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Manuel Antonio Nature Park & Wildlife Refuge

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Address: Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica

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Nice beaches and wildlife

This park is good for hiking, we got to see a sloth, lots of monkeys and even a crocodile in the water! So people couldn't swim in that beach for a while. We still don't know how... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Yes there are monkeys and sloths! They are super cute but the views one gets after the hike are incredible! Well worth the effort and you can cool down at the beautiful beaches as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

This park is good for hiking, we got to see a sloth, lots of monkeys and even a crocodile in the water! So people couldn't swim in that beach for a while. We still don't know how that crocodile got there but apparently there's a river on the other side of the park. There's real nice beaches in that park,... More 

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Oakland, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

seems like all tours take the same route and see the same things through the same time of scopes. The guides are knowledgeable and take you to a beautiful stunning gorgeous beach midway (bring your suit). When the beach is the highlight of a nature tour, though, something is not quite right.

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sarasota, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

This is the main reason to visit the area. There are numerous trails to walk and beautiful beach areas. Worth spending a day or 2.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Spent the day in Manuel Antonio National Park. A reasonable entrance fee of $16 for foreigners. There are many tour guides available if you want someone to help find and printout the wildlife. The paths are well maintained and marked. The beaches are fantastic. There is no food or water available in the park, so make sure you bring some... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Watch out - if you're paying park entry ($16 per person for tourists) then ideally pay cash (colones or dollars both fine) - they do NOT accept MasterCard! This caused us problems as it wiped out all our cash. It's the first place we've ever found that accept Visa (I've been told) but not MasterCard! Our friends arrived and tried... More 

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Burlington, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Spent the whole day at the park with a guided tour and to hang out with the Capution Monkeys, beach is beautiful, they only allow a certain amount of people in every day so enjoy

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Manuel Antonio national park has incredibly diverse wildlife that is worth the entrance fee ($16) in itself... I saw monkeys, sloths, lizards and a bunch of different types of birds and weird looking insects. I'd strongly recommend getting a guide, it'll cost you another $20 on top of the entrance fee, but it's well worth it. The guides are very... More 

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Jaco, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

There were a lot of other tourists, some did not respect the animals personal space as much as is asked. This was kind of disturbing to see, a woman refusing to get out of the way of a sloth while it was trying to cross the road.. but it got across the road safely, despite being crowded, so perhaps the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

When we were here 3 years ago, we saw raccoons, sloths, monkeys, birds, reptiles....etc. We The experience was wonderful. When we journeyed bak in April 2015, we were once again marveled with the wildlife. The entry price to park has gone up a bit. You will not be disappointed. Guides are trying to persuade you to use them. You really... More 

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