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Playa Manuel Antonio

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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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| Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio, 6 kms south of Quepos, Manuel Antonio 195-6350, Costa Rica
+506 2777 5185
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My friend and I visited today and had the most awesome experience. Our tour guide Fabian, was the absolute best. He found so many animals; large and small and kindly took pictures for us through his telescope using our cell phones. They are Nat. Geo....More

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Reviewed yesterday

The local beach; very nice with some 'flavor'. It's great that none of the locals selling on the beach are at all pushy. Hotel offers amenities on the beach, including drinks and food (well priced).

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Manuel Antonio is very small village. Since you plan to visit is, sunset walk is must do. The beach is white sand, quiet place.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

All types swimming here-elderly, families, young adults, kids. Saw a sloth in tree right on beach. Also saw coatis, raccoons (including babies), and capuchin monkeys. Note: the capuchins and raccoons tried to steal food from some people, so best to keep food packed away. Bathrooms...More

Thank TravelingFamily20102
Reviewed 6 days ago

Manuel Antonio has stunning beaches. You pay 20 USD the park, but then you really get something. Take note that you can not take all type of food with you: fruit is OK, but cookies not. The beaches are really incredible. I spent a lot...More

Thank QuintenJ
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very amazing place, wildlife is very abundant and diverse. The guides are very knowledgeable and help find many things one would other-wise miss. If you are visiting Coasta Rica this is a must do.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The beach by the National Park is a classic crescent shaped soft and beach! Plenty of bars and restaurants nearby Good for swimming and surfing

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pura vida! During the rain season the park was quite empty which I prefer. I took a guide during this tour at Iguana tours. The guide was fantastic and was able to show us mammals, insects, frogs, lizards and even bats. The beach was not...More

Thank WanderBlondie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice weather, the access is beautiful and for everyone. Lots of hotels and restaurants. The beach is wonderful

Thank Yerlin08
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The reason many tourist destinations are so popular, is because they off the best sights and feels. Manuel Antonio beach is that--popular because it offers so much. It is a marvelous swim, in tropical waters, surrounded by sloths in the trees, hiking trails, and other...More

Thank Carol H
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July 15, 2018|
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Response from STEWART L | Reviewed this property |
From the parking area to the beach area is mostly flat and wheel chair accessible. The last 50 yards or so has a side walkway that is a gradient going downwards, so it is easy to go down. But coming up that walkway would... More
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July 2, 2018|
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Response from Joan H | Reviewed this property |
Hi Dawn: When we came here in Jan., we entered the Nat'l Park and walked to the beach which was at the end of the trail. There was no separate cost - just our fee to enter the park. We did talk to a couple we met along... More
May 25, 2018|
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Response from cbremer | Reviewed this property |
Definitely drive! You will be safe. My best friend and I (both females) rented a car and I’m so glad we did. Driving there is lots of fun too.