two girls at sunset on the shores of the pacific ocean
two girls at sunset on the shores of the pacific ocean

Manuel Antonio's Beach Gems

You've just checked in, stowed your luggage, and now it's time to hit the beach! Manuel Antonio offers a plethora of stunning beach options to suit every taste. In this post, we'll introduce you to some of the best spots to soak up the sun and enjoy the pristine waters of this tropical paradise.

Makanda Wild Beach: Secluded Serenity

Start your beach adventure at the private and secluded Makanda Wild Beach. This untouched oasis is an important biological corridor, attracting diverse wildlife daily. Our golf cart drivers are ready to whisk you away and set up a beach bed for you. At low tide, explore the ancient fish traps left behind by the Quepoa Indians and relax in the tranquil blue lagoons.

Playa Espadilla: The Quintessential Beach Experience

A visit to Manuel Antonio wouldn't be complete without a day at Playa Espadilla. This popular public beach is near the entrance to Manuel Antonio National Park and offers a perfect spot for swimming, surfing, parasailing, or playing soccer. With its vast expanse of sand stretching nearly a mile, it's also ideal for beach walks or yoga. Keep in mind that it can get crowded, so consider heading to the quieter northern section, Playita.

Playita: A Local Favorite

Just a 10-minute walk from Hotel Makanda, Playita is a smaller, more relaxed beach favored by locals. Escape the crowds and enjoy the laid-back atmosphere at this hidden gem.

Biesanz Beach: Calm Waters and White Sands

If you're seeking calm waters and white sands, look no further than Biesanz Beach. Located just a 15-minute walk from Hotel Makanda, this serene beach offers a natural pool-like setting with no waves, making it perfect for a peaceful dip. Keep in mind that it's a public beach and can get crowded on weekends.

With so many beautiful beach options in Manuel Antonio, you're sure to find the perfect spot to relax, unwind, and create unforgettable memories during your stay.

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