Manuel Antonio is one of the most beautiful and bio-diverse areas in the world. Although it is the country’s smallest national park. Manuel Antonio contains a pleasant combination of rain forest, beaches and coral reefs. The forest is home for sloths, iguanas, the rare and squirrel monkeys and millions of colorful little crabs. Besides the spectacular beaches, Manuel Antonio offers several kilometers of very well maintained trails offering the easiest access in Costa Rica to the lowland rainforest. The park is easy to reach, south of the town of Quepos and very close to Villas Rio Mar.
How to get there from Villas Rio Mar?
Takes 45min driving to Manuel Antonio
It is takes 1 hours by bus departure from Dominical to Quepos at 8:15am and return at 3:30pm.
Bus service between Quepos main terminal and the national park departs every half hour from 5:00 am. till 10:00 pm. And is less than $1
The Manuel Antonio National Park entrance fee is US$10 per personHours: 7am. to 4pm. Closed on Monday.
Villas Rio Mar offer half day tour to Manuel Antonio National park with bilingual and professional tours guide.
What to bring: sun block, hiking shoes or hiking sandals, insect repellent, binoculars, hat, swimsuit, towel, camera and plastic bags for your camera.