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Mango Tree Villas and Retreats

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500 M Past Escuela, Tres Rios 60504 Costa Rica
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Are you looking for "Wow" on your Costa Rican vacation? Mango Tree Villas offers 360 jungle views from each tier of our hillside boutique resort. Find peace and tranquility as you sip your morning coffee in our Rancho by the pool. Listen to Toucan's call and hear the Howler monkeys in the distance. Our villas are well appointed from the plush bed & bath linens to the well equipped kitchens. Located near 6 great surfing beaches, waterfalls, & Canopy Zipline tours. Make memories at Mango Tree Villas!
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Breakfast available
Golf course
Hiking
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Wifi
Hot bath
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Outdoor pool
Horseback riding
Fishing
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Couples massage
Foot massage
Full body massage
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Taaron wrote a review Feb 2022
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Brian and Gail are wonderful hosts that truly make you feel like guests at their beautiful property! They are both knowledgeable and happy to provide information about the land, animals and activities in the area. Breakfast was delicious and filling and the toucans and a monkey kept us entertained as we prepared for the day ahead. The yoga studio is beautiful and the massage was great! You won't be disappointed if you choose to stay at the Mango Tree Villas!
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Date of stay: December 2021
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TravelBridge wrote a review Jan 2022
Ottawa, Canada45 contributions32 helpful votes
After 9 years, my spouse and I are currently at Mango Tree again (and very happy). The recent reviews are great for good reason, so I'll attempt to add things not addressed often. First off, the place is back, and well above any former "glory" with a gorgeous newly built yoga and exercise studio (the highest part of the property, so THE place to be for the best Sunset Viewing over the Pacific...ocean not 3 km away). Solar panel upgrades everywhere and massive automatic generator (up the hill, so you likely won't even hear it kick in), as electric in CR often gets a blip several times a week...but if you are digital nomads like us...NOT a worry here). Solid WiFi is 30 Mbps and mesh across the entire 5 acres in reg and 5G enabled...currently 22 Mbps down, 11 Mbps up as I'm sitting at the "rancho". Also, at a 200-foot average elevation, you are in the jungle to attract amazing wildlife, but also surrounded by mountains, so gentle breezes are normal. All new A/C units are quiet and keep your villa at whatever temp you want, so you can be in comfort day or night. And the Villas have large balconies to watch the wildlife outside your door. As for the Villas, they do have kitchen facilities and are modest but in great condition. The bedding and towels are luxury quality...no modesty on the small details. Yes, an amazing breakfast is provided on the "rancho" outdoor covered dining area...but you can easily do a long-term stay here and not break the eating out budget. Only 2.5 km down at the coastal hwy are grocery stores (2), a butcher shop, and several "sodas" (Tico restaurants...4-6 USD for a hearty breakfast or light lunch). One of the biggest changes in this area is the roads. Until 2 years back, this 2.5 km drive from the pavement was "rough" (understatement). But they paved the road a full 2 km in from the hwy, past the Tres Rios village school, so the only gravel road section here is the last 1/2 km. In the high season, Dec-April, a regular car will be fine to get here....which was not doable before. The last 300 meters is a bit steep to the gate of the property, but it is NOT far up the road...the first drive on your left, so don't sweat it. Put your 2 wheel drive rental in first (turn off the A/C for more power if you have an older, underpowered rental) and you will climb to the secure gated entrance just fine. Do it once, and you will wonder why you worried in the first place. 4x4 is always recommended April - Nov simply because the rain impacts the roads in CR in these mountains. Location: this is one of the nicest facilities south of Ojochal and Uvita, making you closer to Sierpe for mangrove and fishing adventures, and Corcovado park tours. It also is close to the Osa Canopy tours up above Toucan Village resort (now that is some rough road...but worth the Canopy tour!) And due to paved roads, you are but 15 minutes to Ojochal and 30 minutes to Uvita, larger towns just north. So you are away from the gringo hustle of Uvita (it's a zoo some days), but close enough to take in surfing schools, go to multiple beaches, and trek into the mountains/jungle. So a near-perfect jumping-off spot. (note that most Ojochal and Uvita hotels with any jungle, mountain, or ocean views will have typical CR gravel roads requiring 4x4 year-round. NOT so here during the high season....so a huge rental cost benefits too by staying here. In this first week here we see toucans, hawks, many other birds, and squirrels daily. But we have also seen white-faced monkeys, a squirrel monkey, coatimundis, tayra, green/brown gecko's, lots of different birds (black and chestnut mandible toucans, aracari's, tropical mockingbirds, trogon's, laughing falcon's, vultures, red lored parrots, caracara, tityra's, and several hummingbirds). The grounds are now amazing again, well-maintained, with gorgeous plants and flowers, including trumpet flowers, and lots of flowering varieties to attract butterflies and hummingbirds. You are surrounded by mango, papaya, date/oil palms, coconut palms, banana, and wild almond trees. So whatever is in season, there are animals about vying for a seat at the table...all for our viewing enjoyment. Have you ever seen a large group of toucans surround a pair of dangerous hawks for a stand-off (kinda think a hawk upset a toucan home, and received the law of the jungle warning)? Happened this week for guests to view from the pool deck...new nature adventures next week we expect! One other important note. They now do have a "flat" sidewalk from the secure parking area to an all-new handicap-accessible unit. It is closest to the entrance and surrounded by jungle...a beautiful new hotel-type unit. It is the only one without a kitchen facility. This is not an ADA compliant place yet, as there are way too many stairs to access other parts of the property (keep checking, as ramps coming in the future plans). And if you don't do stairs, then this also is not the place for you, as the Villas and facilities are built on a tropical hillside. Stairs from villas to the pool and rancho main area. More stairs to the spa/treatment rooms, and more stairs to the new open-air gym and yoga studio. Worth the climb and stairs? For my family...an easy trade-off for the amazing beauty and wonder of this place. We are extending our stay as a result...leaving next week, but coming back for another couple of weeks this 2022 high season!
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Room Tip: All Villas have big balconies and face the jungle, with good views. Less stairs with upper units.
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Gusts L wrote a review Aug 2021
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Our family had the best time here. The place is beautiful and you can spot also some interesting wildlife as well. The property is very well maintained and clean it was always great to come back in the evening after exploring. Internet worked great. The kitchen in the apartment had all the required things to prepare a good dinner. The breakfasts are fantastic, they kept us going all day long (just superb). After tyring day you can enjoy the swimming pool. Our family did some yoga with the owner Gail in the morning. A place for yoga is superb, it is above the apartment houses in the open air on the slope of the mountain, you have a great mountain view (very relaxing), if you can`t find peace here, you would not find it anywhere. The owners and the staff are great, we felt like part of the family not as guests, you can feel the hospitality. Had some very good conversations with the owners, very intellectual people. We used this place as a base for 6 days, we travelled to Uvita, Manuel Antonio Park, Corcovado national park and diving to Caño Island Biological Reserve from here. The distance by car to all surrounding places was not far. We drove to Sierpe for the Corcovado and dicing tour. We also drove to Nauyaca Waterfall Nature Park from here. So the location is great. We also took some surfing lessons at Uvita. Plenty of things to do around. Thank you guys it was fantastic!
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Room Tip: I think all the apartments there are great, we had one for 4 people.
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Manuel R wrote a review Dec 2020
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We stayed for the weekend with our families, had the whole hotel for ourselves to celebrate our wedding. The rooms were really spacious, some had amazing views on the balcony. The pool was great. We celebrated our wedding at the Yoga studio where we had a beautiful view of the jungle, then we had the rest of the party at the "rancho" by the pool. Due to Covid restrictions we were a small group and could acomodate everyone in the open spaces. Brian and Gail where excellent hosts, they were very attentive and available when we had any request. I would highly recommend this place for a Wedding or any other kind of celebration, this is an amazing place to stay.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Gabrielle M wrote a review Mar 2020
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Me and my boyfriend found mango tree villas when we booked a stay somewhere that was actually operating at the time. When we arrived we were low on phone battery and energy and were met with a friendly greeting. We were so pleased with our stay we were there for three nights and bummed when it came time to leave. The owners are great. We took an amazing yoga class and breakfast is top notch. Oh and the pool has a beautiful view! We can wait to come back.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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EB3782 wrote a review Apr 2019
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Mango Tree Villas is a wonderful place to spend a relaxing vacation. The owners and staff were so friendly and hospitable. We had the most delicious Costa Rica breakfast's with lots of fresh fruit from their Mango trees. The Villa's are clean and comfortable, with a stove, refrigerator and all the amenities you could need. A trip to the beach/ocean is approximately 15 mins, and if you want to pick up groceries there is a small town on the way. We saw many different types of birds right on the property, and the sunsets were in clear view by the pool. I highly recommend. I plan on returning.
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Connector23960515867 wrote a review Mar 2019
Portland, Oregon1 contribution
Amazing Costa Rican getaway! Mango Tree Villas was a spectacular experience! Beautiful location in the jungle, with a gorgeous sunset view every evening. The villas were perfect, stocked with everything I needed. The food was amazing!!! I enjoyed beautiful yoga sessions, massage, and drinks by the pool. The owners are so kind, making us feel at home. They took us to the local waterfalls, beaches, and zip lining. They even arranged for transportation to and from the airport! Mango Tree is the perfect place to experience Costa Rica! I’ll be back!
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Date of stay: November 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
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Stay29748852294 wrote a review Mar 2019
Portland, Oregon1 contribution
I had the absolute pleasure to attend an unforgettable women's retreat last fall at Mango Tree Villas. Everything from the scenery and grounds, pool, villas, community kitchen, and spa rooms was SO clean, refreshing, and made me say "ahhh"! The villa 3 of us adults shared could have easily accommodated 2 more adults. The villa was SO welcoming, especially with the air conditioning! Being from the Pac NW, I am not quite acclimated to at least sleeping in the heat, so the AC made our stay extra comfortable. Everything from the fluffiest towels, to the restful essential oils roller ball for EACH of us, coffee, essential oil insect repellent (which I only had to use a few times - got to take the rest home!)... It was clear, everything was placed in our room with love and intention. When we arrived to Mango Tree by re-arranged private shuttle, we were greeted with the most delicious drink, which happened to be their signature cocktail! After a day of travel, needless to say, it hit the spot! Since we arrived at night, we did not have the pleasure to see most of the landscape and surroundings, so as soon as I woke the first morning, I was so excited to explore! By simply gazing out from the villa covered patio/deck, I was immersed in lush foliage, tropical birds singing, and vibrant floral. Up the steps, to the outdoor kitchen / dining area I was greeted with locally grown & roasted coffee! Not just a good morning, but an EXCEPTIONAL & UNFORGETTABLE MORNING! I was treated like family, rather than just a paying guest, which was refreshing. Just from this area, I could sit for hours taking in the surroundings! But... then it was pool time! The pool area and actual pool were very clean and well kept. This area was also a beautiful place I spend many hours during my stay. The meals prepared for us during this retreat were more than we could have dreamed of: exceptional taste, stunning presentation, many local, exotic fruits, comforting, yet adventurous! Unforgettable!!! Another unforgettable experience at Mango Tree was doing yoga in the dining area (tables and chairs moved aside) during a lightning storm!!! This truly felt like a once in a lifetime experience. If you are not a yoga person, even just taking in the tropical T-storm from the open air dining room is incredible! I cannot say enough amazing things about Mango Tree Villas! I simply cannot wait to return, this time with my hubby! I left Mango Tree Villas already planning my return.
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Heather R wrote a review Mar 2019
La Conner, Washington2 contributions1 helpful vote
Mango Tree Villas was the perfect balance of relaxation and adventure. The hosts were knowledgeable and accommodating. Some days we lounged by the pool and some days Josh and Kim took us to see the local sites and on fun excursions. Night time yoga, lead by Gail, with the jungle noises and a thunderstorm in the background was one of the most magical moments of my life. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: The villas have the softest towels EVER! Also, book a massage or facial with Kim. Treat yourself!
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Bob Savage wrote a review Aug 2017
Wimberley, Texas63 contributions37 helpful votes
We decided not to stay for the night due to the poor condition of the property. The area is beautiful, but the property itself is not well maintained. Owner/operator is trying to sell because she is tired of maintaining it.
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Date of stay: June 2017
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Response from Curious58267388036, Owner at Mango Tree Villas and Retreats
Responded 17 Feb 2019
Hola Bob- the Mango Tree did sell, and we are the proud new owners! After six months of renovations we are back in business and ready to Wow!! Don't let your last experience here burn any bridges as you wouldn't recognize the place today. Take care- Brian and Gail
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US$141 - US$164 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
the mango tree hotel coronado
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of PuntarenasTres Rios
NUMBER OF ROOMS
4
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mango Tree Villas and Retreats
Which popular attractions are close to Mango Tree Villas and Retreats?
Nearby attractions include Cascada El Pavon (3.7 km), Stam Café (6.9 km), and Playa Tortuga (6.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Mango Tree Villas and Retreats?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a spa.
Which room amenities are available at Mango Tree Villas and Retreats?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Mango Tree Villas and Retreats?
Guests can enjoy breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Mango Tree Villas and Retreats?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Mango Tree Villas and Retreats?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Bamboo Room, Citrus, and Restaurant Exotica.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Mango Tree Villas and Retreats?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Mango Tree Villas and Retreats have airport transportation?
Yes, Mango Tree Villas and Retreats offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Mango Tree Villas and Retreats located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Tres Rios.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Mango Tree Villas and Retreats?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Is Mango Tree Villas and Retreats accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.