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Playa Manuel Antonio

Address: Pacific side, 6 kms south of Quepos, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
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Owner description: One of Costa Rica's most popular beaches, Playa Manuel Antonio frequently hosts parties and...
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Owner description: 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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Los Angeles, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Lots of monkeys around 1pm eating everyone's food. Also raccoons lurking about so watch out. No vendors there so bring whatever you can.

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Dublin, Ireland
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Even though we were there on a national holiday it was still much quieter than I expected. Bring food and drink with you into the park as there is none available and watch out for thieving raccoons! Guide told us to kick sand in their face if they try to steal from you, We thought it sounded harsh til we... More 

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Oshawa, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Clean beaches, no crowds, huge waves, bright sunshine, watch out for the monkeys and raccoons trying to steal your belongings when your not looking!

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Wilmington, Delaware
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

lots to do, very nice people, wonderful beach, beers come in a bucket of ice right to your spot, get an umbrella and two chairs, spend the day

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New Jersey
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Lovely beach: bring a blanket and lunch.There is shade under the trees. If you go to the beach in town, Playa Espadilla, you can rent chairs and umbrellas. We used Mary Rentals as she helps you park, has a locker to store your valuables, brings you food and drink if you like. Parking, 2 chaises and an umbrella is $12.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

After a disappointing tour of the wildlife refuge, I think the beach more than made up for it. A must experience

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

MA has nice beaches, clean but crowdy. Keep an eye on your belongings. The National Park entrance fee for non-ticos is 16$ and for ticos 3.2$ which is not nice and really too expensive. The park is small but well-maintained and certainly not necessary to hire a guide. If you have a little bit a trained eye you'll see everything... More 

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Barrhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Family of 11, with grandkids. We took the guided tour at the park. It was great and the guide was very knowledgeable. Spent the rest of the day at the most beautiful beach, snorkelled and swam..the water was warm and clear and the monkeys were great company..one of the best days of our trip!!!

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Moneta, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This is the most gorgeous beach! Gentle waves, beautiful, clean beach, shade trees, not crowded, bathrooms...what more is there to say!

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Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Taking the walk through the national park to get to Manuel Antonio Beach and Playa Espadilla Sur is well worth it. The beach was beautiful and quiet. We walked the few feet from MA Beach to Playa Espadilla Sur, walked to the end of the beach and were literally had the entire beach to ourselves. We hung our belongings on... More 

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