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“Beautiful & fun beach” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Playa Manuel Antonio

Playa Manuel Antonio
| Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio, 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 festivals, and it is an ideal destination for avid surfers.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
“Beautiful & fun beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

The beach at Mauel Antonio is beautiful. The water and sand is lovely. Nice waves for those who enjoy riding the waves, but not to harsh for those who like to wade in the water. The people on the beach are friendly! Lots of shops and restaurants nearby.

Visited March 2013
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Seattle, Washington
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89 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 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
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 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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118 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 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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25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 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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