sparkling white sandy beaches, shimmering blue water and the fresh ocean breeze, all from the rocking chair on your patio. You'll feel stress magically leave your body as you soak up the sun in Manuel Antonio
Between the main town and the national park, there are several world-class beaches in the area. Here, you can enjoy the wide variety of activities such as swimming, hiking the Manuel Antonio National Park, surfing, or simply relaxing while watching a vibrant sunset.
Manuel Antonio is one of only two locations in Costa Rica where you can see all four types of monkey; spider, howler, white faced and the endangered squirrel monkey, many of which can be visible from your hotel window. The area is also a prime destination for spotting sloths, both in and outside of the national park
This once tiny town has blossomed into the most popular Costa Rican beach destination. Available are all the amenities you would come to expect as well as a jumping nightlife.
Access to the area is possible along Coastal Highway 34 from either the north or south. The drive itself is popular among tourists as pronounced steep cliffs crash into the blue waters of the Pacific Ocean. There is also a domestic airstrip in Quepos, just 7km away.
Be sure to keep an eye on your valuables at all times. Theft is a significant problem on the beaches, not just by humans but also by white faced monkeys looking to steal a quick snack.
"This place is awesome, the only issue is parking near the beach it's a nightmare that's why it's best to find a hotel near the beach. I would recommend el avion to eat at for it's awesome views. Manuel Antonio park is great and I would recommend paying the 20.00 per person for a guide. Beaches here are amazing the water is super nice."
"I wish I could stay there forever. I loved loved loved it. The perfect mix of jungle and beach and town and nature. Just perfect."
"We didn't spend much time in town itself, just on the beach (excellent) and in a little spot with a couple of restaurants and a supermarket near the beach, walking distance from Jungle Beach hotel. We felt safe walking in the dark after 8... "
"It was beautiful and was so wonderful to access to the national forest, resturants and little shops to buy things at."
"Loved Manuel Antonio I don't want to visit anywhere else in Costa Rica Going back In November with my daughter and sister there are many eateries that I have yet to accomplish!"
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