Squirrel monkey hiding in a tree near the Manuel Antonio Village

Manuel Antonio Village Tours and Holidays

About Manuel Antonio Village

The village of Manuel Antonio was once a quiet, tiny village until the popularity of the nearby Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio developed to the point that it became one of Costa Rica's most visited national parks. Today, the village of Manuel Antonio is now a tourist haven with an excellent array of exclusive hotels and popular restaurants. With no accommodation on offer in the park itself, the village of Manuel Antonio serves as the ideal base to explore the tropical forests and idyllic beaches protected by the park.

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The road to Manuel Antonio is lined with hotels, many of which take advantage of the steep slopes lining the roads, offering magnificent panoramic views out to the Pacific Ocean. Lodging options can also be found on the beaches around Manuel Antonio, including the popular Playa Espadilla, a long curve of smooth sand where the sun sets in spectacular fashion at the end of the day.

Outside of the park, and easily arranged in the village of Manuel Antonio, are a number of available outdoor activities. Local surf schools organise surfing lessons on the beaches surrounding the village whilst for nature lover's dolphin and whale-watching cruises are available. Starlight sailing cruises are also available. For those who prefer terra firma, local-run stables offer horse riding excursions through the rainforest.

Manuel Antonio Village Tours

Here are some popular itineraries that include a visit to Manuel Antonio Village. Alternatively, if you would like to include a visit to Manuel Antonio Village on a bespoke touring itinerary to Costa Rica, take a look at our tailor-made holiday planning section.

HandpickedLa Fortuna | Costa Rica | On The Go

Classic Costa Rica

8 days FROM $1,995
IndependentPicture of a sandy beach in Manuel Antonio in Costa Rica

Tico Traveller

9 Days FROM $1,595
BudgetArenal Volcano | Costa Rica

Costa Rica Calling

14 days FROM $1,755
HandpickedSamara Beach | Costa Rica | On The Go

Ultimate Costa Rica

15 days FROM $2,795
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