In the past years, the small and beautiful National Park Manuel Antonio has developed into a popular tourist destination. Here you’ll spot sloths in the jungle and relax on the beach while monkeys and iguanas keep you company!
The beaches of Manuel Antonio national park are truly beautiful. White sand, clear blue water and swaying palm trees, paint the perfect tropical picture.
Because of the increased popularity, the village of Manuel Antonio has also become busier. Now there’s a wide range of hotels and restaurants to choose from. If you like the hustle and bustle of a lively coastal town, Manuel Antonio is the perfect place for you. If not, you better avoid going there and stick to more off-the-beaten-track destinations such as nearby Matapalo.
When you are staying in Manuel Antonio you can book several tours including a relaxed sailing trip along the coast. Good chance that you’ll be accompanied by dolphins and/or whales. Other options include rafting, horse riding or quad biking.
Note: that the National Park is closed on Monday.
Our hotel in Manuel Antonio was top notch, especially the location and our beach front room. This was walking distance to a beautiful, quiet beach. Our hotel staff was very friendly and made us feel right at home.
You have probably heard and read a lot about Manuel Antonio, the park is, after all, a real tourist attraction and one of the most frequently visited destinations in Costa Rica. However, if you prefer to go to less touristy and quieter locations, you might want to check out what we have to offer nearby.