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Shana Hotel and Spa

San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO)

Room rates from:
$95 $47
Per Adult Nightly
Hotel + Flight from
Starting from:
$909 $609
Per Guest
Based on 690 reviews
The Shana Hotel and Spa is ideally located with spectacular views of the Pacific coast and the rain forest.
Style: This stylish hotel is set upon the hills of Quepos Point.
Room & Rates
Superior Room

Superior Room - Breakfast Included

Starting from
$95 $47
Per Adult Nightly
  • 1 Queen size bed
  • Air Conditioning
  • Full bathroom with shower
  • Terrace or balcony
  • Coffee maker
  • Safe box
  • Telephone
  • Wi-Fi access [$]
  • TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Alarm clock
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Junior Suite

Junior Suite - Breakfast Included

Starting from
$145 $72
Per Adult Nightly
  • 1 King bed and a sofa-bed
  • Air Conditioning
  • Full bathroom with shower and tub
  • Balcony
  • Coffee maker
  • Safe box
  • Telephone
  • Wi-Fi access [$]
  • TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Alarm clock
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Deluxe Room

Deluxe Room - Breakfast Included

  • 1 King bed and 1 Queen size bed
  • Air Conditioning
  • Full bathroom with shower
  • Balcony
  • Coffee maker
  • Safe box
  • Telephone
  • Wi-Fi access [$]
  • TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Alarm clock
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Shana Hotel and Spa
Road to Quepos Point, Manuel Antonio National Park 5000, Manuel Antonio, CC Costa Rica Quepos


Located at 2 and a half hours driving from San Jose city, and just 20 minutes on a domestic flight from the Central Valley. The Shana Hotel and Spa invites you to enjoy an unique experience with elegance and comfort.

Why Stay Here

With white-sand beach, lush vegetation and majestic mountains, located close to the Manuel Antonio National Park, one of the 12 most beautiful natural parks in the world. Traveler`s Choice 2014 Winner as Top 20 Luxury hotels in Central America, by Tripadvisor.

Resort Details

  • Outdoor pool with terrace, umbrellas and luxurious sun beds
  • Accessible to Biesanz beach
  • Room service from 7am to 10 pm [$]
  • Fully equiped Spa with hot tub
  • Tours desk
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking

Accommodation Details

The elegantly decorated rooms at Shana Hotel and Spa features a furnished balcony with garden, jungle or ocean views.

Plasma cable 32-inch TV, a minibar, high speed wifi free connection, air condition, iPod dock and a safe equip all the rooms, while the luxurious bathrooms have a Turkish bath and rain shower, bathrobes and slippers.

Restaurants, Lounges & Bars

The hotel`s a la carte Gusto Restaurant serves  breakfast [included], lunch and dinner with both regional and international cuisine, while the Living Bar and Lounge offers the perfect setting for relaxing.

Pools & Spas

  • Outdoor pool with terrace, umbrellas and luxurious sun beds
  • Fully equiped Spa with hot tub


Hiking, cycling and fishing are all popular nearby. The Manuel Antonio National Park and the village of Quepos are one of the most amazing touristic attractions in Costa Rica. The Shana Hotel and Residence offers car rental and free private parking.

  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Babysitting (+)
  • Coffee Shop (+)
  • Complimentary Bathrobe and Slippers
  • Complimentary Coffee
  • Concierge Desk
  • Continental Breakfast (+)
  • Dry Cleaning Service (+)
  • Elevator / Lift
  • Exterior Corridors
  • Fine Dining (+)
  • Fitness Facility
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Guest Activity Desk (+)
  • Library / Video Library
  • Lounge/Bar (+)
  • Massage Services (+)
  • Massage Therapist (+)
  • Mountain View
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Room Service (+)
  • Spa Services (+)
  • Sun Deck
  • Wake-Up Service
  • Wedding Services (+)
  • Widescreen TV
  • Wireless Internet
(+) = Additional fees may apply for the use of these amenities.
(*) = Free, some restrictions may apply

Based on 690 reviews
from San Diego, California
Submitted on 16-05-2016
We travel a lot and I don't usually take the time to write reviews, however I've been motivated after my stay. This is a gemstone of a hotel; all of the fantastic reviews I read had been repeated in my visit. Immaculate clean room, professional and polite employees who really work hard to make sure you have an enjoyable experience, the manager particularly has been exceptional.
Submitted on 21-05-2016
This was one of my favourite places in Costa Rica. We stayed in an apartment there and could see lots of monkeys every morning from our balcony. We even saw squirrel monkeys which are apparently very rare. What I really liked about this place is: the view from the balcony, great infinite pool and big breakfast. They even give you a ride in a golf cart to a close by beach.
from Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Submitted on 21-05-2016
Our stay including three nights in the 1st level of the hotel portion of the Shana Hotel and Spa. The room was a bit dark and under cooled. The temps were very high during our stay and not being able to escape the heat was brutal. There were several somewhat minor issues in the room with regards to faucets (spraying water everywhere), cleanliness and a few larger issues (heavy glass shower door pulling from wall). The shower door would not freely swing meaning that when it shut it would swing in... Read more
from Los Angeles
Submitted on 23-05-2016
Not quite as luxurious as El Parador next door, but friendlier staff. The owners come from French North Africa and greet you as a welcome guest. Many rooms don't have views but it's not important as they are very nicely laid out and you can get your views from the main pool and the restaurant. On Saturdays during the season they have live entertainment and the food is well presented and tasty at night though at breakfast it is just average.
from San Jose, California
Submitted on 24-05-2016
This hotel was perfect for us. We were a family of four, 2 teenagers my wife and me. We booked the residence, and it was very accommodating. The two bedrooms were cozy and stylish. One morning we saw squirrel monkeys, some with babies sitting on their backs. It was amazing. The staff was outstanding. They went the extra mile to make sure we had what we needed. It was a fantastic stay, and we would certainly stay here again.
from Novato, California
Submitted on 26-05-2016
The hotel and grounds were beautiful. The price was more than fair. The room was perfect and the staff was friendly and helpful. They have a semi-private beach that was quiet and peaceful compared to the busy beach everyone else goes to. The Shana was definitely one of the highlights of our 10 day trip down the coast to Uvita and back. The breakfast buffet had everything you could want. I lost the manager's card, but he and his staff went out of their way for us. In will absolutely stay there ag... Read more
from Miami, Florida
Submitted on 01-06-2016
I loved this hotel. The view from the pool is pretty! They have a access to the beach. I loved this private beach. Very quiet at night, and it is close to restaurants. Overall this hotel is great! Nice breakfast and service!
from New Orleans, Louisiana
Submitted on 02-06-2016
My husband and I book this hotel through Expedia, and the description given was accurate. The room was big and spacious for all of us. Wi-Fi signal was strong and the air conditioning worked fine. The swimming pool was wonderful; we even saw some monkeys around it. Very good overall experience. The restaurant staff was fantastic. Extremely helpful and gave us great suggestions!
from Bath, Maine
Submitted on 03-06-2016
A real treasure in the heart of Manuel Antonio! Excellent hospitality along with great value. The room was awesome, and very fast and good room service. We enjoyed breakfast and the monkeys! The surroundings were fantastic!
from United States
Submitted on 05-06-2016
This is a hidden gem and we were so happy we stayed here! Very clean, friendly and helpful staff, complimentary breakfast, super nice pool area and the most gorgeous semi private beach a short walk away with monkeys as a special treat to watch as you walk down to the water. I highly recommend this hotel!
from Atlanta, Georgia
Submitted on 17-06-2016
Great hotel . Restaurant was nice but too expensive . Service was very good. Drive to get there was stressful . Beaches hard to get too . Pizza at restaurant was very good . Live entertainment at restaurant was not good
from Magnolia, Arkansas
Submitted on 18-06-2016
We stayed here at the beginning of June. Booked a family room and we got a large suite. Our kids were in a large sized bedroom with TV and we stayed in an even larger room, all with flat screen TVs. There was a lot of space and everything seemed to be new. The breakfast was excellent. The staff was extremely professional and they all spoke very good English. They suggested us a few activities to do and turned out to be wonderful tours. We recommend the whitewater rafting. Great value for the mon... Read more
from Hersonissos, Greece
Submitted on 18-06-2016
It was my first time in this great hotel fool of green plants very clean hotel the staff very friendly pool very clean rooms fantastic with beautiful view I would to advise every body to go to Shana hotel I will come back Thank you
Submitted on 21-06-2016
We stayed for 3 nights at Shana and had an amazing experience! The rooms were clean and spacious. The staff was amazingly friendly and helpful. Breakfast was delicious. There is a beach within walking distance that is very nice and wasn't crowded at all. We didn't have our kids with us, but I would say it's not a super kid friendly hotel.
from San Diego, California
Submitted on 21-06-2016
This was our first trip to Costa Rica and our travel agent added to our itinerary a short visit to Manuel Antonio. I can see why. The place is beautiful. This hotel was an excellent choice, the service was good, rooms were clean and we really loved the pool. Our kids, teen agers, were happy to do the activities and we all joined the National Park guided hike tour and a zipline tour. This hotel is a good option for families.
from Lansing, Michigan
Submitted on 28-06-2016
We reserved this hotel for 4 nights. The location itself is excellent. The hotel is on a secondary road, minutes away from a beautiful private beach. We had a car, and it took us about 5 minutes to drive to the Manuel Antonio beach and National Park. The rooms were fantastic, huge and clean!! We never saw a hotel with bathrooms so big. The grounds were amazing, and we saw more wildlife around the hotel's gardens than anywhere else. We will come back.
from Toronto, Canada
Submitted on 29-06-2016
We arrived at the airport late and our shuttle bus left us. We didnt know or were told what times this shuttle bus would be around. It was a holiday around this time for Costa ricans so it was going to be hard to get a ride. But eventually we did and paid the taxi driver a flat fee to take is to Manuel Antonio. I dont remember the price because it was such a long time ago. The higway was close so it would take us longer to get here becauee we had to take the back road and mountain route. Which w... Read more
from Dominical, Costa Rica
Submitted on 29-06-2016
We reserved rooms to stay here, along with a customer. While the location is great and very beautiful grounds, it lacks charm. The beds, while clean and nice looking, were not very comfortable and sleep was hard to find. They offered a breakfast which was good, and the pool area was very nice and attractive with beautiful flowers. The pool area is the view from the dining room. Overall, I would say that It lacks that "cozy feel" and had a mostly American flair. Also, to be fair in every aspec... Read more
from Quepos
Submitted on 29-06-2016
Since the moment we arrived everything from the friendliness of the service to the quality of the amenities were truly unforgettable. On our first evening we enjoyed a fabulous meal at the hotel restaurant. We would truly recommend Shana Hotel to anyone.
from Dallas, Texas
Submitted on 02-07-2016
Shana has beautiful views and is close to one of the best swimming beaches in the region. Not the most convenient location if you like to walk around and explore. Rooms seem to be recently updated but not as comfortable as they could be. Breakfast was good with a decent selection.
from Saint Paul, Minnesota
Submitted on 07-07-2016
The view from the rooms is gorgeous. The staff is terrific and they do their best to make you feel Bienvenidos! The rooms are huge and ultra clean. Breakfast is served early in the morning until 10 AM, and it was the best we had in Costa Rica. Wonderful hotel experience in a beautiful place.
from Dallas, Texas
Submitted on 08-07-2016
I would like to thank all the staff and the managemnt of Shana Hotel,i never met so nice people who made me feel like i was with my family.This hotel is renovated and have a new management who made it the best hotel in Manuel Antonio Everything is clean,rooms are amazing and the pool area is very special.As i said the staff and the manager are the best ever.I will surely come back. Thank you.
from Bedford, New Hampshire
Submitted on 09-07-2016
We stayed at this hotel for 5 nights and it was amazing. The grounds were spotless, the room (more like an apartment) was incredibly decorated and the bedrooms were huge! We never had seen a bathroom like this one so far... with a jacuzzi! The breakfast was excellent, fruits, cheese, eggs, jam and a local meal waiters called Pinto, basically white rice mixed with black beans, very tasty. The reception and restaurant staff were friendly and the maids were particularly helpful and fast. No doubt, ... Read more
from Chicago, Illinois
Submitted on 10-07-2016
There are so many wonderful things to say about this place! I love Shana Hotel and spa! When we arrived the service was absolutely impeccable! Everyone was so nice and treated us with the absolute best service. Anytime you go to the front desk or need a ride they come immediately to get you with the golf cart. Room- The room was beautiful, modern, and very clean. The bathroom was beautiful and had a rainfall shower head. I did not see one bug in our room at all. As we walked around the hotel t... Read more
from Retie, Belgium
Submitted on 13-07-2016
This is our third time in this beautiful paradise.We booked a Delux room as we have our Child with us and the owner Mr Samir upgraded us and gave us a Junior Suite with Jacuzzi, Waw. The hotel looks much better than last year,alot of renovation everywhere and everything looks cleaner. We met our friends from last year the Monkeys and they are amazing, they come to say good morning as usual. The service is much better as they have more staf and the food is really excellent. We love Costa Rica and... Read more
from Lincoln, Nebraska
Submitted on 13-07-2016
We stayed 4 days at the hotel for the 4th of July weekend. We went for a romantic getaway with mu husband (we are a young couple) and because we really needed some relax time. There are so many good things to say about this place, so let's sart with the people. The service is wonderful, and the hotel has the friendliest staff you'll find. They are all wonderful to be around. The food is excellent. Their pizzas are just the best you will ever try. Guido, the italian chef, makes the best pizza W... Read more
from Jacksonville, Florida
Submitted on 14-07-2016
Beautiful place, wonderful staff and the beds... ohh the beds! Beds and pillows were the best we ever had on any vacation. We could not expect better. The reception staff was amazing and they suggest us a lot of things to do. We went on a whitewater rafting trip with Tucanes Tours, and it was outstanding. Breakfast was good and every day we could order different fruits and plates. Thank you!!
from Wichita, Kansas
Submitted on 15-07-2016
Fabulous hotel, delivering top standards. Good choice of breakfast, stunning views, warm and friendly staff. Clean, large and incredibly decorated rooms. Great swimming pool area, right next to the bar. Will definitely come back.
from Antwerp, Belgium
Submitted on 16-07-2016
Writing this review, we are lying down by the pool area of this beautiful hotel. Enjoying some cocktails and admiring the view of the jungle full with monkeys and thousands of butterflys, what a paradise!!! The people here are very kind and George is the best waiter we had. Rooms are excellents with a judge bathroom including a Jacuzzi. Restaurant and food are very good.We are having the time of our life. We will be back. Thank you for your hospitality.
from Louisville, Kentucky
Submitted on 16-07-2016
This was an awesome stay! Big rooms with fantastic views of the sea and jungle. Location is good, off the main road to Manuel Antonio, but driving distance from the beach and town. The young woman from the reception was very helpful. The parking was in the hotel property, right in front of our room area. No doubt we stay here again when we come to the Manuel Antonio!
from San Diego
Submitted on 18-07-2016
I stayed at this hotel with my two children, ages 8 and 11. The best things about this hotel were Jorge, who worked at the restaurant, Edwin, the bellman, and the proximity of the hotel to Playa Biesanz. The free daily breakfast was also very good, and the bathroom in our room was very big and nicely done. A/C in the room worked very well. The room itself was ok. The tile floor was stained, the beds were extremely hard (and I like a firm bed), and the pillows were soft and lumpy. There was... Read more
from Midland, Texas
Submitted on 19-07-2016
Jorge, a young man, working on the property was wonderful to help us. He served us water pool side and would help us in any way possible. Kevin made our trips up and down the hill much easier and Alban and the young ladies who helped us book every tour imaginable were so gracious as was Mr. Griebin, who manages the property. Jairo also helped us with whatever needs we had.
from Albuquerque, New Mexico
Submitted on 20-07-2016
We came here from Monteverde for three days. Our travel agent said that Tripadvisor had excellent reviews of this hotel, so we decide to try it out. Our room, last floor overlooking at the ocean - was huge and fabulous. Giant bed, massive bathroom, kitchen.... I would totally live here! Our friends were staying one floor below us, and they had the same experience. Breakfast was awesome served next to the pool. This hotel is, no doubt, the best place we‚??ve been in Costa Rica.
from Cameron Park, California
Submitted on 21-07-2016
We rented through VRBO a beautiful, fully equipped condo at the Shana Hotel, called Condo Del Mar. This is an amazing property. The first thing to mention is the stunning ocean views from the family room and each of the three bedrooms. The location will never disappoint. The condo was well equipped and the owners Kerwin and Lisa were very responsive when setting up the reservations and answered all questions. There is a local manager Willy who will help with arranging any tours you want to ... Read more
from Albany, New York
Submitted on 23-07-2016
We had an outstanding view from our room, located on the last floor. It was basically an apartment! The bathroom was huge and clean, as the rest of the room. Around the pool area there were lots of chairs, so we always have space to relax. The breakfast was incredibly tasty, even if we ordered simple meals as scramble eggs and toasted bread. The hotel team, including the waiters, was just amazing. We will remember this trip forever!
Submitted on 23-07-2016
In an expensive Manuel Antonio Shana offers good quality for a reasonable price. Modern and clean rooms, great balcony views, breakfast included and very good service. Would recommend for anyone looking for a four star type hotel in the area.
Submitted on 24-07-2016
We had an amazing stay at the hotel. The rooms are very clean and place is spotless. We got a double queen room, and wished we could have got it with the kitchen. Food choices are very few beside the restaurant at the property! Food and live music were awesome and management was over top friendly. Restaurant serve one of the best pizzas I have ever had. We saw a group of howler monkeys from our balcony which was amazing!! The beach is walking distance from the hotel, and has a amazing scenic vi... Read more
from Rutland, Vermont
Submitted on 26-07-2016
We just returned from a 10 days‚?? vacation in Costa Rica, and we stayed three days in Manuel Antonio. What a beautiful area. And the Shana Hotel was a lovely place to stay. The staff was so dedicated, everyone was friendly and helpful. The restaurant was a delight, and the waiters were focused but yet attentive. We definitely want to return to Costa Rica and Manuel Antonio, and we will go back to Shana.
from Montreal, Canada
Submitted on 27-07-2016
We stayed one night in a house (residence) and it was very comfortable....great beds, very spacious. The restaurant is lovely and staff are attentive. The pool is nice. The beach is swimble and nice not too long walk through a wooded area (5-10 min).
Submitted on 29-07-2016
My sister in law and I researched over 50 hotels in Costa Rica before we decided on Shana. We are glad that we picked a great hotel in a great location. First, the staff were more than accommodating to us especially since we had a family member with special needs. They drove her up and down the hill so she can have breakfast daily or go to the pool. Thank you Kevin!The reception office also shared with us that since it was the wet season, that we plan activities in the early morning since ra... Read more
from nyc
Submitted on 30-07-2016
Wonderful attention from hotel staff especially the guys that operated the golf carts (Kevin) they took my mom up and down to and from the pool and restaurant and back to her room. The staff at the reception desk were also very helpful with booking tours and recommending restaurants and the housekeeping staff were also very attentive to our needs and super friendly!
from Austin, Texas
Submitted on 02-08-2016
We were able to get a great deal through Tripadvisor for this hotel. Glad we stayed there 2 nights. A couple of facts: it's not perfect- for example, the sink faucet was loose, the shower nozzle was loose, the switch plate over an outlet didn't completely cover the hole. Yet none of these things interfered with our sleep and enjoyment of the area. Very large breakfast buffet with lots of choices - eggs, rice, beans, fruit, yogurt, toast with jams and Nutella, coffee, juices, cereals, etc... St... Read more
from Washington DC, District of Columbia
Submitted on 05-08-2016
I admit I partially chose this hotel because it is modeled to look like a hotel in Greece. But definitely do not regret my choice! The hospitality we experienced at Shana Hotel will not be forgotten. We were greeted with drinks once we've arrived which was nice after traveling 2.5 hours from La Fortuna. The hotel itself is pretty with nice bathrooms and a grand pool. The breakfasts are fantastic in their outdoor terrace. You can order omelets just how you like them--with mushrooms, cheese, green... Read more
from San Jose, Costa Rica
Submitted on 16-08-2016
This hotel was a big surprise for my family and me. We booked it online as we read many positive reviews on TripAdvisor. We never thought that there is a such excellent hotel in Manuel Antonio because the rate was very good. We stayed there a hole week and everything went perfect.The rooms are big and very clean, oh the bathroom is hudge and the rain shower is amaying. We enjoyed very much the pool area and the food in the restaurant. They had live music three times a week and on Sunday also dur... Read more
from Madrid, Spain
Submitted on 17-08-2016
We have been two weeks in Costa Rica from the Caribbean side to San Jose and at the end we landed in the Pacific side. Shana Hotel is for us the best hotel and the most clean one in this beautiful country, Manuel Antonio itself looks very clean comparing to other places in the country. We have watching everyday how the made were cleaning the public areas and not only the rooms, we appreciated very much. We also loved the Gardner how he was taking care of the flowers and the beautiful garden of t... Read more
from Temple, Texas
Submitted on 17-08-2016
We stayed in building 2 for 5 nights. The room was clean but we were 4 people 2 adults and 2 adult children. The maid continually left us 3 towels? There was maintenance that needed to be done in our room and bathroom. Also it would be nice if there was some type of chairs and/or small tables in the room. The only place to sit was the bed which are very low to the ground. The breakfast was very nice, the problem was the sewage smell around the pool area and restaurant. It was really terri... Read more