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Address: | Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio, 6 kms south of Quepos, Manuel Antonio National Park 195-6350, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 50627775185
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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One of Costa Rica's most popular beaches, Playa Manuel Antonio frequently...

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.

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Manuel Antonio National Park

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Nice little beach in a great park, but a popular place

Very pretty beach inside the park, good swimming, wildlife all around. In fact, watch your bags carefully since the monkeys, raccoons and even a coatimundi may come along and go... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very pretty beach inside the park, good swimming, wildlife all around. In fact, watch your bags carefully since the monkeys, raccoons and even a coatimundi may come along and go through your stuff, probably scattering it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

One of my favorite places in the world. Natural, untouched paradise with all kinds of animals. Very peaceful and beautiful beaches.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Be wary of people trying to make a buck off you, constant hassle from vendors - rental chairs, trinkets, coconut water, drinks, ice cream, massages. Especially If you drive in here people will jump in front of your car to stop you and direct you to some parking that they will proceed to try to charge you for, although parking... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We did not actually swim in the water but we went to the beach to enjoy the day and relax. There were a few people in the water, most of the people were lying on the beach soaking up the sun rays. The waves were gentle, not crashing, so it looked safe for swimmers. There were few areas to get... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I visited on our honeymoon during the first week of December and found the beach spacious, safe, and friendly. You can walk along the beach for about a mile and there are people who rent comfortable chairs and umbrellas for $10/day. There are stores selling souvenirs and restaurants with prices about what you would see in the... More 

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Chatham, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The public beach in Manuel Antonio was at the end of a 10 minute bus ride from our hotel, but you want to take the bus because it's all downhill, which means the return is all uphill! The water was beautifully clean and warm. The surf was very manageable, i.e. enough waves for the children to have lots of fun.No... More 

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Navarre, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful beach with great views. Even managed to catch a few waves. Very quiet place with tons of room to spread out and enjoy

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Inside of the National Park, this is a 0natural beach at which you are likely to see many troops of monkeys. Great for swimming

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The beach was gorgeous, and the surrounding area was filled with tasty restaurants. The water was beautiful and took tons of pretty pics!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

the beach was great, water was green, can see small islands on the distance, good beach, but beware of the racoons, they are vaccinated according to park's people and they have collars, but they suddenly come out of nowhere and go straight to your backpack , they did that over and over again. you would chase them and they would... More 

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