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Playa Manuel Antonio

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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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| Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio, 6 kms south of Quepos, Manuel Antonio 195-6350, Costa Rica
+506 2777 5185
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Reviewed today via mobile

We enjoyed a guided tour of the park first and then off to the beach. Fabulous beaches. We could have spent the whole day there. Watch out for the monkeys and raccoons - we did not bring any food so we were not bothered, but...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank O1638GBstevenh
Reviewed today

We saw Howlers, Capuchins, 2 and 3 toed Sloths! The beach is beautiful. It is a very busy area. We hired a guide and got there early. Next time I would arrive earlier and just go to the beach! Awesome area on our planet. FYI:...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Omnigreen
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It’s got great waves. Great walking beach. Beautiful and peaceful. There are monkeys in the trees so watch your food cuz they’ll steal it!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Navigator29754
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Loved this park!!! Very nice! Watch out for the monkeys near the beach they will take your stuff. Nice walkways and nice beach that not too many people get to.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jody N
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Wonderful beach, wild and very clean place. We spent one entire day in Manuel Antonio Park and could relax and take a great bath in the warm Pacific. A fantastic experience for all my family ( 2 adults and 3 kids : 3,6,9 year-old.) I...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Curious56666
Reviewed 3 days ago

When entering the park, be sure to park in the "official" parking area. There are other parking spots which cost more and are farther away. Pass the aggressive people trying to get you to park in their lots and park closer to the park entrance....More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank dahmail
Reviewed 3 days ago

Walking into Manuel Antonio and hiking provides you with excellent chances of seeing many of the animals that live in the park. Follow the hike with a trip to the beautiful beach where you can spend hours enjoying the sandy beach and warm water. it...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Debbie S
Reviewed 3 days ago

Nice beach in Manuel Antonio with many activities and large walking distance. Very close to the national parc and there are many surfers sometimes disturbing.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank thekeepwalkingmaster
Reviewed 3 days ago

We laid out, enjoyed the water (not too warm, not cold), got surf lessons from locals, bought snow cones, coconut drinks, jewelry, and enjoyed the slow pace of the Pura Vida. Great beach. Recommend.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Kipkelike
Reviewed 5 days ago

Blue clear water, white sand and lots of monkeys. We enjoyed a long swim. A lot of people, though, but only the people who bought the ticket to the park.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank juliaramm27
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December 19, 2018|
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Response from joshuab210 | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure since they are closed on major holidays and on Mondays. I suggest you google it. Enjoy your visit
July 15, 2018|
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Response from STEWART L | Reviewed this property |
From the parking area to the beach area is mostly flat and wheel chair accessible. The last 50 yards or so has a side walkway that is a gradient going downwards, so it is easy to go down. But coming up that walkway would... More
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July 2, 2018|
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Response from Joan H | Reviewed this property |
Hi Dawn: When we came here in Jan., we entered the Nat'l Park and walked to the beach which was at the end of the trail. There was no separate cost - just our fee to enter the park. We did talk to a couple we met along... More