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Manuel Antonio Vacation Rentals

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Manuel Antonio Vacation Rentals


Manuel Antonio

Manuel Antonio

Manuel Antonio National Park is the crown jewel of Costa Rica’s National Parks system. The park encompasses 1,684 acres (682 hectares) of jungle and beach, and 135,000 acres (55,000 hectares) of marine environment and islands – plus tons of monkeys and other wildlife.

Manuel Antonio National Park is home and protection to 106 species of mammals, over 180 species of birds, innumerable butterfly, insect, and reptile species, as well as the rich jungle they live in.

A walk through the park rewards visitors with frequent sightings of the White Faced and Howler monkeys, as well as two and three toed sloth, iguanas and hundreds of other exotic birds. Manuel Antonio is also one of the last two remaining habitats in the world of the small and playful Titi Monkey (Squirrel Monkey or Mono Titi).  They are a common sight, especially near the entrance of the park.

Within the park are a series of crescent shaped white sand beaches, surrounded by rain forest, which comes almost to the water’s edge at high tide. These beaches are easily accessed by well-groomed trails that wind throughout the park.

The information center is located just inside the park’s entrance. Facilities include: restrooms, showers, picnic areas, and drinking water. The entrance fee is $7 and visitors can roam freely throughout the park or choose one to a naturalist guide to help you spot sloths, lizards and other exotic animals.

A day in Manuel Antonio Park is sure to be a highlight of your trip to Costa Rica. Pack a lunch, and have a picnic in the jungle or on one of the sandy beaches and be sure to take your camera.

Cathedral point is Manual Antonio Park’s most prominent feature. It is a lush jungle point, rising out of the ocean at the South end of Manuel Antonio beach, and connected to the mainland by a thin strip of land.

Park hours: 7:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

Directions: Drive to the main paved road and turn right. Go 7 kilometers till you arrive at Manuel Antonio Beach. Continue on the road till it ends and park. There will usually be a parking attendant guiding you to parking area.

Entrance Fee: $7.00/person

Local Beaches

The most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica are right here in Manuel Antonio – a variety of private beaches and the famous “Main Beach” next to the National Park!

La Macha Beach

Follow a 25 minute shaded jungle trail hike from Casa Maravilla down to this secluded, very private cove. For maximum enjoyment try and go to the beach during low tide. We recommend secured shoes and bring drinking water for the hike.

Go out the main gate and walk toward the parking area for Villa Teca Hotel. Before you reach the parking hang a sharp right toward Villa Kristina and follow this road down until it ends. The road then narrows to a walking trail. Continue on this trail always following forks to the right all the way to the beach.

Hiking Trail

On your trip to La Macha Beach there is also an excellent hiking trail that takes you out on a ridgeline 50 meters above the beach. You will see great views of the beach below as well as further up the coast from several lookout points.

Follow instructions above to La Macha Beach. Before you get to where the road narrows there is a house built directly on the main road on your left-hand side. Directly across from this house (to your right) you will see the entrance to the path. Follow this path on to the end of the ridgeline. It’s about 1 hour and 15 minutes round trip from the house. We recommend secured shoes and bringing drinking water for your hike.

Manuel Antonio Beach

These three beaches are separated by headlands and are some of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica and quite possibly – the world. It’s a long stretch of white sand beach that offers you a great place to just relax under a beach umbrella on a lounge chair, with several waiters walking around to serve you lunch or your favorite Cocktail, or you can surf with the locals. This beach is also where you will find our local Art Street Fair. You will discover an abundance of jewelry, T-shirts and many other crafts prepared by our local artist.

Only a few minute drive away from any of our Luxury homes, this beach will be a highlight of your stay in Manuel Antonio.

Located next to the National Park, the main beach is on the main road before you get to the park. You can turn to the right down a dirt road and park at the end for free or go left and park in one of the numerous designated parking areas.

Beisanz Beach

Only a few minutes drive from each of our homes, this beach is a picturesque cove with white sands and a stunning jungle view. Its calm waters are great for snorkeling, swimming, kayaking and for children.

Off the main paved road, turn toward the ocean on the road across from Café Milagro in the center of Manuel Antonio. About half way down you will come to a fork on the road. Go right, toward the El Parador Hotel. Drive about 1 mile. You will pass Issimo Suites but if you arrive at the El Parador Hotel you have gone too far. You will not see beach from parking area. Walking trail starts between two concrete posts. It’s about a 3 minute walking trail to this beautiful cove beach. Often times on your walk you will be visited by Monkeys.

National Park Beaches

Inside the National Park adjacent to Manuel Antonio Beach, you will come across numerous cove beaches to choose from. Playa Espindilla is just one of these beaches. With its stunning jungle backdrop this beach is full of wildlife and its calm waters truly makes this beach Paradise on Earth.

Drive to the National park and continue on the road till it ends and park. There will usually be a parking attendant guiding you to parking area.

Entrance Fee
$7.00 per person.

***Park is Closed on Mondays***

Las Palmas Beach

Off the beaten path drive 30 minutes outside of Quepos through an African Palm Plantation to this very secluded palm lined beach.

Go back through Quepos and out the same road you came in from San Jose. Past Café Milagro (in Quepos not in Manuel Antonio) over the small bridge driving North up the coast. (Toward Jaco) Drive about 25 minutes and you will cross a big metal bridge and enter the town of Parrita. Go through Parrita and a few minutes outside of town. Passing a soccer field on your right, turn left on a dirt road before the Autocolor Los Angeles Auto Body Shop. The road will wind you through the African Palm Plantation. Right past the restaurant Kay Camiones the road curves to the left, a ways up to the right, and then a left again. Follow the curves and tire tracks staying on the main part of the road. You will drive through a small town and follow the Cabina sign turning left. This road ends at the beach and you can drive right up and park anywhere among the palms. Stopping at Las Brisas Del Mar Restaurant, if you with to enjoy a typical Costa Rican meal. The road paralleling the beach goes for miles in either direction. Making this a great site seeing route with numerous beaches, a small river and restaurants.

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pictures do not do casa elsa justice - the house is absolutely beautiful. you have to see it to believe it! there were 8 of us staying for a week and the entire time all of us couldn't stop talking about this perfect place. we still do and we were there a year [more]


I am not one to throw out superlatives. My wife and I travel all over the world and sometimes accommodations suck. Check my review of some places in Africa.... lol Our goal was to spend Christmas in a warm place on the beach and just chill. This place totally met that [more]


Our extended family of fourteen stayed at Casa Anjali for a week, and we all wish it could have been longer. The views from every room and the decks are amazing; everyone had their own space both inside and out and we never felt crowded. Between the inside dining area [more]

Bobby C.

We are glad that Beach House # 3 in Quepos, Costa Rica was our last stop before returning to Los angeles after our tour of South america. It was the perfect way to finish our travel adventures on a high note. The Beach House is run with utmost care and [more]


We loved Manuel antonio. The house made us feel like we were locals for a week. The staff was extraordinary. The proximity to the public beach made the vacation feel easy and relaxed. We especially liked seeing local residents along with x pats in the area v. East coast vacationers. [more]


Casa Anjali is an amazing experience. The house is lovely, spacious and comfortable. The grounds are meticulously kept. And the view! Every morning between 5-6 AM, titi monkeys, howlers and capuchins would pass mere feet from the deck while gorgeous birds flew just overhead. Susan, our concierge, was extremely [more]

nan b.

We have never stayed in a house like this one. It was wonderful. An avid bird-watcher, I really enjoyed sitting in the living room with my binoculars! The monkeys were really fascinating. We utilized the chef service 3 nights we were there and it was wonderful. Very laid back trip [more]

J Saig

We loved this house!! We've been all over Costa Rica and this is now our favorite spot. The house set up was perfect for our family and 3 kids. The monkeys came out almost daily and put on a show for our kids. Their reaction was priceless! [more]


My husband and I had the opportunity to go to Casa Elsa with some friends. It is truly an engaging and magical place. Upon arriving at the house we entered into the splendor of Casa Elsa and the Costa Rican rainforest. We were welcomed by our tour guide with plenty of [more]


This is a beautiful home that is well maintained and secure. There was lots of flora and fauna around the home.We enjoyed the regular visits of monkeys and hummingbirds. We had easy access to the grocery, restaurants and nightlife. We highly recommend the food at El Ranchito at Villas Nicolas. [more]


Our Thanksgiving adventure was amazing. Thanks to Kathy for making sure we had everything we needed. We had the right amount of adventure mixed with relaxation to finish each day. The home provided the perfect place to enjoy our friends, listen to the serene sounds of nature and unwind from [more]

Kevin Moore

If you are looking to rent in Costa Rica / Manuel Antonio.... stop looking and rent Casa Elsa. We could not imagine a villa with walls after our amazing stay here. We saw monkeys and a sloth in the trees in front of the pool every day and even in [more]

Diane and Joe

We would like to thank you for a vacation of a lifetime! One can only appreciate the beauty of Casa Romantica by seeing it in person. The best pictures cannot describe how magnificent the villa really is. Thank you for everything, Diane & [more]


Casa Anjali is definitely one of the most beautiful serene and atmospheric home in Manuel Antonio. I personally looked at 15 rental homes in the area before selecting Anjali, which was created by its owners with love and respect for the land and environment, so I am in a unique [more]

John Morley

This was a very memorable family holiday/reunion for retirement age siblings. The house is luxurious and on arrival immediately gave the impression that we were to enjoy an exceptional vacation. Maid service was outstanding and the one catered party we asked for was done very well. The property which opens [more]

Wanda Dearmond

My boyfriend and I rented the Beach House for a week. It was the most unbelievable week we have ever had. To start with Susan was completely amazing at how attentive she was in our every need to make sure everything was scheduled for us and went perfect. [more]

Lisa, Jackie, Carol, Kate and our entire family

Casa Anjali is a piece of heaven on earth. It was home away from home for our family for 8 days. The house easily accommodated our family of 16. Its layout was very well thought of, so that you can see the same breathtaking views of the [more]

Leah E.

When we initially booked this, the pictures looked amazing. Upon arrival, the 7 of us stood there speechless because the pictures simply cannot capture the essence of Casa Elsa, you need to experience it. We were all very pleased with the accomdations from start to finish. Prompt [more]

Drina H

We were 3 couples traveling together. The location of the beach house was fantastic, with beach access right out your back door and easy walking to restaurants and stores either along the beach or the road. The beach outside the house was very quiet, but, if you wanted a little [more]


Stayed at Casa Anjali for 5 nights with my wife and 3 other couples for an adult getaway trip without the kids. Booking the house with Heather was seamless and she was quick to help with answers to questions about the house as we approached our stay. Upon arrival, Susan [more]

Jeff & Melissa

Casa Romantica was a fabulous vacation home! The home easily and comfortably accommodated two families of 4 plus the grandparents in the garden guest house. It was a wonderful retreat to come home to after experiencing the many activities and adventures that Manuel Antonio has to offer. [more]

Chris M.

Without a doubt, this was our best family vacation ever. This was our first time renting a home as opposed to staying at an all inclusive resort. We have 3 children ages 5, 8, and 10 and we also brought their grandparents along. Highlights: - Daily visits from the monkeys in [more]


Just wanted to drop a note, now that we are home, to thank you for the wonderful stay we had at Casa Romantica. The trip was a TOTAL success for the Boyich family. My wife and three children had a great time. The house was amazing. We [more]

Pali Ali

Our group stayed at this beautiful beach house in June and had a fantastic time! The property is stunning and set in the middle of the lush jungle just steps from the beach. We enjoyed walks on the long wide beach and refreshing dips in the cool pool upon our [more]

Pam Miller

I've been to Hawaii 14 times, Mexico more than that, and all over the States, and I can honestly rate this vacation as one of my favorites. Susan, our concierge, was extremely helpful before and during our stay, taking care of any issues we had. The house was much more [more]


We were 3 couples travelling together. Two of the couples could not walk far to get to a beach. This house was perfectly located because it is on the beach, yet secluded thanks to the gardens and meandering paths to both the beach and the road. The house is beautifully [more]


The home was beautiful and well maintained. Very clean and gardener was great. The beach was kept clean. Susan, our contact person, was wonderful. We felt that we had known her always. Always on call to make any arrangements we requested. A short walk along the beach to the grocery [more]

Chris T.

Casa Anjali is an amazing property, just as described, very high end and comfortable. The pool was a great place to relax after a day at the beach or a hike in the park. My only complaint would be the long steep driveway after a rain storm, the owner should [more]

Amy Brady

Beautiful place,perfect location,dream vacation! Can't wait to come [more]


Just wanted to let you know how much my whole family loved our experience at Casa Elsa...we continue to talk about what a wonderful time we all had and how much we loved Costa [more]

Amy D.

I would love to recommend Casa de Agua, as well as the property management team. We booked the house for the week between Christmas and New Years. It was the last of the rental properties available because we booked very late and since no one had rented it before us [more]


Family of 6 with four children ages 3, 6, 8 and 10. They loved this vacation, even better than Maui. The house is well maintained and the housekeeper and gardener are very friendly. The pool was a big hit -- the kids could swim and we could clearly see them [more]

gary wilson

We reserved the house based on a recommendation from my brother and had similar needs (a group of six travelers). We were not disappointed. We tend toward luxury travel and this was within that category. Beautiful accommodations, excellent personal service -- there are no complaints or exceptions. [more]

Don Evans

This is a beautiful, well designed house, spectacularly sited and perfectly maintained. The three identical master suites and adjacent bedrooms made it to assign rooms to our three families. The seventh bedroom is separated from the others and would work great for helpers. Susan did a great job of [more]

Lee Czerwonka

My wife & I had a great time vacationing in Manuel Antonio. The villa was perfect! Well maintained, great access to the beach, a terrific pool, easy access to shops and great restaurants. Susan the Property Manager was also very knowledgeable about the property and surrounding area which was very [more]


We had the opportunity to stay at Casa Anjali in June 2014. We had 11 total including 3 children that were 6 y/o. It is in a great location to explore Manuel Antonio and the house is absolutely beautiful and could have easily accommodated more guests. As others have mentioned, [more]

Jhn Morley

This was a very memorable family holiday/reunion for retirement age siblings. The house is luxurious and on arrival immediately gave the impression that we were to enjoy an exceptional vacation. Maid service was outstanding and the one catered party we asked for was done very well. The property which opens [more]