Discoveries Costa Rica: Manuel Antonio National Park & Quepos
Located on the Central Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, Manuel Antonio National Park is the most popular and yet one of the smallest parks in the country. Near the town of Quepos, it is situated in a true rainforest and encompasses rugged jungle, white sand beaches and coral reefs. The park is recognized for its vast diversity of tropical fauna and plants, from three-toed sloths and endangered white-faced capuchin monkeys to hundreds of species of birds.
Forbes Magazine Called Costa Rica’s Manuel Antonio one of “The World’s 12 Most Beautiful National Parks.”
Gaia Hotel & Reserve: This 5-star luxury eco-lodge has dedicated over 12 acres of their 14-acre property to the preservation and reintroduction of the Scarlett Macaw to the area. This magnificent bird practically disappeared from the region 40 years ago and is a perfect example of how a commercial venture can live in harmony with its environment.
Adventure activities abound: Choose from wildlife tours, big game fishing, parasailing, beach horseback riding, sunset cruises, whale watching, sea kayaking, river rafting, beach message, canopy adventure, surfing, snorkeling, zip lines, ATVtours, trekking or simply relaxing on pristine sand beaches.
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Part of the Discoveries... Costa Rica series of beautifully filmed DVD documentaries...Discoveries... Costa Rica: Manuel Antonio National Park & Quepos is a treasure for both armchair travelers and public library DVD collections, highly recommended.