Manuel Antonio (Costa Rica)

Manuel Antonio Travel Guide and Trip Resources

Martin Garrido

Luxury in paradise

Manuel Antonio is one of Costa Rica's premier tourist destinationsCrowded and is actually highly developed
Tiny village at the Central Pacific coast that is filled with luxury resorts, bars and restaurants
For nature and wildlife lovers, there is the National Park next door

If you are reading this, chances are you are looking for a spot in Costa Rica to head to for a relaxing holiday. In which case, Manuel Antonio may just be it. This coastal village on the Central Pacific coast of Costa Rica only has a population of about 7,000 locals, but in high tourism season, the crowds descend on its beaches and high end resorts in droves.

And if you look at its location in the beautiful Manuel Antonio National Park, the perfect white sand playa espadilla and the natural bay surrounded by tropical rainforest, it's not hard to understand why this place is so well-loved. And its not only beaches and luxury you will find here. For wildlife lovers and hikers there is the park to explore (it is considered one of the most biodiverse spots in the world), and if you want to be at the beach but want to do more than a bit of sunbathing you can always go diving, snorkeling, surfing or parasailing...

Like luxury resorts, bars and restaurants are in no short supply here. [Review by travelindicator]


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Key info

  • Manuel Antonio is a city in Costa Rica's region of Puntarenas. It has a population of 7,000, is situated at an altitude of 39ft and the best airport to fly into is SJO (Juan Santamaria International, San Jose)
  • The currency used in Costa Rica is the Costa Rican colon (CRC)

Other cities in the region (Puntarenas, Costa Rica)

Dominical, Jaco

Manuel Antonio Weather

Historical average maximum temperature per month (℉):

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Historical average rainfall per month (inches):

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