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Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, Central Pacific Region (Puntarenas Province)

Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica is like a mountainous island oasis in a sea of large African palm plantations that cover much of the central coast’s landscape south of Esterillos.

Manuel Antonio National Park (Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio) is the featured attraction of Manuel Antonio.  The park is small but has plenty of wildlife for viewing, with sloths, white-faced Capuchin monkeys, iguana and racoons regularly visiting the five beaches that make up Parque Manuel Antonio.

The recent completion of the new Quepos marina will most likely change the surf break, a hollow sandbar point, but we will have to wait and see if those changes negatively or positively effect the break.

Punta Catedral, on the park is a good left point on large south swells.

Playitas in Manuel Antonio is the best place to find consistent surf.  The waves break best on the north end on the incoming tide.  You can rent surfboards and bodyboards, or hire a surfing instructor to help you learn how to surf on the beaches of Manuel Antonio.

If you need further assistance in planning your next surfing vacation to Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, please feel free to contact us anytime at info@surfingcostarica.com.

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