Manuel Antonio National Park

Manuel Antonio is the smallest of the 20 national parks Costa Rica has put aside for total protection and the second most visited conservation area in the country.

Manuel Antonio is the natural habitat of species such as the endangered squirrel monkey, white faced capuchin monkey, raccoons, sloths, white-nosed coatis, pelicans and black-collared hawks. They share the space with primary and secondary forests. A mangrove swamp covers about 44.5 acres, adding to the biodiversity of the region.

Once in Jaco, Manuel Antonio is less than an hour away, by car. After just a few minutes you can be part of a charming combination of rain forest, beaches and coral reefs. The beaches are beautiful, lined with lush forest, and the snorkeling is excellent too.