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

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Manuel Antonio Village Hotels

If you are planning a Manuel Antonio Village holiday, have a look at some of the accommodation that we recommend. 'Our Rating' indicates how we feel each property rates according to normal Western hotel standards. 'Local Rating' indicates how the property is categorised/rated locally:

Arenas del Mar Manuel Antonio Village

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

Nestled in 11 acres of rainforest along Costa Rica's Central Pacific coast, the stunning Arenas del Mar offers luxury with a spectacular beach and nature experience. Awarded two prestigious sustainability awards, the hotel combines a respect for nature with excellent lodgings and service. A range of spacious rooms are designed to suit all tastes and needs and all feature views of the wonderful surroundings. Guests can immerse themselves in complete luxury with sumptuous treatments at the Las Brisas Spa. The Arenas del Mar is within walking distance of the Manuel Antonio National Park.

Cabinas Espadilla Manuel Antonio Village

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

Set in tropical gardens right beside the beach, this attractive complex consists of 16 units and an outdoor swimming pool. The bright rooms are comfortable and practical with a fridge and some cabins even feature a kitchenette for budget-conscious travellers. Its proximity to the beach is ideal for lazy sunset walks next to the ocean. The hotel is brilliantly located just 300 metres from the Manuel Antonio National Park and only a minute's walk from the beach.

Hotel Villa Bosque Manuel Antonio Village

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

Enjoying an enviable location close to the Manual Antonio Beach and National Park, this exclusive small hotel is the perfect place to relax by the beach as well as take on some adventurous outdoor pursuits like rafting, canopy tours and horseback riding. The 20 guest rooms offer comfort and subtle elegance, and are fitted with air conditioning and cable television. Guests can also choose to relax by the pool and take in the beautiful surroundings, or enjoy a drink and meal at the hotel’s bar and restaurant.

Karahe Hotel Manuel Antonio Village

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

With tropical gardens that meet the ocean, the peaceful Karahe Hotel is the ideal place to enjoy Costa Rica's Pacific coastline and the incredible nearby Manual Antonio National Park. The hotel offers a range of lodging options from beachfront rooms to hillside villas and all guests are invited to relax in the outdoor swimming pool and jacuzzi surrounded by the sounds of nature. The hotel is located within a 10 minute walk of the Manuel Antonio National Park.

Parador Resort and Spa Manuel Antonio Village

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Sitting high above the Central Pacific coastline with access to some of Costa Rica's best beaches, the Parador is the premier eco-luxury resort in Manuel Antonio. Surrounded by 12 acres of beautiful rainforest the resort boasts a great selection of beautifully decorated, comfortable rooms and suites with views of the lush gardens, jungle or the ocean. Let your stress dissolve away in the hotel's luxury spa with wide open windows facing the tropical rainforest. The Parador is located on the Central Pacific coast of Costa Rica, in Manuel Antonio near the town of Quepos. It's a 2.5 hour scenic drive from San Jose.

Manuel Antonio Village Tailor made suggestions

Here are some of the recent tailor made itineraries we have created for our clients which include a visit to Manuel Antonio Village.

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