Manuel Antonio National Park, Central Pacific Coast - Stein Travel

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Welcome to Manuel Antonio National Park

Manuel Antonio is the smallest national park in Costa Rica but also one of the more popular ones. With beautiful white beaches and rocky headlands, backed by tropical rainforest, mangroves and estuaries, it is easy to see why. Among this varied landscape are typical Costa Rican animals like sloths, agoutis, monkeys and iguanas. It has a well-developed trail system to facilitate independent exploration, but knowledgeable local guides are also available at the park entrance. Picnic areas are situated along the coastal trails, and from cliff top lookouts visitors can admire the stunning coastal views. Quepos is the nearest town to the park, a pleasant and friendly place, and it is also the sport-fishing centre in the region. Sailfish and marlin are the sought after deep-sea prizes.

Spanish is the official language, but English is widely spoken.

The Costa Rican Colón (CRC) is divided into 100 céntimos and is the official currency, although US Dollars are also widely accepted. US Dollars and travellers cheques can be exchanged in banks and many hotels. Banks charge a service fee for cashing travellers cheques and currency other than US$ is difficult to exchange. Using black market exchange options is risky as they have been known to pass on counterfeit bills printed in Colombia. Banks close anywhere from 3pm to 6pm. Major credit cards are widely accepted, although American Express and Diners Club might be more limited. ATMs are available in major towns throughout the country, but it is advisable to always have some local cash handy.

Opening Times
Tuesday to Sunday 7am to 4pm.
Local time is GMT -6.

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