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How to Spend Your Winter in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

Winter can bring many difficulties that make our day-to-day existence a little less than thrilling. From bundling you and your dogs up for the daily dog walks to shoveling snow and ice of your car, winter can be a nasty female pooch.

Unless you’re an Eskimo or Elsa from Frozen, you probably need some reprieve from the winter world of snow and freezing temperatures. It’s time to consider your mid-winter, summer vacation.

Many predictable people go to Hawaii, Brazil or Mexico for their warm get-a-ways, but have you ever considered Costa Rica? Stand out from the crowd with a get-a-way that will be anything but overcrowded and basic.

Manuel Antonio Costa Rica is the place for your this winter. Not only is it affordable, it’s beautiful and easy to get to.

Manuel Antonio Costa Rica From Air

Here’s exactly how to spend your winter vacation this year under the warm Costa Rican sun:

First Stop In Manuel Antonio Costa Rica, The National Park

You can not travel to the beautiful country of Costa Rica without experiencing it’s most famous national park. The park is full of everything from sloths and monkeys to exotic birds and beautiful animals.

By simpling walking the main trail you’ll get an eyeful of the best wildlife that Manuel Antonio Costa Rica has to offer. You’ll see birds nesting and hatch new eggs as well as baby monkeys who will come forth and greet you.

The paths have been improved recently with grooming and manicured jungle care. Some of these gorgeous pathways will even lead you to private, secluded beaches where you and your mate can have a romantic picnic.

Not hungry? Don’t worry, there are other things to do on a secluded beach.

There are spectacular viewpoints that will be perfect for the best photos to make everyone green with envy via your Instagram post. There are waterfalls along the way when you get warm and need to take a dip to cool off.

The park can sometimes be traffic heavy during December-April, so educate yourself on the cap number for daily visitors. This national park in Manual Antonio Costa Rica is best when journeyed through in the earlier hours of the day for a peaceful and serene hike.

Sport Fishing

Manuel Antonio Costa Rica is one of the best places in the world for sportfishing. You will definitely catch the trophy fish of your dreams by sportfishing around the Quepos. There are Sailfish, Marlin, Yellow Fin Tuna and even Mahi Mahi.

Have you been dying to catch a Wahoo? We’ve got that too in Manuel Antonio Costa Rica. There is fantastic fishing inshore as well. Inshore you can find Roosterfish, Snook, delicious Red Snapper, Mackerel, and Jacks.

Do your research when you decide on which boat to hire to take you out. You need a captain who really knows the areas, the waters, the fish and their habits. Schedule your booking in advance as there are many discounts to be found if you book before the rush.

Eat, Eat, and then Eat Again

Some of the best food in Costa Rica is found in Manuel Antonio. It offers fine dining and restaurants with everything from Italian to American Fare. However, if you’re going to Costa Rica, choose the best Costa Rican restaurants to get a taste of the traditional culture.

Experience delicious fresh-off-the-boat seafood and even find a place that will cook that fish you caught earlier that morning for you.

Karolas Restaurant and Bar

Check out the Karolas Restaurant and Bar for great seafood or American contemporary dishes. Check out the best spot by the pool and have one of their custom cocktails.

El Patio de Cafe Milagro

Check out El Patio de Cafe Milagro for the freshest cup of coffee in town. It’s a local roaster. Buy a few bags of beans to take home with you back to your winter solstice. At least you’ll be able to warm yourself up with a cup that will fill your soul with memories from Costa Rica.

They also offer three meals a day and use many local ingredients. Try the banana pancakes or the mango crepes. They have brined meats for dinner that are delicious, too.

Barba Roja

This go-to restaurant in Manuel Antonio has been around since 1975. There are delectable smoked ribs and an incredibly friendly staff. They offer 2-for-1 burgers and live music on Tuesdays, so don’t miss it if you happen to be in town.

The good food and great Costa Rican music make it quite a hot spot for both locals and tourists. You know what they say, go where the locals are! At sunset, you will have the best food in town while you cheers with a local beer and enjoy a perfectly grilled steak.

Follow your meal up with a glass of wine and some tropical desserts made from fresh fruit from the area.

Stay at The Preserve at Los Altos

Since you’re coming all the way to Costa Rica, you might as well indulge a little. This luxury hotel is a true escape from your home during the winter. It is a one-of-a-kind hotel and is set amidst beautiful, lush, green jungle nature.

At The Preserve at Los Altos Hotel, you’ll get both jungle and ocean views. It is an intimate property and is the perfect fit for a couple looking for a romantic and fiery stay. With fantastic customer service and great options from $200-$500, you’ll make memories that will last a lifetime.

Hit The Beach

Last on our list but only because it’s already on the forefront of your mind are the local beaches of Manuel Antonio Costa Rica. These gorgeous, pristine, white sandy. beaches will have you coming back year after year.

The blue, turquoise colored water and bright colored fish will make for a vibrant and exciting day at the beach.

Go Costa

Costa Rica is one of the best places to visit in 2017. It’s also much safer than some of the options south of the equator has to offer. From incredible dining to lush jungle, you’ll find days full of thrilling adventures.

From where to say and which beaches to visit, contact us today to help you plan the perfect getaway!