Playa Mantas is a very popular beach located one hour away from San José in Punta Leona. The best of this beach is the calm water and that you will be able to find some good shade around the many trees along the beach.
How to get to Playa Mantas?
Mantas is located 15 kilometers south of the main entrance to the Carara National Park, on the Costanera Sur highway. The road is a little rough but you can definitely go through with a small car.
Another big plus is that there is also a parking lot where you can leave your vehicle safe and showers to get the sand out before leaving.
Is important to know that the parking lot is open Monday through Thursday to the general public, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday is close to the public and only members of Club Punta Leona can visit during these times.
Parking is 7,000 colones for the day, this is about $10
This beach is great to visit with kids due to the calm waters, or if you want to enjoy a tranquil day in a beach away from the crowd.
Unfortunately in this beach there is no umbrella and chair rental, if you prefer this you can come in through the Punta Leona Resort. Otherwise you can bring your own umbrella and chairs.