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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.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful beach” (639 reviews)
“national park” (571 reviews)
“costa rica” (736 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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| Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio, 6 kms south of Quepos, Manuel Antonio 195-6350, Costa Rica
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+506 2777 5185
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place is heaven! Though you’re have to pay to enter, it is a must see!! I did a tour which included access to the park ($45) and I booked through my hotel. If you can go directly to a booth that has guides, I...More

Thank Esther K
Reviewed yesterday

First, DO NOT PAY FOR A TOUR through the jungle. Complete waste of money. Just follow the path and you'll see all the monkeys, sloths, rainbow crabs.. Plus, you get to take it at your pace. The beach itself though is amazing - bring your...More

Thank Bryan B
Reviewed yesterday

This beach is pristine. The gray/brown sand, no trash or tourist traps, the foliage, the wildlife. It's as close to you and the beach as was given by God as you're gonna get.

Thank akabuttons
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Manuel Antonio and the surrounding area is very beautiful but incredibly crowded. If you like being harassed by people trying to sell you stuff and packed beaches this is the spot for you. It’s a great place to people watch but if you’re like looking...More

Thank Jackie L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Water is not the clearest but the setting is beautiful along with the surrounding park. Water temperature is very comfortable. Best to wear foot protection from small rocks and shells.

Thank Edward C
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a great beach - cool for surfing and sun bathing. Lots of charming stalls and not over-bearing. Great bus service to nearby towns, and right next to the National Park so that you can bathe your feet after your early morning trek. I...More

Thank andrewR5962XT
Reviewed 2 days ago

Our stay at Carlos’ place was awesome. He’s a perfect host and the best surfer teacher we met ???? Definitely recommended! Thank you Charlie for your generosity and for making us feel more locals than tourists.

Thank La_Oficina_Charlie
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Loved this area for the lush jungle beach atmosphere. And all the wildlife everywhere. The little titi monkeys are adorable!

Thank Megan G
Reviewed 5 days ago

soft sand, calm waters, easy slope on the beach. Great access to the town. no parking - most people stay there or take the bus.

Thank lorraine l
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This beach is very nice however it is very crowded with tourists and park visitors. You have to walk through the park to get there so it’s hard to bring anything with you such as food or chairs to sit on. There are lots of...More

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Mary Alice S
9 November 2017|
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Response from brendad288 | Reviewed this property |
Since you are going to be around Arenal and MV you can check out Samara and Carrillo Beach. Pretty low key, nice beach, safe.
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amberdohair
2 November 2017|
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Response from bigdadwangchung | Reviewed this property |
Drive. It’s about 3 hours.
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Ryan H
11 September 2017|
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Response from hennesda | Reviewed this property |
Not necessary. As you walk up to the area where you buy tickets, you have already been inundated with tour offers. If you can't find a tour there, you're in the wrong place.
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