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Playa Manuel Antonio

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“beautiful beach”(710 reviews)
“national park”(617 reviews)
“costa rica”(688 reviews)
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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
| Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio, 6 kms south of Quepos, Manuel Antonio 195-6350, Costa Rica
+506 2777 5185
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Rough access and the zone can be expensive, but the Beach is truly amazing. The sand and water are warm and unique.

Thank Vhans
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is by far one of the best parks that I’ve been to. It’s uniquely located right along the coastline and so there many unique vegetation and animals including monkeys, deer, lizards, birds, etc. that you will see or even interact with. Be carful with...More

Thank Phuc T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The park is beautiful and well kept. It’s stroller friendly and we saw many monkeys, a sloth, deer, crabs, and a raccoon. Some foods are not allowed and they do check bags for those foods. Something we did not know was that if you pay...More

Thank ahawaii2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

The beach is beautiful! The water is clear and the sand is soft.There is a narrow stretch of land separating MA beach on one side and Playa Espadilla Sur on the other side. One side has rough waves and the other side has calm waves....More

Thank Shelleyash
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I stayed at a local hotel and spent time on the beaches. We are not beach people but loved these beaches. We were able to rent chairs and umbrella that saved us from sun burn. It was well worth the $10. The...More

Thank 431BRIANB
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a magical place, a complete paradise. The sea is beautiful and all the people are nice, it's worth going and I hope to return

Thank Kent N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very touristy but and thus you must be cautions on where you go. Its a wonderful beautiful place and everything you spend is worth it.

Thank JoseCostasX
Reviewed 1 week ago

Only visited once, at the end of the afternoon/early evening so can’t comment on how busy/noisy it gets. Long, narrow(ish) stretch of beach, curving gentle. A few large, rocky outcrops on the beach itself and small island just offshore. Sunset would have been good had...More

Thank b56c
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly reccomended info! There are some bandits that will stand on the road and wave their hands and tell you to stop and be all over you that you need to have a guided tour! And also that it is not possible to go further,...More

Thank naddi27
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Costa Ricans from the big city (San Jose) and tourists from around the world catch sun and waves together here. Parasailing, jet-skiing, roving beach vendors, and chair rentals abound. If you want a secluded, jungle beach this is not for you. If you want easy...More

Thank Aaron M
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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
Dawn Thorpe J
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
Melissa A
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.