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Manuel Antonio

Manuel Antonio National Park

The Manuel Antonio National Park is an enormous animal park and can be found by the beaches of Costa Rica. The park is south of Quepos on the Pacific Coast, 130 kilometres from San José.
The park is immensely popular, this is probably because of its white sand beaches that are surrounded by evergreen forests.

Even though the national park is only seven square miles long,  it is by far the most beloved national park of Costa Rica. There are 7 little islands in front of the beach that also are included in the national park, most of these islands are breeding spots for sea birds.
Location of Manuel Antonio
There are four beaches within the limits of the park: Espadilla Sur, Escondido, Playita and Manuel Antonio. The beach Manuel Antonio is separated by a tombolo, a natural land bridge formed by sand accumulations.

The park attracts over 150,000 tourists a year who can enjoy the incredible nature.  The management of the park only lets in 600 people a day, because of preserving the natural habitat of the animals.

In order to keep this park in a protected state, only 5% of the park is open to public. But the 5% is really amazing.