Manuel Antonio

Manuel Antonio

Things to do - general

Located 120 miles (192 km) from San Jose on the Pacific coast, Manuel Antonio National Park is internationally recognized as being one of the most biodiverse parks on the planet. Lush tropical forests, lagoons, mangroves and pristine white sandy beaches make up one of the most diverse ecosystems imaginable. Among the 109 species of mammals and 184 species of birds, some of the frequently viewed residents include white-faced and howler monkeys, two and three toed sloths and iguanas. The endangered squirrel monkey calls the park home as well.

The park contains a great system of well marked trails to allow visitors to explore (maps may be purchased at the park entrance). The four beaches in the park, Espadilla Sur, Manuel Antonio, Escondito and Playita, are some of the best in the country. Espadilla Sur and Manuel Antonio offer very good snorkeling when the water is clear, which is best during the dry season. At 236 feet (72 m) high, Cathedral Point lies between Playa Espadilla Sur and Playa Manuel Antonio. It is connected to the mainland by a narrow land bridge and if you&re up for the hike, provides a memorable view. Playa Manuel Antonio offers a glimpse into the past with pre-Columbian turtle traps made of stone. Surfing, swimming or just relaxing under the sun are favorite activities for park goers.

Manuel Antonio National Park is open Tuesday through Sunday from 7:30 am to 4 pm. Regulations have been in effect to limit the amount of visitors to 600 on weekdays and 800 on weekends and holidays. To avoid large crowds, early morning from May to November may be the best time to experience the park. Peak months are from December to April. The entrance fee is $6 and free for children 12 and under. Petty theft is common around the park so be sure not to leave your possessions unguarded.

Arenas del Mar

Arenas del Mar

, Manuel Antonio
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Buena Vista Luxury Villas

Buena Vista Luxury Villas

, Manuel Antonio
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Divisamar Hotel & Casino

Divisamar Hotel & Casino

, Manuel Antonio
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Gaia Luxury Boutique Hotel

Gaia Luxury Boutique Hotel

, Manuel Antonio
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Hotel Las Tres Banderas

Hotel Las Tres Banderas

, Manuel Antonio
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Hotel Makanda By the Sea

Hotel Makanda By the Sea

, Manuel Antonio
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Hotel San Bada

Hotel San Bada

, Manuel Antonio
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Hotel Si como No

Hotel Si como No

, Manuel Antonio
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La Mansion inn

La Mansion inn

, Manuel Antonio
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Parador Resort & Spa

Parador Resort & Spa

, Manuel Antonio
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Shana Hotel & Residence

Shana Hotel & Residence

, Manuel Antonio
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Casa Dulce Vita

Casa Dulce Vita

, Manuel Antonio
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Damas Mangrove Kayaking

Damas Mangrove Kayaking

Manuel Antonio
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Jungle Night Walk

Jungle Night Walk

Manuel Antonio
Experience the magic of the most exotic nocturnal creatures on the jungle night walk at the wild lif More info
Manuel Antonio National Park

Manuel Antonio National Park

Manuel Antonio
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Naranjo White Water Rafting

Naranjo White Water Rafting

Manuel Antonio
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Ocean Kayak & Snorkeling

Ocean Kayak & Snorkeling

Manuel Antonio
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