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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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Arlington, Virginia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
33 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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183 reviews 183 reviews
76 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

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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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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Ottawa, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Manuel Antonio was the first stop in our 11-day visit to Costa Rica and our favourite! The trail through Manuel Antonio National Park and stop at Playa Manuel Antonio is a MUST-DO! Guide packages cost $40-60 per person through various tour companies and hotels that we found, so we opted for a $6 taxi to the park entrance and $10... More

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Itu, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The only beach where you can by beer at. There's adventure water sport. Close to restaurants and hotels. Sunset is beautiful

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Draper, Utah
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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

if you are up for a 45 minute nature walk through the manuel antonio reserve, you will be treated with some monkey on a beautiful beach. we spent hours there. There will be no food out there so bring snacks

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