The Preserve at Los Altos
What We Love
- Great for families and small groups; enormous suites have Pacific views and multiple balconies
- Infinity pool with shallow kids area and ocean panoramas
- 24-hour concierge and multilingual staff
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What To Know
- The property requests a photocopy of the passport of every guest (including children) staying at the hotel
- It's a steep hike down to the small, rocky beach
- Rates are quoted for two people, and there is a cost of $75 (plus 13 percent tax) to add guests to the Suites; see Details tab for more info
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Don’t let the modern buildings fool you into thinking you’re missing out on the quaint charm of a classic Costa Rican guesthouse. The Preserve at Los Altos Resort may look large, but it retains the low-key ambience that defines this part of the world. The location on a steep hillside off the main road means there’s nary another structure in sight, but this being Manuel Antonio, nature is never far away.
Bed and Bath
Each of the enormous units has floor-to-ceiling windows and multiple balconies with uninterrupted views of the ocean and the forest greens. The spacious units at Los Altos feature full kitchens and sprawling living rooms. The look is Balinese, which seems out of place at first, but the modern tropical art and posh furnishings blend well with the casual air of the main resort. The Penthouse Suites on the eighth floor are a whopping 4,200 square feet, and each has private elevator access, four bedrooms, three balconies and views toward the Pacific Ocean.
Though a private beach is the ultimate tropical accessory, the strip of sand just below Los Altos is often rocky and involves a steep hike down the cliffs from the propery. The good news is that with the resort’s enormous infinity pool overlooking the ocean, you will rarely feel the need to leave the pool. The resort’s open-air and tiled restaurant, Karolas, also has ocean and forest views, and its fresh Costa Rican menu is justifiably lauded, with an emphasis on fresh fish and local ingredients.
How to Get There
Great location, beautiful rooms and views, very helpful staff. We had an amazing time. The pool and grounds were gorgeous. We saw lots of monkeys, toucans, macaws and sloths near the pool and the grounds near by. Access to rocky beach for just enjoying ocean was great as well. And right in center of town so tons of restaurants to choose from if you don't want to use restaurant associated with the hotel--which was very good as well! Overall a great experience. Thank you for making our vacation so special.
Felix was the best. He made us feel welcome every time we saw him. The hotel staff was nice and friendly. The room was spotless. The rooms are huge and well decorated. The location was awesome we were able to walk to the supermarket and and to local restaurants within 3-8 minutes. The local restaurants and bars were also great. The food tasted amazing.
This property is gorgeous. Excellent food, very friendly people, gorgeous room. Best views I’ve ever had. Went on a family trip and it was beyond all expectations. Bus stop to Cuepos and Manuel Antonio beach right in front of hotel.Highly recommend!