An idyllic ambiance awaits in Manuel Antonio at the confluence of ocean, earth, and the forest.
Where the dazzling Pacific kisses the creamy sands of Costa Rica’s finest beaches, Manuel Antonio National Park sprawls over 1,700 acres of land with its steady glow. This is the coastal paradise of the country where everything from the sea to the stone is unabashedly exotic. There is no room for dullness or lethargy in Manuel Antonio. The tropical scene is as salient as any other nature reserve. The lush jungle is home to spectacular bird species, mischievous baby monkeys bouncing around from one tree to another, and innumerable butterflies surprising visitors with sudden glimpses.
Unlike most others, biodiversity in Manuel Antonio transcends the jungle. The area boasts some of the most precious coral reefs in the Pacific. Marine life is so rich that even snorkeling on the surface is a feast for the eyes. The beaches seem to underscore the allure of the jungle trails, while the watery charm of the region is further enhanced by the surrounding islets. With a short boat trip, you can find yourself lost in a captivating maze of mangroves and translucent estuaries on Isla Damas. It is a nearby island across the shores of Manuel Antonio. Caimans, crocodiles, white-faced monkeys, and a motley habitat of birds will accompany you on your short tour.
Back on the mainland, Tres Beach makes an excellent stop for soaking in the sun and enjoying the hedonistic side of eco-traveling. Set in the familiar white-blue-green tropical setting, Tres Beach will get under your skin before you know it.
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