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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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About Tulemar Condominiums

First, Tulemar condominiums is a thirty-three acre gated and secure residential resort. It’s located right in the heart of Manuel Antonio. There is over 45 different and unique accommodations. They range from rustic Bungalows to luxurious Private Villas. Second, jungle and abundant wildlife surround the properties. Therefore, in Tulemar you’ll see monkeys, sloths and exotic birds throughout the property and our hiking trails.

At the Tulemar Beach you’ll find warm, tropical waters with a sandy beach and lots of shady palm trees. Additionally, you can get free lounge chairs, umbrellas, kayaks, boogie boards, towels and food/beverage service.

Tulemar condominiums is not the traditional all-inclusive resort or franchised  hotel. Here you will not find loud music playing around the pool areas or lobby. In conclusion, Tulemar condominiums is continually ranked among the top three properties in the world by Trip Advisor.

Map of Tulemar
Map of Tulemar

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Ecologic Blue Flag Program
The Ecologic Blue Flag Program is the answer to strengthen public health and tourist activities. Today it is an annual award that is administered by several institutions from the public sector and private companies.

Beach Category

In the case of the beach category, its final qualification can reach five stars if they carry out efforts in other aspects that have been considered to accomplish a comprehensive development within the suggested focus.

The Sloth Institute

The Sloth Institute is located in Manuel Antonio and focuses on the research, education and release of hand-raised and injured sloths back to the rainforest. They also collaborate with Toucan Rescue Ranch to release their hand-raised orphaned sloths.

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About Wild life

 Costa Rica supports an enormous variety of wildlife, due in large part to its geographic position between the North and South American continents, its neotropical climate, and its wide variety of habitats. Costa Rica is home to more than 500,000 species, which represents nearly 4% of the total species estimated worldwide, making Costa Rica one of the 20 countries with the highest biodiversity in the world. Of these 500,000 species, a little more than 300,000 are insects.

One of the principal sources of Costa Rica’s biodiversity is that the country, together with Panama, formed a bridge connecting the North and South American continents approximately three to five million years ago. This bridge allowed the very different flora and fauna of the two continents to mix.

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About life in Costa Rica

First, let’s understand that Costa Rica is one of the most biodiverse countries in the world. Therefore it contains about 5% of the world’s species. Secondly, The lush wild natural environment can be experienced all throughout the country. And it is easily accessible to the curious visitor. But the most important is that Costa Rica enjoys a very stable political climate and economic development. As a result, this provides visitors with a tranquil setting for their stay. It is one of the few countries in the world with no army. Above all the country and its people have a peaceful disposition, which makes for the perfect place to enjoy an unforgettable vacation. The country offers dreamlike landscapes, kind people willing to share their culture and a safe country to experience natural wonders. In conclusion, visitors find in this place an adventure paradise.

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