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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” (682 reviews)
“national park” (598 reviews)
“costa rica” (750 reviews)
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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 yesterday

Very beautiful beach, but when we were there it was extremely crowded. We did see a lot of monkeys, and the walk was pleasant. The parking can be a hassle.

Thank Sheena T
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The water was 85°, the sand stretched out forever and was golden and powdery. It’s a moon shaped beach and there is very little rough current , it is just a gentle place to soak up some sun and enjoy splashing in the water absolutely...More

Thank twin411
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Manuel Antonio Beach is a fantastic beach to go to while inside Manuel Antonio National Park. Neighboring beach, Playa Espadilla, is more secluded but the water seemed to be better at Manuel Antonio Beach. Additionally, Manuel Antonio Beach is far more popular as many more...More

Thank cjkranz
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were very excited about visiting the park in order to see wildlife and of course the beach.... and yes the Monkeys!!!the park is a must but definitely need a guide it’s pointless to go without one. The beach is roughly about 15m walk from...More

1  Thank jemelec1210
Reviewed 4 days ago

Had a wonderful day at the beach. Parasailing, swimming, Eating, drinking and views. Had lifeguards watching for undertows and riptides.

1  Thank 4harryu
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nice hike, not too long or strenuous to get to this beach. One hill. There are showers there, but nowhere to buy food or drink, so bring your own into the park. Wrap it well, so the monkeys or racoon don't get it. We put...More

Thank Holly C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The surroundings and the park were fantastic! We saw sloths and monkeys and more. The kids were excited. But it was quite crowded with tourists and the monkeys and racoons were very aggressively looking for snacks.

Thank heleneharstad
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the beach during the guided park tour. Nice beach but very crowded. Monkeys and raccoons that have been fed by humans too many times (damn humans). Now these animals are habituated to humans and approach them and steal bags.

Thank William L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my favorite place we went to. Both beaches are swimming beaches and absolutely beautiful. The beach on the right had less people and that’s where we spent our day. You need to keep an eye on your belongings though because the raccoons and...More

Thank cbremer
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful sand and water. Just watch out for the raccoons, they will go through you bags looking for food as soon as you're not watching!

Thank Claire G
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January 22, 2018|
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Response from Gina J | Reviewed this property |
Hi! Congrats on your upcoming trip! We (my 20 year old daughter and my old self at 59) were in Costa Rica in September 2017. Beware of pricey tours. Visit Manuel Antonio Park for sure but you will be met by "guides... More
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January 21, 2018|
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January 6, 2018|
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Response from DublinWelcomesAll | Reviewed this property |
The three days we were there recently it was supposed to rain all day three of the days and it was sunny all day two of the days. The other day it was sunny in the morning and thunder storms in the afternoon. Our hotel... More