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Manuel Antonio National Park

Manuel Antonio is one of the most popular destinations in Costa Rica, due to its combination of lowland tropical rainforest, National Park, wide sandy beach, and easy access from San Jose. A small busy town has built up on a hill overlooking the coast, where many hotels, bars and restaurants can be found offering a variety of services.

If you feel like relaxing there are beautiful beaches at the bottom of the hill, where some beach bars and restaurants can also be found. For those feeling more adventurous it is easy to explore the National Park, either on your own or on a guided tour. The park has more than one hundred mammal species and one hundred and eighty species of birds, including the rare white ibis. Squirrel monkeys (another endangered species) play in the trees above the trails in the park and there are also two-toed sloths, raccoons, white-nosed coatis, howler and white faced monkeys, and squirrels.

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Accommodation
in Manuel Antonio National Park

Makanda by the Sea

A luxury adults only hotel offering villas & studios carefully located in rainforest gardens, just 100 meters above the ocean…

Costa Verde

The hotel is perfectly located on a coastal rainforest overlooking white sandy beaches and the National Park.

Parador Resort & Spa

The hotel gardens receive daily unique visitors, including several monkey species, sloths & a variety of birds.

Playa Espadilla

Located at the entrance of Manuel Antonio National Park, with comfortable rooms and good amenities.

Si Como No

Si Como No is a beautiful Resort, Spa & Wildlife Refuge on the top of one of the National Park's most idyllic hillsides.

Arenas Del Mar

Arenas Del Mar is an extraordinary beachfront and rainforest resort catering to travellers looking for a luxury experience.