Manuel Antonio beach

Manuel Antonio Beach is located in the Manuel Antonio National Park in the province of Puntarenas on the Pacific coastline of Costa Rica, 132 km from San Jose. Near the conservation area there is the same-name village.

Beach description

The entry to the conservation area is paid ($ 16), as part of the group. There are a lot of tourists in Manuel Antonio. There are many surfers and hikers in the jungle among visitors. The need to leave the territory of the park before 16:00 can significantly spoil the impression of a beach rest, because in the evening crocodiles crawl out onto the beaches.

Manuel Antonio is a picturesque sandy beach, covered with fine light sand, located in a small bay. The entry into the water is sloping, the bottom is sandy. The height of the waves is quite high, which makes the beach attractive to surfers. There is no beach infrastructure.

Sea crocodiles swim into the coastal waters. There is a hazard warning sign on the beach. In the afternoon on the Manuel Antonio beach, it is possible to come across raccoons, and in the jungle, a tiny Capuchin monkeys, who steal everything that lies bad, are a danger for the guests of the park. Going to Manuel Antonio, it is advisable not to wear any jewelry, that might interest the monkeys, and to protect property from raccoons. They also steal.

In the village of Manuel Antonio there are hotels, cafes, restaurants, shops, but due to the advantageous location directly next to the reserve, the prices are much higher there than in other places on the coastline. Many prefer to book hotels in Quepos, from where buses to Manuel Antonio regularly depart.

When is it better to go

The peak  season in Costa Rica begins in December and lasts until April. This period is characterized by clear, sunny weather without precipitation and a massive influx of tourists. Air temperature – above +30°C, water – not below +25°C. From June to October, the rainy season prevails, when the country is flooded with heavy tropical downpours with churly blasts. It is possible to go on a trip in November and May, when the rains are not torrential and fall rarely. At this time, the cost of tours is reduced.

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