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A very good experience at Hotel Shana by the Beach. It was a beautiful place and they keep good care of the cleanliness in the room, pool, restaurant. They followed the Covid-19 security rules.

I enjoyed the staff, incredibly helpful. The food was top notch

Like the private beach. Shower doesn’t have a place to put the soap. We have to put soap on the floor not so nice.

Beautiful ocean view and nice walk to beautiful Biesanz beach. All of the staff was very friendly and helpful.

We loved our vacation to Costa Rica. The room was great and so was the staff. Really nice walk down a path to a gorgeous beach. Would recommend to anyone.

Such a beautiful hotel & location. Overlooking a lush green jungle and a beautiful ocean view. Very friendly staff. You will not be disappointed.

Everything about this hotel was perfect! The staff was so accommodating and super friendly!! Michelle at reception was especially amazing. Everyone that helped us went above and beyond to help us. It was close to the beach, great breakfast, wonderful pool and bar, fun events at night and the room was wonderful. I would recommend this hotel to all my friends who visit Costa Rica! The price was a great value and I truly feel that booking this hotel made our vacation the best it could have been!

We had such a great time at Shana By the Beach. The location is perfect. We had a beautiful ocean view overlooking the lush green jungle. The entire staff was extremely friendly and helpful. The food was also amazing; especially the brick oven pizzas. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone traveling to Costa Rica! ¡Pura Vida!!

We fell in love with Shana By the Beach! The customer service was great and from our arrival they did everything possible to have a relaxing and fun vacation. Perfect for couples or families. My son had a lot of fun !! My son, who has autism, received special attention and love from all the staff. Especially our waitress at breakfast. She was so lovely with him. We are very grateful. :-)

Monky's, Tucan's, private beach, pool bar, service. All excellent.

Loved our stay at this lovely hotel. The staff was very attentive and the facilities were spotless.

Had a great stay at Shana! It was very well kept and in a peaceful location. Wish they offered a shuttle service to local attractions or at least the bus stop. That would have made it exceptional!!

Spectacular jungle canopy views from rooms and restaurant. Got to watch a group of squirrel monkeys in the morning doing some insanely impressive acrobatic leaps. Great included breakfast. Pizza at restaurant was spectacular. Fun to watch them cook it. Not too expensive for a pizza that feeds two. Didn't try rest of restaurant menu, but it looked overpriced. Went in early December when whether was nice but crowds were low. Spent a lot of time hiking around all the trails in Manuel Antonio park and enjoying the views and wildlife, in particular the monkeys at the beaches in the park. Just outside the park, you can book a guide to take you kayaking to nearby reefs, where you can tie up the kayaks and snorkel. Note: be forewarned that the access to Playa Espadilla is not nearly as easy as it looks on the map. To use that beach, you'll probably want to take car or a shuttle a few kilometers and park it by the entrance to Manuel Antonio park. On the upside, there is a another little beach that is easy to access from the hotel and very nice.

Beautiful setting, you can hear the monkeys every morning and see them occasionally if you look carefully. Only problem was I had to do some work while there and the WIFI did not work unless you went outside and then it was marginal

2 nights stay, 2 nights water shower problem, as well as toillet does not working through the morning check out, back from the beach at around 5pm, waiting for 2 to 3 hours for fixes in the hotel restaurant . We're offered to use other room bathroom. Very uncomportable and inconvenience.

Small hotel, contemporary rooms with glass, chrome and stone. The only thing slightly annoying was to find out the in room coffee is not free, but costs $3. This is the first place I have every had to pay for in room coffee. A/C and tv worked great. The nearby beach is close by and very basic.

The hotel is in a great location. The facilities are the perfect size, intimate but stocked with the needed amenities. The staff is great and the food is excellent.

We were only at the Shana Hotel one night, so didn't get to take advantages of many of the amenities they offered. We did have a tour of the property and a free welcome drink (iced tea). Warning, the driveway is a very steep downhill grade, so make sure brakes are in good working order! Our superior rooms were at the bottom of the hill, so we could either walk up, or call for a golf cart ride. The problem there is that the cart holds 4 people, including the driver. Since there were 4 of us, two usually walked. The complimentary breakfast included different flavored breads, fruit, yogurt, rice and beans, eggs, juice, cereal, and a few other misc. items I'm not remembering. The dining area has both ocean and jungle views. We even watched a monkey in the distant trees while we dined. As far as the room, it was nice, but nothing great. The box spring and mattress sit on the floor, so a little low. Beds were fine for sleeping. The bathroom was nice with a large multi-jet shower with a rainhead. The problem for me was that the jets weren't adjustable. At 5'8", the top jet of three pelted me in the neck. You couldn't turn off just one jet. The biggest negative for us was that it didn't seem the floors had been mopped. Your feet got dirty just walking across the room. Over all, a nice stay.

WE HAD A GREAT TIME.THE STAFF WAS GREAT AND VERY HELPFUL.FOOD WAS GOOD ALSO.ONLY THING IS LOTS OF CABS TO RIDE BUT REALLY IT WAS CHEAP.DO TAKE THE TOURS IT MAKES IT MORE FUN.

The hotel staff was great, and the room was perfect. Loved the private beach. Great views. Hotel is in just the right place.

Road to Punta Quepos Manuel Antonio Puntarenas

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Shana by the Beach Hotel Residence & Spa places you next to Playitas Beach and within a 10-minute stroll of other popular attractions like Biesanz Beach. This 54-room, 4.5-star hotel has a winery, a full-service spa, and free breakfast.


Dining

Free continental breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 6:30 AM to 10:00 AM. Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or have a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service.


Rooms

The 54 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including balconies, minibars, and coffee makers. 32-inch LCD TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Pillowtop beds sport premium bedding and down comforters, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. Safes, phones, and ironing boards are also available.


Property features

Guests of Shana by the Beach Hotel Residence & Spa have access to a winery, a full-service spa, and an outdoor pool. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 190 per vehicle one-way. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with securing valuables, luggage storage, and concierge services. Other amenities at this beach hotel include a children's pool, free WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room.

Room options

Suite, 3 Bedrooms, Mountain View

1 King Bed and 3 Queen Beds | Sleeps 8

Junior Suite, 1 Bedroom

1 King Bed and 1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Deluxe Room

2 King Beds | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Shana by the Beach Hotel Residence & Spa

Everyone (11) Couples (3) Family (6)
5
Family

A very good experience at Hotel Shana by the Beach. It was a beautiful place and they keep good care of the cleanliness in the room, pool, restaurant. They followed the Covid-19 security rules.

By , from Heredia, Costa rica on Sep 1, 2020

Review comment responded on Sep 17, 2020

Dear Giovanna , Thank you for selecting Shana By The Beach Hotel and Spa as your vacation destination in Costa Rica and for taking the time to share your experiences of your recent visit, we are absolutely thrilled that you enjoyed your stay, our services , and our facilities. Thanks for taking the time to write us this nice review and giving us a 5 out of 5. We appreciate it very much and hope to see you in the near future. Pura Vida

5
Friends

I enjoyed the staff, incredibly helpful. The food was top notch

By on Nov 13, 2019

Review comment responded on Nov 19, 2019

Thanks for selecting Shana By The Beach Hotel as your vacation destination in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. We are happy to read that you were happy with the accommodations and services. We appreciate you taking the time to write us a review and giving us a 5 out of 5 Recommendation. We hope to see you again soon.

5
Everyone

Like the private beach. Shower doesn’t have a place to put the soap. We have to put soap on the floor not so nice.

By , from San Jose ca on Feb 19, 2019

Review comment responded on Feb 19, 2019

Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for your honest feedback about your recent stay at our hotel! We are sorry for any inconvenience you may have experienced during your stay but we are glad to read that you enjoyed Playa Biesanz! Pura Vida

5
Everyone

Beautiful ocean view and nice walk to beautiful Biesanz beach. All of the staff was very friendly and helpful.

By on Nov 29, 2018

Review comment responded on Nov 29, 2018

Dear Guest, Words are not enough to express our utmost appreciation of your review and for giving us 5 out of 5 on Expedia. It is delightful to note your satisfaction with our beautiful amenities, especially our private access of Playa Biesanz which is one of our most beautiful amenities. The entire Shana team works very hard to ensure that we deliver a high standard of service and a warm, memorable experience for every guest that comes through our doors. We would be more than pleased to accommodate you again.

5
Everyone

We loved our vacation to Costa Rica. The room was great and so was the staff. Really nice walk down a path to a gorgeous beach. Would recommend to anyone.

By on Oct 21, 2018

Review comment responded on Oct 22, 2018

Dear Anonymos el Orbitz, We know how precious time is, so we would like to thank you for taking time out of your day to rate us five stars on Expedia. Customer satisfaction is the cornerstone of our business, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the service from our staff. Playa Biesanz is on the most beautiful beaches Manuel Antonio has to offer- we are so glad you enjoyed it! Wishing you many happy travels, and if we hope to have the privilege to accomodate you again. Pura Vida

5

lush paradise

Everyone

Such a beautiful hotel & location. Overlooking a lush green jungle and a beautiful ocean view. Very friendly staff. You will not be disappointed.

By on Jul 4, 2018

Review comment responded on Jul 9, 2018

Dear Oscar, Thank you for taking your time to leave us this helpful review. We are overjoyed that your experience with us surpassed your expectations. We hope to see you again very soon! Pura Vida.

5

amazing hotel and staff was the best!!

Everyone

Everything about this hotel was perfect! The staff was so accommodating and super friendly!! Michelle at reception was especially amazing. Everyone that helped us went above and beyond to help us. It was close to the beach, great breakfast, wonderful pool and bar, fun events at night and the room was wonderful. I would recommend this hotel to all my friends who visit Costa Rica! The price was a great value and I truly feel that booking this hotel made our vacation the best it could have been!

By , from USA on Jun 18, 2018

Review comment responded on Jul 9, 2018

Dear Danielle, Thank you so much for leaving us this wonderful review. We couldn’t be more thrilled that your time here with us was so lovely. Michelle is such an important part of our staff. With her constant desire to go above and beyond in order to give each guest the perfect experience, we are so lucky to have her working for us. It gives us great pleasure to know that you enjoyed the hotel’s location, dining, pool, events, and comfortable room. We look forward to your next visit here with us! Pura Vida.

5
Everyone

We had such a great time at Shana By the Beach. The location is perfect. We had a beautiful ocean view overlooking the lush green jungle. The entire staff was extremely friendly and helpful. The food was also amazing; especially the brick oven pizzas. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone traveling to Costa Rica! ¡Pura Vida!!

By , from Iowa on Jun 13, 2018

Review comment responded on Jun 18, 2018

Thank you for you kind comments, We are so glad you had a great time with us. Hope to meet again soon.

5

beautiful hotel & staff

Everyone

We fell in love with Shana By the Beach! The customer service was great and from our arrival they did everything possible to have a relaxing and fun vacation. Perfect for couples or families. My son had a lot of fun !! My son, who has autism, received special attention and love from all the staff. Especially our waitress at breakfast. She was so lovely with him. We are very grateful. :-)

By , from Iowa on Jun 13, 2018

Review comment responded on Jun 18, 2018

Thank you for you kind comments, We are so glad you had a great time with us. Hope to meet again soon.

5

steep

Couples

Monky's, Tucan's, private beach, pool bar, service. All excellent.

By , from Mpls, MN on Apr 3, 2018

Review comment responded on Apr 27, 2018

Thanks for your great review Dave, is great for us to know you´ve enjoyed your stay with us and is also important to know your feedback and recommendations in order to improve the services and guarantee the best experince for our customers, thanks a lot.

Shana by the Beach Hotel Residence & Spa

Road to Punta Quepos, Manuel Antonio, Puntarenas 60601
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