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
- 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
We came on vacation with our son and his friend. The care to detail, personal and friendly service and attention to all details in out stay was extraordinary. The suite of rooms was very clean, modern, excellent air-conditioning and balcony with a ocean view. The breakfast was wonderful each day , especially the French toast which was to die for. The attitude of everyone who worked their was concerned to see that your stay was special as though you were part of their family. From the front desk to the restaurant, to housekeeping, to grounds people virtually everyone went out of their way. The grounds offered great trails, beach, and rainforest views of animals, birds, and especially sloths. The resort was also wishing walking distance to quite a few really excellent local places to eat. The staff also was very helpful in finding and faciliating various activities in the area to learn more about Costa Rica and the vast experiences available. The transport to and from the airport was seamless and very pleasant and a good way to view the countryside.
Would return to Los Altos Resort again without question or cancer. Have already recommended it to our friends and family.
We really enjoyed the resort. Everything was fantastic and it is close to a lot of great restaurants and shops. The pool has amazing views of the ocean and you could see monkeys and sloths from the pool. Also, the staff was extremely helpful.
I traveled June 9th-June 11th with my husband and 2 kids, 7 and 11. We had a GREAT time! I was really impressed with the attention to detail offered by Los Altos at check in, in the rooms and at the restaurants. After just two nights, they all called us all by name. The condo was large, comfortable and had spectacular views! Ton of nature on site-we saw a sloth right next to the pool area which was amazing. Their beach area was nice and offered great service plus having kayaks right on site was a huge plus! Happy hour at the pool from 4-6 was fun a great way to meet like minded travelers (kids also made some new friends). Overall, 5 star in my book. I would go back over and over!
Los Altos is a wonderful place to stay. It is a beautiful property that surrounded by nature. The rooms are huge and the staff is very friendly and helpful. We will definitely stay here again when we return to Costa Rica.
Everthing was perfect, in special for this price! Our room was so big and you get in there directly with the elevator! Staff has been very friendly. Once we cooked in our kitchen where we had everything we needed and ran out of chili and basil and got this for free from the kitchen!!