The Si Como No is a delightful resort hotel and spa, with its own private wildlife reserve, located on a verdant coastal hilltop overlooking the Pacific Ocean near renowned Manuel Antonio National Park.
Even if it weren’t for the name (which means Yes, of course!), this is an old favourite and manages to achieve a perfect balance between design and comfort, with 58 rooms literally contoured into the hillside across the site. Standard rooms have two queen-size beds, a well-appointed bathroom, mini-bar, private balcony with jungle view, ceiling fan and air conditioning, but no television! There are also superior and deluxe rooms, plus suites.
Facilities include a family pool complete with water slide and swim-up bar, an adult pool with a more tranquil vibe, its own bar, and spectacular views of the coastline, and a spa for a bit of well-deserved indulgent pampering. Services include complimentary WiFi, a scheduled beach shuttle, free self-guided tours, and a hearty Costa Rican buffet breakfast. For eating on site there is an elegant seafood grill with the area’s best selection of wines and cocktails, plus the informal Tico Rico bar and grill.
The hotel's sustainable policies and practices have earned the hotel a Five Green Leaf Certification and a Rainforest Alliance Responsible Practices award. This commitment to conservation extends to a 10-hectare private wildlife refuge that encourages guests to get to know local flora and fauna on user-friendly trails that wind through reptile and amphibian gardens. Activities include guided tours to the crocodile lagoon and amphibian garden, and a popular after-dark tour of Manuel Antonio’s wildest nightlife.
Located within easy reachof Manuel Antonio National Park, activities such as zip-lining, kayaking and river rafting are easily available, and conveniently it is also just a few minutes' drive from Quepos town.
is featured in the following itinerary:
Discover the natural wonders of Costa Rica’s Cordillera region and Pacific coastline. From the small yet spectacular Manuel Antonio National Park to the hummingbirds of Monteverde, the trip culminates with a few days at the remote Osa Peninsula, a beautiful natural paradise on the Pacific Coast.
When to go: Jan-Dec
Duration inc. flights: 13 days
Price inc. flights: From £3,695 pp
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The country’s most visited national park covers a rocky peninsula and its hinterland, plus a large tract of Pacific Ocean. From trails along the rainforest-fringed beach, you can see copious wildlife, including Costa Rica’s only populations of endangered squirrel monkeys, as well as exploring the mangroves.
Where: Puntarenas province
Ideal for viewing: brown pelican, brown throated three-toed sloth, Central American squirrel monkey, mantled howler monkey, white-faced capuchin monkey