We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Playa Manuel Antonio

Features Animals
Closed today: Closed
Open today: Closed
Book In Advance
7 154
All photos (7 154)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“beautiful beach”(758 reviews)
“national park”(642 reviews)
“costa rica”(701 reviews)
One of Costa Rica's most popular beaches, Playa Manuel Antonio frequently hosts parties and festivals, and it is an ideal destination for avid surfers.
Closed today
Hours Today: Closed
See all hours
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
| Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio, 6 kms south of Quepos, Manuel Antonio 195-6350, Costa Rica
+506 2777 5185
Improve This Listing
Ways to Experience Playa Manuel Antonio
from US$55,00
More Info
from US$105,00
More Info
from US$100,00
More Info
from US$99,00
More Info
Reviews (11 054)
Filter reviews
7 583 results
Traveller rating
4 564
1 887
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
4 564
1 887
Show reviews that mention
All reviews beautiful beach national park costa rica public beach white sand warm water entrance fee white faced monkeys main trail capuchin monkeys great park guided tour bring water clams spotting scope flora and fauna fruit
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 7 583 reviews
Reviewed yesterday

Gorgeous beach, the highlight of the park. Some people report it being crowded but I didn't think so at all, the actual beach that is. Quite a few people walk down the path to it but only look for a minute. Watch your bags especially...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank txjoe00
Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio last week and loved it! The beach is white sand, clean, and water beautiful blue. My son and husband enjoyed swimming, while I was keeping an eye on our belongings so that the monkeys would not run away with...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank HKS2014
Reviewed 4 days ago

Beach is never too crowded, compared to many other beaches. Water is blue, and many activities to do on the beach. From parasailing to jet skiing. The parasailing will take you up 200 plus feet, which give you a magnificent view of the area. Beach...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Beaver1964
Reviewed 5 days ago

This beach was more than a bit of a surprise ...came for the jungles and wildlife, and discovered a beautiful beach. Over a few trips to Costa Rica, I've had the opportunity to visit many beaches, and this is definitely right up there! To go...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank WanderlustDave101
Reviewed 5 days ago

Amazing wildlife I saw sloths frogs snakes and more. Take a guide you will see more animals. The third beach is a white sand paridise.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lauren G
Reviewed 6 days ago

Be sure to spend a day in this wonderful park walking trails but be sure to slow down and be still enough to let the forest come alive around you. A tour guide is always a great option but not needed. Definitely do the beach...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank DRae30561
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the park, the plants and the wildlife! WARNING there are many fake officials trying to get you to park in their parking lot about a half mile down the road. They stand in the road, waving you in, with a clip board,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Shana B
Reviewed 6 days ago

The ones in most brochures - ie the white sand - are only accessible from the national park (for which you pay), while the public beach is not that big at high tide. It has been a bit overhyped compared to other options in CR...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Longman1950
Reviewed 6 days ago

The beach is beautiful but the waters are very rough. Also be aware that the parking is about $10 U.S. and the entry fee is $16 per person U.S. So if you're not making a full day of it, it's fairly expensive. They are restrictive...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Phillip N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s truly one of the top beaches in the world. Turquoise water and white powder sand. Don’t miss it when you come to Costa Rica.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kimb-2009
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 46 nearby hotels
Serenity Boutique Hotel Quepos
330 reviews
3.73 km away
Best Western Hotel & Casino Kamuk
333 reviews
3.77 km away
Hotel Malinche
54 reviews
3.77 km away
Hotel Le Priss
66 reviews
4.01 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 101 nearby restaurants
The Brooklyn Bakery
196 reviews
3.74 km away
Rancho Leon
106 reviews
.34 km away
Soda Angel
54 reviews
3.57 km away
El Gran Escape
546 reviews
3.72 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 110 nearby attractions
Marina Pez Vela
116 reviews
4.11 km away
Farmers Fair (Ferias del Agricultor)
56 reviews
3.88 km away
Birding Spots Manuel Antonio
6 reviews
1.34 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
15 July 2018|
AnswerShow all 10 answers
Response from STEWART L | Reviewed this property |
From the parking area to the beach area is mostly flat and wheel chair accessible. The last 50 yards or so has a side walkway that is a gradient going downwards, so it is easy to go down. But coming up that walkway would... More
Dawn Thorpe J
2 July 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Joan H | Reviewed this property |
Hi Dawn: When we came here in Jan., we entered the Nat'l Park and walked to the beach which was at the end of the trail. There was no separate cost - just our fee to enter the park. We did talk to a couple we met along... More
26 May 2018|
AnswerShow all 11 answers
Response from cbremer | Reviewed this property |
Definitely drive! You will be safe. My best friend and I (both females) rented a car and I’m so glad we did. Driving there is lots of fun too.