Manuel Antonio features many hotels of a small to middle size. They range from 1 star to 5 star luxury. Many of the hotels are LGBT owned, and virtually all are LGBT welcoming. The following list provides a wide range of hotel options that are known to be particularly LGBT friendly, either because they are 'gay', 'gay owned' or very 'gay positive.'
Hotel Villa Roca is Manuel Antonio's exclusively gay owned and operated hotel for LGBT guests. Hotel Villa Roca has comfortable rooms with fantastic coastal/rain forest views. It has a great clothing optional infinity pool/ jacuzzi/sun deck which is very social. Watch for periodic pool parties that are very well attended and fun. A good breakfast is included. A very well run high quality hotel option.
The XT10 is 90 minutes south of Manuel Antonio and exclusively for gay men and male naturists. It has spectacular views of Boca Coronado and all the way to Corcovado and Isla de Caño. It is clothing optional / nudist throughout the property. It has 2 infinity pools, a yoga platform and various decks. Rooms are very modern and high-end. Breakfast included. A 4 by 4 is required for a rental car. Run by a gay couple.
GAY WELCOMING HOTELS
Gaia Hotel & Reserve is an award winning premier luxury hotel in a privileged location nestled on the top of a ridge in the magnificent rain forest. It has suites offering amazing views of the Pacific Ocean, and the lush and pristine wild forest. The hotel also has a rescue centre for Scarlet Macaws. While staying at Gaia Hotel you will see the Macaws fly by, monkeys joining for a visit and sloths relaxing in the trees. Great spa and 5 star restaurant/lounge with magnificent views.
Tico Tico Villas are gay owned flexible stay studio apartments offering options for short to long term stays. It is gay owned and adults only. Stay for a week, a month, four months or more. Modern, furnished studio apartments with kitchenettes, A/C, flat screen TV, Wi-Fi, cable, and once weekly maid service. On-site pool, bbq, and gardens. Known for being well managed and extremely friendly.
Coyaba Tropical is a gay owned and adults only guest house/bnb with 8 very nice rooms centred around a great pool/jacuzzi/patio and garden area, equipped with A/C and Wi-F and daily maid sevice. All rooms have there own bathrooms. A very good breakfast is served each morning. Known for great friendly service and a relaxed vibe. Consistently receives top ratings.
A new, modern eco hotel with on-site jungle hiking trails. Gay owned, LGBTQ friendly, Téva welcomes all visitors. Daily happy hour, relaxed vibes, great prices. It also features a jungle-view swimming pool with bar, social spaces for meeting other travelers, a reliable high-speed internet connection, and opportunities to see abundant wildlife like scarlet macaws, toucans, and three species of monkeys.