My Condo Costa Rica
Affordable Manuel Antonio Condo with Pool In Beautiful Tropical Garden Setting
|We have included this FAQ to help make your
vacation to the Manuel Antonio area of Costa Rica as pleasant as
possible and give you an idea of what to expect.
Unlike hotels; we are a Long Term Residential Community and guests rent for at least a minimum 7 night stay.
Is your condo right for me?
Are you physically fit to easily walk the 75 yard crossroad which is on about a 30 degree incline? Refer to the POOL page and the Entrance photos.
Can you walk upstairs to the bedroom loft? Refer to My Condo page and the Spiral Staircase
Would you like to hear a Howler monkey some mornings at 5:00 am? The howler monkey only makes a grunt like noise for about 5 minutes. Most travelers would pay a premium just to have an opportunity to come this close to nature and the rain forest.
Perhaps you answered maybe or no to any of these questions, then
sorry! - My Condo is
definitely not right for you... We suggest you look for a Hotel
offering more of the features and conveniences you require.
Some of the owners have retired and reside year-round;
some of the other owners have long-term guests staying over one year; and some
of the owners are not interested in renting. Many guests return in
high season year after year.
Pali a large supermarket with mainly local products. Located in Quepos when coming from Manuel Antonio.
Super Joseth is a supermarket in the center of
Manuel Antonio. Large imported section. Located one block south of
the soccer field.
Manuel Antonio has as perfect a tropical climate as can be hoped for, with warm average daytime temperatures varying only by a couple of degrees throughout the year.
The rainfall varies with the seasons. The most
rain is from April to December known as the Green or Rainy Season. You
will wake up to sunny hot days ideal for soaking up the sun at the beach
or by the pool. By mid afternoon, the clouds begin to
roll in. The rains usually begins by 5 pm. If it rains earlier the rain
tends to be lighter. The rain that falls around 5 pm is somewhat heavy.
Many times the rain in the evening or night comes down hard for a
couple of hours and then changes to light rain or stops. The next
morning, the air smells fresh and clean, and you can hardly tell it had
rained. When you go out in the evening remember to bring along an umbrella to keep dry.
My plane lands at the International Airport in San Jose. How do I go to your condo?
Links are provided in the Links section below:
When you arrive in Quepos I suggest getting off at the Quepos Bus Station and taking a taxi from the Taxi Stand located across the street from the bus depot to go to Las Palmas. It is an inexpensive 5 minute ride. Usually 2000 or 2500 colones or $4 or $5 US for two people.
Directions for going from the Quepos Bus Station or the Taxi Stand located across the street from the Quepos Bus Station to Las Palmas. All the Taxi Drivers should know where Las Palmas is located. If they say they are not sure, here are the instructions:
*** NEW *** Now with Free 24 Hour DSL Wireless Internet ***
We have our own private Wifi connection
in the condo.
What is the Electrical Power / Voltage in Costa Rica?
The Costa Rican standard power outlet is a non-polarized 2 prong receptacle, 120 volt / 15 amp / 60 cycle. Compatible with North America. The grounded 3 to 2 prong adapters, if required, are available in QUEPOS at the hardware store located across the street from the bus depot. My Condo has been fitted with the standard 3 prong receptacle outlets.
International voltage converters maybe required for electrical devices from other countries. International voltage converters are available in QUEPOS at the hardware store located across the street from the bus depot.
Costa Rican currency is called the Colon.
4/12/2015 $1.00 US = 525 Colones
What is the purchasing power of my countries dollar in Costa Rica?
Prices as of October 2013
A bottle of beer in the bars: 1300 colones or $2.50 US.
A can of beer in the supermarket: 600 colones or $1.25 US.
Two 4 One Pizza franchise: price for 2 pizzas 2 topping:
Small: 6000 colones or $12.00
Medium: 9000 colones or $18.00
Large: 14000 colones or $28.00
Escalo Frio Restaurante: Supper meal prices a la carte:
Pasta Main Course: 4000 - 5000 colones or $8.00 - $10.00
What documents do I need to enter Costa Rica?
What I can say is:
At the pool there won't be a PA system announcing Bingo, nor will there be music blasting.
At Manuel Antonio Public Beach there will be more than enough room so you can choose a place on the beach without being crowded towel to towel.
In Quepos or at Manuel Antonio Public Beach you won't be hassled by
the constant hawkers doing commissions sales as to where to eat or
Manuel Antonio and Quepos are not
noted for violent crimes. Be aware that as a tourist you stand out.
Whether you are in the park, at the beach or in Quepos in the evening to
take sensible precautions like not displaying or taking with jewelry,
cash, credit cards, etc. Also when going out in the evening take a Taxi,
the ones with Taxi Signs on the roof. The police warn against taking
rides from the illegal private vehicles as some have been linked to
being affiliated with robbers.
Is the TEFL School near your condo?
The Manuel Antonio TEFL school is located in Quepos.
Where are the Spanish schools in Manuel Antonio?
I have some of the more popular schools and their locations listed on the Activities page.
What is Manuel Antonio National Park and Manuel Antonio Public Beach?
Manuel Antonio National Park is the smallest and yet most popular of the over 20 National Parks in Costa Rica seeing about 60,000 visitors a year.
Manuel Antonio Public Beach is the most popular of all the beaches in Costa Rica.
Where is Manuel Antonio National Park and Manuel Antonio Public Beach located?
Located in the Central Pacific Region and due South as viewed on a map from the capital city of San Jose. The sandy Public Beach stretches for about one-half mile.
Also Manuel Antonio National Park and Manuel Antonio Public Beach are right next to each other and often becomes lumped together. Please refer to MAP of the MAIN ROAD.
Remember the songs "Time in a bottle", "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" and "And you don't mess around with Jim". Jim Croce, singer and songwriter when he was alive made his summer home about 1 mile from Manuel Antonio Public Beach.
|Domestic Airline Schedule and Prices to Quepos|
|NATUREAIR||Domestic Airline Schedule and Prices to Quepos|
|BUS||Bus to Quepos - Schedules (subject to change)|
|LUXURY BUS||$45.00 Shuttle Bus to Quepos|
|Discount Car Rentals - Arrange before your trip!|
|Prepaid Phone Cards for Long Distance info in Spanish use a translator like Babelfish.|
|Free Monthly Quepos Guide available at selected business like Dos Locos in Quepos. Our Maps courtesy Richard & Ana of Quepolandia.|
|Manuel Antonio National Park Write-Up|
|Quepos Travel Guide - Costa Rica Uncovered|
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