Manuel Antonio National Park


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Manuel Antonio National Park

Established in 1972 to preserve and protect the jungle and idyllic beach, the Manuel Antonio National Park is home to many endangered species. There are many tours to suit any interest, including guided hiking or monkey feeding. So abundant are the riches of the Central Pacific coast that it is said explorer Ponce de Leon might have discovered the fabled fountain of youth, searching for which he had gone ashore. If you're not into organised tourism, Manuel Antonio National Park is one of the best natural spots in Costa Rica to explore by yourself. Just make sure to stay on the trail and don't feed the animals, no matter how cute they are. And beware of monkeys — they'll snatch your backpack in a second if left unattended. An adapted trail for people in a wheelchair is available.

Do & See

Book an exhilarating canopy tour, go horseback riding, kayaking, or rafting, learn to surf or go deep sea fishing, all while enjoying the colourful flora and fauna surrounding this tropical paradise. The diversity of things to do and see will keep you busy for many, many days.