This protected area is located on the central Pacific coast of Costa Rica, in the province of Puntarenas. It is located about 157km south of the city of San Jose and 7km south of the city of Quepos between Damas and Matapalo. It was established on November 15, 1972 with an area of 1687 on land and 135907 acres in the marina.
With one of the most impressive landscapes throughout Costa Rica, the park has white sands and green foliage amid high mountains.
Here the adventurous will have endless activities to do, from hiking trails in the park, trips by kayak around the coast, horseback riding or fishing, something for everyone in Manuel Antonio, is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Costa Rica, even of the smallest parks, is among the most popular, thanks to its easy access and diversity in ecosystems.
Located in the tropical wet forest life. Protects primary forest, secondary forest, mangroves, beach vegetation, marine environments, islands and a lagoon of 35 acres.
The most characteristic species of flora in the primary forest are guácimo colorado, pylon, cedar mary, white jatoba, the Surah, the black locust, timber tree in danger of extinction, the milky, the rain tree and ceiba. Among the most outstanding wildlife, we find the coati (coatimundis), the agouti, two-toed sloth, the white-faced monkey, cat of considerable size and the squirrel monkey, endemic sub species of the park and is in danger extinction due to habitat destruction and their ilegal use as pets.