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A Coastal Haven for Adventure and Tranquillity

Enjoy immaculate beaches, spot wildlife, hike through beautiful landscapes and indulge in the local culture.

Discover the splendour of Manuel Antonio, a gem among Costa Rica's developed destinations. Ideal for family holidays or even your honeymoon, this coastal paradise offers a wealth of attractions that will leave you delighted. Manuel Antonio may be Costa Rica's smallest National Park, but it makes up for its size with an impressive expanse of protected rainforest covering 1,700 hectares, along with a vast marine reserve spanning 136,000 acres. Recognised as one of the planet's most biodiverse regions, it is teeming with fascinating wildlife, including red-back squirrel monkeys, sloths, iguanas, various monkey species, and a vibrant array of exotic birds.

Hike along the well-marked trails that meander through the park's pristine landscapes. Take a leisurely afternoon break on one of the park's three breathtakingly rugged beaches such as Playa Manuel Antonio. With its soft white sands, gentle currents, and scenic vistas, this is the most popular option, complete with convenient amenities such as bathrooms, showers, and picnic tables, it offers an idyllic setting for a relaxed afternoon. For a more secluded experience, venture to Playa Espadilla Sur or Playa Gemelas, known for their unspoiled beauty, though swimming is not generally recommended due to the currents.

Beyond the National Park, Manuel Antonio beckons with a plethora of adventure-packed activities, including white-water rafting, zip-lining, horseback riding, and amazing canopy tours. If relaxation is your goal, indulge in the serenity of the region's stunning beaches. Always in high demand, the area features a selection of boutique and luxurious accommodations such as the eco-chic gem Arenas del Mar, along with a diverse range of restaurants offering delectable cuisine from all around the world. Immerse yourself in this tropical paradise where your every desire can be met. Manuel Antonio is a destination that checks all the boxes and promises an unforgettable exploration.

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