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Playa Manuel Antonio

| 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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  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“national park” (559 reviews)
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| Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio, 6 kms south of Quepos, Manuel Antonio 195-6350, Costa Rica
+506 88196803
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Reviewed yesterday

The beach is very nice and lots of fun. There are many places where you can rent surfboards or any other type of board you wish to have fun on. There are a lot of beach chairs and umbrellas if you also wish to just...More

Thank AlanPerez
Reviewed yesterday

After visiting Jaco Beach we went to Manuel Antonio and checked out the beach there too. It was prettier, with plants and wildlife. There were plenty of people asking us to buy surfing lessons too, but overall I enjoyed this beach more than Jaco. It...More

Thank jelico8
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was the best beach I visited in Costa Rica. It is a small beach, the water is so calm, and the time I visited there was not a lot of people so it was quiet, perfect for a swim, reading and sunbathing. The place...More

Thank Ruby V
Reviewed 2 days ago

The park is amazingly beautiful, A must go place while you are in Manual Antonio, A very beautiful walk from the entrance to the beach full of all kinds of wildlife The main beach is awesome, flat crystal clear water, white sand beach, with monkeys...More

Thank Chris D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Just the water and the sand make this an amazing beach. Then you add the location and the monkeys around you and it becomes a tropical paradise. I hope I'm writing about the beach inside the national park. Don't take food inside though. Monkeys and...More

Thank Tonycal3
Reviewed 4 days ago

The beach is at the end of the Park tour. It is beautiful and refreshing. As the day goes on, it gets crowded. The monkeys will steal things out of your bag or the whole bag, if necessary! Secure your belongings!

Thank Laura S
Reviewed 4 days ago

I came here with my friend about 25 years ago and returned with extended family last week. While many things have changed- MA is very much developed as a town and the park has new boardwalks for trails with a new, more complicated ticketing system,...More

Thank kt3
Reviewed 4 days ago

this is my second day here I can't believe how beautiful this is , everyone should see this place lots of animals all over

Thank turinspirits
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Playa Manuel Antonio is a lovely beach nestled within the Park. It's much calmer than the public beach outside the Park I believe because it's in an inlet. The beach offers no services so bring towels, water and snacks. Be mindful of the monkeys and...More

1  Thank 1unfoldinglife
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Wonderful beach and spectacular views of the sunset! There are also fabulous restaurants and bars nearby!

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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
Hi all! It will be almost 19 years this Nov when we come back to CR where we did 10 weeks of traveling in this lovely country, and now, we come with kids! They way we did it before, on a shoestring and caution to the wind, is not how we travel these days, but I still want the kids to experience the natural part of CR that we met. Hikes w/o so many people, and where the wild life has not grown accustomed to backpacks and cameras. Is there still space like this around Manuel? It appears the park is no longer this? We saw maybe 10 people all day when we were there, and the monkeys didn't come near you. Made them tougher to find, but way more amazing.to see and share space with. Im not headed back to the Caribbean side this time, but loved La Fortuna de Arenal, Tamarindo, and this area for the reasons I mentioned. Seeing them all in the top 5 places to see, Im assuming my old CR does not exist in these spaces? Is that accurate, and if so, where do we go to be safe with the kids, but enjoy some old CR? I don't mind setting up base and doing an hour or 2 trip for hikes and days like these. Anyway, ramble on, thanks for your time and help! Pura Vida!
January 23, 2017|
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Response from Brian M | Reviewed this property |
I'd start by saying that we spent two weeks traveling up and down the mid west coast of Costa Rica this past February. Manuel Antonio during the high season (which was when we visited) is heavily touristed, very expensive... More