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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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| Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio, 6 kms south of Quepos, Manuel Antonio 195-6350, Costa Rica
+506 2777 5185
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Reviewed today

lovely beach, soft sand and perfect water. (And as an added bonus, monkey running around the beach. Just watch your stuff or they might take them)

Thank Virginian20171
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

As soon as we arrived, we sat down for lunch (pbj) about 1/3 from the trees to the water. Little rascal came down from the trees and grabbed the bag sitting right between us. I held one end of the ziploc bag, he held the...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Crowded and littered which totally spoils the natural beauty of the national park. Come here for 'authentic photos' of monkeys stealing cookies from ignorant tourists and locals. Loads of better beaches around Manuel Antonio including others within the park.

Thank Laurac086
Reviewed 2 days ago

Too many people and too many questions if you want to bbuy things or eat or smoke or sport activities....Every single minute somebody is asking you to do something. You can not relax there. Too many stones when you enter the ocean.

Thank rdadah
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The beach lies in special scenery, but due to the great quantity of tourist visiting every day the national park, it gets to much crowded.

Thank 1950fede
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautifull beach, although sometimes very busy always clean. A bit too much vendors. Beware of getting overcharged for seats, C3000 for a day is max. Mixed crowed with surferboys and families with kids, backpackers and locals. Easy public transport and supermarkets on the spot.

Thank Jannim1966
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We initially wanted to see if we could have a quick swim. However, not only was the way there getting crowded (there were two road accidents too), we were also being “greeted” (sarcasm here) by different car overseers, whereby some of them would even block...More

Thank WannaBeObjective
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The beach is spectacular surrounded by wildlife. Although be careful, on the orange beach there are poisonous trees so don,t lay down or sit under or near them! It has similar effect as skin burning

1  Thank boge1985
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is indeed a very beautiful beach. The water is neither cold nor warm. It felt more like room temperature water to me, which was very pleasant. The sand is grayish white and fairly fine grained. It is very clean considering that there were so...More

Thank Flamenquera
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a fabulous beach well worth spending time at if you are going to the park. Otherwise, there is a public beach adjacent which is free and also a very fine beach

Thank Christine S
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7 January 2018|
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Response from DublinWelcomesAll | Reviewed this property |
The three days we were there recently it was supposed to rain all day three of the days and it was sunny all day two of the days. The other day it was sunny in the morning and thunder storms in the afternoon. Our hotel... More
28 December 2017|
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Response from Kinga M | Reviewed this property |
What’s your budget? It really depends on the budget. There is a really nice hostel. Selina is the name.