Located 192 km from San Jose on the Pacific coast lies Manuel Antonio National Park. Among the 293 animals, some of the frequently viewed residents include monkeys, toed sloths and iguanas.
There are four beaches in Manuel Antonio National Park, Espadilla Sur, Manuel Antonio, Escondito and Playita, and they are some of the best in Costa Rica. Espadilla Sur and Manuel Antonio offer very good dives when the water is clear, which is better during the dry season. Surfing, swimming, scuba diving or just relaxing under the sun are favorites activities for tourists.