Playa Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio

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Must see · Beach · Nature / Park
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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  • We visited with a group of 12. We rented chairs and a few tents. Michael (sp?) served us drinks and food all day. The drinks and food were excellent. Also, my wife did surf lessons, and those were...  more »
  • This beautiful beach is inside park, the waves are nice and I really enjoyed swimming here and would spend whole day here if I could  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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