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Address: | Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio, 6 kms south of Quepos, Manuel Antonio National Park 195-6350, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 50627775185
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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*
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Half-Day Trip to Manuel Antonio National Park
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Manuel Antonio National Park

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This park is one of the most beautiful we have visited in CR. There are several trails leading to the beaches. You are sure to see local wildlife and fauna.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Playa Langosta, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This park is one of the most beautiful we have visited in CR. There are several trails leading to the beaches. You are sure to see local wildlife and fauna.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The beach is beautiful and wonderful sunset view! You can rent chairs, surf boards, body boards, and many other things. You can also book excursions and water activities at some of the tents along the beach! Across from the beach are tons of souvenir shops and restaurants/bars. The only thing I recommend is to bring white vinegar!! Jelly fish are... More 

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Woodstock, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Not to mention the great hike full of wildlife to get to the beach, Playa Manuel Antonio is an amazingly beautiful beach. Since it requires paid park access and a long hike, it doesn't see as much traffic (at least in the offseason) as the public beaches right up the road from it. Also, because it is kind of tucked... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Spent a late afternoon here, then again in early a.m. before anyone showed up. Reminds us of Patong Beach, Thailand. Lots of hawkers doing everything from massage and renting chairs/palapas to parasailing. Really nice sand both in and out of the water. Easy swimming with no rip tides, that we saw, anyway. Nice long beach to hike, perhaps 2km or... More 

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Palm Springs, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We surfed and SUP'd with Dante's Watersports on this beach. I never made it into the park so I can't compare to that beach. However, I thought this beach was a wonderful place to spend the day while in Manuel Antonio

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The beaches within the park justify itself to visista the park. If like us are lucky enough to find an exceptional guide that we could show that better the nature of Costa Rica has to show us, even better. They deserve a day of visits. Begin the tour in "senderos" park and then take one picnic and spend the afternoon... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Even with a guide, not much wildlife was spotted so our young kids lost interest fast and honestly so did we. My parents visited us during our 2 week stay in Quepos and went here with us. They were not impressed either. Yes, the walk is beautiful and peaceful but that's about it. Would NOT recommend paying for a guide.

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Thank Melanie L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We started first thing in the morning. Many groups were hiring guides. We had hired one in the cloud forest, so we opted to do this one on our own. I believe we saw just as much, if not more, than the guided tours. We started out at the main beach with a very aggressive mother raccoon. She was not... More 

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Thank Renee H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful park and definitely worth going. The wildlife here is exceptional. We were able to film a sloth eating!!! What could be better than that?!

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Thank purplekarmanity
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lots to do and see. Beach was clean, parking was easy and food/drink was available by locals for reasonable price. A day of safe fun. Shopping and restaurants across the street. Locals do get a little pushy in these shops to sell their wares, but never felt uncomfortable. Was overall a fun beach experience.

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