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Playa Manuel Antonio

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| Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio, 6 kms south of Quepos, Manuel Antonio 195-6350, Costa Rica
+506 2777 5185
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One of Costa Rica's most popular beaches, Playa Manuel Antonio frequently hosts parties and festivals, and it is an ideal destination for avid surfers.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful beach” (723 reviews)
“national park” (619 reviews)
“costa rica” (691 reviews)
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Hours Today: 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
| Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio, 6 kms south of Quepos, Manuel Antonio 195-6350, Costa Rica
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+506 2777 5185
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"beautiful beach"
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"national park"
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"costa rica"
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"public beach"
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"white sand"
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"entrance fee"
in 139 reviews
"warm water"
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"white faced monkeys"
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"great park"
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"guided tour"
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"capuchin monkeys"
in 231 reviews
"main trail"
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"bring water"
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"spotting scope"
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"flora and fauna"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

So we visited several baches in the area and this one was one of the best ones around... They charge 10,000 colones for parking and a couple chairs. There are a few restaurants around. Overall it was a good experience, but i would not say...More

1  Thank 125Annie
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Reviewed yesterday

The trail from the park entrance to Playa Manuel Antonio took us about an hour, but we stopped several times along the way to rest. It was already 90 degrees with 90% humidity. When we reached this beach around noon, it was overrun with locals...More

Thank Joan H
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Reviewed yesterday

The beach is beautiful (bring your own chairs and towels. You could come to the park just for the beach. Views are fabulous and water protected from rough water.

Thank Don08251950
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Has new handicap accessible trail, beautiful white sand beaches, monkeys, sloths, and well kept and marked paths. Avoid the parking and guide scams on the road in and take a taxi right to the ticket booth and park entrance. Certified guides at the gate if...More

Thank Brian T
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great beach, really warm water, fun waves! Strong undertow. Also plenty of trees for shade. Just be sure to look up if you are sitting under one. There was a sloth in the tree above my chair! We rented a boogie board and so worth...More

Thank MTrav
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Reviewed 2 days ago

IMHO this was the best part of the national park with expansive beautiful white sand beach and clean and clear water. Be careful not to bring food because the monkeys can be quite aggressive.

1  Thank DolceVita_9
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We've visited Costa Rica four times and by far this is the most touristy place visited. Good for families getting their feet wet with International travel but not for the adventurer. It feels like the Myrtle Beach of the East Coast of the US. Everyone...More

1  Thank Keith S
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This beach is a bit of paradise. With Monkeys! Go on the tour and bring your swim suit, a towel and spend a couple of hours. Totally worth it.

Thank mrnorwal
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A nice place to relax after a guided hike. The beach sand is soft with calm waves. It was crowded when we visited but there is still a spot to claim under the shade from the trees. The beach on the other side is less...More

Thank wildorchid99
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We could only get to this beach after going through the tour of the national Park, which was really nice. We didn’t think we would be stopping at a beach to swim during the tour so we were a little unprepared. The beach was nice...More

Thank Taylor G
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Melissa A
26 May 2018|
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Response from Shelby E | Reviewed this property |
Hey there. The drive would be beautiful!!! I think as long as you stay to the main highways you’d be ok. The driving there is crazy so don’t be in a hurry and make sure you have some sort of gps (garmin or something of the... More
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27 April 2018|
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Response from Celeste R | Reviewed this property |
I can’t remember but guessing around 50. No ID is required
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Jessie W
18 March 2018|
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Response from Natalie P | Reviewed this property |
We have stayed in Tamarindo, Quepos/Manuel Antonio and La Fortuna. For us, the best experience was in Quepos for the climate (hot, sunny, and humid) and the beautiful jungle surroundings. Take a trip to Rainmaker for an... More
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