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Playa Manuel Antonio

#2 of 48 things to do in Manuel Antonio Features Animals
| Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio, 6 kms south of Quepos, Manuel Antonio 195-6350, Costa Rica
+506 88196803
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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.
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“beautiful beach” (618 reviews)
“national park” (564 reviews)
“costa rica” (694 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
| Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio, 6 kms south of Quepos, Manuel Antonio 195-6350, Costa Rica
+506 88196803
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed the park and it's beautiful beach. Our tour guide, Roger, from Tulemar, was very friendly and highly knowledgeable about the ecology of the flora and fauna. And the hour we spent swimming at the beautiful beach was a highlight...More

Thank Glaucon020507
Reviewed yesterday

Nice walk through the forest, if you are lucky you can spot sloths and monkeys; I do not recommend buying a guided tour, I rather recommend you bring your own binoculars. If you just visit the beach your visit will be one hour, maybe two;...More

Thank omoralesm
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The best beach in the area. Surrounded by monkeys makes it a unique experience. Too bad the only way to get in is paying the fee to the park.

Thank Carlos B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I really enjoyed this beautiful beach! I prefer it to Playa espadilla (cleaner and less people) Be mindful of the raccoons, they unzip your bag to look for food and they can bite you! They made us laugh so hard ! Part of the adventure!...More

Thank Sanazita
Reviewed 4 days ago

The place is amazing but did not see many animals. the beach has areas with alot of rock but the view is amazing.

Thank ron1976h
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had an excellent day at the splays. You can take the bus for 310 colones- there are bus stops everywhere. Taxis are more like 6 bucks. When you get there, you can rent 2 chairs and an umbrella for like 10 dollars and sit...More

1  Thank AM25DN29
Reviewed 5 days ago

We did the guided nature walk to the beach through the National Park. First impressions were that it was really busy - much busier than other parks we had visited in Costa Rica. However our guide was excellent and we did see lots of wildlife,...More

Thank Cas97
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We took a tour with our guide tucanes tours ,Costa Rica, guide was knowledgeable and polite, only problem to start of the tour it was like a zoo, lots of tours started at the same time, but we ended up seeing a bat,large grasshopper, frog,...More

Thank Pravin A
Reviewed 6 days ago

If you like nature this is the place to go. You can walk around the rain forest, spot wildlife (monkeys, iguanas, sloths, raccoons & more) and get to different beaches across the park. Make sure you have comfortable shoes and a good camera and preferably...More

Thank Adam R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I came on a trip to Quepos in August Wichita is the rainy season and we love it. The beach is beautiful and not that many people. It was sunny all day then it rains in the late afternoon. It's hot and...More

Thank Craig H
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July 27, 2017|
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Response from MarvinGuide | Property representative |
Hi! National park entrance fee is one entry, if planning to go swimming in the park you have to carry everything with when you enter the park
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
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