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Manuel Antonio Park, guided

5 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)



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Quepos & Manuel Antonio

Manuel Antonio National Park, Guided Tour


* Closed on Mondays from July to November *

With the establishment of Manuel Antonio National Park in 1972, the people of Costa Rica decided to preserve for future generations one of the most beautiful and bio-diverse areas in the world. Although it is the country’s smallest national park, the stunning beauty and diversity of wildlife in its 683 hectares is unequaled.

Manuel Antonio contains a charming combination of rainforest, beaches and coral reefs. These beaches are the most beautiful in the country, lined with lush forest, and excellent snorkeling. The forest is home to sloths, iguanas, the rare and adorable squirrel monkeys and millions of colorful little crabs. And the trail that winds around Punta Catedral affords some spectacular views. The park is easy to reach, south of the town of Quepos in Puntarenas province, and is near a good selection of hotels and restaurants.

In this particular tour you’ll hike through the rainforest along 1.500 meters of easy-access trails in an estimated time of 2.5 to 3 hours, with an experienced & bilingual naturalist interpreter, certified by the Costa Rican Tourism board. Your guide, equipped with a high-powered spotting scope, will help you locate the vast variety of flora and fauna in their natural habitat and you will have the chance to spot Howler, Cara Blanca and Titi monkeys, plus Agutis, and, if you are lucky, the beautiful Poison Dart Frog (Dendrobates auratus), all while learning about the diet, habits, and many more facts about the variety of species you’ll encounter during this incredible nature adventure.


Duration: 2.5 – 3 hours

Schedule: 7:30 am and 1 pm

Includes: Transportation, entrance fee, bilingual interpretive guide with knowledge of natural history.

What to bring: Hiking shoes, repellent, hat, and camera, water & food if you want to stay at the beaches after the tour.


Why book with Manuel Antonio Estates?

– Unique activities and ecological experience
– Friendly customer service team
– Profound knowledge of Quepos & Manuel Antonio
– FREE Concierge Services to help book all of your tours and activities!
– Front desk is at your service from 8 AM – 4 PM
– Excellent knowledge of the area


2 reviews for Manuel Antonio Park, guided

  1. Profile photo of Mark&Helen
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    It was an absolutely fantastic experience! we saw a variety of monkeys, birds, reptiles & of course…. sloths. I would highly recommend going with a guided tour as it’s an experience made so straight forward and easy but the main reason is the quality and unbelievably keen eye the guides have to spot things that you would just miss if not with a guide, I can honestly say if we had gone without one our day in the park wouldn’t have been half as enjoyable. Our guide was a great, he spoke amazing English & told us all we needed to know about the park and it’s animals/ecology and answered all the questions we had. We ended up with amazing professional looking wildlife photos, simply gave guide our camera phone and he did the rest using his spotting scope. Would recommend going early in the morning (around 7am) as the park gets very busy and you do not want to be queuing in the heat. Now that we have been on a guided tour it has given us some insight for what to look out for on future wildlife spotting trips. Amazing experience all in all. Thanks PURA VIDA!

  2. Profile photo of Pat B
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    We were driving to meet our guide Cesar and got lost and missed the meetup time. We did not have a local cell phone but found some help and called. Cesar was waiting for us at the gate when we arrived. He was terrific, pointing out all the wildlife. Even little birds and spiders. The huge spotting scope that he carried was phenomenal. He had us take photos thru the siting scope with our cell cameras. He had probably done the tour many times before but he made it exciting as though it was the first time. He was biology trained and this helped immensely. Wonderful and memorable experience.

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