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Address: | Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio, 6 kms south of Quepos, Manuel Antonio National Park 195-6350, Costa Rica
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+506 2777 5185
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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$110.00*
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Half-Day Trip to Manuel Antonio National Park
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Manuel Antonio National Park

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Wildlife and beautiful beach

Three couples went to Manuel Antonio led by our Tulemar guide, Roger Orozco Mendoza. We discussed afterwards and thought a guide, particularly a knowledgeable and humorous guide... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Three couples went to Manuel Antonio led by our Tulemar guide, Roger Orozco Mendoza. We discussed afterwards and thought a guide, particularly a knowledgeable and humorous guide like Roger, was invaluable if you are interested in seeing the wildlife. In addition to capuchin monkeys and sloths, Roger pointed out bats, various birds, and other animals we would not have spotted... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

There's a few things. When you get there, and get herded to park, people will tell you that you are at the beach. You are at A beach. Its nice and beautiful but not THE beach. This is the free one open to whoever (Playa Espadilla). There is no shade, no cover but a lot going on (shops, stands, etc)... More 

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Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is an amazing beach to experience. A long stretch of white sand beach with rock cliffs. Vendors sell products on the beach, including fresh coconut milk and ceviche (very fresh and delicious). Very likely to see a sloth or a howler monkey!

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Silverthorne, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went early in the morning hoping to see many animals. You MUST get a guide if you wAnt to see most of them as most are nocturnal and don't move around much in the day. Our guide was ok but we did see sloths, howler and white faced monkeys. We saw some birds but no toucans or makaws. Take... More 

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Nashville, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our time at this beach. The masseuses didn't stay open long enough for us to take advantage but we will next time. Nice sand, moderate waves and we got to see some sort of gamefish shooting thru the curl of a wave perfectly backlit by the sunset. It was a real money shot if I had been... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely beach with lots of great family, swimming, surfing action. Late Feb. was too late in the year for us because of the heat.

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Thank Mark E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was the best swimmable Beach in Manuel Antonio. It was calm and still. Hardly any waves. White sand. Turquoise water. Just like the movies! You have to pay the park fee to get in but it was worth it. The only catch is the monkeys and raccoons. They are bold so keep an eye on your stuff!

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I had a wonderful time in Manuel Antonio beach and forest. Great tour guides for the forest, just don't take the first offer if you are approached. They will bring down the cost if you just keep refusing (respectfully). Our guide was very professional and expressed love and caretaking of the area. I wished I wrote his... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The beach was perfect! You pay 16 to enter the park and then you walk for about 15-20 minutes to the beach. I suggest sneakers even for the walk. There are waterfalls you can walk to and additional beaches as well. If you bring grapes you get ALL the attention of the monkeys--though everyone else will get upset at you--or... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Rent a chair and umbrella. Order a drink, maybe some food. Dont fotget to tip your waiter. Bathroom available. Water delightful and accessable by bus.

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