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Guest reviews

4.6 out of 5 Wonderful
232 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.7/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Breakfast included
Parking included
Air conditioning

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided


Explore the area

Popular LocationPlaya Espadilla2 min walk
Popular LocationPlaya Espadilla Sur15 min walk
Popular LocationLa Culebra Waterfall1 min drive
AirportQuepos (XQP)19 min drive

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  • Suite, 1 Bedroom, Terrace, Garden View

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 484 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    More detailsSuite, 1 Bedroom, Terrace, Garden View
  • Double Room, 1 Double or 2 Single Beds

    4.6/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 301 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsDouble Room, 1 Double or 2 Single Beds
  • Deluxe Double Room

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 344 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    More detailsDeluxe Double Room
  • Grand Suite, 1 King Bed

    Room amenities

    • 700 sq ft
    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 3
    More detailsGrand Suite, 1 King Bed
  • Superior Double Room, Private Bathroom, Garden View

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 301 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsSuperior Double Room, Private Bathroom, Garden View

About this area

Manuel Antonio

Located in Manuel Antonio, La Vela Boutique Hotel is near the beach. While the natural beauty of Manuel Antonio National Park and Manuel Antonio Beach can be enjoyed by anyone, those looking for an activity can explore Marina Pez Vela. Don't miss out on a visit to ADR Adventure Park. Discover the area's water adventures with kayaking and scuba diving nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with hiking/biking trails and ecotours.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Playa Espadilla - 2 min walk
  • Manuel Antonio National Park - 2 min walk
  • Playa Espadilla Sur - 15 min walk
  • La Culebra Waterfall - 1 min drive
  • Manuel Antonio Beach - 1 min drive

Getting around

  • AirportSan Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.) - 165 min drive


  • Raphael's Terrazas - 19 min walk
  • Restaurante La Cantina - 19 min walk
  • El Wagon - 3 min drive
  • El Avión - 4 min drive
  • The Falls Garden Cafe Restaurant & Bar - 4 min drive

About this property

La Vela Boutique Hotel

3.5-star hotel, walk to Manuel Antonio National Park
Along with an outdoor pool, this smoke-free hotel has concierge services and laundry facilities. Free self-service breakfast, free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, tour/ticket assistance, a garden and a front desk safe are on-site. All 20 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and espresso makers. For a bit of entertainment, guests will find flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and other amenities include fridges and premium bedding.
La Vela Boutique Hotel offers 20 forms of accommodation with espresso makers and a safe. This individually decorated and furnished accommodation includes desks. Beds feature premium bedding. 42-inch Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels.

Bathrooms include a shower, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. This Manuel Antonio hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool.

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

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 or hotter

Social distancing

Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self parking
  • Limited parking spaces
  • 24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

  • Free self-service breakfast available daily 6:30 AM–9:30 AM

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fridge


  • Front-desk safe
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish


  • Beach loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Low-height worktop and sink
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Beach towels
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Linens
  • Premium bedding


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • 42-inch flat-screen TV
  • TV channels

Food and drink

  • Espresso maker
  • Fridge


  • Desk
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Safe
  • Window screens



Check-in between 2 PM and 10 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 6 AM - 10 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 10 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 25.0 per day.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 180 per vehicle (one-way, maximum occupancy 4)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 25.0 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

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
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds, rollaway/extra beds, on-site parking and high chair

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

Hotel Vela Bar Manuel Antonio
Hotel Vela Bar
Vela Bar Manuel Antonio
Vela Bar
Vela Bar Hotel
Hotel Vela Bar Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio National Park
Hotel Vela Bar Adults Only
La Vela Boutique Hotel Hotel
La Vela Boutique Hotel Manuel Antonio
La Vela Boutique Hotel Hotel Manuel Antonio

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at La Vela Boutique Hotel and receive a full refund?
Yes, La Vela Boutique Hotel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to La Vela Boutique Hotel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does La Vela Boutique Hotel have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.
Is La Vela Boutique Hotel pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at La Vela Boutique Hotel ?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at La Vela Boutique Hotel ?
Check-in is from 2 PM to 10 PM.
What time is check-out at La Vela Boutique Hotel ?
Checkout is at noon.
Does La Vela Boutique Hotel provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of USD 180 per vehicle, one-way, applies.
Where is La Vela Boutique Hotel located?
Situated by the ocean, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Manuel Antonio National Park and Manuel Antonio Beach. ADR Adventure Park and Playitas Beach are also within 3 mi (5 km).
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
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Great place to relax! The staff of the hotel is the best, they are very nice. Good location. Fully recommend!
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2020

2/5 Poor

Travelled with partner
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Sad face IconDisliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
We booked this hotel which was advertised for adults only only to find out that the room next to ours had noisy toddlers. We have five children and love children but wanted to have a no children break that week in Costa Rica. We left the hotel after one night and were told we would get a refund, we even have a letter signed by the manager. Seven weeks later, no refund has been processed, It might take longer but we have no proof the process has been initiated.
Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

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location and quality
Great location. Small, friendly hotel, beautifully maintained. Walking distance to the beach, restaurants and entrance to Manuel Antonio Park.
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2020

3/5 Okay

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Sad face IconDisliked: Property conditions & facilities
The good and the bad.
The good: Staff was friendly. They made a good excursion recommendation, Mangrove boat tour with William. Breakfast was good. The bad : There is a foul oder from a swer cover just outside the one and only entrance to the hotel. Air conditioner leaked water onto our suitcase. The furniture is ol and made of cheap plywood. There is zero bar activity. I saw nobody there any time of day and nobody at the small pool either ( Maybe there is in the high season?) The room was very small with no windows, only a sliding glass door which aslo served as the only way in.I feel it was overpriced.
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2020

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
We found the staff at reception and dining to be warm, kind, helpful. The vibe is intimate with hotel guests feeling at ease to establish conversations with others from around the world.
Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2020

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