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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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| 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

Visited on a Tuesday in May ( low season) and beach was still quite crowded as it is not particularly big. I would hate to be there in high season or at a weekend as it must get swamped. Despite the above, I have to...More

Thank needdm
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is an exceptional park. Words cannot adequately describe how beautiful it is and how important it is to all of us. We went through it twice - the first time with a guide (a wonderful young many named Daniel) and then by ourselves. Daniel...More

Thank Jeannette C
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited this parc on our first full day in Costa Rica. The experience was memorable. When we arrived we engaged a guide to take a tour of the parc and so glad we did as without him we wouldn't have spotted half of what...More

Thank Bransty26
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We hit the beach after a couple of hours in the park. Spectacular fine sand and the warmest ocean I had been in. The day was sunny and the scenery was breathtaking. We had a fabulous time. The park staff were chasing away the coati...More

Thank kta99
Reviewed 3 days ago

Manuel Antonio National Park is a place you must visit if you're in this area of Costa Rica. These beaches can only be accessed by entering through the park. There is a fee to get into the park, but once you go in you'll know...More

Thank Sarah L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful park with beautiful beaches The public beach its stunning as well :) we went horse back riding galloping for the full length couple time There is a very nice guy in front of the restaurant which gave us 2 horses and met us one...More

Thank Costanza G
Reviewed 3 days ago

One of the best real attraction in Costa Rica. Very nice trials, a lot of animals and plants, magnificat views and paradise beach. Be carefull on monkey and ...fantastic raccoons :)

Thank Adrian M
Reviewed 4 days ago

This beach is gorgeous, easily one of the most beautiful we have seen. The pictures don't do it justice. There are sloths and monkeys practically right up on the shore. We went in the early afternoon during the week in May and it was not...More

Thank MariahMcInnis94
Reviewed 5 days ago

Evreybody told me to go here, but wasn't so amazing as I believed, but it has nice spots to relax. You must walk for a while. If you're lucky, you can see a lot of different animals: pay attention! Anyway, you can't leave without visiting...More

1  Thank Moni C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

One of the best natural atracttions in Costa Rica. You have access to all the park. Walter is clear, you can enjoy the monkeys right there on the beach. A lot of hotels in the area, excellent restaurants. From San Jose is 3 hours driving....More

Thank Christian G
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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
28 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!
23 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