Manuel Antonio
National Park

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Manuel Antonio National Park

Manuel Antonio Park has 683 hectares, it has the most varied and beautiful landscapes. Surrounded by a lush tropical very wet forest and in their paths can be observed capuchin monkeys, sloths, coatis, raccoons, iguanas and many species of birds, as well as the squirrel monkey (Saimiri oerstedii citrinellus), endemic to Manuel Antonio, i.e. that is only in that part of the world, increasingly threatened, left only 1,500 individuals according to the most recent census.

The Park protects also 12 Islands that represent excellent shelter for several species of marine birds. It also has excellent beaches: Espadilla Sur, Manuel Antonio and Puerto Escondido. There is also a 14 hectare lagoon and mangroves. Cathedral point connecting Manuel Antonio and Espadilla Sur beaches is a place of great natural beauty. In terms of the services the visitor is: information, home of Rangers, trails, health services, potable water, signage and several natural viewpoints.

Surface Area: 
1,953 land hectares and 25,634 marine hectares
Hours of Operation: 
"Open to the public from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Sunday during the high season (December to April). Closed on Mondays during the low season (July to November)."
+506 2777-5185

Residents: ₡1,600; Non-residents:$16


From San José, take Route 27 towards Caldera. After the last toll in Pozón, take the exit toward Tárcoles-Jacó (Route 34). Continue for about 104 km to Quepos center. The park is located about 7 km at the end of Manuel Antonio village.

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