Manuel Antonio was Costa Rica’s first major ecotourist destination and one of its most popular. The views from the hills overlooking Manuel Antonio are spectacular, the beaches (especially those inside the national park) are idyllic, and its rainforests are crawling with howler, white-faced, and squirrel monkeys, among other forms of exotic wildlife.

This national park has a series of small beaches and bays surrounded by luscious rainforest: North Espadilla Beach, South Espadilla (Blanca) Beach, Manuel Antonio Beach, Puerto Escondido Beach and Playitas Beach