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Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio

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Address: Manuel Antonio National Park 60601, Costa Rica
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Tue - Sun 07:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Manuel Antonio National Park Hiking Tour
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A must visit - many animals were spotted!

Beautiful park - we saw sloths, monkeys, different kinds of reptiles and insects... amazing eco system! Very exotic kind of place. We didn't take a guide but maybe it is better to... read more

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful park - we saw sloths, monkeys, different kinds of reptiles and insects... amazing eco system! Very exotic kind of place. We didn't take a guide but maybe it is better to take one. They are very informative and interesting :) We were lucky to spot these animals alone (we also had binoculars) but the chances are better when you... More 

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miami
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Not so much a review of the park, but a warning. We got there early on a Saturday morning. We saw a sign that said Manuel Antonio National Park and there we people in uniforms waving us to the right. I was a little suspicious and asked if this was the park. That had shirts embroidered Manuel Antonio and were... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Loads of wildlife and beautiful beaches. Recommend getting a tour guide as otherwise you would miss a lot of the wildlife and useful information

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent a day in this reserve. It offers very much fauna and flora but is very crowded and touristy. The nature and the animals you see are amazing but I had the feeling of being more or less in a theme park instead of in a real nature reserve. nevertheless, it is worth the visit when you are in... More 

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The park was beautiful and had lots of wildlife which we would not have seen without a guide with a spotting scope. We went in the morning (which is the recommendation everywhere in Costa Rica) and the park was not as crowded as I had been led to believe it would be. The number of people in the park is... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our morning in the park was great. We went early as people recommended, I highly encourage this as it gets hotter over the day. When parking, ignore most of the people whistling and yelling at you to park until closer to the end of the main road. Everyone wants you to give them money to park somewhere. There is also... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We saw plenty of wildlife that we would have never seen on our own - the guides are very knowledgeable, have an incredible eye and used a monocular that let everyone get a great close up view of the wildlife and helped with pictures. The beaches in the park were beautiful and worth the stay, much less crowded than the... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Luckily for us our hotel (San Bada) is right at the entrance to the park and they sell the tickets at reception. We walked to the waterfall, which was lovely and we saw Toucans but no water in the waterfall. Lots of wildlife, well maintained walkways and idyllic beaches. We went in twice, once to do all the tracks and... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

By 8AM there were groups of 20-30 people crowded around every animal viewing oppty. If you don't have a guide you will see very little, our guide was knowledgeable, but the crowds made you feel like you were in the Walmart of rainforests. We went on a weekday, the guide said weekends are twice as busy. We saw 2 kinds... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was my 4th visit. The park is amazing and wildlife is guaranteed. Admission is $16 per person. A guide isn't a bad idea on your first trip. The 14 KM hike can be strenuous so wear comfortable shoes. It is not handicapped accessible.

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