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Manuel Antonio National Park

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Manuel Antonio National Park

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MunozMommy wrote a review Yesterday
Chicago, Illinois12 contributions
This is a must-do when in the area. We've been here 3 times in 19 years. You WILL see monkeys and other animals if you go in the early morning. The animals are "locked in" from development in the area, so there are no natural predators, so the monkeys, sloths, coatis, etc. are plentiful enough for you to catch a glimpse, and probably a monkey interaction. The capuchin white faced monkeys are rather aggressive in my opinion, so be careful. One took a swipe at my daughter's head and could have left a scratch had he hit her face instead of her hair (she had a flower in her hair; perhaps that is what drew her to him?) & we were scared she would be hurt, but she was ok & thankfully remained calm. You must get a guide (true of all CR parks) if you don't want to miss most wildlife and know what plant life you are looking at as well, and learn something. They will help you take better pictures with their scope as well. Drive past the aggressive parking and guide "authorities" that are set up at the bottom of the hill before you enter the beach area (they may or may not be legit) and drive so you can see the entrance and park much closer. It will save you alot of needless walking and won't cost you any more money. The guides right outside the park are fine. We chose MOP, and thought he was very good, and had much better vibes than a guy who stopped us farther down the road. The easy hike is flat with little climbing and ends at one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Dr Palden Lhamo wrote a review 24 Jan
California26 contributions9 helpful votes
We have never swam in more amazing waters than those inside the Park. They require you leave all foods outside and toys so the beach is very clean. There is a great little cafe inn the Park and we enjoyed a couple of baked treats but the crossant filled with cheese was disappointing (not like from a French bakery), more Mexican style baked good. Delicious ice cream. Yummy. Staff was very nice.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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eign44 wrote a review 23 Jan
Toronto, Canada29 contributions5 helpful votes
My son and I have been in Costa Rica for weeks, but this park was so great that we had to visit twice in the four days we were in town. There are multiple hiking trails, amazing look-out points and three beaches. We had so much fun, and I took so many photos. Even without a guide, we could see lots of monkeys, iguanas etc - we even saw a caiman. Thanks to one of the park rangers, we also saw a mom and baby sloth. We love the Manuel Antonio Beach - we've been to a lot of beaches on this trip, but this one has been our favourite for swimming and floating.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Karen S wrote a review 20 Jan
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Disappointed! Too many scammers posing as park people 2-3km from the gate, yelling at us to pay! We kept going and paid to park..1 km away. CANNOT bring food in, we walked for A long time to get to the most beautiful beach and calm water! So nice. People were social distancing well. A cafeteria was available so we bought a tuna sub to share and it tasted mouldy.. they charged us 1000 colones to refill the water bottle. We were so hungry so Left to walk back to our car to eat our sandwiches and on the way saw 3 howler monkeys which was cool! Coming back in they didn't want to honour our tickets (38$ Canadian) nobody spoke English. We ran back in to finish our walk and maybe swim again...only to find out the beach closed at 2:30!!! What?!? Then had to walk back out and left the park after 4 hour excursion overall...was a very expensive day and a long time for a short bit of enjoyment..
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Date of experience: January 2021
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jewels2613 wrote a review 8 Jan
canada35 contributions7 helpful votes
A guided tour of this park is a must do when traveling to this area of Costa Rica. We pre booked a tour through the official park website and it was well worth it. Our guide, Mop, has 23 yrs experience as a guide and his ability to spot wild life was crazy! He was very knowledgeable and made the tour a pleasure. The only aspect of our visit that was annoying was the harassment on the drive in by all the parking attendants, I completely respect everyone needs to make a living especially during these difficult times but we had a pre booked tour with instructions to drive to the gate and the attendants kept insisting there was no parking and we had to pay to park in their lots which wasn’t the case, I just don’t like being misled
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Date of experience: January 2021
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