Byblos Resort is an affordable eco-friendly hotel set on the Manuel Antonio hillside between Quepos and Playa Espadilla. Surrounded by forest and nature and only a few minutes drive to the beach, the hotel offers a great jungle-beach experience. Hotel amenities include a swimming pool, sports bar, restaurant, tropical gardens, and WiFi internet in some locations.
Visitors to Manuel Antonio are in for a treat as this is one of the most interesting and beautiful beach destinations in Costa Rica! The main beach, Playa Espadilla is backed by gorgeous palm trees and jungle. Wildlife can often be spotted just by walking down the beach! Of course, Manuel Antonio National Park is also an amazing place to visit and see rare and exotic animals such as sloths, monkeys, scarlet macaws, and much more. Manuel Antonio is also a top adventure destination with thrilling canopy ziplines tours, whitewater rafting on the Rio Savegre or Naranjo, ATV riding, canyoneering adventures, and much more! Not to be overlooked, there are plenty of ocean activities as well, including romantic catamaran cruises, surf lessons, kayaking and snorkeling, and more.
Guests of the Byblos Hotel can enjoy the quiet and relaxing setting at the Byblos Hotel. The beautiful swimming pool area is backed by jungle and on the other side, there is a patio and lounge area with easy access to the sports bar. Monkeys and sloths frequently pass through - imagine the possibility of watching monkeys from your poolside lounge chair!
The hotel's Poolside Z Bistro offers open-air dining near the pool area. The relaxing atmosphere sets the stage for a delightful selection of dining choices, including premium beef and fresh seafood. The location is incredible and the food is delicious! The hotel's Jolly Roger Bar offers a variety of tasty tropical cocktails, beer, and spirits. They also have some of the best pizza and hot wings in Costa Rica!
Rooms at Byblos Hotel are clean and comfortable. All offer air-conditioning, cable television, safe, hairdryer, mini-fridge, phone, and internet access. Deluxe Rooms, Premium Deluxe Rooms, and the Suite are in the main hotel building. The Bungalows are separate, offering a fun and unique jungle experience. Please check below for room-specific amenities which vary by room style.
All in all, Byblos Resort offers guests affordable lodging in a beautiful setting. The location is conveniently close to town, some shops, spas, and other restaurants but remember, it is a few minutes drive to the beach from the hillside that it is located on.
Latitude: N 9° 24' 18.25"
Longitude: W 84° 9' 22.14"
It was not a clean hotel. It was quite a step down from all the other hotels that we stayed in.
This was my least favorite place we stayed in, however the location as great. The staff was nice, but there wasn't much to do in this hotel. You were also more limited on what you got for breakfast. The casino theme seemed a little odd and while the room was nice it didn't seem as clean as the others we stayed at. Overall, it was fine though!!
Needs a little updating. Clean but old, expecially the shower. Needs better A/C
the hotel could use some updating it was our least favorite of the trip however we delayed in booking with you and your first choice was booked by then so it was our fault
Best location for animal watching in Manuel - ALL FOOD was excellent, all staff especially restaurant were amazing, rooms DESPERATELY need updating and beds the hardest we've ever slept on
Nice hotel though slightly tired in appearance. Pool was great to lounge in. Only slight downside was that breakfast choice was very rigid ie you could only have one choice off a set menu and couldn't mix and match
I didn't love the location
The Byblos is a little tired looking, and I had hoped that our cabin would be a little more private, but you know, at the end of the day, it was just great. Staff cheerful and fun, breakfast by the pool was wonderful. So glad the casino was closed.
I saw more monkeys and wildlife at this hotel than I did on my tours. It was very special. Thank You!!
Wish it would have been on the ocean side but friendly staff and sports bar was great for evening. Restaurant staff was also great
Our favorite place- we saw monkeys and a sloth and all sorts of animals near the pool. Staff was friendly and we asked to switch to a bungalow (online reviews said they were nice) and they did switch us, and it was awesome!
Very dated. Breakfast offering was very modest. Staff was a bit stubborn. We were comfortable but not what we expected for the cost.
Loved the bar and the bar staff. Also the pool restaurant staff was awesome.
We noticed beds have a tendency to be on the hard side there. Not a big deal with the previous hotels, but this one was pretty hard and so were the pillows. The whole room was a little dark too.
The hotel was not fancy, but it was awesome for seeing all of the same animals and birds we saw in Manuel Antonio. For that reason I would highly recommend it.