Manuel Antonio & Central Coast

Costa Rica - Pacific Costa Rica

A beautiful combination of tropical rainforest and golden beaches, Manuel Antonio and Costa Rica’s central coastline offers visitors the best of both worlds, an area brimming with wildlife on and offshore!

Four hour’s drive from San Jose on Costa Rica’s Central Pacific, Manuel Antonio is one of the country’s most beautiful national parks. Established in 1972, it covers close to 2000 hectares of tropical rainforest which spills onto golden beaches and rocky coves. Off shore, desert islands are locked in coral reef and harbour dolphins and migrating whales alike. Despite its relatively small size, the wildlife is simply extraordinary. Over 109 species of mammals including Two- and Three-toed sloth, coati, howler and squirrel monkeys have all been recorded along with 200 species of birds from toucans, parakeets, woodpeckers to vultures. Not surprisingly, Manuel Antonio is one of Costa Rica’s most popular destinations and the park’s main hub, Quepos, boasts a good range of tourist facilities. North of Manuel Antonio, Jaco is a 4km stretch of palm-fringed coastline popular with surfers and locals alike. Further south, the picturesque “whale-tail” shape of Uvita beach is a charming spot and ideal for those looking for a more secluded and exclusive beach destination.

Manuel Antonio & Central Coast – Luxury Collection

Arenas del Mar$$$$$

One of the most comfortable hotels in Manuel Antonio, the Arenas del Mar’s setting is second to none and the only hotel in the area with direct beach access. Setting aside, it has won plaudits nationwide for sustainability and prides itself on being fully carbon-neutral. Private and intimate, the Arenas del Mar offers the ideal combination of R&R, wildlife and adrenaline fuelled adventures. Sun-worshippers can sink in the two sparkling pools or doze on the surrounding beaches while nat...

Manuel Antonio & Central Coast Hotels

Makanda by the Sea$$$$

Makanda by the Sea offers the best of both worlds – a wonderful national park teeming with wildlife as well as pristine, tropical beaches. Nature walks, fishing, diving and rafting among other activities can all be arranged locally while the nearest beach can be reached on a 20 minute jungle walk. For pure R&R, you can simply drift in the infinity pool, relax in the jacuzzi or order a massage. The Makanda by the Sea is among our favourite options in Manuel Antonio for couples and honey...

Hotel Playa Espadilla$$$

Gaia Hotel & Nature Reserve$$$$

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