Manuel Antonio seats on the southern pacific coast of Costa Rica. This is where you can be one with the sea. Safe, affordable and walkable. If actual interactive with wildlife and all day beach outings is what your after, go to Manuel.
I stayed at Buena Vista Villas– this resort provides top service. The highlight of this estate was the staff. They were friendly, helpful and gave the best advice for what I wanted to do. I highly recommend using this hotel for the private beach and activities that are included with this venue, along with different pool options. Also note, the lobby staff is there until 10 p.m. and your villa grants you access to a 24hr concierge.