DO NOT stay at COSTALINDABACKPACKERS in Manuel Antonio! They confirmed reservation through e-mail during one of their highest seasons of the year (Christmas) and then didn’t honor that reservation when we arrived and we were left wander around Manuel Antonio for 3 hours before finally returning to Quepos.
DO stay at Wide Mouth Frog in Quepos. GREAT place with awesome facilities and staff for a great price.
Beaches in Manuel Antonio park are MUCH nicer than the public beach – definitely worth the entrance fee even just for the beaches. Great hiking trails too. We spent about 4 hours in the park. We hiked the many trails and also had time to stop and take a swim in the ocean at one of the many BEAUTIFUL beaches in the park.
We also saw a ton of wildlife! We didn’t hire a guide but were lucky enough to come up on other tour groups who had spotted things so we could see them too.over 3 years ago