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Playa Manuel Antonio

#2 of 48 things to do in Manuel Antonio Features Animals
| 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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“beautiful beach” (618 reviews)
“national park” (564 reviews)
“costa rica” (694 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
| Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio, 6 kms south of Quepos, Manuel Antonio 195-6350, Costa Rica
+506 88196803
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This park is so beautiful. The park is small but has tons of nature for everyone to enjoy. We hiked it with our 5 year old and 16 year old. It's an easy trail. I suggest that you put on your swimsuit and pack a...More

Thank flowerbunnyy
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We did not go with a guide. It's easy to pay for park entrance when you get there (kids under 12 are free and I think adults were $16 each) and find the beach yourself. We saw plenty of wildlife on the beautiful walk to...More

Thank Travelmolz
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The beach is large, the waves are too much, too many people selling many things. I personaly prefer the beach Palya Biezans.

Thank amroujTNHam
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed the park and it's beautiful beach. Our tour guide, Roger, from Tulemar, was very friendly and highly knowledgeable about the ecology of the flora and fauna. And the hour we spent swimming at the beautiful beach was a highlight...More

Thank Glaucon020507
Reviewed 2 days ago

Nice walk through the forest, if you are lucky you can spot sloths and monkeys; I do not recommend buying a guided tour, I rather recommend you bring your own binoculars. If you just visit the beach your visit will be one hour, maybe two;...More

Thank omoralesm
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The best beach in the area. Surrounded by monkeys makes it a unique experience. Too bad the only way to get in is paying the fee to the park.

Thank Carlos B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I really enjoyed this beautiful beach! I prefer it to Playa espadilla (cleaner and less people) Be mindful of the raccoons, they unzip your bag to look for food and they can bite you! They made us laugh so hard ! Part of the adventure!...More

Thank Sanazita
Reviewed 5 days ago

The place is amazing but did not see many animals. the beach has areas with alot of rock but the view is amazing.

Thank ron1976h
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had an excellent day at the splays. You can take the bus for 310 colones- there are bus stops everywhere. Taxis are more like 6 bucks. When you get there, you can rent 2 chairs and an umbrella for like 10 dollars and sit...More

1  Thank AM25DN29
Reviewed 6 days ago

We did the guided nature walk to the beach through the National Park. First impressions were that it was really busy - much busier than other parks we had visited in Costa Rica. However our guide was excellent and we did see lots of wildlife,...More

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July 27, 2017|
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Response from MarvinGuide | Property representative |
Hi! National park entrance fee is one entry, if planning to go swimming in the park you have to carry everything with when you enter the park
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