Along the central Pacific coast in the northern area of the province of Puntarenas, there is a Costa Rican paradise known as the Manuel Antonio National Park. Its area covers 682 hectares (approximately 7,000 acres); however, it also has an additional 55,000 hectares (136,000 acres) of marine park. It is one of the smallest and most popular national parks in Costa Rica. Visitors to Manuel Antonio can enjoy a relaxing day on one of the four pristine beaches or take a walk through the vibrant green tropical jungle. From natural pools of sea water with crustaceans to endangered monkey species and stunning panoramic views, the Manuel Antonio National Park is a spectacular holiday destination.