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Hotel San Bada

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Beach nearby, beach towels
Beach nearby, beach towels
Beach nearby, beach towels
3 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas

Overview of Hotel San Bada

Hotel San Bada

3.5 star property
Family-friendly hotel with 3 outdoor pools, near Manuel Antonio National Park

8.4/10 Very good

385 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
Near Manuel Antonio Natl Park entrance, Manuel Antonio, Puntarenas, 506

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • Manuel Antonio National Park - 1 min drive
  • Manuel Antonio Beach - 1 min drive

Getting around

  • Quepos (XQP) - 20 min drive
  • San José (SJO-Juan Santamaría Intl.) - 165 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Costa Linda Backpackers - 3 min walk
  • The Marlin - 5 min walk
  • Buru Seaside Restaurante- Bar-Cafe - 5 min walk
  • La Cantina - 3 min drive
  • Anaconda - 4 min drive

About this property

Hotel San Bada

A great choice for a stay in Manuel Antonio, Hotel San Bada features a rooftop terrace and offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for CRC 100650 per vehicle. Guests can visit the spa to indulge in deep-tissue massages, facials or body scrubs, and Congo serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Other highlights include 3 outdoor pools, a poolside bar and a 24-hour fitness centre. The pool and helpful staff get great marks from fellow travellers.


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 67 rooms
  • Arranged over 6 floors


  • Check-in time from 3 PM until 6 AM
  • Express check-in available
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact 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


  • Up to 2 children (10 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding
  • No cots (infant beds)
  • Babysitting*


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free secured, uncovered on-site self-parking
  • Free secured, uncovered on-site valet parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours a day)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Local cuisine breakfast (surcharge) each morning 6:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Swim-up bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)
  • Children's pool
  • Babysitting (surcharge)

What to do

  • Horse riding/hire
  • Scooter/moped hire
  • Shopping
  • Beach nearby
  • Bike rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scuba-diving nearby

Working away

  • Business centre
  • Meeting room
  • Conference centre


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Beach towels
  • Pool umbrellas


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 2010
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Television in common areas
  • 24-hour fitness centre
  • 3 outdoor pools
  • Full-service spa
  • Sauna


  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Low-height worktop and sink
  • Grab bar near toilet


  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Premium cable channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Furnished balcony
  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall shower heads
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa, Sana Spa. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, Swedish massages and facials. The spa is equipped with a sauna and a steam room. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy. The spa is open daily.


Congo – This fine-dining restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Local cuisine breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately CRC 7500 to 12000 for adults and CRC 7500 to 12000 for children
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of CRC 100650 per vehicle (one-way)

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Children under 15 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool or fitness facility without adult supervision

Hygiene & cleanliness

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.

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 sanitiser.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


<p>Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.</p> <p>The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.</p><p>This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.</p> <p>A fee for a mandatory Christmas Eve gala dinner is included in the total price displayed for stays on 24 December.</p>

Also known as

Bada Hotel
Hotel San Bada
Hotel San Bada Manuel Antonio
San Bada
San Bada Hotel
San Bada Manuel Antonio
Hotel San Bada Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio National Park
Hotel San Bada Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio
Hotel San Bada Hotel
Hotel San Bada Manuel Antonio
Hotel San Bada Hotel Manuel Antonio

Frequently asked questions

Does Hotel San Bada offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Hotel San Bada does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Hotel San Bada?
As of 8 Feb 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Hotel San Bada on 12 Feb 2023 start from $235, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Hotel San Bada?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Hotel San Bada?
Yes, there are 3 outdoor pools and a children's pool.
Are pets allowed at Hotel San Bada?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Hotel San Bada?
Yes, there's free self and valet parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Hotel San Bada?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is CRC 100650 per vehicle one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel San Bada?
You can check in from 3 PM - 6 AM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Express check-in and contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Hotel San Bada and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as horse riding. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in one of the 3 outdoor swimming pools. Hotel San Bada also has a 24-hour fitness centre and a sauna, as well as a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Hotel San Bada?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant, Congo. Nearby restaurants include Costa Linda Backpackers (3-min walk), The Marlin (5-min walk) and Buru Seaside Restaurante- Bar-Cafe (5-min walk).
Does Hotel San Bada have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a furnished balcony.
What's the area around Hotel San Bada like?
Hotel San Bada is located near Playa Espadilla, only a short 1-minute walk from Manuel Antonio National Park and 5 minutes' walk from The Marlin. Travellers love the hotel's prime location.



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2/10 Poor

San Bada hotel was the worst experience my family have ever had with hotels. We have reserved and paid in advanced two rooms for 3 nights for my family vacation and were charged $335 per room per night. We have expected a reasonable hotel for this price but we were EXTREMLY disappointed. We have found a run down old hotel. The rooms smell terrible and are full of bugs. The sheets are not clean and the pillows are smelly. The staff are tired and really do not care. After the first night we went for breakfast and found the place dirty and full of flies. We really could not eat there. We approached the manager and explained our huge disappointment of the hotel. We asked to leave and asked for refunds for the two nights left (that we have paid in advance). The manager was rude and refused to refund anything. To save our family vacation, we had to make new reservation in another hotel and left San Bada hotel. It left us with a terrible taste for our vacation. The San Bada hotel charges high price for very poor return. The exuberant price for this terrible hotel, in my opinion is NOT justified.
Haim, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The property is located right outside the entrance to Manuel Antonio. We ate at the sushi restaurant which was good and had a great view. It was raining out and the sound of the rain on the roof of the restaurant was wonderful. We also had some wildlife come in while we were dining, which of course was one of the advantages to being right next to the park. Our room was comfortable and I slept amazing in the bed. We did walk down to the beach, it’s only about 6-7 minutes up a trail. I will be back!
Rakayla, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

This property is literally next to the entrance to Manuel Antonio National Park and a two or three minute walk to the beach. The restaurant at the top of the hotel has a spectacular view of the beach and bay.
Scott, 4-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Our balcony was up against trees where monkeys flew around. The on site restaurant came in handy during the thunderstorm. Rooms are lovely with high ceilings. Location is right up against National Park, the small street has many shops, restaurants, vendors. Beach access is nearby as well.
Traci, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Nice staff. Close to Manuel Antonio park. Very nice rooftop bar/pool. But not clean Francisco and Gerardo at the front desk were very helpful.
Ayala, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Hotel San Bada was incredible!! Location is the best for Manuel Antonio. The staff was awesome. Always did everything that they could to answer questions, make suggestions, make me feel relaxed, and take care immediately of any concerns we had during our stay! Housekeepers do an amazing job making sure everything is clean and disinfected! We loved our stay there!!
Tim, 7-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

This place was incredible! You are literally staying inside Manuel Antonio National Park. And the beach is 5 minutes away. They did everything possible to accommodate me. Thank you again!
Samantha, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Angel, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Location was great - right next to the National park but it is showing it’s age. I got bitten by a wasp (incredibly painful). There was a hive right outside our door and no one seemed to care. I also could not adjust the temp of the AC - it seemed fixed. Sweated all night. Plumbing was a bit wired as well. Switching on the wash basin tap seemed to cause dripping in the shower every time. Very strange.
Hiten, 2-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

I reported some loose towel rack and faucet which they response right away to fix the issue. I would stay there again since it is next to national park and the beach.
Sopha, 2-night family trip
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