Manuel Antonio is a small oceanside village located off Costa Rica's central Pacific coast. Famous for its national park, this tiny yet bustling town is just a stone's throw away from Quepos which is equally famous for its sport fishing. Manuel Antonio offers plenty of great places to stay - from extavagant luxury condos to cozy hideaway hotels tucked into nature. The region is a treasure for biodiversity, attracting nature buffs, eco-travelers and adventure-seekers alike. Without a doubt, Manuel Antonio lies within one of Costa Rica's most celebrated spots.
Although one of the smallest parks in Costa Rica, Manuel Antonio National Park is the most visited park in the country. Created in 1972 and encompassing an area of around 682 hectares, the park is among the most diverse and beautiful places in the region - what it lacks in size, it makes up for in stunning natural beauty. Spanning several natural habitats, the park boasts more than 109 different species of mammals and 184 species of birds. Manuel Antonio National Park also has some of the best beaches in the entire country that not only offer wonderful water sport activities, but are also lined with strikingly lush green forestation. The snorkeling here is terrific, and swimming conditions on some of the beaches in the park are fantastic. The four beaches here include the Espadilla Sur, the Playita, the Manuel Antonio, and the Escondido. Of these the Playa Manuel Antonio is the prettiest beach with silky white sand a stunning offshore coral reef. Playa Manuel Antonio is ranked number 17 of the world's top 25 beaches and number 1 in Central America by TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice.
Manuel Antonio offers the uniquely breathtaking fusion of scenic mountain beauty and an active lifestyle. From championship surfing tournaments, hiking, rafting/kayaking, canopying, bird watching or sport fishing, Manuel Antonio and Quepos offer something for everyone.
Manuel Antonio offers the uniquely breathtaking fusion of scenic mountain beauty and an active lifestyle.
Manuel Antonio boasts world class beaches with sparkling white sand, shimmering blue water and fresh ocean breezes.
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Luxurious vacation rentals nestled on the mountain side and overlooking the Pacific. Contact us for vacaton rentals to fit your budget.
Included in the 184 bird species native to the park are toucans, woodpeckers, potoos, motmots, tanagers, tureky vultures, parakeets and hawks.
Three of Costa Rica's four monkey species, the mantled howler monkey, Central American squirrel monkey, and the white-headed capuchin monkey call Manuel Antonio National Park home.
For those who appreciate a simpler way to get close to nature, kayak tours offer a unique way to see the most beautiful attractions of the Manuel Antonio area, the Damas Mangrove and the National Park estuary.
With its 109 species of mammals and 184 species of birds, the diversity of wildlife in Manuel Antonio is unequaled.