Get To Know: Manuel Antonio
The Manuel Antonio area is one of Costa Rica’s main areas for tourism in the country, and it rightly should be. Located on the Pacific coast, picturesque Manuel Antonio is what many people envision when they think about what Costa Rica is going to look like before their feet ever touch the soil.
A few hours drive from the urban congestion of San Jose you will find soft, white sandy beaches, turquoise waters and coral reefs, that are flanked by a pristine tropical rainforest. Break up the drive by stopping for a cold drink at a restaurant or stop and view the crocodiles in the Tárcoles River (we really want you to see Manuel Antonio, so please watch the crocs from afar!) .
Manuel Antonio National Park is widely considered one of the most eco-friendly parks in the world. It may not be as big as others, but you will be hard pressed to find more nature anywhere else. In fact, the park is host to 109 species of animals and 184 of birds!
When not at the park, relax, swim or wander along the beautiful beaches as if you’re marooned on an isolated island. Surf some of the best waves for beginners or ride some of the more challenging breaks in Central America. Kayak through a mangrove forest and hear the sweet serenade of birds and the howls of the monkeys from the upper canopy. White water raft, go ziplining, scuba, snorkel or even go fishing or hiking. And at the end of the day, spoil yourself and your significant other by enjoying one of the most beautiful sunsets imaginable!
These are just few of the activities to occupy your time while you’re here and, believe us, we could go on and on! But where’s the fun in that? We encourage you to go out and explore the beauty that is Manuel Antonio. After all that’s what makes you a traveler and not a tourist; finding your own path of discovery!
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