Manuel Antonio

Beaches Manuel Antonio Costa Rica Beaches and Activities in Manuel Antonio Costa Rica

Manuel Antonio National Park receives many visitors during the high season, attracted by the amazing flora and fauna found here and of course by the white sand beaches beaches which offer a piece of paradise on earth. There are five beaches in the Manuel Antonio area: Playa Espadilla: This is the public beach in Manuel Antonio, most tourists stay here since you don’t need to access the park ...

A Detailed Look at the Best Beaches on the Central Pacific Coast, Costa Rica

There is no doubt that Costa Rica is a land of contrasts, and few places demonstrate this more than the Central Pacific coast, where several mountain ranges meet the Pacific Ocean, creating some of the most spectacular landscapes one can imagine. Stretching from the southern tip of the city of Puntarenas all the way down to Punta Uvita, the region offers something for everyone; from busy beach ...

Crime Is Down in Costa Rica’s Central Pacific Region

Costa Rican police have noted a significant drop in thefts and break-ins in the popular Central Pacific tourist region during the first two months of 2017. Police are attributing the decline to changes in their policing which includes strengthened preventive actions and greater cooperation with other regional agencies, said the Public Security Ministry. Thefts decreased by 66 cases in Januar...

Most Visited National Parks Costa Rica Remodeling Almost $1 million dollars will be invested in remodeling of Manuel Antonio Park in Costa Rica

The National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC) of the Ministry of Environment and Energy (MINAE), will invest 970 thousand dollars in remodeling the Manuel Antonio National Park, which will meet the requirements of the National Health Department presented in a sanitary order this past week. The action plan presented by SINAC to the Health Ministry involves the work to be done at the National...

Manuel Antonio National Park Costa Rica Costa Rican Health Officials Grant National Park 3 Months for Repairs

By Wendy Anders Yesterday, the Costa Rican Ministry of Health issued a statement to inform the public that Manuel Antonio National Park was granted a 3-month extension on the period of time allotted to carry out necessary improvements to the area’s infrastructure. The Central Pacific Regional Directorate extended the time-frame granted under the sanitary order ARS-A-OS-022-2017 issued earlie...

Manuel Antonio Park Costa Rica Manuel Antonio National Park will remain open

The Manuel Antonio National Park remains open to the public and receiving the visit of national and foreign tourists. Even though this past Wednesday the Quepos Health Department notified the Ministry of Environment through the sanitary order number: PC-ARS-A-OS-022-2017 the possibility of the park being closed down in the event that the authorities in charged failed to comply with what is indi...

Most Visited National Parks Costa Rica Will Health Dept. Close Costa Rica’s Manuel Antonio Natl Park?

By Wendy Anders The Ministry of Health yesterday delivered an ultimatum to Manuel Antonio National Park officials: Comply with health orders, or face closure on Monday, said Protur, a pro-tourism business association based in Quepos, Puntarenas, the town adjacent to the park. A closure of the park at the height of tourist season could damage the country's international tourism standings, as ...

Pregnant Costa Rican Sloth Looks Relieved at Return to Forest

Coast Guard officials in Quepos, Puntarenas near Manuel Antonio National Park on Costa Rica’s central Pacific coast found a surprise visitor on their gate when they arrived for work yesterday morning: a three-toed sloth who appeared to be pregnant, reported the agency. Sloths are clumsy and slow, and therefore very vulnerable, on the ground. Their habitat is the canopies of small- and medium-he...

Best Central America Beaches - Playa Guiones, Nosara 5 out of 10 Travelers’ Choice Best Central America Beaches are in Costa Rica

The users of TripAdvisor voted to pick the best Central America beaches of 2016, and Costa Rica managed to get 5 of its beautiful beaches listed among the Top 10, and actually four of them made it among the Top 5, however, none of them earned first place. The first place went to West Bay Beach in Honduras, located in Roatan, this white sand beach with light blue clear waters is known as a great...

Best Hotel Manuel Antonio Hotel in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, among Top 10 Travelers’ Choice Hotels in the World

TripAdvisor®, the travel planning and booking site, today announced the winners of its Travelers' Choice® for Hotels awards. Travelers' Choice award winners were determined based on the millions of reviews and opinions collected in a single year from TripAdvisor travelers worldwide. In the 15th year of the awards, TripAdvisor has highlighted the world's top 7,612 properties in 109 countries and ei...

Foreigner Killed in Drive-by Shooting in Quepos, Costa Rica

By Wendy Anders At dawn on Saturday, judicial investigative police (OIJ) from Aguirre and Parrita in Puntarenas province began investigations into the death of a Panamanian man shot dead near entrance to Portalón, Quepos in Costa Rica’s Central Pacific region. The 37-year old Bartley received several gunshot injuries in different parts of his body while driving around 1:00 a.m. from Quepos, ...

manuel antonio framing Costa Rica’s Famous Manuel Antonio Park in Management Crisis

By Wendy Anders Park guards at the highly visited Manuel Antonio National Park in the country's Central Pacific region are up in arms at having to take over charging entry fees, saying their work monitoring the park, especially during high season will be effected by the new duties. "We are very concerned about this issue that now, in addition to looking after the park, we have to charge tick...

Theft Warning for Tourists; One Saved at Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

By Wendy Anders Local residents of Quepos, the small port town bordering Manuel Antonio National Park on Costa Rica’s central Pacific coast, greeting some New Year’s Day would-be robbers with a brutal surprise. They intervened when they attempted to rob a foreign tourist; and didn’t stop till his car was smashed and police came to haul him off, reported CRHoy.com citing local tourist police ...

New Bridge Provides Better Access to Costa Rica’s Manuel Antonio Park

By Wendy Anders Inauguration of a bridge at the entrance to Quepos, Puntarenas, photo courtesy of the Ministry of Transportation and Public Works (MOPT). Yesterday, transportation authorities inaugurated a new bridge at the entrance to the Central Pacific port town of Quepos, the gateway to Manuel Antonio National Park. The cement structure replaces a bailey bridge that spanned the Boca ...

Bright Light Boat Parade Quepos Costa Rica Marina Pez Vela in Quepos, Costa Rica will be hosting its Bright Lights Boat Parade this Friday

The “Festival de La Luz” or (Parade of Light) in Costa Rica is already a tradition in Costa Rica and will take place December 17 in San Jose. But the Christmas activities are not exclusive to the capital city, and for the third year in a row, the neighbors of Quepos in Puntarenas will have their own Bright Lights Boat Parade. Around 15 to 20 boats will bring lights and fun to residents of Quepo...

American Man Seriously Injured in Taxi Accident Near Quepos

By Wendy Anders Quepos Plateau - Source: UC Santa Cruz A man from the United States who was apparently vacationing in the Quepos/Manuel Antonio area in Costa Rica’s Central Pacific region was rushed to the hospital in delicate condition this afternoon after the taxi he was traveling in spun out of control after ramming into a tractor, reported El Diario Extra, Costa Rica’s Spanish daily tab...

Iconic Costa Rica Sloth Dies in the Rainforest

Photo: Sam Trull The death of a female sloth that gained international attention after being featured in documentary films was recently reported in Costa Rica. The documentaries were produced by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) as well as by the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) of the United States. The following press release was issued by the Sloth Institute, located within the...

Manuel Antonio in Costa Rica is Ideal for a Late Summer Vacation

Manuel Antonio Beach in Costa Rica With summer slowly coming to an end and school just around the corner, many families are looking for the perfect way to end it with a bang. End of the summer celebrations are fun, but a family vacation will give you the perfect amount of relaxation and togetherness before the stress of school hits the entire family and the arguments over math homework begin. ...

Tremors in Santa Ana and Quepos Shake Central Valley

By Wendy Anders Last night around 10:30 a 2.9 magnitud quake was felt and also heard throughout some southern and most western San José districts. People in Ciudad Colón, Santa Ana, and Pavas, Guácima de Alajuela, Escazú, San Juan de Dios in Desamparados, Palmichal de Acosta, Belén, and as far as downtown Alajuela reported feeling the quake, stated the Volconology and Seismology Observatory ...

Travel Channel Will Feature Ultra Luxurious Villa in Costa Rica

Villa Punto de VistaVilla Punto de Vista, a 10-bedroom luxury private villa situated on 2 1/2 acres of tropical reserve in Costa Rica, will be featured in the upcoming broadcast of Life's A Beach on Travel Channel. Life's A Beach focuses on real-life stories of people who left their workaday life to pursue their dream of owning a slice of heaven in a beach paradise. Viewers get an inside look at ...

famous Costa Rican sloths Sloth Institute Partners With Toucan Rescue Ranch in Costa Rica

(Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica) - The Sloth Institute (TSI), located in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica announces its collaboration with Toucan Rescue Ranch (TRR) to begin a Sloth Release and Education Program at TRR to enhance its Sloth Release and Education Program. TRR’s release site is located in Sarapiqui, Costa Rica, which is one-hour from their rescue center. This release site has 40 acres of rainf...

US Tourist Drowns in Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast

Source: Wikimedia Commons A 52-year old man from the United States passed away in Las Playitas, a coastal community located in Quepos, in the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica.   According to a news report filed by Alexander Mendez of daily tabloid Diario Extra, Ajit R Abhyankar had been in Costa Rica about a week when he drowned in a strong rip current. The unfortunate incident took plac...

U.S. Army Medics Train Costa Rica Coast Guard Officers

Source: DOD DVIDS By 2nd Lt. Anna Doo, 200th Public Affairs Detachment, NMARNG QUEPOS, COSTA RICA - Twenty-two Costa Rican Guarda Costas attended a two-day workshop conducted by Sgt. 1st. Class David Muniz and Sgt. Michael Marfia, medics from New Mexico National Guard, as part of the National Guard Bureau's State Partnership Program. The Subject Matter Expert Exchange, or SMEE, aims to deep...

Major Real Estate Transaction in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

Manuel Antonio Beach in Costa Rica LAKELAND, FL, MAY 5, 2016 – Dean Saunders, ALC, CCIM, recognized Florida land expert and broker/founder of Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Real Estate (CBCSRE), is now selling land in Costa Rica and other Latin American countries. The most recent sale was a classic international marketing transaction, connecting a buyer in Indiana with a seller in Costa R...

TripAdvisor Honors Costa Rica Family-Friendly Beach Hotel

Source: Tulemar Resort NEEDHAM, Mass., March 1, 2016 – TripAdvisor®, the travel planning and booking site, today announced its Travelers’ Choice™ awards for Family Hotels. Unlike any other hotel honors, TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice winners are based on millions of valuable reviews and opinions from travelers around the world. Award winners were determined using an algorithm that took into ...

Orphaned Sloth from Costa Rica Gains BBC Fans

Source: Sloth Institute Nature’s Miracle Orphans, a special program produced for the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), has twice visited Costa Rica to tell the story of Monster, a female sloth rescued by primatologist Sam Trull of the Sloth Institute, located in Manuel Antonio. The BBC program is an observational documentary series following orphaned baby animals and the dedicated peo...

Envision Festival Costa Rica Among the Best in the World

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Fest300, the most comprehensive guide to the world's best festivals, announced today its annual list of the 300 most highly regarded festivals from around the globe. Making this year's list were returning favorites Glastonbury (Pilton, UK), Diwali (India), and Envision (Costa Rica), as well as list newcomers Electric Zoo (New York, USA) and Cape Town In...

Travel Tips to Costa Rica and Latin America by Diamond Resorts

Source: Diamond Resorts LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - January 25, 2016) - More travelers are expected to visit South America this year as the cost of long-distance travel is predicted to remain low with decreased fuel prices and the expansion of low-cost carriers. Popular tropical destinations such as Mexico, Costa Rica, and the Caribbean are likely to see a steady rise in vacationers over ...

Lifeguards Will be Posted at Seven Beaches in Costa Rica

Lifeguard Seco Herrera. Source: Facebook A pilot program undertaken by the Tourism Board of Costa Rica (Spanish initials: ICT) and the Red Cross aims to post lifeguard crews at Manuel Antonio and six other beaches during the high tourist season and other periods that feature high numbers of visitors. Aside from Manuel Antonio, five other popular beaches on the Gold Coast (the Pacific) will ...

Sloth Institute of Costa Rica Celebrates the Holidays

Located in the Manuel Antonio National Park, The Sloth Institute Costa Rica (TSI)’s vision is to expand scientific knowledge and education about the sloth to enhance their well-being and assure their conservation here and on this planet. Following is a holiday reflection by Sloth Institute staff about their noble work this year. You can read the original here. By Seda Sejud No matter wher...

Manuel Antonio Retreat Lets You “Name Your Own Price”

San Jose, Costa Rica -- (ReleaseWire) -- 11/30/2015 -- James Rick also known as "Mr. Full Potential" is offering his "Unleash Your Full Potential" a personal development, meditation, yoga retreat in Manuel Antonio on Dec 5th through 10th in a unique way: "Name Your Own Price". The retreat is all-inclusive: including accommodations, food, lessons and adventure. Attendees just pay their way to get t...

Humpback Whale mother breaching in Golfo Dulce New Catamaran Whale Watching Tours in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

Colorado Springs, United States, November 27,2015/Free-Press-Release.com/ -- Manuel Antonio Rental Properties, the leading provider of luxury villa rentals in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, has announced the launch of a new catamaran tour service in order for visitors to discover the stunning Costa Rican coastline and view some of the fascinating marine life in this region of the world. The new tour ...

New, Eco-Friendly Country Resort Near Manuel Antonio

The cottages at Rancho Las Tilapias IBOSocial.com Press Release - Costa Rica, November 20, 2015 - A small resort community in Costa Rica is scheduled for grand opening on November 27, 2015. It is an institution that promises to mix nature and people unlike any other. Rancho Las Tilapias is offering a unique experience to its visitors. One can take pride in the quality of food offered by its...

Special Villa Rentals in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

Casa Sophia Colorado Springs, United States, October 27,2015/Free-Press-Release.com/ -- Costa Rica is the perfect place for any type of getaway for any reason, with its top-rated beaches to the adventure packed rainforests. Many are finding it an economical choice for even a large group, making it perfect for celebrations like weddings and reunions and providing the best memories ever. Beac...

Arizona School Adopts Orphaned Sloth from Costa Rica

MANUEL ANTONIO, COSTA RICA (PRWEB) OCTOBER 06, 2015 - The Sloth Institute together with Kids Saving the Rainforest announces the Elementary School Sloth Challenge, inspired by Ms. Megan Yang, 1st grade teacher at West Point Elementary in Surprise, Arizona. Ms. Yang believes in teaching students at a young age about conservation. “I am using the “adoption” of a sloth as a way to educate students a...

Cincinnati Zoo Supports Sloth Rescue Center in Costa Rica (VIDEO)

Flick Commons The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, a 140-year old institution serving the State of Ohio, recently launched an initiative to spread awareness about conservation of the Bradypodidae family. The initiative also seeks to support The Sloth Institute, a wildlife research and rescue center located in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. The Cincinnati Zoo cares for Moe, a 16-year-old ...

Young German Firefighter Drowns in Costa Rica

Source: Cruz Roja Costarricense The body of a 19-year old man from Germany, who had been swimming with friends in a river over the weekend, was recovered by Red Cross rescuers on Monday. As previously reported by sister publication ICR News, also known as Inside Costa Rica: The missing 18-year-old German man identified , who was reportedly a firefighter in his home country, went missing af...

Humpback Whale mother breaching in Golfo Dulce Costa Rica is a Nursery and Sanctuary for Humpback Whales

Wikimedia Commons By Maria Jose Brenes San Jose, Sep 7 (EFE).- Every year some 700 humpback whales from the Northern Hemisphere swim down to Marino Ballena National Park, located close to Manuel Antonio on the South Pacific side of Costa Rica, to mate and give birth to their young. During four months of the year, the warm waters become a natural sanctuary where hundreds of humpback whale...

Get to Know Pueblo Real by Diamond Resorts in Costa Rica

Source: Diamond Resorts LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - August 26, 2015) - Costa Rica, the "Rich Coast", lives up to its name with an abundant tropical experience for visitors, pristine beaches, diverse rain and cloud forests, and a handful of majestic, mostly dormant volcanoes dominating the center of the country. Diamond Resorts THE Club affiliated GeoHoliday at Pueblo Real welcomes guests to ...

BREAKING: U.S. Man Crashes Gyrocopter at Sea in Costa Rica

A gyrocopter in Europe. Wikimedia Commons Officials from the Ministry of Public Security (Spanish initials: MSP) in Costa Rica are coordinating an ocean rescue in Uvita, located the Osa Peninsula. According to a news report filed by Joselyne Ugarte of online news daily Costa Rica Hoy, the rescue involves two people who were aboard a small rotary wing aircraft, which apparently crashed at sea a...