We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: | Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio, 6 kms south of Quepos, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
Website
Description: One of Costa Rica's most popular beaches, Playa Manuel Antonio frequently...
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.
read more
Book ahead on Viator
$114*
and up
Manuel Antonio National Park Day Trip from San Jose
$95*
and up
Manuel Antonio National Park
$99*
and up
Day Trip to Manuel Antonio National Park from Jaco

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,668 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 1030
    Excellent
  • 448
    Very good
  • 137
    Average
  • 36
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Gorgeous

Skip the first beach that you get to. Too many people, rocks and algae. Keep going, trust me it's worth it. The last beach on the short trail opens up to a much larger beach. My... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
Karen P
Add Photo Write a Review

1,668 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this attraction
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Skip the first beach that you get to. Too many people, rocks and algae. Keep going, trust me it's worth it. The last beach on the short trail opens up to a much larger beach. My husband and I walked to the far end near the rocks and had the entire place to ourselves, with the exception of iguanas and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
50 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

A bit crowded, the monkeys frequent the snack and shower area, great for families. Safest place to swim within the park, other beaches have stronger currents. At the edge of Punta Catedral, my favorite hike within the park. Its a big loop so don't be surprised when you end up on the same beach you started on.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Manchester, New Hampshire
Level Contributor
20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

Warm water, clean beach with not many people on a Saturday. Far end has lots of trees so you can keep your face in the shade. $10 taxi from Quepos. A great beach day!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Silver Spring, Maryland
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Our hotel was located in the park and we were able to see everything you'd normally see on a tour-- monkeys, sloths, birds, etc.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
San Jose, Costa Rica
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

one of the best beaches I have ever been in Costa Rica, the interaction with monkeys and other different animals makes I even better, the trail you take to get to the beach makes it a different experience.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Santa Cruz, California
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Loved the views, water is warm and the Capuchin monkeys all right there. Lots of beach area to sit or lay on. Bring your own towels or chairs. A few picnic tables were available but taken most of the time.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Celina, Texas
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Absolutely gorgeous. If I could spend the rest of my days here, I'd be a happy camper! The sand is clean and soft, the water temperature is perfect. WATCH YOUR BAGS! I went with a group and our tour director stayed with our bags but there are monkeys and raccoons that will get into your stuff and steal food, cameras,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Los Angeles, California
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

there are a lot of people that venture into the forest, but not as many travel to the beach. the sands are beautiful and it is incredibly tranquil in this area. worth the hike!

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Don't miss it! I live in Florida and this beach is beautiful. Make sure you hike around the end of the beach.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Olympia, Washington
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This place was beautiful but the attitudes of the locals almost completely ruined our entire vacation. Don't try to surf in the "local boys" spot or you will get yourself in trouble. Upon arrival you will be accosted by scores of people on the road pretending to be national park officials. They all have fake badges on and are simply... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Playa Manuel Antonio also viewed

Manuel Antonio National Park, Province of Puntarenas
Manuel Antonio National Park, Province of Puntarenas
 
Manuel Antonio National Park, Province of Puntarenas
Manuel Antonio National Park, Province of Puntarenas
 

Been to Playa Manuel Antonio? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Playa Manuel Antonio

Address: Address: | Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio, 6 kms south of Quepos, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Manuel Antonio National Park

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Playa Manuel Antonio and other visitors
12 questions
Ask a question
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
2 months ago
NJ
5 months ago

See all questions (12)

Questions? Get answers from Playa Manuel Antonio staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?