Quespos/Manuel Antonio are two bordering towns on the fringe of the
famous Manuel Antonio National Park, and is edged by many beautiful
bays, is an ideal location to learn Spanish and Scuba Dive
many activities to do here – but one of the best is Diving. Costa Rica
is renown for diving and the Manuel Antonio is a jewel in the crown.
he abundance and variety of marine life off the coast of Quepos and
Manuel Antonio is impressive. Humpback whales, dolphins, reef sharks,
Giant Manta Rays, Mobula Rays, Sting Rays, Angel Fish, Moorish Idols,
Trumpet Fish, various types of eels ,octopus, turtles, groupers,
snappers, crustaceans, huge schools of Barracuda, jacks and much more.
It is the numbers and variety of marine life that make this area
Antonio is very popular because of its expensive white sand beaches
backed by an evergreen forest that grows right up to the high tide line.
The principal habitants are primary forest, secondary forest, mangrove
swamps, lagoons and beach vegetation. There is quite a varied fauna with
109 species of mammals and 184 of birds. The park includes 12 little
isles just off the coast; these are a number of dolphins and, at times,
migrating whales can be observed.