Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio
Experienced, knowledgeable widllife and birding guide fluent in English and German.
Sendero La Catarata
This 900m trail branches off the main Sendero El Perezoso and leads to an appealing little waterfall.
Sendero El Perezoso
The main trail (1.3km) that connects the park entrance with the other trails is paved and wheelchair-accessible. A new trail was added...
Constructed around a 1954 Fairchild C-123 plane, allegedly purchased by the US government in the ’80s for the Nicaraguan Contras but...
Claro Que Sí
A casual, family-friendly restaurant that passes on pretension without sacrificing quality, Claro Que Sí proudly serves organic and...
Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio information
Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio is the country's smallest (just 19.83 sq km) and most popular national park. A clearly marked trail system winds through rainforest-backed white-sand beaches and rocky headlands, the wildlife (iguanas, sloths, monkeys) is plentiful, and the views across the bay to the pristine outer islands are gorgeous.
The downside? The crowds. Get here early (7am) and head for the furthest reaches of the park for a bit of tranquillity and the best chances to spot wildlife.
It became a protected area in 1972, preserving it from being razed to make room for a coastal development project.