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The Preserve at Los Altos

4.5 out of 5.0

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I don't usually take the time to provide reviews, but I was so impressed with my stay that I felt compelled to help others take advantage of this special place in Manual Antonio. Fantastic rooms, unbelievably helpful staff - perhaps the most beautiful restaurant setting in the area - early morning breakfast in this outdoor paradise overlooking the Pacific was just perfect.

We just returned from a 6 day vacation in Costa Rica and had the best experience staying at The Preserve at Los Altos. I was there with my 2 adult sisters, my 25 year old son and 16 year old daughter. The apartment style lodging was so spacious, there was plenty of room for all of us. So clean and stylish, and what a view! All of the employees were very friendly and Jonathan, Fabio and Caesar at the front desk were so helpful. They arranged tours for us, and transportation. They made suggestions of where to go and what to do and always greeted us with friendly smiles. If you decide to walk the trail to the beach, be aware that it is easy to get lost and end up on the beach of another resort where the employees are not so friendly! The beach itself is small and rocky, but it is secluded and relaxing. Adrien who works there was very friendly and attentive. We enjoyed a really nice lunch that was driven down to us from Karolas. When we were ready to return to the resort, he radioed up and they sent transportation to drive us up the steep hill. Speaking of Karola's, the open-air restaurant has a wonderful view of the ocean. The food is very good and as with the rest of the resort, the staff is attentive and very friendly. We enjoyed delicious complimentary breakfast every morning and I'm sure we gained some weight from the most delicious French toast we have ever had, made to order by a very talented chef before our eyes. He also made the most amazing pancake art- toucans, flowers, monkeys, which were also delicious, but believe me, the French toast was well worth the calories! While we were at Los Altos, we saw a lot of adorable monkeys and a few glimpses of some sloths. The pool is very nice with a beautiful very of the ocean. It is well worth it to go to the pool in the late afternoon as the monkeys tend to come out around 4 o'clock, you can enjoy 2 for 1 happy hour drinks served by another group of friendly staff members, and watch the beautiful sunset on the ocean. One last thing. We were very concerned about traveling so close to the rainy season. Do not believe your weather app! Our entire week's forecast predicted 60-80% chance of rain every day and it didn't rain a drop! The weather was gorgeous. We had an amazing time at Los Altos and will definitely stay there again on our next trip to Costa Rica!

If you would fancy rising in the morning and going for an invigorating walk in the forest (yes!!! In the rain forest!!!) this is the place for you! Then there is the stunning private beach ! Yes ! A private beach surrounded by the rain forest...: I think I said enough! Stone throw from beautiful restaurants and a lovely yoga studio ! Sunsets in the bar pool area hot tube.... Perfect for families ! The rooms are luxuriously appointed and enormous! People like Gabriel and so many others make you feel at home !

Of all the places we stayed in CR, this is the place I would absolutely 100% make a beeline to come back to. First of all, it is simply gorgeous. The "rooms", the views, the beach. All of it top notch. I put rooms in quotes because it was a 3 bedroom 3.5 bath condo with a full kitchen, living room, and dining room. The elevator opens up right into the unit. Which is so awesome. That's been on my bucket list ever since I saw 3 Men and a Baby back in like 1985. There is a private beach just for use of guests at this hotel. It is about a mile down a cliff, so they have a pick up that will drop you off and pick you up whenever you want to go. Just ask and they take you. The was probably our favorite part of our stay. We just arrived after a long 5 hour drive from the Arenal area, immediately put on our suits and headed down. We were literally the only people there. This whole beach on an enclave with nothing but gorgeousness as far as the eye can see, no other sign of life. Holy cow did we feel special. The waves were perfect-- big enough to jump and ride in and have a blast in, but no real current to worry about my boys (ages 11 and 7.5) getting pulled under. The food at the restaurant was not really our favorite, at least for dinner. Sandwiches at lunch were pretty good. We did order room service one night and enoy it in our room while relaxing after an exhausting day of hiking, surfing, and being in the sun. It was just perfect. On our 2nd night there, a troop of squirrel monkeys joined us at the pool. This is a once in a lifetime experience if there ever was one. They were jumping all over the people. Just hanging out. Truly unbelievable. We are so lucky to have seen it! I honestly can't say enough great things about this place. For the price, you get all that you could ever dream of and more. Book this place now!

We stayed at El Paseo Del Mar, owned by Los Altos. Great option for family. Good price. Made good use of kitchenette and pool. Saw plenty of wildlife. Very nice to use the facilities at Los Altos. Walk to town not bad. Good dining options. Also booked excursions through hotel. We will definitely be back.

My group (8 of us on a Yoga Retreat) stayed in Paseo Del Mar, the sister hotel to Los Altos) and were allowed to use the facilities of Los Altos. We ate breakfast there almost every day, swam in the pool, had the fresh juices from their pool bar, and used the Yoga deck that is a little walk down towards the ocean. The staff at Los Altos was incredibly accommodating, helping us set up all of the excursions and always attended to our needs in terms of extra items for the rooms at Paseo del Mar, etc... Oren, Efrain, Jonathan, Dennis, Lenny and the others were all so great! I will definitely be coming back to Manuel Antonio and staying in these hotels!

Dreaming back to one of the best spa experiences of all time at Los Altos Beach Resort & Spa! The giant windows overlooking the serene jungle scape and the glistening ocean make for the most relaxing view imaginable. The professional treatment services there are pure magic! I can almost taste the cold cucumber mint water now ummmm. The accommodations are lavish with all of the comforts of home. The location is great and it is very easy to get to the beach with their private transport. The resort is full service with a fantastic restaurant on site. This is my favorite annual escape and I will always return just for the great service alone!

The Preserve at Los Altos is a beautiful property located on a high hilltop above the beach. The condo is huge! It was wonderful having the very spacious living room to sit and congregate with our friends that we were traveling with. If you have more in your party than one bedroom will hold, this is the way to go! The only complaint I would mention about the condo is that the air conditioning was a bit uneven. The front living room and kitchen area was comfortable but the back bedrooms were freezing. We wound up sleeping with the French door open which helped a great deal. The private beach area is nice but you have to be prepared for a bit of a rugged trek. It would be difficult to walk down the path, but the staff is happy to shuttle you back and forth in the truck. Only problem with that is that you're kind of stuck down there until the time you've asked them to return. So, if you want to come back earlier, not very convenient. The water is warm and very swimmable, but I advice you bring your water shoes as the entrance to the water is quite rocky. We buffet breakfasts were pretty nice - there is a chef making omelets to order, pancakes or French toast. Lots of fresh melon, yogurt, cereal, toast and their local dish giapinto (not sure of the spelling, but it is a mixture of rice and beans). We ate at the restaurant a couple of other times and the food was good, but we had lots of better meals elsewhere. My friends and I had a massage one day in their spa which was very nice. It is located at the base of the bluff and has a spectacular view. The staff are exceptionally friendly and helpful. We had lots of advance communication regarding our stay and excursions and they were wonderful! Big shout-out to our man Dennis :) Overall, I would definitely recommend The Preserve at Los Altos - it was a very enjoyable week.

This property is outstanding. The rooms are incredibly spacious. The service is top notch, and our complimentary breakfasts are a perfect start to each day. The infinity pool is beautiful, and the small private beach is a great place to spend a few hours. We walked down (recommend good shoes; flip flops won't do) but opted for the free shuttle back up. The driver was kind enough to stop and point out sloths, including a mom and baby. We also love the game room. The kids are spending every free moment down there.

Great views from lovely suite - perfect for traveling family. Good location near national park. Very accommodating staff, friendly and cheerful. Beach is a hike away but wildlife was INCREDIBLE, right on site. Excellent trip!

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