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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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Manuel Antonio National Park

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Pristine beach on the Pacific Ocean

This beach is beauful and it's so clean. I spent 2 hours straight in the water and didn't want to get out. The water temperature was absolutely perfect. It was a wonderful day.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Queens, NY
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Queens, NY
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53 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This beach is beauful and it's so clean. I spent 2 hours straight in the water and didn't want to get out. The water temperature was absolutely perfect. It was a wonderful day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice clean beach. You can do activities like parasailing or a massage. Restaurants and supermarkets closeby. The sales men are a bit annoying asking at leest onze a hour if you want to buy wat they sell.

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London, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This beach is beautiful rain or shine. We went on a cloudy day but still enjoyed walking along, seeing the vendors, the people and enjoying a beer across the road overlooking the beach.

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Thank Robyn C
Santa Ana, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Beach is beautiful. It is not crowded since the only people that use the beach are the ones that paid park entrance. Great place for kids to play since the waves are not big. Do however keep an eye on belongings are there are little.monkeys that will take it away...don't let their cuteness fool you.

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Ayr, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Spent some time on this beach after walk through the national park, which you pay tourist rate to enter. The beach had lovely golden sand and plenty of trees to shelter under. Monkeys on the beach will approach you as will the Raccoons if you have food in your bag so take care

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Thank elaine m
Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Even before we arrived at the park, our driver from GAIA pulled over so we could see a boa in a tree. The walk was a well a walk in the woods. Our tour guide was very in tune with the park, and he would point out things that would have been missed if we had been on our own.... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Loved the park and beaches...hated the high pressure --holes that whistle you over on the road and force you to pay for their parking and intimidate you into using their "guides" Total BS. Tell them to get out of the way and proceed! NO policing authority and they suck at guiding anyway.. You have to get your tics at a... More 

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Burbank, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

You walk through the national park (fee required) to get to this beach. It is worth the hike. The beach is exquisite and inside a quiet cove. If tropical paradise is what you want, you can't do much better. One caution -- the capuchin monkeys here are super aggressive and will steal your belongings. I saw a woman loose her... More 

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Thank EagleRockMike
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful beach!! Excellent place to explore and watch the monkeys in the trees, no food here though. Would have been nice to be able to take snacks in.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the most beautiful beach we saw during our trip in Costa Rica. It is all sand, no rocks and (in September) the water is warm and calm. You do have to pay admission to the park. Due to this, the class of people at this beach is a little higher. Tie your belongings to a large piece of... More 

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