Manuel Antonio is one of the most visited destinations in Costa Rica. The Manuel Antonio National Park is a small peninsula on the beautiful south coast of Costa Rica and is one of the country’s most scenic areas. Those choosing holiday homes in Costa Rica to see the rainforest will not be disappointed as much of the national park protects trees and flora which are home to exotic birds and other creatures.
Manuel Antonio holiday rentals offer plenty to see and do in the area from surfing, snorkeling and swimming on the beautiful beaches to rainforest eco-tours. Manuel Antonio Beach frequently hosts championship surf tournaments or you can visit Espadilla Sur nearby. Take a game fishing trip and hunt marlin, sailfish, amberjack, yellowfin tuna and dorado. Angling enthusiasts can fish from the beach for snapper and smaller fish. Join in the Carnival and other local festivals, when the streets are filled with locals dancing, singing and partying. Ziplining in the rainforest is a great way to see the wildlife, or go horseback riding, kayaking and rafting down the rivers. Finish the day with a sunset cruise from the nearby port at Quepos.
Known as one of the best places for game sport fishing, Quepos is a delightful town on the Pacific Coast, just outside the national park. As well as offering boat and fishing charters, the town has plenty of bars and local restaurants, art galleries and shops around the main square and along the seafront. The Manual Antonio National Park has many easy hiking trails and guided rainforest tours will reveal a host of wildlife including howler monkeys, squirrel monkeys, sloths, coatimundis and scarlet macaws.
Holiday rentals in Manuel Antonio enjoy tropical temperatures at any time of year. Daytime highs range from 24°C (75°F) in January to 27°C (81°F) in September with up to 8 hours of sunshine daily. The seasons are marked by the rains. The wet season runs from May to October, peaking in September, and the dry season is from November to April. However, even in the wet season the rain falls as short but heavy afternoon showers and quickly clears.
The main airport serving holiday rentals in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica is San Jose (SJO) Airport close to the capital city. The main airlines serving Costa Rica are American Airlines, Continental and Delta Airlines offering daily flights from many US and South American cities. A car is the best way to transfer to your holiday home in Manuel Antonio. If you reserve a hire car ahead of time, the company will send a car to the airport to pick you up. The drive is not difficult as there is only one main road (Hwy 239) to the coast.