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Playa Manuel Antonio

Pacific side, 6 kms south of Quepos, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
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Type: Beaches
Traveler Description: The blue water of this coast provides exceptional challenge and excitement for seasoned, as well as occasional angles. International bill fishing... more »
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Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

We had a great guide-Manuel, saw lots of animals, he took close up pictures for us and emailed them to us. Otherwise, we would have walked right by the animals and would have never seen them.

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Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Very beautiful beaches, inside the park and outside too. Water is warm. If you go to the National Park you don't have to stop on the first beach. The other ones are less crowded.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

I enjoyed this beach. Be careful with wild animals taking your food or other belongings. Take a walk around it is worth it.

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Orlando, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

What a wonderful place. I enjoyed the walk and the animals. The Beaches are the best in the area in my opinion. No Doubt a great place to spend a day.

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Manuel Antonio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Just to distinguish--BOTH Playa Manuel Antonio (in the national park) and Playa Espadilla (public beach, outside the park) are the two most amazing beaches I have ever visited!

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Vancouver, Washington, United States
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66 reviews 66 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

The beach is beautiful and clean here, with lots of people running along it or walking their dogs. You can spread out with a towel on the sand or rent chairs (about $7 each for the day). I recommend renting the chairs from Luciano on the north end of the beach and ordering drinks and a casado from him through... More

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Orange, Va
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45 reviews 45 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Great Beach Clean, easy waves, family friendly, monkeys in the trees, crabs on the ground. Can get a bit crowed on the weekend holidays, closed on Mondays

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Geneva, Switzerland
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

At the end of the trail, on the right side, you have access to the beaches. Beautiful, clean, warm water, just be carful with the raccoons and the monkeys that will be very interested I whatever you leave on the beach (or will discreetly arrive behind you to steal your stuff) keep everything in front of you if you don't... More

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Utrecht, Nederland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

You need to get into the park to enter this beach, but it is totally worth the $10 dollar entrance fee. I've never seen a beach this beautiful. On the other side of the path, there's another beach as beautiful as this.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

we loved the quiet and clean beach - very few tourists in September. small restaurants just across the street, and the water was so warm.

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