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Playa Manuel Antonio

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“beautiful beach”(712 reviews)
“national park”(617 reviews)
“costa rica”(689 reviews)
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 2 days ago via mobile

This beach is gorgeous, a perfect way to enjoy the day after exploring the park. The raccoons are aggressive, secure your stuff! The restrooms are a bit far from the beach, so change first before you set up your beach spot.

Thank jessicamercedes
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful, but long hike to get there. You have to buy parking. Then buy a park ticket. Then hike. They close sales an hour before the park. The park literally kicks people out.

Thank sclatanoff
Reviewed 5 days ago

Beach is inside the Manual Antonio national park. Crowded as well as the entire park, still the swimming in the was worth to spend there some time. Beware of omnipresent raccoons and monkeys stealing the stuff from your backpacks.

Thank JaroslavNecas
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I'm not quite sure what to say about an incredibly beautiful beach other that it was beautiful and clean, and the surf was swimmer-friendly.

Thank califcasl
Reviewed 1 week ago

Rough access and the zone can be expensive, but the Beach is truly amazing. The sand and water are warm and unique.

Thank Vhans
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is by far one of the best parks that I’ve been to. It’s uniquely located right along the coastline and so there many unique vegetation and animals including monkeys, deer, lizards, birds, etc. that you will see or even interact with. Be carful with...More

Thank Phuc T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The park is beautiful and well kept. It’s stroller friendly and we saw many monkeys, a sloth, deer, crabs, and a raccoon. Some foods are not allowed and they do check bags for those foods. Something we did not know was that if you pay...More

1  Thank ahawaii2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

The beach is beautiful! The water is clear and the sand is soft.There is a narrow stretch of land separating MA beach on one side and Playa Espadilla Sur on the other side. One side has rough waves and the other side has calm waves....More

1  Thank Shelleyash
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I stayed at a local hotel and spent time on the beaches. We are not beach people but loved these beaches. We were able to rent chairs and umbrella that saved us from sun burn. It was well worth the $10. The...More

Thank 431BRIANB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a magical place, a complete paradise. The sea is beautiful and all the people are nice, it's worth going and I hope to return

Thank Kent N
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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
Dawn Thorpe J
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
Melissa A
May 25, 2018|
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Response from cbremer | Reviewed this property |
Definitely drive! You will be safe. My best friend and I (both females) rented a car and I’m so glad we did. Driving there is lots of fun too.