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Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

The hummingbird is an studio of 35 m² for 2 people with air conditioned and pool, situated in the Pura Vida Valley and only a few hundred of meters from the principal road between Quepos and Manuel Antonio. Located on the side of a hill in the middle of the peaceful jungle, you will be able to take advantage of nature and discover the wildlife and luxurious flora of Costa Rica.

You have access to 1 a Queen size bed. You will enjoy kitchen, a full bathroom, and a terrace with a view of the jungle.

The apartment features Wi-Fi and a washer/dryer for your convenience.

Just outside the entrance to the Pura Vida Valley, you have access to a bus stop that for less than $0.50 can drive you to the center of Manual Antonio, to the town of Quepos, or to the beach. (All within 15 mns).

You can also reach the center of town or the beach on foot. Many taxis are also available for the average price of $5. Less than 3 km away, there is a full gym less where you will receive a friendly welcome.

Please note that Quepos/Manuel Antonio is a very popular tourist destination with many bars and lively restaurants along the main road, creating an energetic evening atmosphere. After enjoying our great bars and restaurants, many visitors find it preferable to have accommodations a little removed from the nightlife on the main road. The villa Mar y Sol guarantees you calm and serenity day and night during your stay.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Beach 2 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Juan Sant Maria 156 km
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

General Air conditioning, Wi-Fi available
Standard Toaster
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2
Other Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ
Access Parking

The Puntarenas region

Manuel Antonio contains a charming combination of rain forest, beaches and coral reefs. This beaches are the most beautiful in the country, lined with lush forest, and the snorkeling is excellent too. The forest is home for sloths, iguanas, the rare and adorable squirrel monkeys and millions of colorful little crabs. And the trail that winds around Punta Catedral affords some spectacular views. The park is easy to reach, south of the town of Quepos, and is near a good selection of hotels and restaurants.

Visiting the park, one is treated to an abundant diversity of wildlife. Cathedral Point, with its forest topped cliffs was once an island, but is now connected to the coast by a thin strip of island. This land bridge now forms the spine separating the parks two most popular beaches, Playa Espadilla Sur and Playa Manuel Antonio. The southern facing beach, Playa Manuel Antonio, is a picturesque half mile long, white sand crescent bisecting deep green foliage to one side and a private, secluded cove to the other.

Standing with your feet dug into the sand and watching the wave crash against the rocks on either side of the lagoon, it is easy to believe that you are a thousand miles from anywhere.

Manuel Antonio

The area was once dependent on banana plantations which used to line the surrounding area. After disease infiltrated the harvest, interest transferred to African Palms as the prominent crop. Now, tourism has deemed itself the major economic factor, contributing to just about everything in the area.

Quepos lures in many tourists for its fantastic sportfishing. In fact, some have come solely to participate in this world class experience and have never left. The main attraction here is marlin fishing, especially during the months of December to April. Many outfitters will be more than happy to accompany eager anglers on the high seas for an unforgettable outing.

Besides sportfishing, many other activities are available. Visiting the nearby Butterfly Botanical Gardens is sure to impress as there are informative exhibits, night walks and a stunning collection of butterflies, all housed in one incredible location. For some wildlife viewing that's a little more untamed, check out the Damas Estuary. Exploring this maze of wetlands by boat or by kayak is the only way to see crocodiles, monkeys, herons, raccoons and more. For something a bit more equestrian, horseback riding excursions are available, so don't forget your spurs!

Depending on the time of year, white-water rafting on the Naranjo River can reach up to class IV in intensity, but most who experience this river would rate it a ten out of ten. North of Quepos are the Damas Caves, a surreal experience for anyone brave enough to crawl and hike between stalagmites and stalactites witnessing bats and insects close up.

A stay in Quepos is sure to entertain as the nightlife and activities in the area are a must for any vacation. A wide range of accommodations are readily available for all travelers. Transportation to Manuel Antonio is uncomplicated and a must for anyone who embarks on a vacation to the Central Pacific.

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Review 1-5 of 5

13 Jul 2014

4/5

"It was like walking into the photograph, very modern... beautiful!"

It was a very comfortable space, David and Renée were great!! they met us at the bus station and took us to the grocery store, the apartment was comfortable for two people, but, it is true it'… More

9 May 2014

4/5

"Beautiful setting, wonderful host in tropical paradise!"

My wife and I spent a great week enjoying a little bit of heaven on earth at this wonderful tropical paradise. David was a gracious host and the views at this property were outstanding. This propert… More

8 May 2014

5/5

"I would highly recommend this place!!"

I stayed at the Hummingbird for four nights this summer, and the place was great! I will definitely be returning in the future. The one-bedroom apartment was the perfect size for a single traveler, an… More

26 Jul 2013

5/5

"Luckiest find in Manuel Antonio"

Staying at Renee and David's was a highlight of our trip to Costa Rica for several reasons. Their hospitality went far beyond what we would have expected, e.g. driving us into Quepos, allowing us… More

14 Jul 2013

5/5

"Great Place!"

This place was great!The owners, David and René are amazing! They are very friendly, they gave us the a warmth welcome upon arrival and great advises about the activities and restaurants around. The … More

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  • 1 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:28 Jul 2014

Based in Costa Rica

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