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Address: | Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio, 6 kms south of Quepos, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
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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.
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What a view. The people here are very nice.

Very nice view and the people are so nice and want to please you. You are in the jungle and we saw monkeys from our balcony and just walking a trail to the beach. Lots of colorful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Very nice view and the people are so nice and want to please you. You are in the jungle and we saw monkeys from our balcony and just walking a trail to the beach. Lots of colorful birds.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The park is awesome, make sure you get a guide. Be sure to haggle for the price as well. It's way worth it whatever you get to pay... the beach is absolutely gorgeous. Well worth the day it'll cost.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Beautiful views. The waves were awesome. got a nice tan just chilling on the beach all day. wish i went parasailing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We walked back to the Park from our hotel after a morning tour. We spent the last hour before closing floating in the gentle surf of the cove. Warm water, palm trees and lush hillside surrounded us in the blue water. All quiet except for the waves clinking the sand and tiny shells. Monkeys were settling down for the evening,... More 

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Quepos, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

my favorite beach in all the world. never too crowded. safe and secure. beaches in park a little better.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

A dip in the warm ocean before 8:00AM. We saw white-faced monkeys, Two sloths, and plenty of Iguanas. The Howler-Monkeys were raucous.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Beach is just before the park entrance. The park itself was full of monkeys and sloths and well worth the fee to enter. We did it without a guide but would suggest that you hire one of the many licensed guides at the park entrance. Th beach and park are a must see if you are in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

beautiful beach, the Gaia hotel has a free shuttle and chairs on the beach with drink service. Great place to hang out and watch the ocean and enjoy a few drinks. Make sure you wear suntan lotion, the sun is very strong, even the reflection off the sand can burn you.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Playa Manuel Antonio is a must see in Manuel Antonio National Park. Aqua blue water on the edge with monkeys and other wild-life, the water is super clear and warm, it's picturesque. Definitely see!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Lots of sun and cool breezes form the ocean... trees and trails flank the beach so great place to catch some shade and see iguanas! Not overly crowded as it was late summer (Apr). careful of the fast rising tide... best to setup your picnic area near the trees

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