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Playa Manuel Antonio

| Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio, 6 kms south of Quepos, Manuel Antonio National Park 195-6350, Costa Rica
+506 88196803
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Manuel Antonio National Park Hiking Tour
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Manuel Antonio National Park
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Guided Tour of Manuel Antonio National Park from Jaco
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful beach” (593 reviews)
“national park” (550 reviews)
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| Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio, 6 kms south of Quepos, Manuel Antonio National Park 195-6350, Costa Rica
+506 88196803
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

After waiting in a very long line to buy tickets, because it seemed obvious to do so when in the region......overall just a huge disappointment in what the park was all about. We even hired a guide who was supposedly going to enhance the experience....More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful park with great tour guides. If you are observant, there is so much to see. The beach is wonderful as well.

Thank Philip K
Reviewed yesterday

The white sand beaches are great and the surf is good for swimming and playing. The Park is closed on Mondays but offers wildlife guides the rest of the week. The guides are not cheap (CURRENTLY US$51.00) may seem expensive but without them the average...More

Thank James G
Reviewed yesterday

Prepare for your trip. Bring water or whatever drink you prefer. There are locals outside gates selling waters and a small supermarket, if you can see past the pushy locals on the left hand side facing the gate. There is no actual parking at the...More

Thank 67Sanchez
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had wanted to walk back to Manuel Antonio along the beach, but the path is posted as being a barred dead end. It is along way to come through the National Park, only to have to walk back the same way. Ignore those who...More

Thank ChrisBrown38
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great animal site seeing and the best tour guide. The beach is awesome swimming in the middle of the jungle. Ask for William, he knows his stuff!

Thank JacintoPC
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

“Beautiful park with lots of wildlife” Definitely hire a naturalist / guide to take you through the park. They have the ability to spot things that most would not necessarily see - spiders, snakes, birds up high, etc. The walk through the park is easy...More

Thank sarahwood65
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a nice time wandering through the national park and what a great way to end that tour than a beautiful beach to rest and cool off at. We loved it, BUT seriously you should have someone sitting with your stuff at all times....More

Thank Kryss P
Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautiful and Clean beach, Rivals any caribbean beach I have been to. You can get lounge chairs and umbrellas cheap or find shade in the trees. It was not crowded when we went. Water was warm , nice waves but you can go out far...More

Thank bigdadwangchung
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were really concerned that our trip to MA was going to be ruined due to listening to "all the weather" reports on the internet but much to our joy the weather was perfect (May 14th - May 18th 2017). We are currently on the...More

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We are deciding between a guided tour at Mistico Hanging Bridges in Arenal or at Manuel Antonio for our group. Too expensive to do both, and our 4 boys (age 6-15) probably won't have the patience to do guided tours at both spots. We are also doing the guided hikes at Arenal Oasis (night tour in LaFortuna) and the sloth tour at our hotel (Tulemar) in MA. I am leaning toward the unguided tour at Mistico because I think the scenery and fun bridges will be more than enough to occupy everyone, and from what I can tell Mistico generally has the least amount of wildlife viewing? On the other hand, sounds like lots of folks just do a bit of hiking and visit the beaches at MA? Would appreciate anyone's opinion on this, thanks!
30 March 2017|
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Response from Laura S | Reviewed this property |
We strongly recommend a guide at Manuel Antonio. You will have a much better chance of successful wildlife viewing. The guides there are expert at spotting the wildlife high in the trees, and aiming their spotting scope so... More
what attractions are a few blocks from cruise port
29 March 2017|
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Response from ParisTravelDreamer | Reviewed this property |
Hello cemcbride2013, Actually there are not many attractions near the cruise port, the main attraction is Manuel Antonio (worth visiting if you like the beach) although the marina itself has a small but very nice and chic... More
Hi all! It will be almost 19 years this Nov when we come back to CR where we did 10 weeks of traveling in this lovely country, and now, we come with kids! They way we did it before, on a shoestring and caution to the wind, is not how we travel these days, but I still want the kids to experience the natural part of CR that we met. Hikes w/o so many people, and where the wild life has not grown accustomed to backpacks and cameras. Is there still space like this around Manuel? It appears the park is no longer this? We saw maybe 10 people all day when we were there, and the monkeys didn't come near you. Made them tougher to find, but way more amazing.to see and share space with. Im not headed back to the Caribbean side this time, but loved La Fortuna de Arenal, Tamarindo, and this area for the reasons I mentioned. Seeing them all in the top 5 places to see, Im assuming my old CR does not exist in these spaces? Is that accurate, and if so, where do we go to be safe with the kids, but enjoy some old CR? I don't mind setting up base and doing an hour or 2 trip for hikes and days like these. Anyway, ramble on, thanks for your time and help! Pura Vida!
24 January 2017|
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Response from Brian M | Reviewed this property |
I'd start by saying that we spent two weeks traveling up and down the mid west coast of Costa Rica this past February. Manuel Antonio during the high season (which was when we visited) is heavily touristed, very expensive... More