ocean views, kitchenette, 2 Q, cable TV, A/C and ceiling fans, larger than efficiencies. Max 4. or CV II - 750 sq feet, jungle and ocean vistas, kitchenette, 2 Qs, ceiling fans. Max 4. $115-$135.
Studio+ $125/$149 - 520 sq feet, panoramic ocean views, kitchenette, 2 Qs, cable TV, A/C and ceiling fans, larger than efficiencies. Max 4. Studio Plus CV II - 750 sq feet, panoramic ocean vistas, kitchenette, 2 Qs, ceiling fans. Max 4.
Penthouse - Panoramic ocean views, kitchen, 2 Ks, 4 ceiling fans, master bathroom . $150/$185
Casa Quinta - separates entrances, 2 1/2 bedrooms, 2 F baths, a big living room with cable TV, a huge terrace, dining area and an ocean view. 2 bedrooms, each with Q, as well as living room with an extra Q. 1 bedroom has an air-conditioner. A small, 1/2 bedroom has a T bed. $150/$185
Bungalow A-13 - bedrooms with separate entrances and balconies for each bedroom. The main room contains 2 Qs, kitchenette, F bath, AC, cable TV and WiFi. 2nd room - 2 Ts and F bath. 5 ceiling fans, one balcony has a small ocean view. $150/$185
Bungalow A-11 - large studio containing 3 Qs, a kitchenette and 2 F bathrooms (one is quite small). 4 ceiling fans cool the room. $115/$135 (all PLUS 16.39% tax)
Costa Verde features 3 different Restaurants!! Across the street you have La Cantina Bar/Restaurant featuring seafood, chicken, steaks and ribs on an open wood fire and LIVE MUSIC (Reggae with The Jungle Boys) nightly from 7-11pm!! El Avion is set in a 1954 model C-123 airplane and features informal dining and great for sunsets! Anaconda features jungle and ocean views and Tipico CR and international cuisine, fresh fruits and seafood.
CASITAS ECLIPSE, Restaurant and Spa
(http://www.CasitasEclipse.org / 2-777-0408 / email@example.com)
Large (30 spacious detached casitas), mainstream stark (to me – sort of South Beachy) Mediterranean-style hotel/casitas perched on a hilltop a kilometer from the beach (GREAT views!). Each villa has hot water, fan, a/c, phone, cable tv, mini-fridge, safety box, balcony or terrace. I believe they have a few pools. They are home to THE Gay (though turning more mixed) Bar Tutu and Gato Negro Restaurant.
RATES: 12/16-4/15 and Easter – Standard $112 / Suite – D $155 / Suite – Triple $172. Casita (max 5) $275. April 16-Dec. 15 - $86 / $103 / $116 / $172 + 16.39% tax. GF.
SI COMO NO
(http://www.SiComoNo.com / 2- 777-0777 / information@ SiComoNo.com)
BEAUTIFUL! Large - Mainstream, Serenity Spa, Family and Adult Pools (Family Pool includes a whirlpool spa, cascading waterfall, a 30’ water slide and swim-up bar. Adult Pool 80,000 gal., swim-up pool), MultiMedia THX/DTS Theatre (for 46) with nightly movies/ documentaries. Restaurants - Rico Tico Bar ‘n Grill (their own version of Tico/Tex-Mex (lunch/dinner). Claro Que Si Seafood restaurant featuring authentic Caribbean dishes. LIVE Acoustic MUSIC by Tres Caciques. Includes a F Buffet Breakfast, Free entrance to the Butterfly Garden, 1 hour free internet gift certificate.
SEASONS: Green/Low – May 1-June 30 and September 1-November 14.
Standard - Jungle view, bath with shower, kitchen or wet bar, stocked mini-bar, K or Q size bed, A/C, ceiling fans, telephone and security box. Max 4 $165/$190.
Superior - Ocean and jungle view balconies, bath with shower, kitchen or wet bar, stocked mini-bar, K or Q size beds, A/C, ceiling fans, telephone and security box. Max 4. $195/$225
Deluxe Room - Panoramic ocean and jungle view balconies, high beam ceiling, bath with shower, kitchen or wet-bar, stocked mini-bar, K size beds, sitting room or extra bed, A/C, ceiling fans, telephone and security box. Max 4. $220/$240.
Deluxe Suite - Spacious D size room with large balcony, sitting area with sofa bed and large bathroom with F amenities overlook panoramic jungle coastline. Max 4. $260/$275.
Honeymoon Suite - Spacious D size room with deluxe amenities, sitting area, private Jacuzzi and large balcony with panoramic jungle and ocean view. $290/$310. (all plus 16.39% tax)
LA MANSION HOTEL and Jacques Cousteau Restaurant (they have REAL MAIN lobster all the time), The Cave Bar and VIP Room
(http://www.LaMansionInn.com / 2-777-3489 / 2-777-5011 / 1-800-360-2071 / firstname.lastname@example.org)
ULTRA Luxury, VERY EXPENSIVE set high on a hill in a jungle setting (with such daily visitors as monkeys, sloths, anteaters, large iguanas, over 200 species of birds and pizotes!! 18 VERY elegantly appointed guestrooms www.LaMansionInn.com/roomrates.asp.htm
GO (owner lives ON premise)/GF
Presidential Suite (has a Jacuzzi with 24-carat gold faucets, D-headed shower, bidet, dining and living room - $1250 / $1500 / $1600)
2 Penthouse Suites - (Penthouse #1 - $650 / $750 / $850
Penthouse #2 - $550 / $650 / $750 [for up to 4 people])
Romanoff Suite (no view - $550 / $650 / $750),
3 Junior Suites ($225 / $325 / $425), the Garden Suite ($200 / $300 / $400)
10 Deluxe Rooms ($150 / $250 / $350), Standard Deluxe with Ocean View ($125 / $187.50 / $287.50).
All suites/rooms have a/c, tv, telephone, outside sitting area, desk, hair dryer, iron, mini-bar, electronic safe. REALLY unique and Common areas include a patio with b’bque, Infinity Pool with Jacuzzi. A Continental Breakfast is included. Water is heated by Solar Energy!
Jacques Cousteau Restaurant has REAL Lobster and other FRESH seafood! Their Cave Bar is a REAL underground Bat Cave with an in-cave waterfall and bats hang from the ceiling while sipping their specialty cocktails (and check out their hunky waiters!!)!! Now this is a MUST SEE/DO!! MANY MANY famous people have been guests here!! OWNER: Harry holds court here!!
(have anything to add, more info/help - email Vicki at LivingLifeInCostaRica@gmail.com in Escazu)