Manuel Antonio Travel Guide
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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 75%Adventure Travelers
- 51%History Buffs
- 51%Business Travelers
- 51%Green Travelers
- 51%Budget Travelers
Member Reviews (24)
- Manuel AntonioMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 9Mar 03, 2014
I love Manuel Antonio and Quepos, they are quaint, vibrant and eclectic seaside towns with a mix of all types of people and resource levels. Luxury is juxtaposed with cattle ranching and the subsisitence economy. Forests of wildlife swell with boldness around every turn inspiring the lenses of tourists and residents alike. Common sense is the watchword for the aversion of misfortunes anywhere you visit but nothing particular stands out in these towns to be wary of except the occasional malcriao taxi from out of town looking to get a free ride home. Top shelf place to visit and relax at the beach.
- Manuel AntonioMar 29, 2013
Manuel Antonio is a nice little town right outside of the Manuel Antonio National Park. It's laid back and friendly. There are tons of places to eat along the mountain it sits on and the views of the Pacific beaches are incredible. The town beach is also very nice and worth a visit.
- Manuel AntonioSep 23, 2012
Great place to visit, gorgeous beach, really warm water, easy hike in. Rented a nature guide for $20 USD from Tico Tours at the entrance, William C., he was amazing and really worth the money, spotted so many animals we never would have seen. A highly knowledgeable eco-warrior. Slough, monkeys, lots of interesting creatures. Had lunch at El Avion, cliff-top restaurant build on to of old cargo plane, amazing views, great cocktails. Stayed at Hotel Parador, they provide several shuttles each day in/out of park. Would stay there again, nice resort.
- Manuel AntonioMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 4Sep 17, 2012
Nice beach at the entrance with some good surf. There are a couple resturants and a little place to rent boards as well. The park is great. There are a lot of animals inside, but the park is small, so it feels like you are always running into them. All the hikes I did were easy, and there are plenty of secluded beaches to discover.
- Manuel AntonioMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness TravelersGreen Travelers+ 1Aug 22, 2012
One of Costa Rica's most spectacular spots. I usually only get to pass through here as I'm usually on the Pacific coast on surf trips and that's not what Quepos/Manuel Antonio is best known for. However, I highly recommend this area for anyone wanting a quiet getaway in a tropical paradise. It's low-key, yet not at all dead. This is a perfect introduction spot for anyone unfamiliar with tropical rainforests and wanting to start slow. It's got lush forest and abundant wildlife, but not buggy, and is complimented with a comfortable climate and ready access to resort pampering when needed.
- Manuel AntonioJul 05, 2012
This was my favorite beach in Costa Rica! It is a protected cove with warm water, and tons of wildlife. I saw sloths hanging from trees, and white-faced monkeys tried to steal my food. This is where I imagine Peter Pan and his Lost Boys might drop anchor.
- Manuel AntonioJul 05, 2012
Rainforest, picture perfect beach, wildlife everywhere, amazing restaurants, 5 star resorts to quaint b&b type spots to backpacker hostels... If you only have a limited time in Costa Rica and want to get the whole package I definitely recommend Manuel Antonio!
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