Starting at $203 per night


Hotel Playa Espadilla offers an eco-friendly hotel option within walking distance of Manuel Antonios main beach. Guests of this affordable and quaint 16-room hotel will enjoy the beautiful scenery, a relaxing vibe while, and gorgeous pool and lounge area. Hotel amenities include nature trails, restaurant and bar, tennis court, swimming pool, tropical gardens, souvenir shop, and WiFi in some areas.

Manuel Antonio is Costa Ricas most popular beach destination! The gorgeous beaches are backed by lush jungles and palm trees, creating unimaginable beauty. The main beach, Playa Espadilla, is only a 5-minute walk from the hotel. Nearby Manuel Antonio National Park is home to many species of rare and exotic wildlife including several species of monkeys, sloths, toucans, macaws, and many other fascinating critters! Aside from the beaches and nature, there are scores of activity options including snorkeling, scuba diving, boating, catamaran tour, national parks, canopy ziplining, ATV riding, hiking, birdwatching, white water rafting, swimming, canyoning and rappelling, surfing, fishing tours, horseback riding, bike riding and other adventure and nature tours. You will never be bored in Manuel Antonio!

Guests of Hotel Playa Espadilla can also take advantage of the hotel's private trails. Located near the national park, visitors will find an abundance of wildlife and beautiful flora in the jungle. If you are looking for something to do, you can always swim in the gorgeous swimming pool or use the hotel's tennis courts. Of course, simply relaxing in a poolside lounge chair with a good book is an easy way to pass the day.

The hotels Puerto Escondido Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The menu, created by Chef Domingo Mora, offers a delightful selection of Costa Rican and International fusion plates in an open-air setting. And of course, the small bar area offers an indulging selection of cocktails.

All 16 rooms offer guests air-conditioning, WiFi, hairdryer, cable television, safe deposit box, mini-fridge, and a phone. In addition to these amenities, the Junior Suites also offers a Jacuzzi. The Family Room is alittle more spacious and has a small kitchenette.

All things considered, Hotel Playa Espadilla is a great option for families or couples seeking an affordable midrange hotel that is within walking distance to the beach and national park.

Hotel Tags

  • Midrange
  • Eco Style
  • Sustainable

Hotel Amenities

  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Pool
  • Trails
  • Tennis Court
  • Gardens
  • Wifi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Cable Tv

Room Amenities

Junior Suite

  • AC
  • Cable Tv
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Mini Fridge
  • Phone
  • Coffee Service
  • Internet
  • Hot Tub
  • Hair Dryer


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

Standard Premium

  • AC
  • Cable Tv
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Phone
  • Coffee Service
  • Internet
  • Hair Dryer
  • Refrigerator

Handicap Accessibility

  • Accessible Bathroom
  • Roll-in Shower
  • In-room Accessibility


Latitude: N 9° 23' 33.42"
Longitude: W 84° 8' 51.03"


  • Overall 91.5% (39 Guest Ratings)
  • Cleanliness: 93.5%
  • Comfort: 90.5%
  • Meeting Expectations: 90.5%
  • Staff: 92.5%
  • Value: 90.3%


Nice location with a forest trail and easy access to the beach.


Breakfast was very good but rooms were basic with no view except to another room. Only1 serving of coffee in the room. They would supply more for a fee!!


The staff were extremely helpful and allowed us to use their bathroom and their outside showers after we had checked out and before checking in. They also called taxi’s for us when asked.


Hotel was a little above average. Great location and comfortable.


We loved the proximity to the beach. The room was adorable. The howler monkeys woke us up one morning. Breakfast was terrible!!!!


Very comfortable stay. Nice grounds


The only improvement I can think of would be a bedside lamp. We only had overhead lights.


We were very disappointed with the fact that there was no hot water in the shower, but otherwise, we enjoyed the hotel. The restaurant attached to the hotel was fantastic!


Great location. So pleased we were here near the park and beach and not in a hotel a mile or so along the busy road (without a sidewalk). Excellent restaurant ...Lily the waitress looked after us so well. However, all the staff we met provided great service. Little touches like bringing a glass of water to our sun loungers were well-received.


The hotel was centrally located where we could walk to town easily or go to Manuel Antonio Park.


Comfortable room, good location, great food. Staff friendly and helpful