Manuel Antonio National Park Tours, Vacations, Travel Packages & Experiences
Located on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica in the Central Pacific Conservation Area is Manuel Antonio National Park. Despite being small in size, covering just 1,983 hectares, the park is home to a wide variety of wildlife and biodiversity.
The park was created in 1972 because the local population wanted to preserve the forests of one of the most beautiful and diverse areas in the world. Manuel Antonio became Costa Rica’s first ecotourism destination supporting a combination of rainforest, beaches and coral reef. It provides a habitat for over 100 mammal species and more than 180 bird species. Dolphins are common off the coast, fishing is excellent and at times, migrating whales can be spotted.
Manuel Antonio National Park is best known for its beaches and hiking trails. Four beaches are located within the boundaries of the park: Manuel Antonio, Espadilla Sur, Teloro and Playita and they are all connected by trails that head through the rainforest. The beaches provide opportunities for scuba diving, snorkelling, swimming and sea kayaking while the trails are great for hiking and mountain biking. This is the smallest national park in Costa Rica yet it remains increasingly popular with both local and international tourists who come in large numbers annually to discover this incredibly beautiful ecotourist destination.
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Learn about the history and culture of Costa Rica, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Costa Rica's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Costa Rica for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Costa Rica vacations today!
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