We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Nearby Hotels
Reviews (363)
Filter reviews
363 results
Traveller rating
275
73
9
4
2
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageAll languages
More languages
275
73
9
4
2
Show reviews that mention
All reviews costa rica beach access maintained grounds recommend renting an atv large shower free breakfast banana pancakes howler monkeys dirt road off the beaten path nice pool air conditioning grocery store fabian surf privacy crossroads
Filter
Updating list...
2 - 7 of 363 reviews
Reviewed 20 January 2019 via mobile

Small property with 8 individual cabanas. They are arranged so they each feel secluded. Large room and nice deck with a hammock. Short walk to the beach and restaurants. Secure parking with a guard at night. The restaurant only serves pizza and not a full bar only beer.

Date of stay: January 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank mikeo186
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Natalia S, Manalá Team at Manala Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2019

Hi, Mike! Thank you for your comments. Hope you enjoyed your vacations with us. Best regards from all Manalá Team. Pura vida!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

We stayed for 2 nights.
The bungalow are very nice and special.
A lot of place.
But
We found few insects.
The flow in the shower is weak and the shower head is old and not comfortable
:(

The breakfast was tasty.
And the pool is nice :)

The hotel very close to the Santa teresa beach.

Date of stay: September 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank Gali4ka
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Natalia S, Manalá Team at Manala Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2018

Hi, Gail!
Thanks for taking the time to leave your comments. We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are going to check the showers to see how to improve this. Our main goal is to always offer you the best. That's why we spray for bugs twice a week, but still that's jungle life in the tropics. if you like to come back, do not hesitate to call us, it will be a pleasure to welcome you again. Greetings from all the Manalá team. ¡Pura vida!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

We went there for 3 nights. The bungalow was well designed and was super quiet. Cool hammock on the porch. 4 mins walk to the beach. The restaurent nearby was loud at times, but nothing crazy. It is a bit off of the "center" but renting ATV is a good idea to get around in Santa Teresa. Just be careful, the ATV rental company tryed to rip us off, take video of the thing before using it. On this matter, the front desk staff helped us a lot to get out of that bad situation. They were super helpful! Overall I'd go back!

Date of stay: August 2018
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Thank jeansimonl2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Natalia S, Manalá Team at Manala Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

Hi, Simon! Thank you so much for your comments. We are glad to know you enjoyed your stay. If you return to Santa Teresa, please, feel free to call us! It was a pleasure to have you here. Best from all Manalá Team. ¡Pura Vida!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 26 May 2018

Overall, we really liked staying at Manalá. The bungalows are spacious and well-appointed. Hammocks outside were an added touch that we used often. The monkeys in the trees above were a pleasant surprising watching them jump from tree to tree. And the location is in close proximity to great restaurants. The beach is across the street and down a path 200 meters. It would have been nice to have the restaurant/bar open during the day...at least for poolside drinks.

Date of stay: May 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
    • Location
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank KrisWinkler
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Natalia S, Gerente at Manala Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2018

Hi Kris !!
We are really happy that you enjoy your days at Manalá Hotel. As you said, Howler monkeys always show up the trees with their families, it is really beautifull. Thank you very much for taking your time to write this review, we appreciate it.
It will be a pleasure to have you back any time.
Pura vida !!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

My friend and I stayed at the manala hotel for 3 nights and it was a great place to stay. Very clean and beds were comfy and the AC works very well. This place comes with free breakfast. The service was phenomenal here thanks to Fabian at the front desk! He helped us organize our tours and got us a surfing lesson that worked with our schedule as well! He always available to answer our questions from opening the door (haha) to riding the bus. Overall a great stay and I highly recommend this place!

Date of stay: May 2018
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Thank Khuong V
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Natalia S, Gerente at Manala Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2018

Thanks Khuong for your nice review. We are more than happy to know that you had a great time with us. In our front desk we are able to organize all the activities to enjoy more of Santa Teresa beach, It will be a pleasure to have you back in you r next vacations.
Pura vida !!!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
View more reviews