beaches of Manuel Antonio. Pacific of Costa Rica

Manuel Antonio National Park is the smallest National Park in Costa Rica. It is located on the Central Pacific coast, near the city of Quepos and approximately 130 km from San José.


It was established in 1972 with a total land area of 1983 ha. It is one of the most visited destinations in the country and well known for its beautiful beaches and trails.

Manuel Antonio Beach. A place you must visit in your trip to Costa Rica.

The park has wonderful views of the jungle, the sea and its beaches.
Its beaches are white and fine sand where you can swim quietly and practice snorkeling.
Even when the beaches look calm, caution should be taken because currents can occur.

An abundant fauna will accompany you all the time. Monkeys, raccoons, deer, sloths and much more.
You can take long walks on the safe trails and admire the splendid views.

White faced monkey. You can see them when you hike within the forest in the Park trails.

Among the birds native to the region, you may see Scarlet Macaws, toucans, motmots, parakeets, hawks and tanagers. White-faced Capuchin, spider and mantled howler monkeys regularly greet visitors at the park and, once inside the park, you can also see red-backed squirrel monkey. Other commonly seen animals include both two- and three-toed sloths, coatimundis, peccaries, iguanas and armadillos.

Biodiversity is the winning word to describe this wonderful National Park where 109 species of mammals and over 300 of birds live together.

Sloths are part of the fauna you  can see in the Park trails.