• Katrina Julia

Top 10 Things to Do in and near Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

Updated: Mar 9

Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica is a favorite for Costa Ricans and those traveling internationally to Costa Rica for good reason. Although Manuel Antonio may be small in size, it more than makes up for the its size with its giant sized nature, wildlife and adventures.


Whether you dream of rainforests, breathtaking beaches, adrenaline-filled adventures, there is plenty for you to do in and near Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica.


For my first visit to Costa Rica in 2016, I visited Playa Del Cocos near Liberia for our transformational retreat. I knew I would be back to Costa Rica to explore more of the beautiful country.


I continue to be in awe that I am spending almost three months in Costa Rica in 2021! I spent my first month at Dragonfly Hideaway in La Fortuna, Costa Rica. I spent three weeks at Casa Balbi in Monteverde, Costa Rica. I just finished two weeks in and near Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica so I thought I would put together a list of Top Things to Do in and near Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica.


My Top 10 Things to Do in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, includes breathtaking beaches, wildlife wonder, limitless adventures, and foodie favorites!


Pura Vida!





Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica Stays & Transportation

I arrived in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica on February 15, 2021 originally at another Airbnb. Due to some misalignment and miscommunication, I spent my first night in town at Teva. I found a long term Airbnb in Mountain Paradise via Airbnb arriving on February 16, 2021. Within a few days, I knew this stay and Airbnb would be perfect. I ended up extending my stay to create and scale a life and business I love.


While most travelers and tourists spend 4 days in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, I am taking a slower pace as a digital nomad and global traveler. I decided when I left Atlanta, GA the end of 2020, I wanted a slower pace of travel for safety and sanity.


I chose the Airbnb Mountain Paradise both for a solo stay with peace, serenity and views that are incredible in every way. Mountain Paradise is a tiny house 900 feet above sea level and within 10 minutes driving from Playa Matapalo and about 30 minutes from Manuel Antonio. Whether, you are coming for a short or long term stay, you will love it.


Diann, the owner and Jorge the manager go above and beyond in every way. You may find their information for the Airbnb via https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/29828943.


I spent hours on the porch alone whether for my morning routine, workouts, and/or working,