About Manuel Antonio

About Manuel Antonio

Manuel Antonio Costa Rica Information

A Special Place of Natural Abundance

The country of Costa Rica is filled with stunning landscapes and amazing natural surroundings. There is something for every vacationer — from nature lovers to adventure seekers, from hikers to surfers, and from rainforest explorers to white water rafters.

Manuel Antonio stands out among the regions of Costa Rica for its green forests, beautiful beaches, vivid sunsets and its richness of native wildlife. The blue waters of the Pacific, the brilliance of the lush rainforest and the myriad of animals and flora found both in the National Park and throughout the area are the stuff of a dream vacation. A stay at Jungle Vista Boutique Hotel provides easy access to all the activities available in the area.

Manuel Antonio National Park

A tour through the Manuel Antonio National Park, one of Costa Rica’s most visited parks, is a must for every visitor. The park’s diverse animal life and flourishing vegetation are the reason Forbes Magazine has ranked it as one of the world’s most beautiful parks.

Adventure in Manuel Antonio


The four beaches located right in Manuel Antonio — Espadilla, Playita, Manuel Antonio and Escondido — are world famous for their white sand and refreshing waters. They are perfect for sunbathing and taking a relaxing dip as well as for adrenaline-rising water sports.

Vacationers may also want to visit other lovely, nearby beaches. Playa Espadilla North offers beach chair and surfboard rentals and is close to restaurants and bars offering a variety of food and drink options.

The beach in the Manuel Antonio National Park is known for its peaceful atmosphere and private setting, and is a great place to cool off after hiking through the park. Playa Biezans is the closest beach to Jungle Vista and offers chair and kayak rentals, as well as snacks, in a verdant setting.

Playa Dominical, about 40 kilometers away from Manuel Antonio, is very well-known to surfers and offers surfing lessons for beginners.


The Manuel Antonio/Quepos locale has two excellent rivers for white water rafting. The Naranjo and Savegre Rivers are great spots to spend a day on the water.


A hike to Punta Cathedral in the National Park provides an unforgettable experience with breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. There are several trails through the park that provide hikers with a chance to see sloths, lizards, ocelots, monarch butterflies, monkeys and more.

The network of gorgeous hiking trails at Los Altos Resort are also open to Jungle Vista Boutique Hotel guests.

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