Starting at $54 per night


Enjoy affordability and beautiful scenery at the budget-friendly Hotel Mandarina of Manuel Antonio. This is one of the most beautiful areas in Costa Rica with gorgeous jungle-covered mountains that crash down to the sea. The Mandarina is spread out along the hillside and frequented by the many rainforest creatures including monkeys and sloths! It is also only a short drive from the beautiful beaches and national park. Hotel amenities include a swimming pool, tropical gardens and forest, and WiFi in some areas.

Guests of Hotel Mandarina can enjoy a variety of different activities to fill their day, from the standard day of relaxation at the pool to embarking on a hike through the Costa Rican jungle, the range is extensive.  Though the area of Manuel Antonio has a ton to offer, sometimes, some down time is required for the perfect vacation.  Dig your nose into a good book, swim in the pool, or try the chef’s cuisine at the Mandarina hotel restaurant.

What’s popular in the area?  Hiking, surfing, whitewater rafting, waterfall rappelling, snorkeling, ATV tours, zip-lining, and much more!  Manuel Antonio is conveniently located near a few famous National Parks, a bustling jungle, at a high enough altitude to see some epic scenery.  In addition, there’s a surplus of wildlife (especially monkeys), so guests of Hotel Mandarina always see a lot of species while they vacation in paradise!

There’s a few different types of room accommodations, from the standard room to the private apartment, we’re sure you’ll find what you’re looking for at Hotel Mandarina.  The Studio 3 features, breakfast, air-conditioning, hair dryer, cable TV, coffee maker, mini refrigerator, pull out sofa sleeper, and LCD TV.

Or, the Standard Room includes, breakfast, air-conditioning, hair dryer, cable TV, coffee maker, mini refrigerator, and LCD TV.

And, the Studio offers, breakfast, air-conditioning, hair dryer, cable TV, coffee maker, mini refrigerator, and LCD TV.

Finally, the Apartment includes, breakfast, kitchen area, living room and ocean view from dining room.

A vacation to Costa Rica’s Manuel Antonio is probably the best decision a person can make, especially if you enjoy the outdoors and a bit of adventure.  While in Manuel Antonio, adventure and excitement wait behind every corner, allowing you to truly impress your family and friends during your next vacation.  Plan a trip through the lush rainforest, go swimming with colorful marine life, or simply just lounge around the hotel, but regardless of what you choose, you’ll find Pura Vida at Hotel Mandarina.  In summary, this hotel is a best option for families and friends that are hoping to spend some time together, but also want to branch out on their own activities.

Hotel Tags

  • Budget
  • Hilltop

Hotel Amenities

  • Breakfast
  • Pool
  • Game Room
  • Gardens
  • Handicap
  • Parking
  • Wifi
  • Wifi Free
  • Laundry Service
  • Air Conditioning
  • Cable Tv

Room Amenities


  • AC
  • Fan
  • Cable Tv
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Mini Fridge
  • Coffee Service
  • Kitchen
  • Living Room


  • AC
  • Fan
  • Cable Tv
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Mini Fridge
  • Coffee Service
  • Hair Dryer


  • AC
  • Fan
  • Cable Tv
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Mini Fridge
  • Coffee Service
  • Hair Dryer
  • Sofa Bed


Latitude: N 9°24'20.14". Longitude: W 85°50'36.35"


  • Overall 88.7% (22 Guest Ratings)
  • Cleanliness: 85.7%
  • Comfort: 86.7%
  • Meeting Expectations: 86.2%
  • Staff: 94.8%
  • Value: 87.4%


Beautiful location


Nice hotel well situated. The shower was unusual - both inside and outside. Opened up breakfast early for us on our last day - much appreciated. Lovely staff.


Gave me great tips and advice for the area! Very helpful


Very friendly staff. Pool and breakfast area are great.


I understand we where limited to our choices do to time of year. Floors in rooms where extreme slippery. Plumbing and overal mechanics needs attending.


No wifi in rooms, our shower door was broken and the rooms were very dated. A bright light shone straight into our window and even the curtains wouldn't block it out. The breakfasts were not as personalized as our previous hotel's breakfasts-- I think that we were quite spoiled by this point! Overall, we would have chosen a different hotel had we known these issues. The front desk staff were friendly.


Staff were helpful in enhancing our experience. Private pool and breakfast areas. Problem with room door lock wasn't resolved.


Great and enthusiastic people; only so-so environment. Could use some updating and a bathroom door. Excellent location. Might try Byblos next door next time.


Was hoping for something with a sea view! It was a nice little hotel and convenient for beaches and national park but we did find a cockroach in our bedroom.


Love the space provided in the apt. and the location was great for walking to restaurants and shops.