Hotel Manalá

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Beach nearby, beach towels, fishing
Beach nearby, beach towels, fishing
Beach nearby, beach towels, fishing
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers

Overview of Hotel Manalá

Hotel Manalá

3.5 star property
3.5-star hotel with outdoor pool, near Santa Teresa Beach

8,6/10 Fabulous

43 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
800m Norte de La Plaza de Fútbol, Santa Teresa, Cóbano, Puntarenas, 60111
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Beach towels
  • Airport shuttle
  • Area shuttle
  • Shopping center shuttle
  • Ferry terminal shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
For families
  • Refrigerator
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free self parking
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Santa Teresa Beach - 4 min walk

Getting around

  • Tambor (TMU) - 62 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Ferry terminal shuttle (surcharge)
  • Shopping center shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Hotel Manalá

Hotel Manalá offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 50 per vehicle one-way. Guests can enjoy the outdoor pool, and hiking/biking trails, scuba diving, and snorkeling are nearby. Other features include a terrace and a garden. Fellow travelers say good things about the pool and helpful staff.


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 12 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the ferry terminal and airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 8:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free uncovered onsite self parking


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*
  • Ferry terminal shuttle*


  • Area shuttle*
  • Shopping center shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:00 AM–9:00 AM

What to do

  • Fishing
  • Beach nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Skydiving nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Beach towels
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Hand-held showerheads
  • No elevator (single level property)
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only


  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan

Sleep well

  • Extra futon (surcharge)
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 6 for adults and USD 6 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 50 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Ferry terminal shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Area shuttle and shopping center shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Futon beds are available for USD 25 per stay

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 25 per stay

Hygiene & cleanliness

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; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher on site.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

Hotel Manalá Cobano
Manalá Cobano
Hotel Manalá Hotel
Hotel Manalá Cóbano
Hotel Manalá Hotel Cóbano

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Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Fantastic spot. Very helpful and friendly staff with an amazing location. An authentic retreat from the busy street. Very much appreciated the experience.
1-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great spot right on the strip. Excellent location. Breakfast was amazing and delivered to our front porch every morning
brittany, 4-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

A wonderful night and the best breakfast.
We stayed over at the hotel for one night while waiting for our long-term rental to be ready. The rooms were spacious and we spent a lovely day by the pool and at the nearby beach. We were particularly impressed that the room included 2 beach chairs that we could talk with us to watch the spectacular Santa Teresa sunset that night. We dined at El Facon Grill next door and enjoyed great food and live music, and there's even a great coffee shop (Cafca Cafe) that whips up amazing smoothies, just steps away. The bed was very comfortable and overall it was a great stay. I would not hesitate to return and would happily have stayed longer. In the morning, breakfast was delivered to our patio and it was outstanding... The granola with yoghurt and fruit was particularly tasty and we were so full we skipped lunch that day. I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a great place in Santa Teresa, away from the traffic jams and noise of the downtown core.
Terence, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great location five minutes walk to the beach. Great service.
aj, 8-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Kevin, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Nice staff
Zach, 1-night business trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Staff was super friendly and Hotel and surrounding areas were really well maintained. Also, became friends with their friendly hotel cat, which was a plus ;)
Thuy-Dan, 6-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

We liked the newer rooms next to the pool. Carmen at the front desk was very accommodating and helpful
Sergio Arnulfo, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

Hotel is ok. We stayed in the 2nd most expensive room on the property and it was absolutely terrible. The kitchen and bed wall is shared with the housekeeping area and so every morning at 6AM we would hear them opening and closing a cabinet and banging glassware against the wall. We informed the hotel and requested a new room, but they never fulfilled that request. We also had a sofa seating area, that I guess is also "2 twin size beds," which they must never clean because as we were packing up our belongings, we moved the cushions and found used condom wrappers. We were totally grossed out and it only confirmed the level of cleanliness this hotel prides itself to be. We also had a kitchen and so they provided a sponge and dish soap, but the sponge they provided was dirty and used - especially in todays "COVID" world, we were shocked and also disgusted that they would leave us a used sponge. We asked for a new one, in which they replaced just the following day. The only great thing about this hotel is the location to the beach and the pool. We will never stay here again and we won't recommend it to friends considering what we experienced. It's not worth the value.
3-night romance trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

8/10 Very good

Tracy, 1-night business trip
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