Manuel Antonio National Park
Located in Central America, Costa Rica serves as the bridge between the South American and North American land masses. Costa Rica, incredibly is the smallest country on the entire American Continent, boasting an amazing 5% of the World´s biodiversity. The second most popular park in this beautiful country is Manuel Antonio National Park, home to at least 364 species of mammals, reptiles, birds, insects and marine life, as well as numerous species of flora & fauna. Touted as the #1 Beach destination in Costa Rica, exploring the park beaches and natural resources, visitors are treated to an abundant variety of eco-systems and exotic wildlife. Cathedral Point, with its forest topped cliffs and dramatic vistas, was once an island, but is now connected to the coastline by a thin strip of land known as a “tombolo”. This natural land bridge forms the narrow stretch that separates the parks two most popular beaches, Playa Espadilla Sur and Playa Manuel Antonio (or beaches #2 & #3 respectively). The varied environment also includes primary forest, secondary forest, mangrove swamps, lagoons and extensive beach vegetation, as well as featuring other popular points such as the blow hole at Puerto Escondido and the sea caves along the famous Serrucho Point. There are also 12 islands dotted along the coast, which provide an excellent refuge for rare and endangered sea birds and represent an important nesting site for the Brown Booby and the Brown Pelican. To date, 364 species have been discovered in the park, including 109 species of mammals and 184 species of birds, as well as an incredible variety of insects and reptiles, and rare possibilities to see the huge endangered Oliver Ridley and Green Marine Turtles as they travel the coastline.
The offshore reefs offer abundant opportunities for many game fish, the billfish continues to serve as the most popular choice for the majority of anglers. Fisherman are rarely disappointed from as early as December and continuing through April, when fishing is at its peak, although fishing is excellent year round. in this area. A typical day can consist of releasing numerous sailfish and often a marlin or two, although it is not uncommon to release more than a dozen sailfish and other species in a single day. Throughout the year, you can also expect to catch dolphin, giant yellowfin tuna, wahoo, cubera, roosterfish, a variety of snapper, grouper, both blue and rainbow runners, snook, jacks, mackerel, and many other species. With more than 70 current IGFA world-record fish from Costa Rican waters, including 17 all-tackle recognitions, your ultimate fishing vacation awaits you in the Quepos-Manuel Antonio area.
Now considered a mainstream activity fo the rejuvenation of the mind, body and soul, spa services are now one of the most popular options for reducing stress, soothing tired or sore muscles, and providing a deep felt relaxation from head to toe, allowing visitors a temporary retreat from the stressful environs back home. The naturally diverse country of Costa Rica, allows for an even more exotic experience, with spas immersed in the jungle, or overlooking the Pacific coastline. The Manuel Antonio area of Costa Rica’s central Pacific Coast, with its postcard perfect beaches and lush green rainforest jungles, offers the ultimate in spa destinations for you. “Property Manage Plus” works exclusively with several nearby Spas, including one of our favorites, Spa Uno. Famous for its own custom line of spa products known as “Raw Botanicals,” their spa line is produced in their lab right here in Manuel Antonio. All products are 100% organic, cruelty-free, biodegradable, have recyclable packaging, and a percentage of their proceeds go to animal-rights charities. Iimmersed deep in the jungle, offering not only indoor therapy rooms with large picturesque windows to view the passing monkeys, but they also offer fabulous outside Canopy Deck therapy rooms that allow guests to float away with the natural jungle noises that surround them, while being transformed to a sense of Nirvana. Prefer not to have to move? We can also arrange for a vast selection of spa treatments to be given in the privacy and comfort of your own rental home, on the deck of your pool, or we can arrange other options to make the most of the sounds of the rainforest or while listening to the roll of the waves on the beach.
Choose from a wide variety of culinary choices while in the Quepos or Manuel Antonio area. Whether you want to try a typical Costa Rican meal, order take out pizza, looking for Sports Bar munchies, casual dining, family friendly fare, or a romantic dinner prepared by some of the best local chefs, Manuel Antonio and Quepos have something for everybody. We are happy to share our personal favorites with you, as well as arrange private chef service for you in your home!
Although not the main reason anyone should choose this destination, Manuel Antonio and Quepos offer several Casino locations at Byblos Resort & Casino or Hotel Kamuk, as well as regular live musical performances at numerous local restaurants. Many establishments offer free latin dance lessons, kareoke, and ladies night, as well as there are several local casinos and discos to allow you to try your luck!
Whatever your vacation style, it’s yours to be found in Manuel Antonio and Quepos! Voted Costa Rica’s #1 Beach Destination and the second most visited National Park in Costa Rica, it is the ultimate in exotic vacation escape!
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