Visit Manuel Antonio National Park
Don't be deceived by the size of Manuel Antonio National Park. Although one of the smallest of Costa Rica's national parks, it's also rated as one of its best. The range of habitats enclosed within the park boundaries makes this the perfect place to observe both land-loving and sea -dwelling creatures.
The tidal pools at Espadilla Sur and Manuel Antonio beach are perfect for snorkelling, while further out to sea dolphins and the occasional migrating whale have been known to make an appearance. Sport fishing is also popular in Manuel Antonio Park as the costal waters abound with mahi mahi, marlin and sailfish.
The forested region's of the park aren't lacking in natural abundance either, with some of Costa Rica's most iconic animals including two sloth species, three different types of monkey and the tiny poison dart frog making their homes here.
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Take in the best of Costa Rica's beaches, birdlife and wildlife-viewing hotspots as you travel to the beautiful Turrialba Valley and on to San Gerardo de Dota – one of the world's great bird-watching destinations – ending with the beaches of Manuel Antonio National Park.
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