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The Best Beaches in Costa Rica

I know this is a debatable point.  The best beaches could be in Jaco, Tamarindo, Quepos or Puerto Viejo.  But I didn't go to any of those places, so for me, the best beach was in Manuel Antonio National Park.  
Manuel Antonio National Park
Manuel Antonio National Park (Kassandra)


The reasons why are multiple.  First off - as you can see, there aren't any other people in this photo.  Because there weren't any other people on this beach.  Manuel Antonio is a National Park, so you have to pay an entrance fee to get in.  Therefore, there aren't a lot of people there. Pay the entrance fee, pack a lunch and stay for the day!  But keep an eye on your belongings because these little guys are tricky:

Manuel Antonio National Park
Manuel Antonio National Park (Kassandra)


And if this family doesn't eat your PB&J sandwich, guess who else is waiting in the wings to get their hands on it?

Resident of Manuel Antonio National Park
Resident of Manuel Antonio National Park (Kassandra)


A beautiful white sand beach with raccoons and monkeys vying for your attention, but no other tourists in site?  Sign me up!  

Manuel Antonio National Park
Manuel Antonio National Park (Kassandra)

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