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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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Manuel Antonio National Park Hiking Tour
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Guided Tour of Manuel Antonio National Park from Jaco
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Manuel Antonio National Park
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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” (634 reviews)
“national park” (579 reviews)
“costa rica” (738 reviews)
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Hours Today: 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
| Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio, 6 kms south of Quepos, Manuel Antonio 195-6350, Costa Rica
+506 2777 5185
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Reviewed 13 January 2017

We got there early as the parked opened and chose not to have a guide, really not necessary. The trails were very well marked and everything was really beautiful. We saw a lot of wildlife, all kinds of birds, monkeys, deer w/ fawn, coatis, sneaky...More

Thank Reynaldo S
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

One of the best beaches I've ever seen. Everything is perfect here: azure waste, white sand, enough shadow and not to crowdy

Thank Volodymyr L
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Great park, a lot is animals. Don't get caught be local parking guys, that have fake badges and introduce themselves as official parking workers. You will have to pay for parking anyway, but it's better to do it right in front of entrance. Ignore everybody...More

Thank Volodymyr L
Reviewed 12 January 2017

We visited the park with my friends on December 31st, it was crowded but the park staff was very nice and helpful. The 15 minute walk from the entrance to the beach is part of the adventure and you should make sure to take the...More

1  Thank TigerCraneGT
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Long beach with good sand. Open south - so always has waves - not high - so not perfect for surfing or SAP. Parking costs for some reason, although nothing prepared as a parking place.

Thank Eyal T
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

We spent a short while on this beautiful beach, narrowly avoiding the raccoons getting into our backpacks! It really is stunning and the waves aren't quite so big as on the main 'public' beach (all beaches in CR are public).

Thank mermaid109
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful morning here, guided by Fabio who showed us many excellent sights including sloths, frogs, bats, iguanas, a potou and various beautiful beasties. Fabio was very knowledgable and a cool and unflappable guide, even though the park was very busy with excited...More

Thank mermaid109
Reviewed 11 January 2017

It is nice to see a park that is protected. The animals are not harassed and nature is the highlight.

Thank brendaFortErie
Reviewed 11 January 2017

while the entrance is hard to find and you will have to line up to buy tickets and then again for entry (we went on a Tuesday, their busiest day as they are closed Monday), this is well worth the $17US each for adults ticket...More

Thank juliehn
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

We loved our visit to the park today. After skipping the long line waiting on Saturday we resolved to be there when the park opened at 7 am Tuesday (park is closed Mondays). After reading lots of other reviews and knowing our young adult kids...More

Thank mgurvis
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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.
22 August 2017|
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Response from Sanazita | Reviewed this property |
28 July 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