Destination guide

The natural setting of Manuel Antonio is ready to explore

The wildlife, beaches and jungle are a perfect backdrop to your vacation home in Manuel Antonio. Renowned for its parks, hiking and bird watching, this city welcomes all visitors. If you're looking for accommodations with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.


Activities and attractions in and around Manuel Antonio

Do you want to discover top things to see and do in the area? Travelers enjoy fun activities like hiking and bird watching. Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Manuel Antonio a fun place to get away. Here are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • ADR Adventure Park (0.1 mi / 0.2 km)
  • Mid World Tour Office (1.6 mi / 2.5 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Manuel Antonio

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your vacation, April, May, March and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 83°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Manuel Antonio

Manuel Antonio is famous for its lush rainforest, scenic parks and wildlife. Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Manuel Antonio is a great place to get out in nature. These are some of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • La Selvita (0.3 mi / 0.5 km)
  • Playa La Macha (0.7 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Biesanz Beach (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Playitas Beach (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Nahomi Park (1.2 mi / 2 km)
  • Manuel Antonio National Park (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Manuel Antonio

The nearest airport is in San Jose (SYQ-Tobias Bolanos Intl.), located 37.9 mi (61 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.), which is 40.8 mi (65.6 km) away.

Where to stay near Manuel Antonio?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 321 house rentals near Manuel Antonio. From 115 Houses to 117 Villas, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Manuel Antonio for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Manuel Antonio?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Manuel Antonio:

  • Dominicalito: 117 vacation rentals
  • Cascada Azul: 28 vacation rentals
  • Valle Pura Vida: 212 vacation rentals
  • Hatillo: 38 vacation rentals
  • El Cerro: 221 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Manuel Antonio?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Manuel Antonio. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Manuel Antonio Beach: 409 home rentals
  • Manuel Antonio National Park: 380 home rentals
  • Biesanz Beach: 458 home rentals
  • Playitas Beach: 465 home rentals
  • ADR Adventure Park: 468 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Manuel Antonio listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Manuel Antonio?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 115 Houses in Manuel Antonio. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Manuel Antonio include:

  • Villas: 117 lodging choices
  • Condos/Apartments: 54 lodging choices
  • Bungalows: 5 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Manuel Antonio?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 271 vacation homes with pool available in Manuel Antonio.