Manuel Antonio Village
As you travel the road between Quepos and Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio, the din from roaring buses, packs of tourists and locals hunting foreign dollars becomes increasingly loud, reaching its somewhat chaotic climax at Manuel Antonio Village, whose beer advertisements and barkers have inched right up to the gates of the park.
Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio
A place of swaying palms and playful monkeys, spakling blue water and riotous tropical birds, Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio embodies Costa Rica's postcard charms. It was declared a national park in 1972, preserving it (with just minutes to spare) from being bulldozed and razed to make room for a coastal development project.