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Address: | Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio, 6 kms south of Quepos, Manuel Antonio National Park 195-6350, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2777 5185
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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One of Costa Rica's most popular beaches, Playa Manuel Antonio frequently...

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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Manuel Antonio National Park

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Nice sandy beach inside the park.

We did not actually swim in the water but we went to the beach to enjoy the day and relax. There were a few people in the water, most of the people were lying on the beach soaking... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Kirkland, Washington
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Kirkland, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We did not actually swim in the water but we went to the beach to enjoy the day and relax. There were a few people in the water, most of the people were lying on the beach soaking up the sun rays. The waves were gentle, not crashing, so it looked safe for swimmers. There were few areas to get... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My husband and I visited on our honeymoon during the first week of December and found the beach spacious, safe, and friendly. You can walk along the beach for about a mile and there are people who rent comfortable chairs and umbrellas for $10/day. There are stores selling souvenirs and restaurants with prices about what you would see in the... More 

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Chatham, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The public beach in Manuel Antonio was at the end of a 10 minute bus ride from our hotel, but you want to take the bus because it's all downhill, which means the return is all uphill! The water was beautifully clean and warm. The surf was very manageable, i.e. enough waves for the children to have lots of fun.No... More 

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Navarre, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful beach with great views. Even managed to catch a few waves. Very quiet place with tons of room to spread out and enjoy

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Inside of the National Park, this is a 0natural beach at which you are likely to see many troops of monkeys. Great for swimming

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The beach was gorgeous, and the surrounding area was filled with tasty restaurants. The water was beautiful and took tons of pretty pics!

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Watchung, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

the beach was great, water was green, can see small islands on the distance, good beach, but beware of the racoons, they are vaccinated according to park's people and they have collars, but they suddenly come out of nowhere and go straight to your backpack , they did that over and over again. you would chase them and they would... More 

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Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This beach was one of the most beautiful beaches...no garbage and no vendors. Very beautiful. Plan to guard your belonging from raccoons and monkeys!

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Fresno, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great beach, the jungle as a background, great water temp. The only regret was that you would have to hike in any amenities beyond a towel and other sundries as you can't drive to it. We were there in November and the whole area was overcast almost the entire time, so no sunbathing or typical beach weather,... More 

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Somerset, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This beach is simply gorgeous. The water is clear and the sand is comfortable. It is somewhat of a "hike" to get to the beach, but it is worth it! We kept our gear on picnic tables in the shade, and our tour guide stayed to guard it -from the monkeys and raccoons! This is a necessity - as they... More 

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