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Manuel Antonio Nature Park & Wildlife Refuge

Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
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Type: National Parks, Outdoors
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Type: National Parks, Outdoors
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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San Antonio, Texas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

This is a scam. Do not pay for the guides and do not pay to go. You will see little to nothing. We saw one or two monkeys walking around the trees. Boring!!!!!

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Harrisburg,Pa.
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

It has the nicest beach inside the park, you can see a lot of wild life, but be prepare to do a lot of walking, pack your own lunch and water, it gets very hot...........

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Nebraska City, Nebraska
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

The guides make the jungle come alive they really love what they do and the wild life is every where. The monkeys are very close to you and they are beautiful to watch. But do t feed them and don't leave your belongings unattended to they will get in it :-) the beaches are beautiful all in all it's a... More 

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Berlin
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61 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed our breakfast at the cozy La Posada right next to the park entrance and got in at 9:00 a.m. You may already come at 7:00 if you want to enjoy the beach longer. We decided to do the longest hikes first and had beautiful views at the miradores above the southern beach. Then we went there for a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

The guide showed a lot of animals all hidden nicely. We came across a group of white faced capuchin monkeys which the kids thoroughly enjoyed. The beach was very clean and beautiful

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Caldwell, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Visited Manuel Antonio National Park last week and had a terrific time. We hired a guide (Lenny) and he was well worth the price ($20 per person). Some reviewers say that they were able to see wildlife without the guide. Perhaps they have much better vision than we do, because without the guide, we would have seen only the raccoons... More 

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Austin, Texas
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

This is a pretty fun place. We got to see baby monkeys and a ton of other animals. My favorite part was the beach. I am not really an 'outdoorsy' type of person, so I can't say very much more about this place.

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Plymouth, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Great place to hike and to go to the beach. Make sure you bring all of your beach things with you! Once you enter you cannot go back out. Watch out for sneaky raccoons, but great place to see wildlife. We did not use a guide, if you are going to mainly use the beach or hike without stopping you... More 

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pgh
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6 reviews 6 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

the best place to see wildlife in northern costa rica . a must stop if you are going there. the monkeys and sloths are right on the path- a guide is a must.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

I had a lovely visit to Manuel Antonio National Park. We went early in the morning, and perhaps that is why I do not have a complaint regarding too many people. They are still working on signage on some of their new paths, which will improve the experience. My husband and I wandered off onto a boardwalk path that was... More 

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