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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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Moncton, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

It's a must to see places in the world. The beach are wow wow, I really liked all the surrounding and all the different spices,the turquoise water were amazing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This beach is beautiful. We stayed in manuel antonio our entire vacation & never got sick of going to beach. The bus is constantly running and is super cheap! They also have tons of little shops and places to eat around which was a big plus! I should also note that we felt very safe in this area.

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Evanston, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Don't order drinks from the people on the beach! They will rip you off! 10$ for a margarita! But if you ignore the people selling you things this beach is beautiful! The waves are not too big although many surf there. The views are just absolutely stunning and the water is as warm as a bathtub!

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Great beach with nice waves for surfing! I took a surfing lesson and it was a lot of fun. If you want to try surfing it is a very good location.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We were hesitant about weather or not to get a Guide. We got a guide that was right outside the park (literally at the gate) he was verified and certified by the national park. There are many vendors and guides to help you through the park. It is about 1/2 a mile and an easy walk but without a guide... More

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Good restaurants, better shopping than in Quepos, all set next to a very picturesque beach. Just be prepared to be approached by lots and lots of vendors. They're friendly, and my daughters bought some pretty jewelry, but be prepared to say "No, gracias" and walk away if you're not interested. Some are very persistent.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Outside the park, there is a main beach for everyone to enjoy but also within the park there are two nice sandy beaches. Walk through the Manuel Antonio Park in the morning and then relax by the beach in the afternoon (take your swimmers, food and drinks with you). Shade available under the trees. The beaches attached to the park... More

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Rockford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Parked on one end and walked the whole beach, take your time and spend the whole day there. Rented some jet skis for an hour and went south around to the cost of the national park! FANTASTIC!

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Jupiter, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Plan your tour ahead. Bring cash an water to the park. There is no kiosks inside the park. Keep your bags closed, might have an encounter with raccoons.

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orlando
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I'll admit that I am spoiled by living near some of the best beaches in the world. This beach is volcanic sand, so it is a dark color and rather rough. The beach is not real large, so it was crowded fairly early in the day. The animals were fun to watch as the monkeys and raccoons steal tourists' bags... More

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