Photo Friday – Manuel Antonio National Park in Costa Rica

I get so many inquiries about Manuel Antonio. Most of them ask, “is it worth the trip?”

Besides the gorgeous hotels, delicious restaurants and a full batch of activities and tours that will ignite a fire under the most laziest traveler, Manuel Antonio National Park will astound you with nature, wildlife and the full-on tropical experience.

You don’t have to believe me, see for yourself!


monkey at Manuel Antonio National Park costa rica


sloth at Manuel Antonio National Park costa rica


iguana at Manuel Antonio National Park costa rica

These are the animals I found on my own. We also splurged a bit and hired a naturalistic guide. Let me tell you, it was worth every penny! It’s as though they have some crazy sixth sense in spotting the most obscure animals. We saw bats tucked deep into huge tree holes sleeping during the day. We spotted birds that I would never have noticed. And as much as I’m NOT a fan of insects, he did point out some insanely huge ones, yet harmless, perched on trees and branches.

The way I look at it, if you’re going to come all the way here, might as well get the whole EXPERIENCE!

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About Marina Villatoro

Marina Kuperman Villatoro CEO of, a travel resource site to inspire families to travel with kids of all ages. Marina has been an expat 20+ years in Central America raising 2 boys in a multicultural, trilingual household. She travels all over the world with her family to give first hand experiences of where to eat, stay and play with kids. Needless to say, it’s never boring! Join Marina on Facebook and Twitter for more unique and boutique family travel!

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