Manuel Antonio

Central Pacific

Set high above the enchanting national park, Manuel Antonio boasts world-class views and beaches. Accommodation choices are plentiful, with some of the country's most inspired lodging options to choose from. Just imagine sparkling white sandy beaches, shimmering blue water and the fresh ocean breeze, all from the rocking chair on your patio. You'll feel stress magically leave your body as you soak up the sun in Manuel Antonio.

Between the main town and the national park, there are several world-class beaches in the area. Here, you can enjoy the wide variety of activities such as swimming, hiking the Manuel Antonio National Park, surfing, or simply relaxing while watching a vibrant sunset. Manuel Antonio is one of only two locations in Costa Rica where you can see all four types of monkey; spider, howler, white faced and the endangered squirrel monkey, many of which can be visible from your hotel window. The area is also a prime destination for spotting sloths, both in and outside of the national park This once tiny town has blossomed into the most popular Costa Rican beach destination. Available are all the amenities you would come to expect as well as a jumping nightlife. Access to the area is possible along Coastal Highway 34 from either the north or south. The drive itself is popular among tourists as pronounced steep cliffs crash into the blue waters of the Pacific Ocean. There is also a domestic airstrip in Quepos, just 7km away.

Be sure to keep an eye on your valuables at all times. Theft is a significant problem on the beaches, not just by humans but also by white faced monkeys looking to steal a quick snack.

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Midworld Canopy Tour

Zip Lines|5 hours

Manuel Antonio

4.9 / 5.0
Starting At$80
Midworld Canopy Tour

Fly through the upper reaches of the jungle on this exciting canopy your. Set just outside Quepos, this zipline is one of the longest and safest in the area—it has...

4.9 / 5.0
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Rafting on the Naranjo River

Rafting|6 hours

Manuel Antonio

4.8 / 5.0
Starting At$75
Rafting on the Naranjo River

Costa Rica offers some of the world's best white water rafting. Wild and untamed, these big, brash rivers plunge through spectacularly beautiful, largely unexplored...

4.8 / 5.0
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Rafting on the Savegre River

Rafting|8 hours

Manuel Antonio

4.8 / 5.0
Starting At$98
Rafting on the Savegre River

The Savegre River, one of the most pristine rivers in the country and surrounded by lush vegetation and meandering waters, features class II and III rapids that are...

4.8 / 5.0
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Damas Estuary Boat Trip

2-in-1 combo|3 hours

Manuel Antonio

4.6 / 5.0
Starting At$62
Damas Estuary Boat Trip

The Damas Estuary Boat Trip takes you on a covered boat tour through the complex and beautiful estuaries and mangroves surrounding Damas Island. Damas Island got...

4.6 / 5.0
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Manuel Antonio Catamaran Tour

2-in-1 combo|4 hours

Manuel Antonio

4.5 / 5.0
Starting At$60
Manuel Antonio Catamaran Tour

The Manuel Antonio Catamaran Tour is available in both Morning and Afternoon-Sunset tour full of beautiful views and marine exploration along the stunning pacific...

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Manuel Antonio National Park Guided Tour

2-in-1 combo|4 hours

Manuel Antonio

4.4 / 5.0
Starting At$59
Manuel Antonio National Park Guided Tour

Tour one of Costa Rica’s most stunning national parks on the Manuel Antonio National Park hike. An experienced guide, while taking you through this natural world of...

4.4 / 5.0
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Midworld Superman Tour

Zip Lines|3 hours

Manuel Antonio

5.0 / 5.0
Starting At$70
Midworld Superman Tour

Ever wanted to fly through the air like Superman? If so, here’s your chance. During this tour, participants connect to a double-cabled, 1-km line and fly...

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Savegre River Rafting

2-in-1 combo|6 hours

Manuel Antonio

5.0 / 5.0
Starting At$95
Savegre River Rafting

On this tour you’ll experience the swift waters of Costa Rica’s powerful Savegre River. This river goes past waterfalls and canyons, as well as miles of preserved...

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Rainmaker Rain Forest Hike

3-in-1 combo|4 hours

Manuel Antonio

5.0 / 5.0
Starting At$99
Rainmaker Rain Forest Hike

This guided hike through the rainforest is an educational experience. Manuel Antonio is a tropical rainforest with lots of rare species for you to discover. On this...

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10-in-1 Adventure Combo

3-in-1 combo|7 hours

Manuel Antonio

5.0 / 5.0
Starting At$130
10-in-1 Adventure Combo

Costa Rica’s rainforests are natural theme parks. On this tour you’ll go canyoneering in the San Antonio de Damas rainforest, which is just outside of the Manuel...

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Amphibious Reptiles at Night

2-in-1 combo|2 hours

Manuel Antonio

4.9 / 5.0
Starting At$65
Amphibious Reptiles at Night

The jungle is a noisy place at night. You can get closer to the source of all that nighttime music at a wildlife refuge called Si Como No. Take the nighttime tour...

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Canopy Safari Manuel Antonio

3-in-1 combo|6 hours

Manuel Antonio

4.8 / 5.0
Starting At$85
Canopy Safari Manuel Antonio

Imagine yourself streaking along a canopy zip line high above the rainforest - the thrill, the adrenalin, the extraordinary views! This, along with an exciting tour...

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Hotel Costa Verde

Manuel Antonio

Bar

Free Breakfast

Jacuzzi

Restaurant

Swimming Pool

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4.5 / 5.0
From$178

Hotel Costa Verde

Hotel Costa Verde is a Costa Rican tropical paradise, just a few minutes from the entrance of the world famous Manuel Antonio National Park. For those seeking adventure...

4.5 / 5.0
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Hotel Si Como No

Manuel Antonio

Air Conditioning

Bar

Free Breakfast

Wireless Internet

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4.5 / 5.0
From$311

Hotel Si Como No

The luxurious Si Como No Hotel is located in Manuel Antonio, on the central Pacific coast. This area is blessed with tropical rain forests, stunning beaches and warm...

4.5 / 5.0
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Espadilla Ocean Club

Manuel Antonio

Air Conditioning

Swimming Pool

Wireless Internet

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5.0 / 5.0
From$559

Espadilla Ocean Club

Whether you’re coming as a couple on a special getaway, a family taking a vacation, or a larger party experiencing the group trip of a lifetime, this Ocean Club just off...

5.0 / 5.0
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Casa Dolce Vita

Manuel Antonio

Air Conditioning

Jacuzzi

Swimming Pool

Wireless Internet

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4.8 / 5.0
From$866

Casa Dolce Vita

Casa Dolce Vita is privileged with a location that overlooks both the Manuel Antonio National Park and the beautiful Pacific Ocean. This four level, 3,900 sq ft house...

4.8 / 5.0
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Gaia Hotel and Reserve

Manuel Antonio

Air Conditioning

Bar

Cable TV

Free Breakfast

Restaurant

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4.8 / 5.0
From$362

Gaia Hotel and Reserve

This adults-only resort offers a luxurious introduction to the rainforests of Costa Rica’s central Pacific region. Gaia Hotel and Reserve sits on its own tract of...

4.8 / 5.0
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Hotel Plaza Yara

Manuel Antonio

Air Conditioning

Cable TV

Free Breakfast

Restaurant

Swimming Pool

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4.8 / 5.0
From$167

Hotel Plaza Yara

Hotel Plaza Yara is found on the Central Pacific Coast along a road connecting the fishing town of Quepos to Manuel Antonio Park. With its world-class beaches, the...

4.8 / 5.0
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