- Costa Rica...
Manuel Antonio National Park is one of the most bio-diverse parks in the world. Come visit us at Casa Mono Tití and you can see most of the animals right from our home.
Why Manuel Antonio?
US phone +1 773-472-7127•CR Phone +506 2417-3286
Manuel Antonio National Park has 683 hectares (1,687 acres) of land and covers 55,000 hectares (135,900 acres) of marine reserve. It is one of the smallest National Parks in Costa Rica, however it has the most human visitors because the residents of Manuel Antonio are so varied (it is well known to be one of the most bio-diverse parks on this planet.) The current count shows there are 109 mammal species and 350 bird species. The endangered mono tití (squirrel monkey) is frequently seen by visitors in the park (and almost daily at our Casa Mono Tití). You'll also see white faced and howler monkeys, two and three toed sloths, coatis and others in the racoon family, and various reptile species.
It is has primary and secondary tropical forests (tropical lowland wet forest.)
Inside the park, there are three beaches where you can swim safely. They're horseshoe shaped beaches protected by land and they're excellent for snorkeling and viewing the coral and sponges. (If there has been a recent rain, the water visibility is greatly diminished.)
The park is open Tuesday - Sunday (closed Mondays) and costs $6 to enter. In the high season, they do limit the number of visitors, so make sure you arrive early.
The neighborhood of Manuel Antonio is filled with activities, fine restaurants, casinos, world-class spas and world-class sport fishing. There is a 2km long beach called Playa Espadilla Sur that has great swimming areas and an area for beginning and intermediate surfing. There other swimmable beaches as well. A couple miles north and south offer advanced surfing areas.
What a fantastic time we had - AGAIN! We stayed at your beautiful home several years back and had the opportunity to return.
We loved waking up to the monkeys jumping from the trees to the roofs, and the 4 am "Howler" monkey alarm greeted us every morning.
Pat & Lorrie Richardson
Woodstock, IL and Cape Coral, FL