Manuel Antonio vs. Palo Verde: Where to go?
Manuel Antonio and Palo Verde are two national parks found along the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, but they have strikingly different features despite their proximity to the sea.
Manuel Antonio National Park
Manuel Antonio is beautiful. From the white sand beaches to the howler monkeys, capuchins and sloths, Manuel Antonio is a gorgeous national park in the Puntarenas Province. There is such a large draw to the park that it has a limit on the number of visitors that may enter during the week and weekend. On weekdays, the limit is 600 people per day, and it is 800 entries on the weekend per day.
The park plays to any number of visitors including outdoor enthusiasts, surfers, swimmers, divers, snorkelers, animal lovers and such. There are trails that wind their way through the tropical forest and reach out to the beach, and the wildlife is utterly amazing. You are likely to see kingfishers, fiery-billed aracaris, chestnut-mandibled toucans, squirrel monkeys, raccoons, agoutis, red-eyed leaf frogs, geckos, anoles and so many more.
- Incredible Scenery
- White Sand Beaches
- Lots of Wildlife
- Water and Hiking Activities
- Limited Number of Visitors
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