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Manuel Antonio National Park

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  • Free
  • full day

A natural park inhabited by incredible wildlife

Cantón de Aguirre, Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Located in the Central Pacific Coast, this National Park is very popular because of the beautiful white sand beach that borders it and the rainforest that grows right up to the high tide line of the beach. It is one of Costa Rica’s most visited parks due to its easy access from San José.


Among its varied wildlife, the park is especially known for the Titi Monkeys (squirrel moneys) and Scarlet Macaws that inhabit it. Manuel Antonio National Park also includes twelve little islets just off the coast where dolphins and sometimes even migrating whales can be admired.


Opening hours

Closed on Mondays (not including the beach)

How to get there

Fly: Twenty minute flight from San Jose to Quepos Airstrip via Sansa Airlines. / Drive: From San José, the journey takes about a three and a half hours down the Pan-American Highway. / Bus: Buses are available from Coca Cola Bus Terminal in San Jose.