Manuel Antonio   



Imagine... You wake to the sound of howler monkeys outside. You open the door and step out on the patio. It's the crack of dawn and colorful birds are singing. You take a drink of your fresh-brewed, delicious 

Costa Rican coffee and think "this is what pura vida means". You think about the day ahead of you in beautiful Manuel Antonio. The possibilities seem endless but one thing is certain, the beach is just a short walk from the hotel and that's where you're going first. Maybe you'll walk over to Manuel Antonio National Park to see the exotic animals. And afterwards, spend the afternoon lounging around the pool at La Vela.

It's going to be an amazing day and it all begins at La Vela Boutique Hotel...



Our rooms are tastefully and thoughtfully decorated to feel like your home away from home in Manuel Antonio...





We include a free delicious breakfast and fresh-brewed Costa Rican coffee

Tropical Gardens


Our grounds are covered with beautiful tropical gardens



Our swimming pool is surrounded by tropical gardens & loungers

Free Wifi


We offer free WiFi  nearly everywhere at the hotel

Gift Shop

High-quality and authentic Costa Rican souvenirs and gifts

Daily Housekeeping


You're on vacation! We'll take care of the cleaning

Brick-Oven Pizza

We bake the best brick-oven pizza in Manuel Antonio!

Service With a Smile

You are our top priority. You will always receive the best service, with a smile!

New Tiki Bar

Enjoy delicious cocktails and tropical drinks at our pool (seasonal)



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Espadilla Beach


Beautiful Espadilla Beach is only a few minutes walk from our hotel! Go swimming, surfing, & boogie boarding!

Manuel Antonio National Park


The world-famous MANP is loaded with exotic animals & is just a few minutes walk from La Vela!



There are many souvenir shops  & boutiques within a short walk from our hotel.

Adventure Activities


Manuel Antonio offers many adventures! Go ziplining, rafting, canyoning, horse riding, & more!

Animal Watching


3 species of monkeys & 2 species of sloths frequently pass through our hotel. Macaws, toucans& many other colorful birds are common as well.

Restaurants Galore


There are over 10 restaurants within a short walk of  La Vela. Choose from budget-friendly to exclusive & classy.


"We stayed at this hotel for four nights and everything was amazing. First, the location. Just located at the entrance of Manuel Antonio Park and at 500 feet from Espadilla beach, the best one around Quepos!"