The village of Manuel Antonio bears the same name as the national park it provides access to. Manuel Antonio National Park is located on Costa Rica’s central Pacific Coast, and although it is one of the smallest national parks in the country, it is the most visited due to the huge concentration of plant and animal life in such a tiny area. Considered a jewel of the Pacific Ocean, this minute enclave boasts rugged rainforests and jungles, pristine white sandy beaches and spectacular coral reefs out beneath the surface of the crystal clear waters. A tropical paradise to be sure, Manuel Antonio National Park is easy to get to, lying only 132km away from the capital San Jose, and readily explored from the nearby town of Manuel Antonio, which many people use as a base.
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