Trip Planner: Central America / Costa Rica / Province of Puntarenas / Manuel Antonio / Playa Manuel Antonio
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 .
Tours to Playa Manuel Antonio
3-Day Arenal Volcano- Monteverde-Manuel Antonio National Park Tour from San Jose BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $390
Duration: 3 days
CATAMARAN OCEAN KING MANUEL ANTONIO BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $79
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Playa Manuel Antonio Reviews
Playa de agua cristalina y arena blanca, muy disfrutable ya que no tiene tanto oleaje como otras que visitamos more »Beach with crystal clear water and white sand, very enjoyable as it does not have as much swell as others that we visit
Bellissima!...non ho trovato molti turisti sulla spiaggia. Attenzione ad alcuni animali che potrebbero avvicinarsi alle vostre cose, come le scimmiette, mentre siete a farvi il bagno in mare. Vedi anc... more »Beautiful!... I didn't find many tourists on the beach. Beware of some animals that might approach your things, such as monkeys, while you are bathing in the sea. See also reviews of the park of the same name.
Beautiful beach, ocean is very rough however and may not be suitable for kids and there’s a huge rip tide. There’s a turtle sanctuary on the beach too which we donated too after watching one being released into the wild. Beautiful moment. Loved this beach!
A beautiful beach with lovely sand and amazing waves. I spent many hours in the warm water body surfing. No riptides either despite what some were saying.
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