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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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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

2  Thank 1unfoldinglife
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank AnotherDuff
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and browsed the beach when we visited the surrounding national park. Beautiful beach (both sides of the trees), although waves and current can be pretty strong. Tip: - Watch your belongings! The monkeys and in particular the raccoons are little devils!

1  Thank Willem K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Playa Manuel Antonio was like being in a dream. We stopped at the beach during a tour we were on. I wish we would have stayed there longer. The most beautiful beach I have been to ever. My memories of Costa Rica are mostly this...More

2  Thank firefly331
Reviewed 1 week ago

As you enter, you will be in the roadway. You will come to the Sloth Boardwalk on your right. Take that walk and save your feet from the rocky road. You will see monkeys and hopefully a sloth. Do not stop at the first beach...More

3  Thank Ronnie T
Reviewed 1 week ago

The trails were great, the beach was too crowded! The wildlife there was amazing! So many monkeys at this park!

Thank sedmedd1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful beaches, sloths every quarter of a mile, lizards galore, thieving monkeys, jungle walks with ocean vistas... this place has it all. Get there early to beat the heat and just enjoy yourself.

3  Thank anprice26
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30 March 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
28 March 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!
24 January 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