There have been positive changes in Manuel Antonio recently allowing for an increase in the daily limit of visitors to the national park. It is already the most visited national park in the country.
That being said, many complaints were made by tourists and the community about deficiencies in services. There was a sanitary restriction that has now been lifted thanks to improvements in sanitary conditions.
Starting this month, 2,700 people can enter per day instead of the 1,700 when the restriction was in place. The Ministry of Environment and Energy was behind the improvements in the wastewater treatment system at beach 3. Additional portable toilets were also added.
The National System of Conservation Areas, the Costa Rican Tourism Institute, as well as community institutions and private companies are to thank for their involvement in bettering the park.