Manuel Antonio / Quepos

Visit Manuel Antonio....

A different beach with many activities to do...

Here is a description of some options that you can enjoy when visiting this area. It۶s located less than around a hundred miles south of San Jose city (capital of Costa Rica) and 5 miles south of Quepos city. Quepos is a small town in the Puntarenas province. It is located in the Central Pacific coast of Costa Rica, and is the gate to reach the Manuel Antonio down town. Quepos is absolutely one of the best places to go fishing. This area offers a lot activities for tourists. In this city you will find many restaurants, art galleries, souvenir shops, private camping areas and excellence social nightlife to enjoy the zone during hours, everything is close to you...

You can view the map of Manuel Antonio / Quepos on the following link: You can also find a variety of accommodations along the way between Quepos to Manuel Antonio, where you can choose from hotels, apartments, luxury bungalows, condominiums, eco-lodges, family cottages, cabins and many other options that can set your budget.

Manuel Antonio Beach

How to get there

Visiting Quepos / Manuel Antonio is easy and you can do it in several ways:

Shuttle Service

This is the best way to travel without having to worry about anything, just make your reservation and an Interbus will pick you up at your hotel and take you to the beautiful area of Manuel Antonio / Quepos. Interbus is a tourist transportation company with over 15 years of experience which will provide a safe and comfortable ride to your destination. To book please Enter Here

Public Transportation

The bus from San Jose to Quepos, a one way or round trip, leaves at the Mercado La Coca Cola (a block of small stores of vegetables, fruits, meats, seeds, and others); inside you have to buy your travel ticket. We recommend buying your ticket in advance.

Regional Charter Flights

There are two airlines with regular daily flights from San Jose to Quepos. Sansa: The flights leave from a small terminal on the right side of Juan Santamaria International Airport Nature Air: The flights depart from Tobias Bolaños Airport in Pavas


Manuel Antonio National Park

The Manuel Antonio National Park is the most important goal of the area; it is rich in flora and fauna, which have a recorded 352 species of birds, 109 species of mammals. In the park there is also luscious, beautiful marine life. In the area it is common to see species of birds like the toucan, pelican, the Chocuaco, osprey, green kingfisher and chirincoca. It is also possible to observe iguanas, lizards and snakes. The most important mammals are the raccoon, sloth two and three fingers, the white-faced and Titi monkeys. Some of them are nocturnal. Even though it is one of the smallest national parks, Manuel Antonio National Park is the most popular and visited in Costa Rica. Manuel Antonio is often regarded as one of the most biodiverse parks in the world. Its four beaches are perfect for snorkeling, swimming and sunbathing. For hikers, there are many well-marked trails to explore. The Manuel Antonio National Park is open Tuesday to Sunday from 7:30 am to 4 pm.

In the national park you can enjoy:

Gatehouse, Information office, MINAET personal in charge of the park, restrooms, showers, picnic areas, there are tubes of drinking water free inside of it, in addition you can travel on established trails. Enjoy swimming and snorkeling in the sea and appreciate the spectacular viewpoints; it is important to know that the use of jet skis and kayaks are not allowed inside the park. Remember if you visit the Manuel Antonio / Quepos area don۶t forget to visit this park...

Sport Fishing

Any trip to Quepos is not complete without fishing. The coastline is home to many fish, including marlin, sailfish, snapper, amberjack, wahoo, Dorado, yellowfin, big eye tuna, and rooster fish. Fishing lovers can fish near the shore or offshore. The fishermen will get benefits from the bilingual guides, who will take you to the best fishing spots.

Espadilla Beach

Very close to the entrance to Manuel Antonio National Park, you will find this perfect public beach to spend a quiet day with the family. Here you can enjoy various outdoor activities. There are lifeguard stands, but note that there are strong sea currents.

Outdoor Adventure

If fishing is not your forte, do not hesitate to enjoy a variety of adventures near Manuel Antonio / Quepos and you can book a tour to explore the forest canopy, horseback riding, snorkeling, canyoning, kayaking or do rafting. You can take a surf course or just watch surfers. If you want, practice swimming or diving and see beautifully colored fishes everywhere. You could decide to do a catamaran tour, take tours in all-terrain vehicles (ATV Tours), bike tours, bird watching tours; the options are limitless.

The best time to visit the area

High season is from December to April, when it is the summer time. The peak fishing season runs from December to August, several days in March and April can be very hot, and September brings a lot of rain. However, if you are looking for more time off, from May to November the beaches are less visited, which will help you to better appreciate the natural beauty of this country.

Do not forget to visit Manuel Antonio / Quepos any time, and share with Pura Vida people and enjoy the usually spring weather in this paradise.

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