Playa Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio

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Within a national park, Playa Manuel Antonio allows you to combine a bit of history with a lot of classic sun-and-sand fun. The stone turtle traps here bear witness to the area's pre-Colombian tribes, while a family-friendly vibe and plenty of sandy space invite visitors to picnic or play sports. Backed by lush vegetation, the beach remains a popular spot for swimming, surfing, and soaking up some warm Caribbean sun. The surrounding area boasts an impressive diversity of wildlife, including over 100 species of mammals and nearly 200 species of birds. Put Playa Manuel Antonio at the forefront of your travel plans using our Manuel Antonio online tour itinerary planner.
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  • Gorgeous beach, great wildlife sightings. Great bonus to the admission of the park. The water was not too choppy or cloudy. Convenient bathrooms and shower stations. Snack shop is close by for a...  more »
  • Beautiful area with clear water and white sand. Nice path from the park entrance to the beach. We saw lots of monkeys near the beach! There are bathrooms, outdoor showers, and changing stations...  more »
  • Beautiful quite beaches with exciting trails to offer. - There are all together 3 beaches in this place, the first one is local and free of entry. The second and third are the Manuel Antonio beach. - there is long trail which can take you to this beaches, trails are full of amazing animals to view. - Food inside the park is on a higher side. - for photographers white sand beach with blue waters are best viewed in sunshine.
  • This beach is a heaven, make sure you go there at least 1 day, we saw alot of monkeys

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