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Si Como No Resort in Costa Rica – One of the Best Manuel Antonio Hotels

The beautiful Si Como No Resort in Costa Rica is surrounded by the lush, tropical rainforest and overlooks the Pacific Ocean. It’s one of the best Manuel Antonio hotels for families to stay at.

Si Como No Si Como No Resort in Costa Rica - One of the Best Manuel Antonio Hotels and a great place to stay for families in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica 

Si Como No Resort in Costa Rica

Have you ever been to Costa Rica? If you haven’t YOU MUST add this country to your bucket list! I have written about my travels to Costa Rica, why you should take your family, a zip line adventure in San Luis, and some stunning photos of Manuel Antonio, one of the top beach tourist areas.

Lovely view of the Pacific Ocean from Si Como No Hotel, Costa Rica

When you do visit Manuel Antonio, a great place for families to stay is the Si Como No Hotel, Spa and Wildlife Refuge. It is located in the heart of the area, featuring the finest of eco-tourism that Costa Rica has to offer and boasts sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean! This place is like a natural oasis, it is surrounded by greenery and wildlife and very close to the Manuel Antonio National Park, beaches and mangroves. I have been here twice, and this hotel was definitely the best.

Stay at Hotel Si Como No when visiting Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

Here are a few photos of the resort. This is the stunning lobby, full of green plants and accents. I absolutely love the blue and green stained glass walls!

Lobby at Si Como No Hotel

Walk out of the hotel lobby onto a ship bow looking deck area, and take in the vast view of the Pacific Ocean.

Ocean view from the deck at Si Como No Resort Hotel, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

When you’re all checked in, it’s time to walk through the Si Como No Resort to access your bungalow room. There are natural growing trees and plants, exotic flowers, and plenty of wildlife. This hotel was actually built around all of the plants.

Lush green bridge at Hotel Si Como No, Costa Rica

And when you finally get to your bungalow room, you admire! This one sort of looks like a tree house.

Bungalow style rooms at Si Como No Hotel, Costa Rica

Take a look at the inside of the rooms at this Manuel Antonio hotel. This is a king bedroom, with a separate living area, modern bathroom and shower, air conditioning, and amazing, sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean.

Bungalow Rooms at Si Como No Hotel, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

This was the view from our room.

View of the Pacific Ocean from Si Como No hotel, Costa Rica

This is the first pool at Hotel Si Como No, excellent for families. There is a lot of fun stuff here, this pool has a few water toys and a toboggan water slide, with a deck that faces the ocean. My kids would have wanted to spend the whole vacation here!

Aerial view of the swimming pool with watersilde, Si Como No Resort in Costa Rica

Here is the adults pool at the resort, no kids allowed! It features a swim-up bar, a jacuzzi, plenty of lounge chairs with views of the ocean, and best of all: peace and quiet.

Adult pool and spa at Si Como No Hotel

More to love about the Si Como No Resort

There is so much more to Si Como No that guests can take advantage of.

  • two restaurants
  • Cala Spa – a full-service spa
  • movie theater
  • souvenir shop
  • sustainable hospitality practices

We ate at Rico Tico Bar & Grill, the local food was amazing! There is also a Nature Park & Wildlife Refuge across the street, which is a part of the hotel. This is a protected area where guests can get close to the rain forest with a guided tour. You will see plenty of flora, fauna, reptiles, and amphibians in their natural habitat with enhanced exhibits that offer fun trails to explore. Don’t forget to look up – there may be a capuchin monkey or two in the trees!

On our last day in the country, we stayed out at the pool until dark in the warm evening weather. It was such an amazing sight to see the clouds rolling in and the sun setting behind them. Bright orange rays would pierce their way through the clouds then hide again, it was marvelous. The view alone makes this one of the best Manuel Antonio hotels in Costa Rica!

An overcast sunset behind the clouds in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

Si Como No Hotel was our favorite!

I loved every moment of our stay here, the views, the accommodations, the knowledgeable staff, the food, just everything. For more information about Si Como No Resort, Spa & Wildlife Refuge, visit them online and follow their Google + page for promotions and all of the goodness of Costa Rica. A huge thanks to the Visit Costa Rica Tourism Board for hosting us and including me in the #GiftofHappiness trip!

Would your family love Si Como No Resort?

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