Manuel Antonio, where you can dine at some ocean view restaurants and bars as well as browse through shops, is a beautiful beach town with one of the country most renowned national parks. To get to Manuel Antonio one must pass through the town of Quepos, offering a bigger town center with lots of food and store choices as well as live music.
The Quepos area is a sport fishing mecca that boasts an abundance of Sailfish, Marlin, Yellow Fin Tuna, Dorado, and Amberjack. Wildlife enthusiasts will enjoy boat tours of Isla Damas, a mangrove swamp just north of Quepos. Hiking, bird-watching, swimming and snorkeling are all popular pursuits in Manuel Antonio National Park.
Hotel Costa Verde is located on a bluff overlooking the Pacific beaches and has thirty acres of untouched land that serves as a natural corridor for native wildlife foraging between the national park and the beach. There are three cliff side pools with sundecks and the spacious rooms with balconies all offer a birds-eye view of the parks coastline and rain forest canopy. Dine in any one of the four restaurants: Anaconda, serving typical and international foods; La Cantina BBQ and Bar, featuring live music; El Avion, where you can enjoy a cocktail inside the famous air carrier or dine on the ocean view deck, or the Wagon that offers a lush jungle ambiance with a punch of color from the wild mosaic tiled floor featuring larger-than-life exotic animals.
Hotel Costa Verde offers spacious apartments planned for two distinct types of vacation accommodations: air conditioned apartments with cable TV and Costa Verde II, a special group of 15 studios designed exclusively for couples. Each area has its own swimming pool, special ambiance and views.