Frequently Asked Questions

1) What hours & days is the park open?

The park open from 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM Tuesday to Sunday and closed on Mondays YEAR ROUND. The is also open on holidays like Christmas and Easter unless they fall on a Monday.

2) How much is it to get in?

The ticket cost is USD$16 for Tourist and ₡1,600 (colones) for Costa Ricans and residents. Children under 12 are free of admission.

3) Where I can buy a ticket?

You can buy tickets to the park at Coopealianza Manuel Antonio office 50mts before the park entrance, hours are 7am-3pm every day.
If you are in Quepos, you can also buy tickets at the Coopealianza Quepos office near the PALI grocery store, open from Mon-Fri 8 am to 5 pm and Sat 8am-12pm, or at Coopealianza Avenida San José office. If you book a guided tour, the guide will have the tickets.

4) Can I reserve tickets online?

No, you cannot reserve tickets online, but you can purchase tickets the day before your visit, e.g. in the pm. This way you’ll only have to wait one line at the gate & ranger station on the day of the visit.

5) How to get to the Park 

5-1 From Quepos-Manuel Antonio

Taxi service cost between $ 5- $ 10 each way,

Public bus, every 20 minutes there is a bus leaving Quepos – Manuel Antonio and vice versa, the cost is $ 0.60 per way, tell the driver to leave you at the corner of Restaurante Marlín, from there and follow the signs. It’s about 10 minutes walking to get to the entrance of the Park and the ticket office (Coopealianza)

Booking a guide online includes round trip transportation from Quepos and Manuel Antonio.

5-2 From Dominical or Uvita

With your own vehicle, booking a guide online includes parking, no additional cost.

Private Transportation (Buseta 4-8 passengers) with a cost of $ 180 round trip

5-3 From Jaco

With your own vehicle, booking a guide online includes parking, no additional cost.

Public Bus services from Jaco to Quepos leave at 7 am and 9 am.

Private Transportation (Buseta 2-6 passengers) with a cost of $ 210

5-4 From San Jose

With your own vehicle, booking a guide online includes parking, no additional cost.

Public bus, Tracopa located in Plaza Víquez, the direct service is 6 am and 9 am, the cost is $ 8.5, ask the driver to leave them at the corner of Marlín Restaurant, from there and following the signs are 10 minutes walking to get to the entrance of the Park. Buy round trip tickets in the office.

Private Transportation (Buseta 2-6 passengers) with a cost of $ 280

You can rent a car here.

6) Are you allowed to take food & beverages into the park?

We try to minimize the trash, impact on the environment, and the wildlife in the park, and kindly ask all visitors to contribute. 

:  Sandwiches wrapped in paper bags or Tupperware (no tin foil), prepared/cut fruit, cookies /crackers that do not come in a tin foil bag (on the inside).  You can bring recyclable plastic bottles that you can refill with portable water at several stations throughout the park.

NOT ALLOWED: Chips bags of any kind, cans of any kind, junk food in plastic or aluminum bags, alcoholic beverages, NO NUTS OR SEEDS, no cigarettes.

7) Are there any stores or restaurants inside the Park?

No, are no stores or restaurants, but there ARE bathrooms, showers, picnic tables, and water refill stations.

8) Are pets allowed?

No, pets are not allowed inside the park. Service dogs can get a permit at the guard station at the entrance.

9) What tours are there available in the Park?

The only tour that takes place inside the park is the guided park tour. All the other tours take place in the surrounding areas and most include transportation from Quepos & MA hotels and villas. Inquire for the specific tour under the Book Your Tour section for more info.

10) Can we camp inside the Park?

The park closes at 4 pm and camping is not available inside, and not recommended outside the park, however, there are many hostels near the beach that may offer camping on their properties.

11) Is the park accessible to visitors with walking difficulties?

Some of the trails are accessible by wheelchair or you may request a special permit at the entrance to enter the park in a taxi.

12) Can I request an internship through you?

You can submit a request through the SINAC website, we do not handle internships.

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