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4.6 out of 5

"This hotel has the best view around! It was breathtaking, both from our room's balcony and from the patio where we ate breakfast every morning. The fo ... " More

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Hotel Description

3.5-star family-friendly hotel near Manuel Antonio Nature Park & Wildlife Refuge, connected to a shopping center

Seaside stay

Within 2 miles (3 km) of this Manuel Antonio hotel, you'll find Manuel Antonio Nature Park & Wildlife Refuge and Playa La Macha. Playitas Beach and Biesanz Beach are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Poolside dining

This smoke-free hotel features 4 outdoor pools and 2 poolside bars. Families will appreciate the children's pool, kid-friendly dining, and in-room childcare. Relax with a drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges and enjoy free perks like cooked-to-order breakfast and free self parking.

Standard Sunrise Ocean View Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
$223* Per night/room Dec 7 - Dec 8

Superior Sunset Ocean View Room

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Premier Sunrise Ocean View Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

La Mariposa Hotel ratings based on 30 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.6 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for La Mariposa Hotel

Everyone (4) Couples (3) Family (1)
5 out of 5
This hotel has the best view around! It was breathtaking, both from our room's balcony and from the patio where we ate breakfast every morning. The food was delicious. The hotel staff were friendly and professional. The infinity pool was amazing. The flowers, plants, birds, butterflies, and monkeys on the property were beautiful. The location is perfect, just off the main road in Manuel Antonio--so close to walk to outstanding restaurants. SO glad we chose to stay here!

Posted by on Jun 22, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 22, 2021 by Manfred Arias / Hotel La Mariposa

Dear Friend, Thank you for being our valued customers. We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at La Mariposa Hotel. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Pura Vida, Manfred Arias Guest Relations Manager Hotel La Mariposa

4 out of 5
The property is beautiful, our room had an spectacular view, all the staff was very friendly and accommodating. I was disappointed wit the room amenities, tissues, soap, and all the little details you would expect from a resort if this caliber. We had some trouble with the bathroom but they immediately offer to change the room or fix it, and they did.

Posted by on Feb 28, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 28, 2020 by Manfred Arias

Dear Guest, Greetings from La Mariposa Hotel! We are glad you have enjoyed your stay; we look very much forward to having you again at the hotel. We highly appreciate your kind comments and will take in consideration your suggestions to improve our service. Pura Vida! Manfred Arias Guest Relations Manager Hotel La Mariposa

5 out of 5
I love the view from my room. I can see both sunset and sunrise. Love the free breakfast the included everything and the choicest are excellent. Staff was very helpful.

Posted by on Jan 14, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 14, 2020 by Manfred Arias

Dear Sir or Madam, Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful experience with us at La Mariposa Hotel. We are thrilled you enjoyed the service and location of our hotel. La Mariposa Hotel is known as Manuel Antonio's Boutique hotel to stay at when visiting. It gives me great pleasure to share your sentiments with our dedicated and passionate team. It is our passion to serve and we already look forward given the opportunity to do so again in the near future upon a return visit. Sincerely, Manfred Arias Director of Guest Services

5 out of 5
As soon as we drove into their private parking, security & staff cheerfully greeted us. After a long drive in from San Jose, walking up the stairs from the parking lot was worth it, because once you get to the lobby desk you see the spectacular view from the dining patio. The front desk staff immediately offered us drinks, and had staff help us get all our luggage to our room. The view from our rooms had our teenage boys stunned. The room was so incredibly clean that one of our boys walked into the glass sliding door. The wait staff at the pool were very fast & friendly, then continued on to the dining patio to serve us dinner (dinner was great). The pool & view from the pool created an incredible photo opportunity at sunset. Morning breakfasts were great, again with the stunning view. On site we saw white-face capuchin monkeys, iguanas and many different types of birds.

Posted by , from Chula Vista, CA on Jul 15, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 17, 2019 by Manfred Arias

Dear Joe, Greetings from La Mariposa! We appreciate your taking sharing your experience with others, it means a lot reading comments as yours, when you clearly experience the hospitality from La Mariposa family, our employees make us very proud. Your feedback will be shared with the team to continue to inspire and motivate them to deliver exceptional customer service. Thank you for staying at the La Mariposa Hotel and we hope you choose to stay with us again whenever your travel needs bring you back to Costa Rica. Pura Vida, Manfred Arias Guest Relations Manager Hotel La Mariposa

5 out of 5
Beautiful view and lovely experience! The grounds were beautiful and the staff was wonderful.

Posted by on Aug 28, 2018

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5 out of 5
OUTSTANDING!!! Everything about this Hotel was wonderful, we stayed there April 4, 2018 to April 9, 2018. The staff is very friendly, rooms are very comfortable and exceptionally clean. The pools and gardens are likewise in pristine condition and very clean. The views from the Hotel are extraordinary. I utilized the laundry service during our stay and our clothes came back impeccably clean and folded. Breakfast was very good with a varied selection of food and of course the omelettes made to order were our favorite. We ate dinner at the Hotel Restaurant one night and the only caution I would say is the restaurant at the hotel is pricey compared to the other local restaurants, the food was amazing but does come at a higher cost. I would absolutely recommend this Hotel to others and I plan on staying at La Mariposa again on my next visit to Costa Rica. P.S. The Gift Shop has some really unique jewelry made by local artists at very reasonable prices too.

Posted by , from Ohio, USA on Apr 18, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 19, 2018 by Manfred Arias

Dear Cathy, Thank you for sharing your experience at Hotel La Mariposa. We appreciate your comments and are delighted that you had a great stay. With a spirit of service, we feel very proud, not only in the service, but also is exceeding your expectations. Your feedback is important to continue improving our service. Thanks again for your time and come and visit us again soon! Best regards, Manfred Arias Guests Relations Manager Hotel La Mariposa

5 out of 5

Awesome hotel!!

I have nothing bad to say about my stay. EVERYONE was great! My hotel view from a partial beach view was amazing! Free breakfast was very good. Bus right down the street or a cab is easily accessible. Tours were arranged before I arrived, so I was always having fun! I will definitely return to this hotel!!!

Posted by , from Houston on Jan 22, 2016

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by Manfred Arias

Dear Dee. Thanks for staying with us. We work hard to make our guests happy and appreciate your feedback!

4 out of 5

Amazing view

The partial ocean view room had an incredible view! the room itself was nothing special but it was good enough for us. The staff was helpful but not overly friendly. The pools were nice but a hot tub would have been nice for the evening. The restaurant was extremely expensive for dinner but the view at sunset from the resaurant was the most beautiful view I've ever seen!!

Posted by , from Minnesota on Jul 24, 2015

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4 out of 5

Beautiful Hotel with the best view in town!

Pros: View, pool, location, breakfast.
Cons: Beds could be more comfortable.
Location: Beach, rain-forest, hiking, restaurants.
The view is extraordinary, must see to believe. Large rooms with big balconies and panoramic ocean/mountain/rain-forest views. Infinity pool, fresh, cooked to order breakfast and attentive staff. Close to restaurants within walking distance. Free shuttle to beach or easy drive. Big hotel but the stay felt intimate and very relaxing.

Posted by , from Annapolis, MD on May 7, 2015

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5 out of 5

Best place to stay in the area, best views!!

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants
This hotel was beautiful, staff is very friendly, pool is beautiful, breakfast was great! We loved the swim up bars too :) We saw Monkeys, Iguanas, Geckos, Sloths...all nearby without even entering the national park!

Posted by , from Michigan, USA on Mar 15, 2013

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Property Features

La Mariposa Hotel offers its guests 4 outdoor swimming pools and a children's pool. There's a restaurant on site, as well as a coffee shop/cafe and a snack bar/deli. For a drink, you can stop by one of the onsite bars, including 2 poolside bars and 2 bars/lounges. Free breakfast is served daily. Public spaces have free WiFi. A meeting room, coworking spaces, and limo/town car service are available. Event space at this hotel measures 538 square feet (50 square meters) and includes conference space. Spa services, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance are also featured at the family-friendly La Mariposa Hotel. A beach shuttle and a bus station shuttle are free. Free self parking is available. A complete renovation of La Mariposa Hotel was completed in February 2021. This Mediterranean Manuel Antonio hotel is smoke free.

  • 70 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • 6 buildings
  • 2 bars by the pool
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • 538 sq ft of conference space
  • 50 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1973
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (free)
  • Deli
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Conference space
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Grocery service (free)
  • Wedding services available
  • Convenience store
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site
  • Dining venue
  • Swim-up bar

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of outdoor pools - 4
  • Children's pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking , Free RV, bus, truck parking


  • Property shuttles: Free beach shuttle and bus station shuttle; airport shuttle, area shuttle within 300 kilometers, cruise terminal shuttle, and ferry terminal shuttle available for a surcharge
  • Parking: Free self parking and RV/bus/truck parking

Room Amenities

La Mariposa Hotel offers 70 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature safes and hair dryers. Rooms open to balconies. Beds feature down comforters and premium bedding. 30-inch LCD televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include showers with rainfall showerheads, and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access (speed: 500+ Mbps (good for 6+ people or 10+ devices)). Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. In-room massages, hypo-allergenic bedding, and irons/ironing boards can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Private balcony
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Down blanket
  • Shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Change of towels (on request)
  • Change of bedsheets (on request)

Food & Drink

Guests are served free cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 10:00 AM.

Le Papillon - This poolside restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available.

A complimentary grocery shopping service is offered and room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

4 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a children's pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Motor boating nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Hot springs nearby
  • Casino nearby
  • Health or beauty spa nearby
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Jet skiing nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Marina nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Water tubing nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Surfing/bodyboarding nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Cave exploring/spelunking nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Ziplining nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Surf lessons - nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Spa Services

Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. There are massage/treatment rooms available. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages, and facials. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and reflexology. There are outdoor hot springs open between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM.

  • Number of treatment rooms 1
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Number of outdoor hot springs - 1
  • Facial treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Reflexology
  • Sports massage
  • Massages


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Handrails in hallways
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at anytime
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

This property offers transfers from the cruise terminal, ferry terminal, and airport (surcharges may apply). To arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 48 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. The front desk is open daily from 6 AM - midnight. Guests will receive an email 7 days before arrival with check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

La Mariposa Hotel offers transfers from the cruise terminal, ferry terminal, and airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation 48 hours prior to arrival with your arrival details. The front desk at this property is open daily from 6 AM - midnight.
Guests will receive an email 7 days before arrival with check-in information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for CRC 12100.0 per day.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed

Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a security system, and a first aid kit

Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, JCB International, debit cards, and cash. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a security system, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; guests can access their rooms with a mobile device. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).

  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Car not required
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Security system
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Property follows sanitization practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Guests will receive an email with special check-in instructions
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • Debit cards
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: CRC 228000.00 per vehicle (roundtrip, maximum occupancy 4)
  • Rollaway bed fee: CRC 12100.0 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Hotel Mariposa
  • La Mariposa
  • La Mariposa Hotel
  • La Mariposa Hotel Manuel Antonio
  • La Mariposa Manuel Antonio
  • Mariposa Hotel
  • Hotel La Mariposa Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio National Park
  • La Mariposa Costa Rica
  • Mariposa Hotel Manuel Antonio
  • Mariposa Manuel Antonio
  • La Mariposa Hotel Costa Rica/Quepos
  • La Mariposa Hotel Hotel
  • La Mariposa Hotel Manuel Antonio
  • La Mariposa Hotel Hotel Manuel Antonio

You should know

  • Hot springs access available from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.