In general the tap water in Manuel Antonio is safe, however if you prefer to be cautious, bottled water is safe to drink and available in our hotel.
In regards to sharks, you do not have to worry about them in Manuel Antonio. The most important thing to be cautious about in the Pacific Ocean are rip currents and unpredictable surf. The beach Playa Biezans by Shana By The Beach is ideal for families with little kids since it is extremely calm.
There are many different options of transportation. First of all, you can rent a car since you don’t need an international license for three months. Secondly, many companies offer private shuttles which are very convenient to travel around the country. Thirdly, local buses are a cheap and reliable way of getting around in Manuel Antonio. Lastly, the official taxis “taxis rojos ” are a safe and common transportation for tourists and locals.
Costa Rica has dry season (high season9) and wet season (low season). On average, the temperatures are always high in both seasons, around 25-30 degrees Celsius. Rainy season is still a good time to visit Manuel Antonio as it mostly only rains in the afternoon, as well as it is whale season in the Pacific side of Costa Rica. Dry season is peak tourist time due to the fact of optimal amount of sunshine and heat.
First things first, we recommend to have travelers insurance always. You can make a free phone call to 911, as well as it is advised to phone your hotel clerk. Hospitals and the Red Cross will provide any medical treatment in case of emergency.
Health care and sanitary standards are very high in Costa Rica. First class hospitals can be found throughout the country. In addition, Manuel Antonio has one of the best hospitals in Central America and pharmacies are around every corner.