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Manuel Antonio

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The rainforest meets the sea at Manuel Antonio National Park, a small but scenic natural preserve on the west coast of Costa Rica. Known for its protected beaches, lagoons, rainforests, and mangrove swamps, the park offers visitors a chance to experience several landscape types and many different animals in one place. Indeed, you can see up to 109 species of land mammals and 145 bird species during a trip to Manuel Antonio National Park. Plan the details of your Manuel Antonio holiday and any onward adventuring with our easy-to-use Costa Rica day trip planner.
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Where to stay in Manuel Antonio

Limits on development keep options out of Manuel Antonio National Park itself. You will find a selection of accommodations just outside the park, near the entrance. The mainly mid-range options there typically offer swimming pools and complimentary breakfast, as well as convenient access to the nearby Playa Espadilla. For more luxurious options, consider the hotels and resorts around Playa Playitas. If you're after something more budget-friendly, stay in the township of Manuel Antonio.
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