Costa Rica Guides

Manual Antonio Park

Costa Rica’s prime playground, Manuel Antonio offers a multitude of adventure activities in absolutely pristine wilderness. Coupled with a stellar stretch of outstanding beaches, wildlife galore and verdant jungles, it’s not hard to see why this, above all else, is the #1 destination in the country.

Our definitive guide to Manuel Antonio aims to help you navigate the logistics of a visit, detailing not only the best highlights and activities but also the best places to stay and, of course, amazing restaurants, cafés and local eateries where you can indulge in some traditional Tico fare.

But first thing’s first…

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Arenal Volcano is Costa Rica’s most famous singular highlight, the stunning peak being synonymous with the kind of exciting adventure-filled experiences for which the country is world-renowned.

Nestled in a protected reserve home to spectacular rainforests, Arenal is a rewarding destination both in and of itself. The volcano is jaw-dropping in every respect, the near-perfect symmetry of its twin-peaks making it a postcard-worthy spectacle, yet all around it are innumerable attractions, both in terms of nature (wilderness and wildlife watching options abound) and adventure activities.

Hiking Monteverde Cloud Forest

The revered birthplace of ecotourism and a natural treasure that’s stayed true to its conservationist essence, Costa Rica’s Monteverde Cloud Forests remains as ethereal and magical as they’ve always been.

Tucked away in the heart of the province of Puntarenas, right between the bustling Pacific coast and the bubbling peak of Arenal, Monteverde is like an oasis of calm and tranquillity. Over 35,000 acres of pristine tropical wilderness, home to almost 2,000 distinct species of fauna and untold flora, this unique corner of Costa Rica offers immersive experiences that can be as active or laid-back as you’d love them to be.