Guest Testimonials


Our Guest Reviews!

27 teenagers from all continents, from 27 different countries spent our October break at Manuel Antonio Estates! It was definitely amazing!




We had a great time in the fantastic Manakin Villa, what an awesome casa! Everything here was great. We went sportfishing and caught a huge mahi mahi which we had for dinner our last evening here. I personally prepared it on the house grill with fresh local vegetables we aquired downtown in Quepos, Mmm Mmm! Costa Rica, Quepos were perfect for our bachelor getaway!



Le Cinco Bachelero's

Our stay at Villa Manakin was wonderful! Here is a list of awesomes: Several great panaderias in town. Monkeys are so cool. El gran Escape... so delish! Friday and Saturday farmer market... great food! Ronny’s Place... good view, good lunch menu. Shay is very helpful. Raindrop Spa... mandatory. Lizards and iguanas were cool. All in all we had a fantastic stay! Thank you again Manuel Antonio Estates!


The Jenkins Family

Fantastic stay!

Our trip was a blast! Here are some things that we would recommend. Ronny’s place: the best food! slightly hard to find, but the locals will know and will help you. Chicken on the run: good for quick lunch! Cafe Agua Azul: big ass burgers! But call ahead for a table! Amigos del Rio: white water rafting was amazing! We would do that 100 times over! So much fun. The guides made the trip more fun with lots of info. Also, the monkey’s are everywhere, we have had them here everyday! Manakin house has 8 bedrooms with beautiful views! Shay in the office is very helpful. Anyone that stays at Manuel Antonio Estates will have a great time!


Michelle & Keith

Great time guaranteed!

Highlights: Monkeys (capuchins) in swimming pool and hermit crabs at beach - but watch out for their pincers, they hurt! Seeing baby capuchins on moms back & seeing them look under roof tiles. Seeing black iguana who lives in H2O pipe, splashing in waves at Manuel Antonio beach. Looking for beetles and identifying them with laminated field guide. Seeing Elliot the croc at Si Como No Nature Reserve and red eyed & grey frogs with Viviana, great guide! Playing in the pool. Fruit Smoothies, especially cas and Guanabana.


Shay & Richard

Wonderful accomodations!

We came for our nieces wedding on the beach and it worked out very well! The people were very good for all of us (26 total). The houses were very nice & Shay took very good care of us all. Had a great time with all the family. The canopy tour was awesome! We saw very many different monkeys including the howler monkey, which we called from across the mountain. The guard Francisco was a very nice guy and very helpful! The National park was beautiful! We also enjoyed the Catamaran boat ride! Great food, drinks, snorkeling and swimming! We all had AWESOME time at Manuel Antonio Estates! I love Costa Rica, Pura Vida!


The Benavides Family

Pura Vida!

We had a fabulous time here, hiking, waterfalls, lots of monkeys! Tons of birds, everyone here at Manuel Antonio Estates were helpful! Cafe Milagro, great coffee for gringos. El Avion, best bar setting. Manuel Antonio beach was beautiful and busy, great people watching.



We'll be back soon!

Hola Manuel Antonio! Pasamos 5 días aquí en la Villa Manakin, muy bien todo. Espectacular! Esperamos volver pronto! Esto para recordar en las próximas visitas!