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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Manuel Antonio National Park

Makanda by the Sea Manuel Antonio by Makanda by the Sea - licensed under CC

Makanda by the Sea

The hotel offers villas & studios carefully located in rainforest gardens, just 100 meters above the ocean.

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Costa Verde Hotel Manuel Antonio by Costa Verde Hotel - licensed under CC

Costa Verde

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

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Parador Resort & Spa Manuel Antonio by Parador Resort & Spa - licensed under CC

Parador Resort & Spa

The hotel gardens receive daily unique visitors, including several monkeys' species, sloths & wonderful birds' variety.

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Playa Espadilla

Located at the entrance of the National Park, the hotel offers 16 comfortable rooms equipped with all best amenities.

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Si Como No Resort Manuel Antonio by Si Como No Resort - licensed under CC

Si Como No

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

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Arenas Del Mar Manuel Antonio by Arenas Del Mar - licensed under CC

Arenas Del Mar

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

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Red-eyed Leaf Frog by Pavel Kirillov - licensed under CC

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