anuel Antonio beaches are among Costa Rica's most beautiful-Playa Espadilla Sur on the northern side and Playa Manuel Antonio on the southern side. Playa Espadilla is one of the most scenic and secluded beaches located in Manuel Antonio National Park.
Playa Manuel Antonio is ranked the second best beach in Central America and is a haven for wildlife lovers. Its ivory sand is surrounded by green mangroves and palms and the sunsets are unparalleled. Available activities at Playa Manuel Antonio include surfing, parasailing, banana boat rides, and jet skiing.
A hidden gem closer to Quepos, is Playa Biesanz. From the road, it is a somewhat steep, 10-minute hike. Here you will find calmer water for snorkeling and swimming. Drinks, food, kayak rentals, beach chairs, and umbrellas are also available.
Often referred to as the most biologically diverse places on Earth, Costa Rica's Pacific coast is home to many species of plant and wildlife. Manuel Antonio's wildlife includes Howler, Titi, and Capuchin monkeys, as well as over 350 species of birds (including Scarlett Macaws and Toucans), two and three-toed sloths, iguanas, and much more. At Villa Ceiba, you'll be sure to a variety of animals daily!