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Manuel Antonio and the Central Pacific Coast Travel Guide

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Plan Your Manuel Antonio and the Central Pacific Coast Vacation

The Central Pacific region of Costa Rica is a long swath of gorgeous land, encompassing sublime coastline dotted with national parks and palm-lined beaches and inland stretches of ranches, coffee plantations, small villages, and forested mountains. There's a reason this is a popular place to visit: the region has a lot of pura vida to offer.

Updated 1/20/2014

Top Reasons To Go

  1. Adventure sports Snorkel among colorful fish, get muddy on mountain adventures, and zip through treetops near Jacó and Manuel Antonio.
  2. Fishing Deep-sea fishing at Quepos, Jacó, or Herradura gives a chance to hook a sailfish, marlin, wahoo, or yellowfin tuna.
  3. Nature and wildlife Explore the seaside forest and see sloths, iguanas, agoutis, monkeys, and 350 species of birds at Manuel Antonio National Park.
  4. Sunsets Whether you view it from the beach or while sipping hilltop cocktails in Manuel Antonio, this region has some of the country's best venues for watching the sunset.
  5. Surfing This is Costa Rica's surf central. Jacó and Playa Hermosa swarm with surfers, from beginners to pros.

When To Go

When to Go

High Season: December to April

Dry season means high season here. Your payback for braving the crowds is nearly ideal weather. Exp...

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