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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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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

beautiful uncrowded calm very nice just like in the movies playa manuel antonio is in side the national park not to be confused with playa espadilla which is the beach front out side of the park

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Beautiful, uncrowded beach. Perfect water temperature. Parasailing, banana boat, just be aware of the undertow...

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Stevensville, Michigan
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Great stretch of sandy beach to spend the day in the sun, the water is very warm but picks up a lot of sand with the tide. Park the car, rent an umbrella and some chairs, break out the lotion and you are good to go. Different vendors ply the beach and are fairly unobtrusive. Also available are para-sailing banana... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

This is one of the cleanest and best beach in Costa Rica!It has tours through out the park.it is a must do.beautiful place.Great restaurants beautiful hotels,great place to visit.

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Nashotah, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We only visited this beach to go para-sailing, which was a great experience. The water is much more aqua marine blue from the sky. Anyway, back to the beach, the sand is whiter here than Jaco and Hermosa beaches. It doesn't get as hot, but still gets hot. The sand is flat and vast. We saw wave runners and those... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

My sister and I visited Playa Manuel Antonio recently in Feb. 2015. It was an amazing experience. The most beautiful beach I have ever seen. Seeing the monkeys and the raccoons while soaking up the beauty of the beach was incredible. I will definitely go back. Easy drive and lots of great restaurants.

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Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

There are actually a number of beaches associated with this national park -- we visited three. For the most part the sand was fine and soft, and the water was warm but very murky, which made snorkeling out of the question. The murky water could've been caused by the tide, current or the extremely fine sand. Some of the park... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Take a lunch,spend the day. Beautiful sandy beach, rent chairs and umbrellas, play in the water. Para sailing, banana boats, surfing available.

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Westlake Village, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Wonderful sand and water. Not overly crowded. Vendors were plentiful but not too annoying. Parasailing was terrific. Smaller kids need to be aware of the power of the waves. We had a scare but an attentive parent in our group was right there for a rescue.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Just watch out for the currents which can be very strong. Renting a beach chair and a parasol is necessary as there is not much shade available.

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