Luxury travel to Manuel Antonio
Costa Rica's most popular beach and reserve destination
It has been considered a more developed coastal resort than others in the country but it has also managed to retain a small-scale charm with plenty of tranquillity to suit those looking to relax, lots of adventure activities for the thrill-seekers and ample wildlife for nature lovers.
The Manuel Antonio National Park with 1700 hectares of protected rainforest and 136,000 acres of marine reserve it is the smallest national park in Costa Rica, but the second most popular. Green kingfishers, squirrel monkeys, butterflies, hummingbirds, collared hawks and howler monkeys all reside in its evergreen woods which crawl right up to the tide lines and are laced with expedition trails. Dolphins and whales can be spotted swimming in its bays and in between its 12 islands.
This region also has some of the most stunning white-sand beaches including Playa Espadilla Sur and Playa Manuel Antonio, the latter of which has a coral reef.
Trip ideas including Manuel Antonio
A Family Foray to Costa Rica
Cloud Forest, the Arenal & Pacific Beaches of Manuel Antoniofrom $3015 pp for 9 nights, excl international flights
A Wind Down & Wellness Getaway
Escape to the Cloud Forests and Pamper yourself on the Pacific Beachesfrom $5312 pp for 9 nights, excl international flights
When to go
What to do
- Sea Kayaking
- Treks in the Manuel Antonio National Park
- Laze away on Playa Manuel Antonio
- Go scuba diving or snorkelling round the coral reefs
- Horseback Riding
- Dolphin Tours