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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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Great beaches - public and in national park

The main public beach in Manuel Antonio is huge and there's plenty of room so you never feel surrounded by people. Whether you're wanting to hire surfboards or bodyboards, swim... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

The main public beach in Manuel Antonio is huge and there's plenty of room so you never feel surrounded by people. Whether you're wanting to hire surfboards or bodyboards, swim, relax in the water or laze by the beach, it's perfect for all of these. You'll have no trouble finding your own space on the light coloured sand which goes... More 

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Aarhus
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Marvelous! Paradise beaches, animal life like no other places! Just a little to many people. Remember to buy refreshments etc Outside the park. Easy to get taxi or bus back

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Snack bar was closed and we were hungry after our tour. Bring some towels and snacks and stay as long as you can!

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Jaco, Costa Rica
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

plenty of visitors, but also plenty of beach to go around. free parking. clear water. light colored soft sand. small waves for non professional surfers, great for body surfing. really beautiful bay.

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Mendon, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

My husband and I loved this beach. It is very picturesque and the water was cooler and refreshing than the "bathtub" water in Estreiĺlos Este. There were no riptide either. The drive there was straightforward and signs all along the way. In the event the restaurant is not listed in Trip Advisor, we had a late lunch at Dawg and... More 

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Israel
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Great beaches. Before entering the park, there is a public beach. They charge 12$ for a parasol and a chair, quite expansive. There are plenty of things to do. Private beach in the park is incredible beach. The water is clear; there are no waves Very relaxing and highly recommended.

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Longview, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

My family and I spent the day here while in CR. It was indeed lovely. The sand, the water, the weather-all a delight. We did get there early as others have suggested (thank you) and like the other posts, the beach does fill up fast, so it is highly recommended. The water was as warm as warm can be and... More 

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Mission Viejo, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Great beaches. First the public beach (before entering the park) Not large, but there are plenty of things to do. The waves are good enough for surfing/boogie boarding, etc. It gets rocky in some places, but you can find an area that is pretty smooth. You can also go paddle boarding, jet skiing, para sailing, etc. You will be solicited... More 

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North Port, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Nice park... good easy to walk tails, lots of wildlife and beautiful beaches. The only down side to this park is the large numbers of people. However, if you are in Manuel Antonio you definitely should take the walk to the beach and enjoy the day!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Lots of crabs for kids to chase. The sand is nice and the ocean warm. Have to hike in through the park but really nice reward for your effort.

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