Things to do
Manuel Antonio harbours one of Costa Rica’s most diverse rainforests. With around 300 species to spot, including the brightly-coloured Quetzals and Toucans, it’s worth bringing your binoculars to this National Park. Night time tours of the jungle offer a whole new perspective – and a new album of noises.
Those looking to mix up beach downtime with an adrenaline rush can chart new waters with kayaks and white water rafting. Perhaps even take a boat out to sea, tagging beautiful sailfish and Marlins. On dry land, get a bird’s eye view of Manuel Antonio with family-friendly canopy safaris and ziplines – perfect for your own little monkeys.
If you’re by the water, expect menus full of fresh seafood such as snapper and lobster. In Quepos, you can browse the market to get up close and personal to local produce. The town is also known for its incredible street food and traditional sodas – bite-size, family-run restaurants.