Moxie Guide

Relax by the pool
in stunning hotels
or villas

Sunsets over
the Pacific Ocean
in Manuel Antonio
never get old

Endangered Titi
Monkeys will be
your new friends in
Manuel Antonio

Walk the idyllic
white sand beaches
of Manuel Antonio

Explore the
rainforest canopy
by zipline

Hang out with Toucans
and other exotic
animals of Costa Rica

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Pura Vida

Manuel Antonio General Information – History, Culture & Climate

Costa Rica is well known for its abundant flora and fauna and Manuel Antonio National Park truly encapsulates this natural playground.  Located on the pacific coast and to the south of Quepos, Manuel Antonio is less than an a three hour drive from San Jose.

Manuel Antonio National Park

The Manuel Antonio National Park was founded in 1972. Recognized as one of the richest in bio diversity, and wildlife, Manuel Antonio’s National Park continues to be viewed as one of the most pristine regions in the country. Consequently local residents, travelers, and scientists continue to work towards its valuable preservation.

Surrounded by dense tropical rainforest and white sandy beaches, it is a favorite destination for eco tourists. It is estimated that there are 109 different species of mammals and 184 species of birds. You will frequently be able to spot sloths, armadillos, raccoons, toucans; iguanas and white face and howler monkeys which call this park their home. The National Park incorporates twelve small coastal islands where you will be able to observe dolphins and whales.

Local Culture

Manuel Antonio is essentially a tourist town but it has managed to preserve much of its natural surroundings.

With four glimmering beaches to frequent, a pristine national park, coral reefs, and a general abundance of flora and fauna, Manuel Antonio visitors participate in everything from tanning to trekking through forests in search of rare fauna.

And when the sun goes down, Manuel Antonio comes to life. With the stars overhead, music can be heard from outdoor bars and restaurants as people sip on their cocktails, chill out and discuss their day’s adventures.

Manuel Antonio Tours

If you love nature then you are really spoilt for choice in Manuel Antonio. You can go and watch dolphins and whales as they glide through the nearby waters, or you can hire a kayak and travel along the coast taking in the beautiful scenery. If you prefer on land activities why not go on a canopy tour, mountain biking or horseback riding?

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