Manuel Antonio is famous for unspoiled beaches and world-class views. Enjoy exciting adventures like jungle hikes and snorkeling. Witness Costa Rica’s excellent wildlife when you hike through the forest or peek into the tide pools. And the best part? This is just the beginning of the beauty and adventure that awaits you in Manuel Antonio. Here is what you can do
Visit the Pristine Beaches
One of the best vacation spots in Costa Rica is the Manuel Antonio National Park that is spread across 4,900 acres. Well, this is just one of the smaller national parks in Costa Rica! You can find four pristine beaches here. The Playa Espadilla Sur, Playa Teloro, La Playita, and Playa Manuel Antonio. Indulge yourself in fun activities in each of these beaches.
Two of these are especially popular – the Espadilla Sur Beach for a lesser crowd and being family-friendly; and the Manuel Antonio beach for its incredible views. However, each of the beaches in Manuel Antonio makes for a snorkeling paradise. You can also surf and go for spotting whales and dolphins. Explore the ocean at your leisure through sea kayaking.
Family Friendly Jungle Fun
Go zip-lining in the jungle or see the diverse wildlife up-close with a canopy tour. Treat yourself with horseback riding and jungle tubing down the Savegre River. The Naranjo River is also an excellent spot for whitewater rafting. Put on your hiking boots and get ready for a fun-filled picnic. You will be simply amazed to see a wide variety of flora and fauna that is present in these jungles. Take a walk through the emerald forests and see some of the rarest species on this planet.
Set your sails across the ocean for a pleasure tour, Visit the Nauyaca Waterfalls and get mesmerized by the sound of cascading waters. You can go horseback riding in Mulguri and participate in rainmaker hike.
Arenal Volcano and La Fortuna
The welcoming and charming town of La Fortuna makes a perfect getaway for couples, families, and friends. The only requisite is – you need to have a taste for outdoor fun! So, if you can’t wait to go hiking, kayaking, biking, and enjoy the freshness of the air, then see why the Arenal region is just what you need.
The Arenal Volcano National Park
It is a glorious 29,960-acre park that is one of the best vacation spots in Costa Rica. It is mostly made up of rainforests and has four different life zones that harbor a wide variety of flora and fauna. You will be surprised to know that over 75% of the bird population in Costa Rica can be found in this national park. So, wildlife lovers are sure to have a great time here! From coatis, deer, jaguars, and snakes, you can find the rarest species in this area. The plant life is just as varied as well.
Well, undoubtedly, the Arenal volcano is the crown jewel of the National park. Towering at 5,437 feet, this volcano is one of the notable natural features of Costa Rica. Although inactive, the volcano’s sight is a thing to behold. View it against the perfect skies, and it stands as a titan figure in the region. The Arenal volcano is joined by its sibling, the Chato Volcano rising above the rainforest. The Chato volcano stands at the height of 3,740 ft has been inactive for over 3,500 years! It also has a crater that is filled with aqua-blue waters.
Join the Adventure Tide
Your vacation is incomplete if you don’t check out the adventures at in Arenal. Travel in an aerial tram across the lush forest canopy. Share your suspension bridge with brave and cheeky animals. Go zip-lining and rappelling. You may want to hold on tight as you make your way down the cliffs and trees. Enjoy your adventurous spirit when you experience the mystic thrill of rappelling down a waterfall.
You can also have double the fun when you get the most out of Arenal in a single day. Explore Arenal volcano and La waterfall for a memorable vacation. As a bonus, you even get to soak in the hot springs found in the region. Visit the Caño Negro Wildlife Reserve to have a peek at the 350 species of birds aboard this floating safari.
Watch out for some amazing reptiles that have made the Frio River their home. Next, how about a delicious, educational tour? Are you confused? Check out the chocolate tour that gives you an insight into how a fruity coffee bean is made into a delicious chocolate bar! Yes, there will be samples, too!
Touring Costa Rica gives you memories for a lifetime. The untouched natural beauty, coupled with exciting activities make Costa Rica one of the most beautiful travel destinations across the globe.