The Preserve at Los Altos

Tucked away in the small Costa Rican seaside town of Manuel Antonio, The Preserve at Los Altos Resort & Spa offers a fusion of comfort and culture in the form of spacious, high-end luxury accommodations, top-notch facilities and amenities, and a warm, welcoming staff. Perfect for exploration and relaxation, luxury amenities include an exclusive ocean-view spa, a gourmet restaurant, an infinity swimming pool and state-of-the-art fitness center, private beach and 24/7 concierge services.

Beyond the resort, an array of day activities is available for guests to enjoy, ranging from kayaking, white-water rafting, sunset cruises, horseback riding, and zip-lining, as well as the Manuel Antonio National Park and several beautiful beaches.

Sandwiched between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans near the narrowest point of the Central American isthmus, Costa Rica is one of the most bio-diverse areas on the planet, boasting breath-taking natural beauty across a multitude of diverse habitats, alongside a comfortable, laid-back way of life.

Manuel Antonio is surrounded by spectacular natural landscapes of verdant forests filled with monkeys, vivid blue waters, lush jungles, and windswept bluffs. This exotic slice of tropical heaven offers visitors a plethora of adventures and attractions, from climbing active volcanoes, hiking through ancient rainforests, or exploring high-altitude cloud forests that are home to a variety of wildlife and birds.

»Rooms & Suites

Rooms & Suites

Designed to offers guests a luxurious space nestled in a stunning natural environment, The Preserve at Los Altos Resort & Spa presents deluxe guest rooms and suites in a beautiful tropical setting. Exuding home-away-from-home appeal with private balconies and gorgeous views of the ocean, Balinese-inspired suites boast naturally-lit spaces furnished with handcrafted décor, rattan furniture, and exotic hardwood adornments.

Suites have three bedrooms with private balconies, state-of-the-art kitchens, naturally lit dining room, and spacious living rooms with modern amenities, including flat-screen televisions with premium channels, coffee makers with complimentary tea and coffee, fully-stocked minibars, safes, hairdryers, and air-conditioning. Extra guest services include morning wake-up call, 24-hour concierge services, and complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access.

Luxurious, Balinese-inspired Penthouse Suites are 4,200 square feet in size spread over three levels with four bedrooms, designer living and dining spaces and private balconies with breathtaking panoramic views of the rainforest canopy and the Pacific Ocean. Located on the upper floor of the suite, the Penthouse’s master bedroom has a king-size bed dressed with imported linens and an en-suite bathroom with a glass-enclosed shower and Jacuzzi bath.

Panoramic Ocean View Suites offer sweeping views of the ocean from expansive private balconies. Accommodating up to six guests, Panoramic Ocean View Suites offer three bedrooms with king-size beds, en-suite bathrooms with walk-in showers and luxurious bathtubs, and light flooded living and dining spaces furnished with handcrafted Balinese-inspired décor. Modern amenities include flat-screen televisions with premium channels, coffee makers with complimentary tea and coffee, fully-stocked minibars, safes, hairdryers, and air-conditioning.

Tree Top Ocean View Suites are tucked high in the tree top canopies of Manuel Antonio, which teem with a dynamic array of flora and fauna. Huge windows embrace spectacular views of the surrounding jungles, and three bedrooms with king-size beds and en-suite bathrooms with walk-in showers cater for up to six guests. Modern amenities include flat-screen televisions with premium channels, coffee makers with complimentary tea and coffee, fully-stocked minibars, safes, hairdryers, and air-conditioning. Extra guest services include morning wake-up call, 24-hour concierge services, and complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access.

Rain Forest Ocean View Suites offer guests the best of both worlds with total immersion into the surrounding forests and partial Manuel Antonio ocean views from private balconies. Three bedrooms boast king-size beds with imported linens and en-suite bathrooms with glass-enclosed showers and luxurious bathtubs. Modern amenities include flat-screen televisions with premium channels, coffee makers with complimentary tea and coffee, fully-stocked minibars, safes, hairdryers, and air-conditioning.

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»Dining at The Preserve at Los Altos

Dining at The Preserve at Los Altos

Karola’s Restaurant and Bar is an elegant open-air gourmet restaurant that serves fresh, contemporary cuisine made from locally sourced ingredients in a stylish and sophisticated setting. Featuring a classic outdoor design, spectacular mountain, jungle and ocean views, outstanding cuisine and superb service, Karola’s is one of the best restaurants in Manuel Antonio. Guests can relax to the tranquil sounds of the surrounding forest as they tuck into a menu of traditional Spanish-influenced cuisine that reflects both Costa Rica’s traditional past and the country’s current culinary renaissance.

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Karola’s begins the day with Gallo Pinto, a delicious combination of rice and beans, Costa Rican farmer’s cheese and Lizano sauce. Lunches consist of fresh seafood, salads, sandwiches, and wraps while dinners feature a delectable range of grilled meats, freshly caught seafood, homemade pasta and a variety of vegetarian options. Pair cuisine with traditional Costa Rican sweet drink, handcrafted cocktail, imported beer, and top shelf liquor and soak up the magnificent views from the expansive patio.

The Preserve at Los Altos Resort & Spa also offers private dining experiences where guests can dine on a delicious menu of locally sourced, market-fresh fare and enjoy sumptuously prepared dishes in the privacy of their own residences.

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»Amenities & Recreational Activities

Amenities & Recreational Activities

The Preserve at Los Altos Resort & Spa extends an array of excellent facilities and amenities, including an infinity swimming pool with poolside bar, a private beach, an exclusive spa and wellness center, state-of-the-art fitness center and network of hiking trails.

Designed to look as if it’s floating amongst the trees, the spectacular infinity swimming pool is elevated amongst the tree canopy and surrounded a lush tropical landscape, with a sundeck with sun loungers, umbrellas, and two heated Jacuzzis. A poolside bar serves a range of snacks and drinks, including signature cocktails, and imported spirits.

The spa and wellness center offers the finest in body wellness against a backdrop of stunning ocean views where experienced estheticians and massage therapists present a menu of pampering body treatments and holistic experiences. The state-of-the-art gym and fitness center has a range of cardio and strength training equipment, as well as stationary bicycles, free weights area, and stretching areas.

The Preserve at Los Altos Resort & Spa also offers a network of hiking trails that present ideal opportunities for exploring the natural beauty of the vicinity. While the Manuel Antonio National Park is a short drive away, Los Altos provides some excellent hiking trails that showcase the natural beauty and wildlife of the area. Designed by professional trail designers, the hiking trails present the perfect way to spend a few hours exploring the natural landscapes and tranquility of the jungle.

Located beneath the infinity swimming pool, the Orquídea Spa is an exclusive day spa with breathtaking views that presents an array of indulgent body treatments and therapies, pampering massages, skincare and facial enhancements, as well as manicures and pedicures performed by skilled massage therapists and estheticians.

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»Weddings & Conferences

Weddings & Conferences

The Preserve at Los Altos Resort & Spa is an ideal wedding locale with a range of stunning venues from beautiful beaches and lush jungles to cool mountaintops. The Preserves offers a variety of wedding packages that include multiple sites for each phase of the wedding, transportation from San Jose, customized catering, booking accommodations for wedding party guests, wedding photographer, and personalized services from an expert events planning team.

Venues range from the elegant, open-air Karola’s Restaurant and Bar, with adjacent lawn for receptions and pre-wedding cocktails, the exclusive beach with gorgeous ocean views, and the infinity pool patio, which offers a casual, intimate setting. The luxury Penthouse Suite offers a Balinese-inspired space with floor-to-ceiling windows boasting breathtaking views and impeccably designed interiors.

The Resort also consists of 1,500 square feet of events space for business meetings, conferences or executive getaways and feature state-of-the-art amenities including audio visual equipment, digital projector, surround sound and complimentary wireless Internet.

The Preserve at Los Altos Resort & Spa presents the opportunity to learn more about Costa Rican cuisine and how to prepare, cook and present it in authentic and traditional ways. Expert chefs conduct classes in the comfort of guests’ villas and using only fresh, locally sourced ingredients, create delicious Costa Rican fare.

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»Things to Do Nearby

Things to Do Nearby

Boasting a wealth of sandy beaches that stretch for miles, spectacular cloud forests and rainforests teeming with birds and wildlife, Costa Rica is a place rich in natural wonders and biodiversity that offers a wealth of adventures, activities, and cultural excursions.

Ranked as one of the world’s most beautiful parks, Manuel Antonio National Park is home to pristine coastlines that have been battered by the Pacific Ocean to produce magnificent displays, eroded cliffs, errant coves and white sandy beaches, marshy woodlands, verdant rainforests and mangrove swamps teeming with an array of birds and wildlife.

The Manuel Antonio National Park Beach offers swimming, beachcombing, surfing and kayaking. The Naranjo and Savegre Rivers provide excellent white-water rafting while Manuel Antonio and Quepos offer one of the sport fishing spots in the world.

Quepos-Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, website, Phone: 506-2777-8888 or 888-803-1332

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