The gay and lesbian friendly resort town of Manuel Antonio on the Central Pacific coast with its lovely, calm beaches, is Costa Rica’s second.most popular tourist destination. Almost one in every five tourists coming to Costa Rica eventually makes his/her way to Manuel Antonio, the continuation along the ridge and down to the Pacific again of the oceanfront city of Quepos. Its small but beautiful National Park is a world-renowned tourist attraction. Manuel Antonio offers a uniquely breathtaking fusion of scenic mountain beauty and an active lifestyle. Whether it be championship surf tournaments, hiking, rafting/kayaking, canopying, bird watching or sport fishing, Manuel Antonio offers something for everyone. The Manuel Antonio ridge with spectacular views, first-class hotels, fine dining, boutiques and kiosks and many overlooking it four beautiful calm beaches of perfect white sand, runs down to Manuel Antonio National Park.