According to Patricia Schultz, the famous American journalist and writer, Hotel La Mariposa is one of 1000 places you must visit before you die.
On page number 966 of the book 1000 Places to See Before You Die, the author describes the beauty of Costa Rica’s National Parks. She also talks about the delights of the Manuel Antonio National Park, and makes reference to Hotel La Mariposa as one of the outstanding hotels in the area, with the very best views of the Pacific Ocean enjoyed during its unique and stunning sunsets.
Below is an excerpt from the text in which Patricia Schultz writes about Manuel Antonio National Park and Hotel La Mariposa:
Of Costa Rica´s constellation of national parks, Manuel Antonio is a pocket-size gem.
Though just 1680 acres, it is one of the country’s most heavily visited parks, with idyllic, easily accesible white sand beaches that offer snorkelling and diving in rich coral reefs, surfing, and fishing, all in addition touches to rain forest-clad mountains. The park is one of the last remaining habitats for the red-backed squirrel monkey and home to 200 species of birds and 100 kinds of mammals, including sloths, and bold, white-faced capuchin monkeys that love to pester beachgoers.
La Mariposa, one of the first hotels in the area, nabbed the best location – a dramatic aerie above the sea. Many of the rooms and the split-level Mediterranean-style villas have magnificent mountain-to-sea panoramas, which can also be enjoyed by those who come for drinks or an alfresco meal at sunset.
Thank you to Patricia Schultz for mentioning us in her book 1000 Places to See Before You Die. We look forward to welcoming her back to Hotel La Mariposa in Costa Rica. The hotel has recently undergone significant work to redesign and upgrade many of our facilities and communal areas, making it an even more special experience for our guests to enjoy during their stay at Hotel La Mariposa.