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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
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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.
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  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“national park” (555 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 1 week ago

Beautiful national park. Saw three types of monkeys, sloths, dart frogs. Our guide was extremely informative!

Thank brs73
Reviewed 1 week ago

The beach is amazing. It's a bit more private as there is a limited number of people allowed in the park. Be careful if you have bags and/or bring food. The monkeys, raccoons, and coati will rummage through your items in search of food. The...More

Thank IllianaV
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked one hour through the national park and arrived at this lovely beach. It is so well protected, the raccoons and monkeys roam the beach for some food from the backpacks. I was stun guilty by a jelly fish but the pain and redness...More

Thank 4historyandculture
Reviewed 1 week ago

The pictures for this beach do not do it any justice. Coming from California, it was actually nice not to worry about getting tar on you. Manuel Antonio was very clean! No bugs, no seaweed, no litter, no rocks. Just simply beautiful. Be careful though...More

Thank Joanne F
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved this beach though it may get a bit crowded. It did not take away from our enjoyment of this super pleasant, lovely, warm ocean where you can just float on the water and think you are in heaven.

Thank zuzanka1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quite simply an absolutely beautiful place for a swim. If you're on a tour make sure you have a swim at the end!

Thank EDGE-09
Reviewed 1 week ago

Reviewed 25 March 2014 & 2017 We stayed in this area for the first two weeks of March and the weather was stunning, hot and clear with sprinkles of warm rain in the evening. I loved going to this park so much I spent many...More

Thank LFelt0n
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this place: jungle, beach, animals (specially monkeys) and great restaurants and hotels. It's a must if you travel to Costa Rica.

Thank irenecnieto
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you wanna visit a beautiful place in Costa Rica, visit Manuel Antonio National Park, It's just amazing! the landsape is incredible, beach and mountain in the same place, I enjoyed so so much! there you can see typical animals of the zone, like "cariblanco"...More

Thank Cris A
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful beach located with Manuel Antonio National Park. It is easy to access once inside the park.

Thank KayleeShepheard
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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