Manuel Antonio Park is a small conservation area located on the pacific coast of Costa Rica, just south of Quepos City and Puntarenas – From San Jose is 132 km distance. Established in 1972 Manuel Antonio is visited by 150.000 tourists per year, getting the 1st ranking of the most visiting parks in Costa Rica.
Around the world Manuel Antonio Park is popular for the beautiful beaches inside of the park, one of the most visited beaches is Espadilla which is a white sand beach where you can swim – the turquoise color of the water make people fall in love of this beautiful park.
Features of the park
There are trails with easy access in that way you can go there with kids and old people, also you can see impressive landscapes, white sand beaches, and many animals from the area – this park is located in the tropical zone of CR.
The park has been creating new infrastructure in harmony with the ecosystem, some of the most popular trails in the park are Punta Catedral, Waterfall, Lookout, Beach Espadilla, Beach Manuel Antonio, Congos, Beaches Gemelas, Puerto Escondido, Manglar y trail Perezosos.
How to get to Manuel Antonio Park?
You can get by private shuttle (the best option), by bus (3 hours), or by driving by yourself. From SJO airport to the park are 132 kilometers of distance, if you arrive at night is better to have a private shuttle to Manuel Antonio that drives by yourself. The price is $180 for 4 people approx…
What else can I see there?
Well… the main attraction in the area is the park, however, there are other great destinations such as: Sport Fishing, Zip-Line, Whitewater rafting, Horseback riding, and many other attractions.
Definitely, Manuel Antonio Park is a great choice if you like to visit Costa Rica.