Awesome place. We used Airbnb to find a place to stay for only 68 dollars a night. We found a very comfortable apartment/ studio close to Manuel Antonio National Park, 5 minute walk, the beach and several restaurants. You have to go early in the morning to the park in order to see all the fauna. The park is open from 07:30am till 4:00pm. Tickets as of October 2016 cost 16 dollars for foreign visitors. A guide charges another 20 bucks per person. You really need a guide in order to see all the animals. They have telescopes so you can see them and take pictures.