With an abundance of dramatic awe inspiring landscapes, beautiful lush forests and interfering tree swinging monkeys, it comes as no surprise as to why Manuel Antonio is one of Costa Rica’s most visited destination. Its Pacific blue waters and jungled hills, make this destination one of the best places in Costa Rica to utilize as a backdrop for a photo.
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Here are the top 5 tours and activities in Manuel Antonio Costa Rica.
1) El Avion Restaurant
If you’re a history buff, this next suggestion should be of some appeal. El Avion is not only one of the most popular restaurants in Manuel Antonio, its one of the most popular restaurants in Costa Rica as well. What makes this restaurant so unique is the fact that it is built around a restored Fairchild 123 WW2 airplane. Besides the fact that the restaurant provides a unique atmosphere that is unlike any other restaurant in Cost Rica, the food is exceptionally delicious as well. With popular menu items such as Yellow-fin Tuna Salad, Turrialba and Camaron en Salsa, it’s also a great place to dine at. When it comes to picking a Manuel Antonio restaurant that offers one of the best traditional Costa Rican cuisine, El Avion is worth considering.
2) Scuba Diving & Snorkeling
Many tourists who have a profound love for diving have proclaimed that the most beautiful areas of Manuel Antonio are not above it, but rather, below it. The underwater world of Manuel Antonio, is filled with an abundance of beautiful underwater volcanic formations and a multitude of colorful tropical fish as well.
3) Sport Fishing
The beauty and excitement that goes hand in hand as you spend a day on the open blue Pacific is difficult to beat. Manuel Antonio is categorized as being one of Costa Rica’s hot spots for world class sport fishing. A wide variety of rare species of fish such as the sailfish, marlin, Mahi Mahi and rooster fish can be caught year round.
Parasailing is a popular activity that many water sports enthusiasts participate in. One of the perks you’ll be able to enjoy, if you choose to parasail in Manual Antonio, is that you’ll be able to get a bird’s eye view of the stunning Manual Antonio coastline while you are 600 feet up in the air above the blue Pacific Ocean.
5) Manuel Antonio National Park
When it comes to attractions, many tourist can attest to the fact that the Manuel Antonio National Park is one of the top highlights of the entire country. Home to a variety of fauna such as sloths, frogs and birds, it’s also a sanctuary to several species of monkeys, some of which are endangered such as the squirrel monkey. With an admission fee of only $16 USD, its the perfect opportunity for you to admire the various types of wildlife that can be found throughout Costa Rica.