MANUEL ANTONIO NATIONAL PARK AND UVITA

Manuel Antonio National Park is one of the most biodiverse parks on the planet. Combine it with the idyllic beach of Uvita for a fabulous holiday.

Manuel Antonio National Park is internationally recognized as being one of the most biodiverse parks on the planet. Here lush tropical forests can be found with lagoons, mangroves and pristine white sandy beaches. There are 109 species of mammals and 184 species of birds listed within the park and some of the most frequently viewed species include two and three toed sloths, iguanas plus white-faced and howler monkeys. The endangered squirrel monkey also calls the park home. Manuel Antonio National Park contains many well-marked trails and the four beaches in the park, Espadilla Sur, Manuel Antonio, Escondito and Playita, are some of the best in the country. The canopies of Manuel Antonio National Park are full of capuchin monkeys jumping between trees. Manuel Antonio National Park is also the last refuge for the endangered titi monkeys. Not too far south of Manuel Antonio National Park is the area of Uvita which is a tropical hamlet possessing great charm in an unspoiled environment. Playa Uvita is a great white sandy beach, perfect for swimming and surfing.  Mangroves and estuaries surround Uvita, making it ideal for kayak tours. Between May and October, you may be lucky enough to see olive ridley and hawksbill sea turtles coming ashore to nest. A great place to watch this occur is inside the protected area of Marino Ballena National Park, located just to the south of Uvita. It is also possible to watch majestic Humpback whales migrate between the months of December and April off the coast here – the whaletail shape of the sand bar at Punta Uvita is a happy coincidence and wonderful sight. Uvita is also home to some of the best luxury hotels in Costa Rica so if you are looking for a short luxury break then combine Manuel Antonio National Park and Uvita for your luxury holiday to Costa Rica.

WHERE TO STAY

Our favourite luxury hotels

Kura Villas Uvita Costa Rica

Kura Design Villas

Kura Design Villas is the brainchild of Architect Martin Wells and biologist Alejandra Umaña, who blended their visions and inspirations, personalizing their commitment to nature and art in an extreme tropical setting.

Oxygen Jungle Villas

Oxygen Jungle Villas

Oxygen Jungle Villas is a luxury, boutique hotel overlooking the Pacific Ocean close to Costa Rica’s Marino Ballena National Park.

Hotel Three Sixty, Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Three Sixty

Indulge at the exclusive adults-only Three Sixty Boutique Hotel on Costa Rica’s stunning south west coastline. Encapsulating the very best of jungle, beach and mountain this beautiful hotel is one of the newest properties in the region.

Gaia Manuel Antonio Costa Rica

Gaia Hotel and Reserve

For a tropical and luxurious getaway, the Gaia Luxury Boutique Hotel and Reserve, located in Manuel Antonio Beach, Costa Rica, could be exactly what you’re looking for. This 5-star eco-friendly resort has an ideal blend of modern amenities and natural scenery.

Santa Juana Lodge, Naranjito, Costa Rica

Santa Juana Lodge & Nature Reserve

The Santa Juana Lodge & Nature Reserve offers authentic, rural hospitality and an unforgettable experience close to Costa Rica’s beautiful Manual Antonio National Park.

Arenas del Mar

Arenas del Mar is a luxury beach resort within walking distance of beautiful Manuel Antonio National Park. A beachfront and rainforest hotel, it provides the best of both worlds accompanied by attentive service.

Makanda By The Sea

Makanda is a luxurious, adults-only hotel in beautiful Manuel Antonio. Meaning ‘nectar, where paradise is found’ in ancient Sanskrit, it is easy to see why the name Makanda was chosen for this idyllic spot.

Parador Resort and Spa

Parador Resort and Spa is a 5-star luxury resort in beautiful Manuel Antonio. With excellent service, a superb location and wide range facilities, it is a perfect choice.

Hacienda Altagracia, Costa Rica

Hacienda AltaGracia

Within the rolling hills and lush mountain of Perez Zeledon, Hacienda AltaGracia, an Auberge Resort, offers a wonderfully unique experience in an intimate hacienda setting. The hotel offers spacious casitas and suites, filled with stylish furniture and modern beach resort facilities.

Villa Caletas

Situated at a height of 1150 feet on the vibrant Central Pacific coastal hills, Villa Caletas is in a superb location for exceptional views of this stunning region.