Manuel Antonio

About Manuel Antonio

Sparkling white sandy beaches and shimmering blue water

Manuel Antonio is a small town located in the tropical forest of Costa Rica. This cozy place is in the Central Pacific coast. It is the most visited national park of the country. How ever, even if It’s one of the smallest, more than 100 species of mammals and birds live here. Above all, there are amazing landscapes of mountains and white sandy beaches hidden in a jungle. It has also a large marine biodiversity with beautiful coral reefs.

Inside the park you can enjoy several hiking trails. All of them have universal accessibility facilities, rest areas and scenic overlooks. Therefore FORBES ranked Manuel Antonio amongst the 12 most beautiful parks in the world.

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Kids Saving the Rainforest is a non-profit organization in Quepos. They operate a wildlife sanctuary. As a result, this is the home to animals who cannot be released back into the wild. KSTRF offer educational tours to help people learn about the dangers of human-wildlife interaction. So, this way they teach them respect for wildlife.

Titi Conservation Alliance started in 2001 in Manuel Antonio. A group of business owners within the tourist industry recognized the need for conservation of their natural environment. As a result, this will help to maintain prosperity for the local community. Consequently this group of entrepreneurs began the Alliance with the mission in order to promote sustainable development and therefore, to conserve the biodiversity of Costa Rica’s Central Pacific Region.

Marina Pez Vela is a polished facility that wouldn’t be out of place in West Palm Beach, let alone Quepos. Above all, it has a nice variety of high-end restaurants and stores. Therefore, it is worth a visit.

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