With the establishment of the Manuel Antonio National Park in 1972, the inhabitants of Costa Rica decided to preserve, for future generations, one of the most beautiful and most biodiverse areas in the world. Although it is the smallest national park in the country, the impressive beauty and diversity of wildlife on its 683 hectares is unmatched.
Manuel Antonio contains a lovely combination of rainforest, beaches and coral reefs. These beaches are the most beautiful in the country, lined with lush forests, and snorkeling is also excellent. The forest is home to sloths, iguanas, rare and adorable squirrel monkeys and millions of small colorful crabs. And the path that winds around Punta Catedral offers spectacular views. The park is easily accessible, south of the city of Quepos.
When visiting the park, one enjoys an abundant diversity of wildlife. Cathedral Point, with its forest-covered cliffs, was once an island but is now connected to the coast by a thin strip of island. This land bridge now forms the backbone that separates the parks from the two most popular beaches, Playa Espadilla Sur and Playa Manuel Antonio.
The south-facing beach, Manuel Antonio Beach, is a picturesque half-mile long, a white-sand crescent that divides deep green foliage on one side and a private and secluded cove on the other.
Standing with your feet stuck in the sand and watching the wave hit the rocks on both sides of the lagoon, it’s easy to believe you’re thousands of miles from anywhere.
* Transportation A / C – Lunch
* Bilingual tour guide – Jaco Beach Stop
* Ticket price- Shopping time
Minimum 4 people, 90 minutes away.
Rate on request.