With some of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica and an abundance of natural wildlife, it's no surprise that the town of Manuel Antonio is among the most popular destinations for travel in Central America. Add in great local cuisine, countless outdoor activities to take part in, and a unique array of shopping options, and you've got all the ingredients for a vacation you won't soon forget. Everything you'll need in the way of dining and shopping will be scattered along Arena Del Mar Beach, but there are plenty of things to do all over town so be sure to explore the entire area.
Here are a few of some of the main attractions in the region:
-Go Zip-lining: Several local businesses have canopy tours that let you zip-line through the trees at incredibly fast speeds for an unforgettable experience.
-Horseback Tours: There are plenty of options for a horseback tour through the local forests and past cascading waterfalls.
-White Water Rafting: Take your pick between the calmer Savegre River and the more intense Naranjo River.
-Scuba Diving and Snorkeling: There are around 15 local dive sites in the area to choose from, almost all of which offer rental equipment and lessons.
-Manuel Antonio National Park: The most famous park in the country, Manuel Antonio National Park is home to an array of beaches and hiking trails, as well as local flora and fauna.
-Spice Tour: Head over to the local vanilla farm for a free tour and some samples.
Perfect weather year-round means that there is an abundance of events to enjoy no matter when you decide to visit. Some of the biggest ones include the Costa Rica International Film Festival held every November, the Festival of the Arrival of Whales and Dolphins held every September, and the Festival de la Mar held throughout the month of February.
Luckily, no matter what time of year you plan to visit, finding a vacation rental in Manuel Antonio is easy. With properties ranging from luxury condos offering high-end amenities, to villas where you can see the beach and local wildlife from your window, there's a vacation rental in Manuel Antonio that's sure to be meet all of you needs.
As featured in USA TODAY and recommended by Travel + Leisure in its annual Villa Guide:
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