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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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Los Angeles, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

The beach is very nice and much, much better than the public beach of the area. We got to see lots of monkeys and raccoons while we were at the beach. The water was nice and warm and the shower and restrooms facilities are very close. If you go to Manuel Antonio then go to the park's beach. Bring your... More

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Clifton Park, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

My wife and I just love this beach - especially for long walks at sunrise when it is so peaceful, and also at sunset though a bit more crowded at that time. Also nice in the evening if there is a moon out. Even though it is a very popular tourist spot, you can just walk a short distance away... More

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San Francisco, California
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101 reviews 101 reviews
45 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

I didn't think the beach was that special. it is very tranquil and i guess its old and famous since its a short drive from San Jose, but the beach isn't the best, if you want beach, the northern part of the country is much better and relaxing and not as flooded with tourists, especially local tourists

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Arlington, Virginia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This is one of my favorite places in Central America. Fun beaches, great forest hiking, and beautiful sunsets. Note: I was here in January 2012 but from photos of friends that have been through recently, it hasn't changed.

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93 reviews 93 reviews
44 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The beach is beautiful, clean with amazing view for the ocean. During the sunny day, there is lots of people laying on the sand and playing in the ocean.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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77 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This beach is right inside the park. It isn't as crowded as the public beaches of Manuel Antonio, and so it was nice. There isn't much shore, sand isn't smooth, lots of sticks and stones, but the water was nice and warm, and the breeze was very inviting. Perfect place for lazing on a blanket under the natural umbrellas of... More

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New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Playa Manuel Antonio is a very nice beach. We arrived early in morning. For $10 you can rent 2 chairs, a table and an umbrella. The water was beautiful (different blue/green colors) with some pretty good sized waves. Water temp was nice and warm. There are many vendors walking around selling coconut drinks, shaved ice, souveniers, cigars, etc. Also a... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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102 reviews 102 reviews
37 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The park is small and there is a lot of crowds. It's well preserved and you will walk on wooden or concrete sidewalks which takes a bit (a lot) from the impression. But you will definitely see a lot if animals - even without a guide. They cross the routs without a fear. The walk takes about 2 hours with... More

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Boulder, Colorado, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

All beaches in this area are nice, but this one is huge! Take long walks and even grab a surf board.

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Doral, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The water was very warm and beautiful. The people are very nice and laid back all around. Took amazing pictures of the amazing rocks surrounding the bay.

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