This small town is located at the entrance of the national park and you can find various hotels and restaurants that are economical here. Espadilla Beach is good, but swimmers should be careful with the currents. This beach is 7 kilometers from Quepos and 174 kilometers from San Jose. Its territory embodies 1.625 hectares and was declared National Park in 1972. The information center of the park is: Ph + (506) 2777-0644, Ph + (506) 2777-0654, before arriving at Manuel Antonio Beach. The park is open from 07:00 a.m. to 04:00 p.m., from Tuesday to Sunday.


Banco Promerica Ph + (506) 2777-3540.Located on the main road on the left hand side in the Centro Comercial Manuel Antonio, close to the Football plaza. Opening times, Monday to Friday from 09:00 a.m to 05:00 p.m and Saturday from 09:00 a.m to 01:00 p.m, with an ATM machine.

School of Language

La Escuela De Idiomas D’Amore Ph + (506) 2777-0233; In USA (262) 367-8598. E-mail: Located in Manuel Antonio, this is the perfect school to improve your Spanish skills and enjoy the surf, ‘en Español’. Spanish Immersion Center offers intensive Spanish language courses since 1992. Two, three and four week programs are available. Home stay is recommended.  Month program is 1600 US$ with free surf classes. The School is college accredited with many U.S. universities.  Classes are conducted completely in Spanish. Small groups of four maximum.


Buena Nota Ph + (506) 2777-1002, Ph + (506) 2777-1946. E-mail:  It’s a gift store, that also functions as an information center for tourists, with air conditioning, sale of maps, guides and all that you need for the beach, board wax, handpainted t-shirts and Costa Rican jewelery.