La Vela Boutique Hotel invites you to relax and enjoy the warm tropical vibes of Manuel Antonio to the fullest. Located within a few minutes 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, tiki bar, pizza restaurant, souvenir shop, parking services, breakfast area with complimentary Costa Rican breakfast, and free WiFi. La Vela also has discounts set up for their guests at some great nearby restaurants!
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 minutes 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 and either a double bed or king-size bed, or two single beds. Superior Rooms offer a queen-size bed and are a little larger at 320 sq feet. From the terrace, you have a beautiful view of the gardens. At 360 sq feet, Deluxe Rooms are an ideal upgrade, offering a king-size bed. You can also add a single bed 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 484 sq feet, have a king-size bed, and a furnished patio. These rooms can accommodate 2 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.
Latitude: N 9° 23' 32.01"
Longitude: W 84° 8' 53.25"
Excellent location and the grounds were very nice. It's a small hotel but doesn't feel crowded. Lots of Canadians there as well!
I loved how close we were to the beach. Happy hour was so fun. Monkeys came out to visit at 4pm.
Very friendly staff. Nicely landscaped. Walk to town felt unsafe due to drivers. Room was a little small for 3 days. If were to book again, would get a larger room towards the back that offered more privacy. Love the wildlife.
I did not quite expect the many hotels in the area, but ours seemed small and out of the hustle a bit and I liked the "vibe".
Amazing accommodations and the staff was great
Great hotel location. We loved a huge and cozy two store family suite. Showers are outdated and could use some improvements.
We really enjoyed the location of this hotel. Close to the national park and beach. Our rooms were very nice; however, they all had a strong mold smell that was masked with air fresheners. The bar and wood fire pizza was great. Everyone enjoyed the pool.
A perfect location- walking distance to the park, the beach, and nearby restaurants. Staff were very pleasant and helpful. Only had pizza for dinner, but very tasty.
Very comfortable hotel was exceptional staff.
Hotel staff was amazing
Beautiful hotel and we really loved the location so close to the beach and national park.
Overall this hotel was very nice. The pool area was beautiful, and there were all sorts of interesting lizards to see. The bartender was great. Again, the bathrooms didn't have shower doors, so the water leaked out a bit. Overall the rooms were very comfortable. They didn't have a full restaurant, but they did server pizza which was pretty tasty. Breakfast was decent - it was part buffet and part made-to-order. It was probably my least favorite breakfast of the three hotels we stayed at. The hotel was extremely close to the beach and the national park, as well as a laundry service, so a very convenient location. However, the road leading to the beach did not have a sidewalk, and was often congested with cars.
Great little hotel, perfectly situated near National Park and public beach! Cool, comfortable room. Very friendly and helpful staff. Individually made breakfasts!
Super location, close to the beach and park but far from the noise of the main road. Great wood oven baked pizza in the hotel. Fantastic restaurant less than 100m walk.
The staff made this experience fabulous. Everyone went out of their way to be so friendly and provided us with exceptional service. We had a few issues with our room but overall great experience!
We loved the location! The hotel was beautiful and the room was very comfortable. Out of the three hotels we stayed in, this one was our favorite.
The hotel was nice, small and cozy. Loved it! The staff was attentive, nice and super nice.
HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend.
Staff was amazing here and even helped arrange some trips for us on our free days!! Loved this hotel and so many monkeys greeted us each day.
Family suite was a really nice experience.
Easy to acces restaurants, beach and park. Best bartender we had!!
Walking distance to everything! The staff was incredible! The wood fired pizza was delicious, affordable, and was quick! When we left early, the security guard walked us to the reception area and the hostess made us sandwiches for our trip back to San Jose.
Great location near the park and an excellent restaurant.
this was our favorite hotel of the two - loved the intimate feel and being surrounded by jungle
Great location, lovely gardens, wildlife, friendly and helpful staff,, close to park and water. Comfy
Great hotel with closeness the national park . Staff was very friendly and helped with fresh towels and bathrooms after we checked out.
We loved this little hotel. So modern and clean. The staff were extremely friendly and very helpful.
Great location within walking distance of the national park, the beach, and restaurants. Staff was very helpful with advice and directions; pool and tiki bar/pizza were great and very relaxing.
I loved this hotel - the staff were all so friendly and the ambiance was wonderful. Great wildlife all around the hotel and the pizza at the pool bar was very good. We loved being so close to the beach and the national park.
LOVED the Junior Suite!
Lovely place and the most friendly staff of all.
Room very comfortable . Loved being near the beach and Manual Anontio park.
Nice, small boutique hotel. Enjoyed the small pool for a refreshing dip during the heat. Loved the wood-fired pizza oven at the poolside where we could order a quick pizza any time during the afternoon or evening. Very nice breakfast buffet. Entertaining to see monkeys occasionally in the surrounding trees. Bathrooms were a little tired and not quite as big as they might be. Very nice balconies for relaxing.
The most amazing location and hotel. The staff were so amazing and helpful! We would definitely return to this hotel!
Hotel staff was incredible, our originally booked suite didn’t meet expectations so they upgraded us and were amazingly accommodating about it!!
GREAT STAFF AND HOTEL
Wish the room was a little bigger since we we sharing rooms but the place itself definitely had a boutique feel; nice and cozy. The breakfast food was great and so was the service; Rodrigo, who oversaw the breakfast service, was great. The location of the hotel to the beach (walking distance) was a big plus.
This was an amazing little hotel. We could not have been more pleased. It is a beautiful location.
Great location, accommodating staff. We arrived early but were headed out again in an hr. They contacted housekeeping and got us a room early so we had a place for our stuff.
Absolutely loved this hotel, staff were amazing friendly and helpful. Food was excellent, room was over the top amazing
Nicest hotel of the trip.
This location was great and it was clean and the breakfast was wonderful.
This is a truly hidden gem. The location is perfect and the staff was incredibly friendly and accommodating.
Perfect location! Kind staff.
Fantastic boutique hotel!
Totally enjoyable. Like being in our own paradise. Breakfast was very personal. The bartender was our highlight! You need to praise this guy.
My favorite hotel of the trip. Literally minutes from the entrance of Manuel Antonio Park and a short walk to the beach. the staff were amazing. I spent some time everyday by the pool hanging out with the resident iguana and spider monkeys. The bartender keeps bananas behind the bar for the monkeys and I got to feed them. I would recommend this hotel to anyone going to Manuel Antonio.
Loved this hotel. We saw more animals here than anywhere else in Costa Rica! Perfect proximity to the beach and to restaurants. Great customer service. I would stay here again.
La Vela is perfectly located and just the right size. It was especially nice having Karlos Andreas form PTW in the shop connected to La Vela. He was a great source in information and assistance to us.
This is a great hotel due to its proximity to the beach. The pancakes at breakfast were delicious and very fluffy. There are some tiny bees around the food which is not great but i dont think that can be helped. The staff were very friendly and helpful.
Even though breakfast was included, there wasn’t a restaurant on site.
The hotel next door was much nicer and had beautiful grounds and a great restaurant (we ate several meals there.). The price was similar. The amenities were much nicer.
Outstanding! Staff was very friendly and hard working.
Nice hotel, everything alright, but unfortunately this room was with a double bed, instead of 2 singles
This hotel was so cute! I really enjoyed staying so close to the beach and tucked away a bit. It was also close to the national park, which was very convenient. I really enjoyed this little hotel. The room was small, but I was staying alone so I had no problems with it at all!
room was huge, two floors but lots of light coming in upstairs so no one wanted to sleep there. we fought about who needs to sleep upstairs. I wish i would have kept original plans to stay at parador and enjoy views from up above. national park was just ok but it was nice that it was nearby to hotel. staff were quick to help with everything .
Our favorite! Loved it! Loved the location the hotel the pizzas everything!! Again super nice touch for our son’s bday!!
Great hotel to stay at in Manuel Antonio. Comfortable room, with nice pool and good breakfast and pizza. Friendly staff. Great location within few minutes walking distance to the National Park entrance.
Very nice and accommodating staff. The hotel was within walking distance of the beach. Would highly recommend staying here!
La Vela was very nice and the staff was friendly and helpful.
Great small hotel and location!
The wood cooked pizza was excellent and great service with cocktails and breakfast.
Staff were very friendly and helpful. Walk to the beach was just 3 minutes away.
Beds were really comfortable. Rooms were very tidy when we returned. Great breakfast.
Perfect little hotel with friendly staff with great soda next to it. Location is perfect
Very cute perfectly located little gem. Staff was nice, pool happy hour great, great experience.
Great location in a wonderful coastal resort town. Staff did a great job giving advice on activities. Breakfast was very enjoyable.
Loved having a room right next to the pool! The staff were able to recommend great activities to do in the evening. Everyone was very friendly.
Super place to stay and super convenient to everything! The staff were all excellent and the pepperoni pizza could easily be called New York Style! Beautiful pool area and very helpful people. wonderful!
The best hotel of the trip. The staff helped us to get the covid test we needed to return home.
Nice hotel, close to the beach and park. Monkeys visit the hotel frequently. I just couldn't give 10 after staying in El Silencio del Campo right before La Vela.
Beautiful place, perfect location for us.