Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
Manuel Antonio is cataloged as one of the main tourist destinations in Costa Rica. One of the most usual itineraries chosen by tourists is the Arenal-Monteverde-Manuel Antonio, having this last one as the perfect choice for their beach part of the trip.
This popularity has been gained thanks to the number of elements composing this very favorite destination. First of all, the biodiversity of wildlife is incredible, with the primary and secondary tropical forests and a very large number of animal species, going from birds to the very famous squirrel monkeys. This natural richness followed by the range of options offered on accommodations, tours and dinning, are just a few reasons of why this is a top destination in the country.
Another and a very important factor is the beach featuring the Pacific Ocean with pristine clear waters, white sand and different spots perfectly safe for swimming. The views are amazing from some of the hotels and the national park trails.
It is definite; the main attraction of the area is the national park, here is where the wide biodiversity is found, as well as rich in marine resources. In the park there is chance to interact with the friendly and nosy squirrel monkeys, spot a few birds like ¨tucancillos¨, brown pelicans, black-collared hawks and enjoy the stunning views from the Cathedral point.
Manuel Antonio National Park was listed this week as one of the world´s most beautiful national parks by Forbes Magazine. Although is one of the smallest national parks in terms of extension, this park is one of the most visited protected areas in the country. This recognition confirms one more time the beauty and high natural value of the park among Costa Rica and the world.
As I said before the biodiversity is very wide, its visitors can get to enjoy white-nosed, two-toed and three-toed sloths, iguanas, raccoons, white-faced and howler monkeys as well as some characteristic flora species of the primary forest like the guácimo colorado, cedro maria, surá, cenízaro and ceiba, among another big number.
Strategically located in the Central Pacific, just 3 hours from SJO International airport, this destination can be reach by car, shuttle or public transportation. The activities and tourist services are available everywhere, thanks to the development of tourism in the area.
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