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Manuel Antonio

Manuel Antonio National Park, in Spanish the Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio, is a small National Park in the Central Pacific Conservation Area located on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, just south of the city of Quepos, Puntarenas, and 132 km (82 mi) from the national capital of San José. Established in 1972 with an area enumerating 4,014 acres (16.24 km2) (the smallest of any Costa Rican national park), it is the destination of as many as 150,000 visitors annually and well-known for its beautiful beaches and hiking trails.

And Hotel San Bada is right next to this great jewel of the nature Although Manuel Antonio National Park is Costa Rica’s smallest national park, the diversity of wildlife in its 6.83 km2 (3 sq mi) is unequaled with 109 species of mammals and 184 species of birds. Both Three Toed Sloth and Two Toed Sloth (perezosos) are a major feature, as are three of Costa Rica’s four monkey species — the Mantled Howler monkey, Squirrel Monkey, and White-headed Capuchin monkey. Black Spiny-tailed Iguana, Green Iguana, Common Basilisk, White nosed Coati and many snake and bat species are also common in the park. Included in the 184 bird species are toucans, woodpeckers, potoos, mot mots, tanagers, Turkey Vulture, parakeets, and hawks. Dolphins can be observed there, as well as the occasional migrating whale. Scuba diving, snorkeling, sea kayaking, mountain biking, and hiking provide opportunities to experience the tropical wildlife that enriches Manuel Antonio.

Four beaches are contained within the limits of the park: Manuel Antonio, Espadilla Sur, Teldoro, and Playita. With their large light sand berms, it is easy to see why they attract beach goers of all ages. The first is separated from the second by a “tombolo”, or natural land bridge formed by sand accumulations. Visitors may enjoy a roughly hour-long hike from Espadilla to the top of Punta Catedral (100 m). Both Manuel Antonio and Espadilla Sur contain tidal pools and offer the possibility of snorkeling.

Manuel Antonio is part of Quepos, this zone always is full of a beautiful nature throughout the year, you can enjoy white sand beaches and mountains surrounded by flora with a lot of different species of fauna, it is why this zone of Quepos/Manuel Antonio is full of different options of activities to realize during your visit to this beautiful zone. But the treasure that keeps the zone is the world-wide recognized Manuel Antonio National Park which always is receiving visits throughout the year (considered protected zone but visited of Costa Rica), and Hotel San Bada is right next to this great jewel of the nature.

This it is a protected park in which are the beautiful white sand beaches and also it counts on great variety of species of fauna, many of them are in danger of extinction and its unique protection is the Park, within the species most seen are monkeys between which we can find the Congo monkeys, white face, and the famous titi’s monkeys (endemic species of the Manuel Antonio National Park) also the sluggish bears, anteaters, and different beautiful birds like the toucan. The National Park Manuel Antonio is located to 7kms of the center of Quepos and 25min in a domestic flight from the capital city San Jose and to 3hrs in a car.