La Vela Boutique Hotel invites you to relax and enjoy the warm tropical vibes of Manuel Antonio to the fullest. Located within a five-minute walk to the gorgeous Espadilla Beach or the exotic jungles of Manuel Antonio National Park. La Vela offers the ideal setting for your vacation. The thoughtfully decorated and modern rooms are surrounded by lush tropical gardens, providing the comforts of home and a touch of Costa Rican pura vida. Amenities of this unique hotel include a swimming pool, lounge area with sunbeds and sun umbrellas, tropical gardens, reception and information desk, parking services, breakfast area with complimentary Costa Rican breakfast, and free WiFi. La Vela is under new ownership and was formerly named Hotel Vela Bar. It is currently an adults-only hotel but will allow all ages as of May 1, 2020.
The stunning beaches, incredible wildlife, and lively jungles of Manuel Antonio make it the most popular beach destination in Costa Rica. The scenic and beautiful beach setting is accentuated by shady palm trees and a gorgeous jungle-covered hillside. The forest is teeming with exotic animals including several species of monkeys, sloths, colorful Scarlett macaws, and many other rare and interesting animals. Guided tours of the national park offer a glimpse into this fascinating world. Visitors can also enjoy a plethora of activities in the region including canopy ziplines, whitewater rafting, canyoning and waterfall rappelling, horseback riding to waterfalls, ATV riding, surf lessons, or take in the magical Manuel Antonio sunset on a catamaran cruise.
La Vela is one of the few hotels in Manuel Antonio positioned at the base of the hill and within a flat walk to the beach or national park. Over 10 restaurants are within a few minute's walk, serving fresh seafood, local favorites, and international cuisine. Souvenir shops line the streets, offering fun and colorful vibes. Between exploring and fun-filled days, you can take advantage of the beautiful swimming pool and lounge area. Surrounded by palm trees and vibrant tropical gardens, this is the ideal place to relax and unwind.
The thoughtfully decorated and air-conditioned guest rooms of La Vela are equipped with premium bedding, a mini-refrigerator, flat-screen TV, safe box, terrace or balcony, espresso makers, desks, and WiFi. The bathrooms are equipped with a shower, hairdryer, and complimentary toiletries. At approximately 300 sq feet, the cozy Standard Rooms are ideal for couples and a great option to save a little money but still be able to afford a great hotel. These rooms have either a terrace or a balcony and a king-size bed or two single beds. Superior Rooms are positioned in the middle of the hotel, offer a queen-size bed, and are a little larger than the Standard Rooms at 320 sq feet. These rooms make a great and affordable upgrade option from the Standard Rooms. From the terrace of these rooms, you have a beautiful view of the gardens. Deluxe Rooms are an ideal upgrade with a king-size bed in a 360 sq feet size room. You can also add a single bed to the room configuration for 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child. These rooms are on the first floor and have a view of the pool from the terrace. The spacious Suites offer an area of approximately 484 sq feet, have a king-size bed, and a furnished patio. These rooms can accommodate two additional single beds on request. While an ideal setting with ample space for 2, these rooms can accommodate up to 3 adults and 1 child or 2 adults and 2 children with the extra beds. The Master Suite is the largest room at 700 sq feet. This room has mountain views from the furnished patio and a king-size bed. Similar to the Suites, you can add up to 2 additional single beds to these rooms for up to 3 adults and 1 child or 2 adults and 2 children. All rooms are smoke-free.
Pro tip: While most Manuel Antonio hotels are located on the mountain and not within walking distance to the beach or national park, La Vela is located in the valley, on flat ground, within a few minutes walk of the beach, park, over 10 restaurants, and also shops and boutiques. With this prime location, you likely will not have to pay for taxi cabs or spend time arranging or waiting for them like you would at other area hotels. This represents a savings of approximately $24 per day when comparing to most hotels in the hillside, with two daily trips.