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1 room, 2 adults

La Vela Boutique Hotel

3.5-star3.5 stars
200 metros antes de la entrada, al Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio, Puntarenas, 60601, Costa Rica

Mountain hotel with outdoor pool, near Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Free self-serve breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
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  • We booked this hotel which was advertised for adults only only to find out that the room…Apr. 27, 2020
  • Great location. Small, friendly hotel, beautifully maintained. Walking distance to the…Mar. 19, 2020

La Vela Boutique Hotel

from A$256
  • Suite, 1 Bedroom, Terrace, Garden View
  • Double Room, 1 Double or 2 Single Beds
  • Deluxe Double Room
  • Superior Double Room, Private Bathroom, Garden View
  • Grand Suite, 1 King Bed

What’s around La Vela Boutique Hotel


  • In a national park
  • Manuel Antonio National Park - 2 min walk
  • Manuel Antonio Beach - 20 min walk
  • ADR Adventure Park - 42 min walk
  • Playitas Beach - 2.5 mi / 4.1 km
  • Biesanz Beach - 2.8 mi / 4.5 km
  • Manuel Antonio Nature Park & Wildlife Refuge - 3.1 mi / 4.9 km
  • Playa La Macha - 3.5 mi / 5.7 km

Getting around

  • Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO) - 165 min drive
  • Quepos (XQP) - 19 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 20 rooms


  • Check-in time 2 PM-10 PM
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Costa Rica may have travel restrictions in place due to COVID-19.
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.

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

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • Free self parking on site (limited)

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free self-serve breakfast daily
Things to do
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkelling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Low-height counters/sink
  • Grab bar - near toilet
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Espresso maker
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 42-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Fridge
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features



  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkelling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby

La Vela Boutique Hotel ’s small print

Also known as

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


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds, rollaway/extra beds, onsite parking, and high chair.

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.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for USD 25.0 per day

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 180 per vehicle (one-way, Maximum occupancy 4)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for La Vela Boutique Hotel

  • Does La Vela Boutique Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, La Vela Boutique Hotel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at La Vela Boutique Hotel ?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at La Vela Boutique Hotel ?
    Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
  • Is there a pool at La Vela Boutique Hotel ?
    Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Are pets allowed at La Vela Boutique Hotel ?
    Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at La Vela Boutique Hotel ?
    You can check in from 2 PM to 10 PM. Check-out time is noon.
  • Are there restaurants at or near La Vela Boutique Hotel ?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include El Lagarto (2.3 mi), Gondola Gourmet (2.9 mi), and Ronnys Place (3.1 mi).
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by La Vela Boutique Hotel ?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 180 per vehicle one-way.
  • What is there to do near La Vela Boutique Hotel ?
    Recommended spots to visit include Manuel Antonio National Park (2-min walk) and Manuel Antonio Beach (1.1 mi), along with ADR Adventure Park (2.2 mi) and Playitas Beach (2.5 mi).

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.4 From 128 reviews

Good 6.0
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.
John, us2 night trip
Very good 8.0
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.
us3 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
A gem of a hotel
This little hotel is perfection - friendly staff, elegant rooms, comfy beds and a beautiful pool area. Not to mention fantastic location for the Manuel Antonio park. 10/10!
Ria, gb3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Perfect location for Manuel Antonio park
Perfect location for both Manuel Antonio National Park and the town beach. The staff are excellent and the pool is a lovely place to relax. Recommended.
David, gb3 night trip
Very good 8.0
The staff was very accommodating and friendly. The pool area, while small was well kept and nice. The free breakfast was delicious with fresh fruit and eggs made to order daily. The room was very clean and cleaned well daily. It’s not luxurious but well kept. Our room was missing an iron but not sure if that might have been just our room And the closet was just open shelves and hangers. The water pressure in the bathroom was low. Which meant showers took twice as long but the location was just minutes from the beach and with it walking distance to a lot in the area, so all in all I would definitely go back.
Bea, us3 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Stephen, us1 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
The location of this property is amazing - 5 minutes walk to the National Park and 5 minutes walk to the beach, shops and restaurants. The hotel gardens, pool and room were all immaculate. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful, provided us with advice and also booked a couple of trips for us. The hotel had a modern feel but was very peaceful with the sounds of the jungle. On the main beach you will pay $10 for two loungers and umbrella but the hotel will provide a voucher for free from one of the vendors. We really enjoyed our stay here.
Joanne, gb6 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Our stay at Vela Bar was wonderful. The location is perfect, 4 minute walk to both the entrance of the park and the beach with a free chair/umbrella service. The complimentary breakfast was delicious, I would recommend this hotel to anyone.
us7 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Beautiful property with extremely clean and comfortable rooms. Very friendly and helpful staff. Excellent breakfast.
us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Beautiful well maintained property luxurious vegetation nice pool delicious breakfast friendly staff super quiet area but litteraly 1 min walk from beach and restaurants really convenient we loved our stay and highly recommend !
ca3 night romance trip

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