Manuel Antonio attracts surfers, swimmers, birders, adventure seekers and ecotourists. Among the main attractions are the beaches surrounded by lush green rainforest year round and tons of adventure and nature activities.
Manuel Antonio National Park is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Costa Rica for good reasons!
With easy access to beautiful pristine beaches and a wide variety of flora and fauna, the national park is the perfect day tour for nature lovers and hikers alike.
In the small beach town of Manuel Antonio and it’s surrounding area one will find a variety of services including all levels of accommodations (from hostles to five star resorts), a variety of restaurants serving both local and international cuisine, and a very expansive offering of tours such as: surf lessons, nature hikes, ocean or mangrove kayaking, waterfall tours, day trips to Corcovado or Caño Island, catamaran cruises and snorkeling, bird watching, horseback riding, mountain biking and much, much more.
Playa Linda is a secret surfing beach located only 30 minute away from Manuel Antonio and near the locality of Matapalo. With very little local people, very few hotels, and very few visitors from abroad. It is a great beach for beginners surfers because the beach is so long that you don’t have to fight for your wave at all!
Playa Linda and Playa Matapalo, actually run into each other, forming one extreme long beach shaded by palms trees as far as the eye can see. It feels like a the sand goes on forever! It is also a perfect beach for running, walking, or just have fun and relax. Sunsets are always beautiful at Playa Linda, an excellent place to look for your perfect sunset photo ops!
It is a very quiet beach with almost no waves.
-VILLA COSTA VIDA-
Villa Costa Vida is a luxurious vacation home located in the Manuel Antonio area in Costa Rica. From the moment that you first arrive, the elegant combination of nature and luxury will have you in awe. Tucked into the rainforest above the Manuel Antonio National Park, Villa Costa Vida offers breathtaking views of green vegetation and all shades of blue of the Pacific Ocean. You can easily lose yourself in the sights of nature and the sounds of wildlife while you relax in the infinity pool or one of the many social areas. Throughout the day, you will hear monkeys howling, birds singing, and the ocean waves crashing.
The villa has 9+ air-conditioned bedrooms and comfortably sleeps up to 28 people. It’s the ideal venue for weddings, corporate events, and family vacations.. Rayna J. Levin General Manager & Concierge
– COSTA VERDE HOTEL –
Just three hundred yards from the beach overlooking the world famous Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Verde features 3 cliff-side pools with sundecks and spacious rooms, studios and bungalows. All rooms offer balconies with a bird’s-eye view of the Park’s majestic coastline or rainforest canopy vistas dotted with toucans, sloths, coatis and monkeys.
Over the past 25 years, Costa Verde has been developed, designed, constructed and refined so that guests can enjoy a unique brand of tropical luxury. Our jungle oasis is perfect for families, groups or couples offering accommodations for a variety of options for vacation living, on-site spa services and four unique restaurants to suit all tastes.
– LOS ALTOS BEACH RESORT –
Los Altos Resort, private reserve and exclusive beach is Manuel Antonio’s premier luxury gateway to the beautiful nature and extraordinary people of Costa Rica. Out of passion and dedication, offering guests a relaxed luxury resort experience while at the time encouraging exploration of the astounding nature that makes up tropical preserve and beyond.
Perched along a quiet portion of the mountain that runs along the Pacific Ocean, Los Altos is a serene beach resort with a tranquil mountain feel. The open-air design of resort combines five star amenities with direct access to natural surroundings. You’ll quickly learn that Los Altos isn’t just another ordinary Manuel Antonio hotel or resort.
We wanted to learn how to surf and have some fun while in Manuel Antonio. Dante’s was recommended by the hotel and scored high on TripAdvisor so it was an easy choice. They didn’t let us down and gave us a fantastic morning with pretty big waves and super clear instructions. The crew helped us all the way out there in the waves and didn’t settle until the teenagers surfed standing up. As for the 6-year old he was having fun bodysurfing on a boogie board. Next time we’re around we’ll make sure to stop by and develop those skills further. Pura vida