Manuel Antonio

Manuel Antonio

Things to do - general

Located 120 miles (192 km) from San Jose on the Pacific coast, Manuel Antonio National Park is internationally recognized as being one of the most biodiverse parks on the planet. Lush tropical forests, lagoons, mangroves and pristine white sandy beaches make up one of the most diverse ecosystems imaginable. Among the 109 species of mammals and 184 species of birds, some of the frequently viewed residents include white-faced and howler monkeys, two and three toed sloths and iguanas. The endangered squirrel monkey calls the park home as well.

The park contains a great system of well marked trails to allow visitors to explore (maps may be purchased at the park entrance). The four beaches in the park, Espadilla Sur, Manuel Antonio, Escondito and Playita, are some of the best in the country. Espadilla Sur and Manuel Antonio offer very good snorkeling when the water is clear, which is best during the dry season. At 236 feet (72 m) high, Cathedral Point lies between Playa Espadilla Sur and Playa Manuel Antonio. It is connected to the mainland by a narrow land bridge and if you&re up for the hike, provides a memorable view. Playa Manuel Antonio offers a glimpse into the past with pre-Columbian turtle traps made of stone. Surfing, swimming or just relaxing under the sun are favorite activities for park goers.

Manuel Antonio National Park is open Tuesday through Sunday from 7:30 am to 4 pm. Regulations have been in effect to limit the amount of visitors to 600 on weekdays and 800 on weekends and holidays. To avoid large crowds, early morning from May to November may be the best time to experience the park. Peak months are from December to April. The entrance fee is $6 and free for children 12 and under. Petty theft is common around the park so be sure not to leave your possessions unguarded.

Arenas del Mar

Arenas del Mar

, Manuel Antonio
Located within walking distance of Manuel Antonio National Park, Arenas Del Mar is an extraordinary More info
Buena Vista Luxury Villas

Buena Vista Luxury Villas

, Manuel Antonio
Buena Vista Luxury Villas is a full service resort set in the peaceful 33-acre gated Tulemar Gardens More info
Divisamar Hotel & Casino

Divisamar Hotel & Casino

, Manuel Antonio
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Gaia Luxury Boutique Hotel

Gaia Luxury Boutique Hotel

, Manuel Antonio
Gaia Luxury Boutique Hotel and Reserve, located in Manuel Antonio Beach, Costa Rica, is a 5 star Eco More info
Hotel Las Tres Banderas

Hotel Las Tres Banderas

, Manuel Antonio
Hidden between the trees of the Quepos – Manuel Antonio Area in Costa Rica and just 5 minutes away f More info
Hotel Makanda By the Sea

Hotel Makanda By the Sea

, Manuel Antonio
Hotel Makanda By the Sea provides fully equipped villas and studios carefully placed in rainforest g More info
Hotel Parador Resort and Spa

Hotel Parador Resort and Spa

, Manuel Antonio
With such close proximity to a national park, it is no wonder the hotel gardens receive any number o More info
Hotel San Bada

Hotel San Bada

, Manuel Antonio
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Hotel Si como No

Hotel Si como No

, Manuel Antonio
Located along Costa Rica’s Central Pacific coast, Si Como No is a uniquely special Manuel Antonio Re More info
La Mansion inn Manuel Antonio

La Mansion inn Manuel Antonio

, Manuel Antonio
  Close your eyes and listen to the lulling sounds of the waves and feel the ocean breeze and w More info
Shana Hotel & Residence

Shana Hotel & Residence

, Manuel Antonio
Tucked in on the edge of the forest, and overlooking the expanse of the Pacific, Shana Hotel is the More info
Casa Dolce vita manuel antonio

Casa Dolce vita manuel antonio

, Manuel Antonio
Enjoy famous Costa Rican coffee in the greatroom while watching the Mono Titi monkeys leap from tree More info
Carara National Park Tour

Carara National Park Tour

Manuel Antonio
Once you’ve satiated yourself with Manuel Antonio National Park and its beaches, try something new l More info
Damas Mangrove Kayaking

Damas Mangrove Kayaking

Manuel Antonio
Instead of enjoying one of our most popular tours in a high-tech, ultra-quiet estuary boat on our Ma More info
Manuel Antonio National Park

Manuel Antonio National Park

Manuel Antonio
What can we say about someone experiencing Costa Rica’s number one visitors’ spot for the first time More info
Naranjo White Water Rafting

Naranjo White Water Rafting

Manuel Antonio
End of May until November – Please check the availability before. The wild and ever-changing N More info
Ocean Kayak & Snorkeling

Ocean Kayak & Snorkeling

Manuel Antonio
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The Jungle Night Walk

The Jungle Night Walk

Manuel Antonio
Experience the magic of the most exotic nocturnal creatures on the jungle night walk at the wild lif More info

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