Where is Manuel Antonio Costa Rica ? Manuel Antonio City is located off Costa Rica's central Pacific coast just a short drive away from Quepos. It is 132 km (82 mi) from the national capital of San José (approximately a 2 hour drive). The town has a mountainous main road that goes through the small city of Quepos and then descends to the beach near Manuel Antonio National Park (about a 4 mile stretch). This beach is more of a tourist strip than a town. The area has dramatic landscapes, lush forests and tree-swinging monkeys. From Caribbean-blue waters, to the jungles on the hills, everywhere you turn there is an amazing photo op!
The Manuel Antonio National Park area has spectacular beaches that border the coastline. Some of the most private and beautiful beaches in the country are nestled within Manuel Antonio National Park.
Although Manuel Antonio is the smallest National Park in Costa Rica, it has a unique combination of people from all walks of life living together in single community. Within this small area you’ll find luxurious beachfront houses, typical Costa Rican farms, and what locals consider small city life. Manuel Antonio is rapidly growing and, as with any city that experiences growth, investments are also on the rise. Many have set their sights on Manuel Antonio as a place to retire to and maybe even invest in a business.
Traveling to Manuel Antonio is easy. There are several options of transportation to get there. You can get there by bus, taxi, renting a car or even flying into the Manuel Antonio Airport)
To get around Manuel Antonio, you simply follow a hilly, two-mile main stretch of paved road that starts in Quepos and ends at the entrance to the Manuel Antonio National Park.
Quepos - the closest town to Manuel Antonio – is small, walkable commercial hub with a bus station, marina, restaurants, banks and shopping centers. The route from there to the park is lined with a series of hotels and restaurants that end in the very small beachside town of Manuel Antonio.
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