About Manuel Antonio


Manuel Antonio is in the Central Pacific region of Costa Rica. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Costa Rica due to its beautiful beaches and rich wildlife. The area that is Manuel Antonio stretches from the town of Quepos and then along an approximately 8km road up a mountain and then back down, finishing at the entrance of the Manuel Antonio National Park and beautiful playa espadilla. The road to the beach and park is surrounded either side by a large number of hotels and restaurants, offering the visitor a large selection of places to stay and eat.


How to get here....

From San Jose and the Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO), Manuel Antonio can be reached by either land or air. In either case, your concierge can assist you with reservations.

  • Air: Sansa Airlines flies locally several times per day and costs approximately $90 per person.  There is a 20 pound weight limit, however.
  • Land: Private transportation or a taxi from the airport for 1-4 people costs approximately $170.  If traveling by rental car, take highway 27 to 34 through Jaco direct to Quepos.


Getting around town....
  • Buses run up and down the mountain every 15 minutes during the day stopping at many places along the way. There is a bus stop just 300 meters from Castillo de Amber. Cost is approximately $0.40 USD (285 colónes, the local currency).

  • Taxis are also readily available at approximately $8 to Quepos or the beach / national park. Cars can also be rented by numerous agencies in Quepos.  (Our guests get a 10% discount with Adobe Rentacar.)