Manuel Antonio National Park

Quepos, Costa Rica

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Manuel Antonio is the most popular National Park with Ticos. One reason for this is the unspoiled beaches that lie within easy walking distance of the entrance station. The overhanging palms are a refreshing break from the bars, discos, hotels and restaurants surrounding the park.

Besides the spectacular beaches, Manuel Antonio offers several kilometers of very well maintained trails offering the easiest access in Costa Rica to the lowland rainforest. Logging and agriculture have left only two significant areas of tropical rainforest (tropical lowland wet forest) along the entire Pacific coast of Central America. Corcovado protects one on the Osa Peninsula, and Manuel Antonio protects the other.

Many Costa Rican school children visit Manuel Antonio on field trips. The park has an extensive education program for schools, organizations, and independent visitors.

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Nearby Activities & Attractions

Nearby Hotels & Lodges

Makanda by the Sea
Hotel Playa Espadilla
Costa Verde Hotel
Si Como No
Villas Nicolás
Tres Banderas Hotel
Mono Azul
Kamuk Best Western
Timarai Bamboo Resort

The nearest town is Quepos, 7.6 km away and Quepos (Manuel Antonio) Airport airport is 9.9 km.

Please note that distances for nearby hotels, attractions, activites & other points of interest are in a straight line. Distances by road may be significantly longer!

The approximate gps map coordinates of Manuel Antonio National Park are latitude 9.3611, longitude -84.1749. (exact GPS coordinates are accurate to within a few meters, gps data labeled approximate is within a few hundred meters)