Manuel Antonio Costa Rica Hotels & Resorts - Hotel La Arboleda Beach front hotel in Manuel Antonio Quepos
Manuel Antonio National Park is locate in the Pacific Cost is one of Costa Rica's best attractions.
The park is an island of verdant wilderness; a tropical forest with abundant wildlife and beautiful beaches.
From Hotel Arboleda, the park is a short walk down the beach.
(Left, a squirrel monkey and her offspring takes a close look at the strangers in her playground.Middle, one of the beaches in the park. Right,a tanning iguana.)
Quepos and Manuel Antonio are two separate but interdependent central Pacific coast towns. Quepos has about 7,000 permanent residents, a large hospital, banks, stores, hotels, markets, bars, restaurants and a main bus terminal
What is Quepos?
Quepos is the small town just north of Manuel Antonio. The town gets it's name from the Quepoa Indian tribe. Because of disease brought over by the Europeans, warfare and slavery, there were no pure blooded Quepoa left by the turn of the 19th century. Quepos came to prominence as a banana exporting port. Due to the disease, African palm oil replaced bananas as the major local crop. By the mid 60s a road was built from San Jose. By 1980, a colony of Americans had built homes and begun businesses in Manuel Antonio. Today, Manuel Antonio is a mix of expatriates from around the world as well as a group of locals hanging around for the "Pura Vida." Top
Once in Quepos, Manuel Antonio Costa Rica you will also have the chance to enjoy yourself with a myriad of extracurricular activities.
These include , sport fishing, international cuisine, horseback riding , bars and discos.
And if you tire of those, you may want to consider the river rafting, expeditions in kayaks, surfing, snorkeling, bird and butterfly watching, quiet beaches and astounding sunsets.
How will we get around when we are there?
You can get around the area using taxis and buses. The buses go between Quepos and the Park many times each day: Leaving the Quepos bus stop at 5:40 am, 7:00 am, 8:00 am, 9:30 am, 10:00 am, 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:00 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 5:00 pm, 6:00 pm, 7:00 pm, 9:30 pm. Cost is 75 colones or about 30 cents. You can also catch buses leaving from the beach.
Manuel Antonio beachfront Hotel
Step right onto the Manuel Antonio and enjoy the sun and the sand. Get your board or one of our kayaks and take advantage of the great surf at Manuel Antonio Beach.
Manuel Antonio beachfront Restaurant The restaurant Terraza del Sol is located beachfront to Manuel Antonio offering you good Food and a very comfortable envirenment and surroundings. You almost have the feeling of being in middle of the jungle, if there wouldn't be the beautiful view to the Pacific ocean and Manuel Antonio beach.
From the restaurant you can observe all different kinds of animals like iguanas, land living crabs, jesus lizard sand squirrel, white-faced and howler monkeys. With a bit luck you are able to see the Sloth's. Or just look at the surfers of Manuel Antonio from your seat in the restaurant, which are taking up to 10ft high waves. A stunning Scene, like the unforgettable Sunsets at the beach of Manuel Antonio.