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Playa Manuel Antonio

| Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio, 6 kms south of Quepos, Manuel Antonio National Park 195-6350, Costa Rica
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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.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful beach” (602 reviews)
“national park” (556 reviews)
“costa rica” (687 reviews)
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| Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio, 6 kms south of Quepos, Manuel Antonio National Park 195-6350, Costa Rica
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Reviewed yesterday

Our group of 4 stayed at the Jungle Beach hotel near the entrance of Manuel Antonio. We took a short bus ride and toured the park without a guide. Everything was beautiful, but the beaches were amazing! We loved the convenience of the location of...More

Thank Stephen D
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The beach was very good though it had some waves. The weather impacted the wave action though. It was much safer than other beaches in the area as it did not have rip tides.

Thank Barbara G
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The place is very nice with wild animals that you won't see if you don't use a tour guide. Our tour guide was very knowledgable, nice and took pictures thru the telescope, there's lots of walking and could be very hot, bring your own water...More

Thank King S
Reviewed 2 days ago

We enjoyed a 3 hour guided tour with our very knowledge guide from Arenas Del Mar hotel. Price around 80 usd. We saw many unique animals and some we never have heard of, but on the other hand I wouldn't say we were super impressed....More

Thank Jacobnielsen45963
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The beaches are among the best I have ever set foot on. You definitely know you are in an exotic place.

Thank craigtaunya
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had a great time here. My guides were very knowledgeable about all of the animals and we even got to see a rare yellow Tucan.

Thank BluMyst
Reviewed 3 days ago

People keep telling me that the beaches here are some of the best in the world ! Well, I've yet to see golden or white sands, long stretches of wilderness, crystal clear waters... This beach is pretty dull - nothing obviously 'attractive' about it and...More

Thank nauj63
Reviewed 4 days ago

Excelent choice for traveling with kids and whole family. Beautiful beaches; the mix between beach and jungle surprises us. But have to be carefull because the monkeys and raccoons like to open the bags and take your stuffs. Really great place to hang out for...More

Thank Carlos M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful beach! We visited twice and made sure to find Michael each time. When we got off the bus at the beach we were swarmed with people trying to sell us chairs and umbrellas. We walked a little ways away from the shops and came...More

Thank Rachel M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited the park with our 7 year old son, without a guide. The trails are not too difficult, or rather you can choose to go on the easier trails. Informative maps & signs posted at various points on the trails. We saw a sloth,...More

Thank Aiyars
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alliedshultz
We are deciding between a guided tour at Mistico Hanging Bridges in Arenal or at Manuel Antonio for our group. Too expensive to do both, and our 4 boys (age 6-15) probably won't have the patience to do guided tours at both spots. We are also doing the guided hikes at Arenal Oasis (night tour in LaFortuna) and the sloth tour at our hotel (Tulemar) in MA. I am leaning toward the unguided tour at Mistico because I think the scenery and fun bridges will be more than enough to occupy everyone, and from what I can tell Mistico generally has the least amount of wildlife viewing? On the other hand, sounds like lots of folks just do a bit of hiking and visit the beaches at MA? Would appreciate anyone's opinion on this, thanks!
March 30, 2017|
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Response from Laura S | Reviewed this property |
We strongly recommend a guide at Manuel Antonio. You will have a much better chance of successful wildlife viewing. The guides there are expert at spotting the wildlife high in the trees, and aiming their spotting scope so... More
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cemcbride2013
what attractions are a few blocks from cruise port
March 28, 2017|
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Response from ParisTravelDreamer | Reviewed this property |
Hello cemcbride2013, Actually there are not many attractions near the cruise port, the main attraction is Manuel Antonio (worth visiting if you like the beach) although the marina itself has a small but very nice and chic... More
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jimdandyofor
Hi all! It will be almost 19 years this Nov when we come back to CR where we did 10 weeks of traveling in this lovely country, and now, we come with kids! They way we did it before, on a shoestring and caution to the wind, is not how we travel these days, but I still want the kids to experience the natural part of CR that we met. Hikes w/o so many people, and where the wild life has not grown accustomed to backpacks and cameras. Is there still space like this around Manuel? It appears the park is no longer this? We saw maybe 10 people all day when we were there, and the monkeys didn't come near you. Made them tougher to find, but way more amazing.to see and share space with. Im not headed back to the Caribbean side this time, but loved La Fortuna de Arenal, Tamarindo, and this area for the reasons I mentioned. Seeing them all in the top 5 places to see, Im assuming my old CR does not exist in these spaces? Is that accurate, and if so, where do we go to be safe with the kids, but enjoy some old CR? I don't mind setting up base and doing an hour or 2 trip for hikes and days like these. Anyway, ramble on, thanks for your time and help! Pura Vida!
January 23, 2017|
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Response from Brian M | Reviewed this property |
I'd start by saying that we spent two weeks traveling up and down the mid west coast of Costa Rica this past February. Manuel Antonio during the high season (which was when we visited) is heavily touristed, very expensive... More
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