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Why You Need to Visit Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

Looking for a personal paradise where adventure meets luxury?

Look no further than Manuel Antonio Costa Rica, the travel destination for lovers, adventurers, and high-rollers.

Manuel Antonio Costa RicaThis coastal community is home to serenely sandy beaches, miles of rain forest, and nearly 300 different species of wildlife.

Plus, the town boasts a home away from home with the option to stay in your own private preserve.

Let’s cover all the details, shall we?

Things to do

“Bored” is a non-existent term in Manuel Antonio. There is something for everyone in this charming, tropical escape.

For lovers

Couples who love food will love having a private dinner experience with a Manuel Antonio chef. You’ll be able to indulge in the many different tastes of authentic, Costa Rican cuisine, including drinks, desserts, and other hearty dishes. You can also learn a new recipe during your meal!

Another popular experience for lovers is horseback riding on the beach. The tour lasts four hours and includes a tour guide, snacks, and lunch or dinner (depending on your tour time).

Don’t forget the most popular experience in Costa Rica. It happens daily, and it’s free! We’re talking about the epic sunsets you can enjoy on the soft, sandy beaches of Manuel Antonio, or from the balcony of your hotel room.

There are other personalized excursions travelers who are celebrating an anniversary or a honeymoon.

Thinking about having a destination wedding? There’s that, too.

For adventurers

Arguably the most popular thing to do for adventure-minded travelers: a zip-lining canopy tour!  The cost of the tour comes with transportation to the zip-line, a tour guide, and lunch.

Learning to surf in Costa Rica is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and it’s something you can do while you’re in Manuel Antonio. There are classes for adults and for children, and there is no experience required to sign up. Enjoy three hours of lessons, food, and fun with your local surf instructor.

Kayaking is a great activity for a day at the beach. You’ll enjoy four hours of kayaking, learning, and fun. You’ll also make pitstop at Manuel Antonio National Park for a beachside view and lunch.

Relax with a day at sea aboard a catamaran cruise. Stay on board and enjoy the view, or dive in to discover life under the sea with the snorkel gear that’s included in the ticket price. The cruise includes food, drinks, and a tour guide.

Did you know you can go whitewater rafting in Manuel Antonio Costa Rica? Yep, it’s a thing! It is suggested that adventurers have some experience in whitewater rafting before going on this excursion, which lasts up to five hours and takes place on the Naranjo River.

No matter how many ATV experiences you’ve had, you’ve never had one like a Manuel Antonio excursion! You’ll tour the town in a unique and adventurous way, followed by a Costa Rican lunch or dinner.

A popular and familiar experience for visitors is jet skiing near the beaches of Manuel Antonio. Enjoy two hours on the water, plus snacks and tour guide.

Go parasailing and get a birdseye view of the Costa Rican coast. This is a great addition to a chill day at the beach.

For high-rollers

Go big or go home, right? Sportfishing in Manuel Antonio Costa Rica is one-of-a-kind, and sure to bring you luck throughout your trip. In addition to two, full days of offshore sportfishing, you’ll enjoy a tree top suite with an ocean view during the five-night excursion.

Relax, rest, and soak up good vibes from good people with a spa day the Costa Rican way. Take in an amazing view of the Pacific Ocean while you’re enjoying your special day, and remember that the entire experience is on your terms. You deserve it.

Take a detour from the norm, and spend the day at an exclusive beach. The hidden gem is tucked away, just on the outskirts of the rainforest. And don’t worry, exclusive doesn’t mean you’re alone. There will be staff nearby who are always ready to accommodate your every wish.

Get the ultimate high-roller experience and stay in a penthouse suite. This 4,200 square-foot space is luxurious enough for royalty and caters specifically to you. There’s also a private balcony and a jacuzzi.

More about Manuel Antonio Costa Rica

The community of Manuel Antonio was established in 1972 and is only about an hour and a half away from the nation’s capital, San José.

Located on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, this natural oasis is the second most visited park in the country. It is estimated that more than 150,000 visitors trek through this beachside jungle each year.

Forbes magazine named Manuel Antonio Costa Rica one of the top 12 most beautiful national parks in the world.

Once you get a glimpse of the scenery, it will be easy to see why.

Pro-tip: Hire a guide

One of the biggest suggestions from Manuel Antonio visitors is: “hire a guide.”

Sometimes it is not always safe to trust locals who offer to help out with being a tour guide.

At The Preserve, we include a tour guide with pretty much every experience that we offer. We know the value of feeling safe and secure, which is why we do what we do.

Our staff is complete with some of the most experienced hospitality professionals in Costa Rica. This promises that your stay will not only be comfortable, but relaxing and enjoyable as well.

What travelers are saying

More than 1,000 travelers have offered feedback on Google. Manuel Antonio Costa Rica boasts a 4.8-star rating, not to mention the predominantly awestruck written reviews.

Here are a few tidbits from visitors:

“This place is beautiful. The beaches have soft sand and clear lovely water.”

“Beautiful…with an abundance of wildlife and breathtaking beaches.”

“Loved the park, beaches, and general vibe so much that I now live in Manuel Antonio.”

“One of the most beautiful parks you will ever see. Paradise!”

Now that you’ve got the rundown on all things, Manuel Antonio, we’re in agreeance that this is absolutely the next destination you need to check off your bucket list!

So, what are you waiting for? Start planning your dream getaway today and give us a call (1-888-803-1332) or contact us here.