Manuel Antonio, Quepos, Costa Rica

Manuel Antonio, Quepos, Costa Rica

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Rainforests and reefs in Manuel Antonio

Set on Costa Rica's Pacific Coast, Manuel Antonio is a laid-back beach town, fringed by white sandy beaches, lush rainforests and colorful coral reefs. For most travelers, the town is all about rest, relaxation and reconnecting with nature. Manuel Antonio vacation rentals make it easy, with serene villas surrounded by swaying coconut palms, giant ferns and fiery heliconia flowers. Breakfast with a spot of wildlife watching? This is just another morning in Manuel Antonio.

Have an adventure in Manuel Antonio

If you can drag yourself off the beach, Manuel Antonio offers an abundance of adventures. You can rappel down waterfalls, bounce through the jungle on a 4x4 safari, discover kaleidoscopic scuba-diving sites and more. Held every weekend, the local farmers' market is a fantastic place to stock up on fresh produce from nearby Quepos. From organic cacao and hand-harvested coffee to young coconuts and juicy tropical fruit, why not head back to your Manuel Antonio vacation rentals villa and whip up a tropical feast?

Go wild in Manuel Antonio National Park

Showcasing Costa Rica in all its glory, Manuel Antonio National Park is a wonderland of pristine beaches and emerald-green rainforests. It's laced with lush hiking trails, including a 3-hour circuit that winds past waterfalls, viewpoints and hidden coves. From toucans to three-toed sloths, it's a great place to tick off iconic Costa Rican wildlife. Set inside a glass atrium, the Butterfly Botanical Gardens offer a fascinating glimpse of Costa Rica's most-colorful inhabitants. Craving thrills? At El Santuario you can fly through the rainforest on a network of ziplines.

Tropical winters in Manuel Antonio

A sultry tropical climate means Manuel Antonio enjoys warm weather throughout the year. Crowds peak from December through April, which is classed as dry season. You'll enjoy clear skies and plenty of sunshine. Planning a winter escape? Manuel Antonio vacation rentals unlock access to luxury waterfront villas, complete with sparkling pools, sun-drenched terraces and sweeping sea views. With some properties sleeping over 20 guests, they're ideal for family reunions, group getaways and wedding parties alike. "Green season" spans from September through October. While you may experience the occasional downpour, it's a fantastic time to beat the crowds and see the rainforest in full bloom.

A wonderland of biodiversity in Manuel Antonio

Set on the Pacific Coast, Manuel Antonio is an enchanting slice of Costa Rica. The country is famous for its rich ecosystems, with 6% of the planet's biodiversity found in its tiny footprint. There's no better place to discover the tropical wilderness than Manuel Antonio National Park. Look out for three-toed sloths and white-faced capuchin monkeys swinging in the trees. The 680-hectare park is also a mecca for birdwatchers, with 100s of species to spot. A well-maintained network of hiking trails makes it easy to explore the coast, the mountains, the rainforest and beyond.