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If you only have time for one beach and one rainforest, you will find the best of both at Manuel Antonio National Park...Click on [+info] for more information.
If you only have time for one beach and one rainforest, you will find the best of both at Manuel Antonio National Park. Hike the trails and you are guaranteed to see monkeys, sloths, iguanas, birds and a few other surprise forest dwellers. Cool off in the calm, emerald-green water and stretch out on the soft, golden sand before drying off and heading up to one of the restaurants on the hill to watch the sunset as you savor the catch of the day. Now that’s a perfect Costa Rican day!
Take Highway #1 from San Jose heading north until the exit to Atenas. From here a very picturesque and curvy drive will be part of the fun to Atenas and Orotina. After Orotina, you will be driving along the beautiful warm waters of the Pacific coast going through Jaco, Parrita and Quepos. From there follow the road signs to Manuel Antonio. From Quepos you are only 7 kms from Manuel Antonio. As you drive up to the park you will see several places to stay.
The Park is open from 7 am to 4 pm. Closed on Monday. Entrance fee to the park is US $7.00.
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