CR (Manuel Antonio) Beaches

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Sep 21st, 2005, 11:45 AM
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CR (Manuel Antonio) Beaches

Have read lots about the beaches in the Manuel Antonio area. If nothing else, they appear to be quite diversified. What, and why, are your favorite ones???
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Sep 21st, 2005, 02:13 PM
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Hi Bob !!
Love beach no.3 inside the park , calm curved beach with a gentle slope ideal for swimming , simply picturesque !! (it's called beach 3 , but is actually the 2nd beach inside the park and also known as Playa Manuel Antonio or Playa Blanca ) , Beach 2 is beautifulas well longer with a bit more surf perfect for body surfing (actually the 1st beach just inside the park , just after the toll booth , also known as Espadilla Sur ) The 1st beach or public beach is a busy , fun , colorful beach with lots of local character .... ( also known as Playa Espadilla ) One of our faves is Biesanz Beach which you get to by going down the road past Mariposa , Makanda , towards Parador Hotel . Tiny , calm , exotic beach with a great view of the mountains in the distance ..... You will share with an assortment of farm ducks , roosters , dogs and depending ... a cow !! A no frills beach , but a gem in my eyes .
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Sep 21st, 2005, 03:16 PM
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Faithie...you're a gem...thanks SO much for the info - I was wondering why I was getting a little confused about the beach situation ... and now I know ...the first beach is Beach #2 and Beach #3 is actually the second beach...NOW I get it....seriously, really appreciate the info!!! Also heard lots about Biesanz Beach and will definitely be spending some time there...
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Sep 21st, 2005, 04:35 PM
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Thanx !!! Are you in the Osa before or after M.A. ? Two entirely different styles of place .... Both with great beauty , but one remote and with a newly discovered feel , the other more easily accessible ,discovered some time ago !!
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Sep 21st, 2005, 06:01 PM
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After much consideration, decided to give Osa a pass this time (will be back!!!). As this is our first trip, decided to spend three days in Arenal (Paraiso), 3 in Samara (Villas Kalimba) and four in MA (2 nights at V Nic and 2 at La Posada)....only wish we were leaving tomorrow!!!
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Sep 22nd, 2005, 04:32 AM
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Me Too !!!! With the kids the last trip we passed on the Osa as well , but will try to make it on our next trip . They absolutely LOVE to swim in the ocean , and M.A.'s calmer beaches allow for that . As well the easy access to different restaurants is great. For an interesting walk/hike , walk to the end of the big public beach (Playa Espadilla ) (direction away from the park ) , you will see Natures Beachfront guesthouse , a little road is beside it , if you go up this road it connects at a fork to the road that takes you to Biesanz Beach ..... remember after a hot day at the beach to treat yourself to yummy drinks at Cafe Milagro . Then change , and for an incredible sunset and fireflys catch " before dinner drinks " at Barba Roja . After that wander down the little driveway just next door to Karolas for a great meal and super ambience .
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Sep 22nd, 2005, 07:33 AM
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Faithie...you certainly have a knack for describing a wonderful afternoon...thanks and will definitely take this walk...
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