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“Best beach here” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Playa Manuel Antonio

Playa Manuel Antonio
Pacific side, 6 kms south of Quepos, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
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Type: Beaches
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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.
Seattle, Washington
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Best beach here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

You have to pay 10$ a person and hike in from the entrance of the park but well worth it when you realize it is a calm beach that the water is like a bath tub. No waves. It does get busy in the early morning when the massive amount of tour guides bring their groups in for a rest but they are quick to leave.

Visited March 2013
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Quepos, Costa Rica
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“paradise??? not so much”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Recently, on a couples trip in March 2012...
It was our second day...my husband and I were riding the bus to Manuel Antonio from our hotel...
Someone caused a diversion and my husband´s wallet was stolen...
Some of the lovely beach vendors tried to help to no avail...it was gone...along with most of his ID and credit cards...
After a frantic trip into town to find a bank and report the card stolen...the staff at the hotel helped us out with the telephone to report our cards stolen...
Luckily I had back-up credit cards and debit cards...we would have been in trouble without...
Sadly, it was a terrible way to start our holidays...fortunately there was only $20 in cash...
While Costa Rica is a beautiful country with special people...it was shameful and bad for tourism...I guess that kind of thing can happen anywhere...it´s too bad...

Visited April 2012
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Fort Lauderdale
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94 reviews 94 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“La Playa”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

Spent the Day here riding horses.I always bring carrots from Aqua Azul.Came before Semanna Santa.It will be Crazy!

Visited March 2013
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Parker
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Fun people watching”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

We went to the beach on a Sunday, so it was pretty crowded, but not too bad. Fun to watch people who don't even know each other get together for a game of soccer. If you want to buy drinks go to the grocery across the street. Much cheaper than buying from the vendors.

Visited March 2013
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Montreal, Quebec
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“One of the most beautiful beaches I have seen”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

I loved the calm beautiful water, the capucin monkeys and of course the Costa Ricans who are wonderful people.

Visited January 2013
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