When we visit Quepos/Manuel Antonio, we always stay at Pete's Place! We like to "get local" when we visit new places and Pete's Place offers a relaxing alternative to a hotel (It was our second visit to Costa Rica in 3 years). We love the privacy (although Pete and his wonderful dogs live onsite, we never see him) and we love the pool! We never bother to rent a car because public transportation is available within short walking distance and all the great restaurants are within a mile or two of Pete's Place. Each day, we spend the morning at the beach and the afternoon at the pool. Around 5pm, we have drinks and decide where and when to eat dinner.....couldn't be more relaxing. Lastly, his friend Itza, will help arrange ANY activity you wish to try...zipline, massage (she is a professional therapist), boat trips, etc. During this recent trip, we became friends with 3 types of monkeys and a Sloth who called our tree "home", almost every day we were there. What a great place!