Manuel Antonio

Monkey in Manuel Antonio National Park
Quick Facts
Average costs of stuff in Manuel Antonio

  • Hotels $50 – $100
  • Food $5 – $10
  • Internet $1 a hour (dial up internet café)

Money Exchange – There are no banks in Manuel Antonio, but there are plenty of ATMs around. The ATMs will shell out money in Dollars or Colones.





Manuel Antonio is the original eco-tourist destination in Costa Rica. It still remains to be one of the best adventure/ecotours areas, but its popularity is becoming evident. Prices here aren’t the only thing on the rise.

Hotels in Manuel Antonio easily reach the tree tops and can cost over $100 a night. If you are on a shoe string budget you may want to stay just outside of Manuel Antonio in the nearby town of Quepos. There are no real budget accommodations here. The cheapest thing around is a few cabins that cost around $20 – $30 a night.


Accommodation prices aside, Manuel Antonio is a postcard perfect location. Miles of pristine beaches are backed with steep and lushes rain forests. With so much to do here and more up-to-date accommodations, Manuel Antonio is an idea spot for family travel and adventure travel.

Top 5 Places to Stay

  • Buena Vista Villas and Casa
  • La Posada Private Jungle Bungalows
  • Hotel Mango Moon
  • Villas Nicolas
  • Makanda by the Sea

One thought on “Manuel Antonio

  • Valerie

    There are 2 banks in Manuel Antonio.
    Banco Costa Rica and Promerica are both located on the left side of the road heading to the park.

    You can change money at either location and the lines are generally shorter than at the banks in Quepos.

    Also, ATM’s throughout Costa Rica almost always run out of money on the weekend. Don’t be caught without cash Saturday night.

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