Manuel Antonio National Park
Manuel Antonio National Park is widely considered one of the most beautiful places in Costa Rica and is regularly listed in the 1,000 places you need to see in the world before you die lists. This oasis of tropical beauty is filled with evergreen forests that grow right up to the high tide line of expansive white sand beaches. It’s the prefect area for hiking, swimming, snorkeling and sunbathing. Average daily
temperature is 81 degrees and the Pacific Ocean is so warm that you can spend all day among its gentle surf.
Although Manuel Antonio is one of the smallest national parks in Costa Rica it boasts an amazing array of plants, flowers, birds and animals. The park is filled with over 180 species of birds and includes over 100 species of animals such as Sloths, Agoutis, Iguanas, Peccaries, Armadillos, Coatis, Raccoons, Squirrel and Howler Monkeys, and Capuchins. Manual Antonio National Park also includes 12
little isles just off the coast and have reported very numerous sightings of dolphins and even migrating whales.
The area surrounding Manual Antonio has a rich history of pirates and supposedly Red Beard buried his treasure in the area. The area was also the site where Ponce De Leon searched for the Fountain of Youth.
When traveling to Manuel Antonio with Green Frog Adventures on your customized itinerary adventure vacation we have the flexibility to do whatever you would like. We can spend the morning hiking through the park with a naturalist guide- who are the masters at of finding the rare animals that make Costa Rica’s ecosystems so exotic. These guides always have their spotting scopes ready and are experts at helping you find then take the perfect picture of your sightings of the diverse tropical flora and fauna found in
the park. Afternoon can consist of some beach time along one of the many pristine beautiful white sand beaches inside the park.
The area just outside the park is dotted with some of the best restaurants you can find in Costa Rica and watching the
sunset from one of their balconies can’t be beat (Lonely Planet lists this as one of the top places for a sunset inCosta Rica). The night life is also an adventure and if your not too tuckered out we would be happy to take you out to one of the discos or to find one of the bars where the party goes all night long.