The main public beach in Manuel Antonio--Playa Espadilla--is a lively place. It is surrounded by Manuel Antonio national park.
The Gabriella is ready to take you out on the sea--in luxury!
The new Pez Vela marina is the hub for most ocean tours, such as catamaran tours, snorkeling, jet skis, and deep sea fishing.
Cathedral Point is an iconic image for Costa Rica--the epicenter of Manuel Antonio national park.
A small, gorgeous park outside of Quepos surrounded 270 degrees by water
A beautiful cove beach on Quepos Point, only accessible via a 10 minute walk from the road. Few waves make it the best snorkeling in Manuel Antonio.
Within the national park, Playa Espadilla Sur is one of the most private, beautiful beaches around.
Manuel Antonio is unique to Costa Rica--and in fact all of Central America. In 2011, Forbes Magazine lauded Manuel Antonio National Park as one of the '12 Most Beautiful Parks of the World'. In 2017, Trip Advisor labeled Manuel Antonio beach as one of the top 25 beaches in the world. Given the beauty of the national parks around the world, and the number of exquisite beaches throughout Central America-- these two honors can give you an idea of the sheer beauty of this central Pacific destination.
Manuel Antonio is an blend of what most people seek in a perfect Costa Rican vacation: beautiful beaches, a world-class national park, a rainforest rife with local wildlife (there are more monkeys in Manuel Antonio than anywhere else in the country!), a selection of great restaurants, a variety of exciting and fun tours and activities, and even a new marina. Unlike many beach destinations, Manuel Antonio is spread out over 5 miles of forested hills, connecting the port of Quepos to the national park and public beach. It is sparsely developed, making it ideal for nature lovers who still want to be within arms reach of amenities. There is something for everyone--families, couples, destination weddings, and groups of friends.
There is also no single destination in Costa Rica which offers just about everything one could hope to see and experience in a Costa Rican vacation. There are more tours than one could hope to do in a typical week-long visit: canopy tours, ATV tours, catamaran tours, jet skis, parasailing, canyoneering, waterfall tours, spice plantation tours, vacation buggy tours, sailing, scuba diving, mangrove tours, snorkeling, horseback riding, kayaking, surfing, paddle boarding and much more. The nearby Talamanca mountains are a playground for rafting and waterfalls. The port of Quepos is one of the best deep sea fishing ports in the world.
Discover why so many of the worlds travel experts consider Manuel Antonio the jewel of Costa Rica!
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