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Playa Manuel Antonio

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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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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.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful beach” (723 reviews)
“national park” (619 reviews)
“costa rica” (691 reviews)
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Hours Today: 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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| Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio, 6 kms south of Quepos, Manuel Antonio 195-6350, Costa Rica
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+506 2777 5185
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Reviewed yesterday

The best way to experience Costa Rica's rain forest is to go to this beautiful beach along the Pacific with sand and rocky vistas. The adjoining walk to Cathedral Point goes up and down 550 steps and is not for weak walkers. But along the...More

1  Thank macman2
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The beach is beautiful and easy to get to. There are nice small waves for surfing and for kids, but there are local sales people that walk up to sell bowls, jewelry, cigars, etc every 10 minutes. They are very friendly and will easily take...More

1  Thank Elizabeth S
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Yup it's true what people are satin this truly is a stunning beach, lovely waters and clean. It's worth the effort getting up to see it.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Recommend taking time to observe the animals, birds and plants along the path to the beach. Consider hiring a guide. Long stretches of vegetation along beach before access available. Beach is pristine, long and narrow. Troops of monkeys play in the trees , teasing visitors....More

1  Thank Margaret B
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Pretty nice beach-public and free. Big waves, places to rent chairs and umbrellas. Lots of vendors hawking their wares though!! We took surfing lessons from Oscar of "Tsumani". He was awesome and very patient!! Highly recommend him -we were all able to get up on...More

1  Thank Georgia-USA
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Everyone had success at surfing - so much fun! Beautiful beach! Lots of great people watching, lots of activities!

Thank VC D
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nice beach for sure but not our favorite. It was busier and there were vendors. It was a good place to surf. You can rent a Cabana and chairs.

Thank MoragMiller
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

One of the nicest beaches I’ve ever been to! The water is a pretty shade of baby blue. Lots of iguanas and capuchin monkeys nearby. Watch your stuff closely! Raccoons are accustomed to tourists coming and they like to grab people’s things when they think...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

As I rounded the corner behind several tour buses and cars there was a large crowd of men and women. Some looking to be official with nametags around their neck others with whistles blocking the road and telling me where to park . Because there...More

Thank Angela M
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

So we visited several baches in the area and this one was one of the best ones around... They charge 10,000 colones for parking and a couple chairs. There are a few restaurants around. Overall it was a good experience, but i would not say...More

1  Thank 125Annie
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Melissa A
May 25, 2018|
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Response from Shelby E | Reviewed this property |
Hey there. The drive would be beautiful!!! I think as long as you stay to the main highways you’d be ok. The driving there is crazy so don’t be in a hurry and make sure you have some sort of gps (garmin or something of the... More
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April 26, 2018|
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Response from Celeste R | Reviewed this property |
I can’t remember but guessing around 50. No ID is required
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Jessie W
March 18, 2018|
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Response from Natalie P | Reviewed this property |
We have stayed in Tamarindo, Quepos/Manuel Antonio and La Fortuna. For us, the best experience was in Quepos for the climate (hot, sunny, and humid) and the beautiful jungle surroundings. Take a trip to Rainmaker for an... More
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