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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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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.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful beach” (723 reviews)
“national park” (619 reviews)
“costa rica” (691 reviews)
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Hours Today: 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
| Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio, 6 kms south of Quepos, Manuel Antonio 195-6350, Costa Rica
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+506 2777 5185
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Reviewed today via mobile

Yup it's true what people are satin this truly is a stunning beach, lovely waters and clean. It's worth the effort getting up to see it.

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Reviewed today

Recommend taking time to observe the animals, birds and plants along the path to the beach. Consider hiring a guide. Long stretches of vegetation along beach before access available. Beach is pristine, long and narrow. Troops of monkeys play in the trees , teasing visitors....More

Thank Margaret B
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Reviewed yesterday

Pretty nice beach-public and free. Big waves, places to rent chairs and umbrellas. Lots of vendors hawking their wares though!! We took surfing lessons from Oscar of "Tsumani". He was awesome and very patient!! Highly recommend him -we were all able to get up on...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Everyone had success at surfing - so much fun! Beautiful beach! Lots of great people watching, lots of activities!

Thank VC D
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Nice beach for sure but not our favorite. It was busier and there were vendors. It was a good place to surf. You can rent a Cabana and chairs.

Thank MoragMiller
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

One of the nicest beaches I’ve ever been to! The water is a pretty shade of baby blue. Lots of iguanas and capuchin monkeys nearby. Watch your stuff closely! Raccoons are accustomed to tourists coming and they like to grab people’s things when they think...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

As I rounded the corner behind several tour buses and cars there was a large crowd of men and women. Some looking to be official with nametags around their neck others with whistles blocking the road and telling me where to park . Because there...More

Thank Angela M
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

So we visited several baches in the area and this one was one of the best ones around... They charge 10,000 colones for parking and a couple chairs. There are a few restaurants around. Overall it was a good experience, but i would not say...More

1  Thank 125Annie
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The trail from the park entrance to Playa Manuel Antonio took us about an hour, but we stopped several times along the way to rest. It was already 90 degrees with 90% humidity. When we reached this beach around noon, it was overrun with locals...More

Thank Joan H
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The beach is beautiful (bring your own chairs and towels. You could come to the park just for the beach. Views are fabulous and water protected from rough water.

Thank Don08251950
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Melissa A
26 May 2018|
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Response from Shelby E | Reviewed this property |
Hey there. The drive would be beautiful!!! I think as long as you stay to the main highways you’d be ok. The driving there is crazy so don’t be in a hurry and make sure you have some sort of gps (garmin or something of the... More
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26 April 2018|
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Response from Celeste R | Reviewed this property |
I can’t remember but guessing around 50. No ID is required
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Jessie W
18 March 2018|
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Response from Natalie P | Reviewed this property |
We have stayed in Tamarindo, Quepos/Manuel Antonio and La Fortuna. For us, the best experience was in Quepos for the climate (hot, sunny, and humid) and the beautiful jungle surroundings. Take a trip to Rainmaker for an... More
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