Manuel Antonio National Park

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    Manuel Antonio National Park is on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, in the province of Puntarenas, from tropical forests and beach to native birds of the region like scarlet macaws, toucans, motmots, parakeets, hawks and tanagers, but also monkeys, iguanas and armadillos.

    It is located about 157 km south of the city of San Jose and 7 km to the south of the city of Quepos, between Damas and Matapalo. It has a 683 hectares on the land side and 55,000 hectares in the marine part

    In other times, the land where the Natural Park is located Manuel Antonio was populated by the Quepoa Indians, the name it gave origin to the city of Quepos, but when a group of settlers arrived, the land became an area of crops that were later acquired by the United Fruit Company, until it was conceived by decree in November 1972 as a biological protected area.

    Travelers who choose this place will have access to four beaches or take a hike through the rainforest, you can also choose from natural seawater pools with crustaceans to endangered species of monkeys and breathtaking panoramic views.

    Manuel Antonio National Park is an attractive place to go from holidays, and among the most relevant trails is the so-called Lazy, which becomes the main route through the park where are breathtaking views of both the Pacific Coast and the coastal islands of the park.

    It is recommended that you take the tour with a guide familiar with the habitat capable of leading hikers to the best places and offer them impressive panoramic views.

    They can also point out and identify the native fauna with which newcomers may be unfamiliar or may even not see in the woods.

    The protected rainforests of Manuel Antonio National Park provide a home for 350 species of birds and 109 species of mammals.