Casper: “Here we laid lazily on the beach, which looked like a postcard and we loved the monkeys!”
Manuel Antonio National Park is a national park located on the Pacific Ocean in the canton of Quepos. The nature park has been given the name because of the municipality where the park is located: Manuel Antonio. You can read more about this special nature park in the western province of Puntarenas on this page.
National Park Manuel Antonio
Manuel Antonio National Park is one of the busiest parks in Costa Rica. This is not only because the park is very beautiful, but also because the nature park is easily accessible from the capital of Costa Rica, San José. Despite the crowds in the park, visiting the park is definitely recommended. The park is not that big, but it has an exceptional beauty and in 2011 even named one of the twelve most beautiful nature parks in the world by the leading magazine Forbes.
The nature of National Park of Manuel Antonio
There are small islands off the coast of Manuel Antonio National Park, which are also part of the National Park. The beaches that you will explore in the natural park are considered the most beautiful and whitest beaches in all of Costa Rica, and therefore the reason why you can´t miss visiting it..
In addition, there are also more than 352 different species of birds, 109 different species of mammals and 346 different types of plants to find and animals such as toucans, pelicans and kingfishers are often spotted.One of the most common mammals in the area is the nose bear. Animals such as the raccoon, the sloth, and the squirrel monkey are also regularly spotted. In the ocean near the park there is a great diversity of maritime fauna.