Our Guest Reviews!
I just wanted to give a giant shout out to Roy, who guided my husband, myself and our 3 year old around Manuel Antonio on 5/8/2019. He was knowledgeable, kind and very engaging, especially for our 3 year old. He would find animals (I could see them) and then focus the telescope and use the camera to show my son the animals. We checked every box we wanted (beaches, monkeys (all 3 species) and both kinds of sloths, one even with a baby). I highly recommend a private tour. We didn't feel rushed and was able to take our time, which was key when traveling with a toddler. Thanks so much for a wonderful, once in a life time experience.
The tour was great! Our tour guide (Josue) was very knowledgeable about all of the wildlife in the park and about the region in general. At no point during the tour did I feel that he was making stuff up about any animal or plant. Furthermore he brought a long a couple of books and leaflets detailing the wildlife in the region. If your interest is to visit the beaches and spot some monkeys, my recommendation would be to not take the tour and just pay the 16 USD entrance fee, however, if you’d enjoy spotting some wildlife and have no prior experience I most definitely recommend booking a guided tour. 10/10 would book again.
The tour was very intersting and we did apreciate it!
The driver was on time and at the given place, the food we tasted was delicious and our guide was interesting and spoke an excellent english. We did not have any specific equipment.
We wish to thank you for your help last night and your quick answer!
The only pictures we made was with a camera so we can not transfer it to you without a computer. If there is any nice one, we will send it to you once we get home.
We have arrived back in the states very sad to leave Costa Rica.
Our experience was perfect. Roy was amazing. It is such an advantage to have a guide with a trained eye and a telescope to help spot the wildlife. Following him to the parking area was a great advantage.
El Tour que realizamos por vuestro parque ayer,domingo 22 de julio, a las 12:30 h fue fantastica. Nuestro guía fue encantador y demostró en todo momento su gran destreza a la hora de encontrar diversas especies de animales. Además, su amabilidad en el trato fue exquisita hacia el grupo. El equipo tecnico que llevó el guía nos facilitó muchísimo la observación de animales.
Recomendariamos esta actividad a cualquier persona que quiera visitar Costa Rica.
Gracias por todo. Pura vida y hasta pronto
Todo excelente, nos encanto nuestra guía, Mile!
Muchas gracias por todo, valía mucho la pena
Many thanks, everything was perfect!!!
Everything was great! The driver was very friendly, the guide was super knowledgeable and helpful and the traditional meal at the end was delicious 🙂 I would definitely recommend this tour to people.
¡Era maravillosa!!! ¡De seguro sentíamos como Superman! Muchas gracias. Doña Magda cocino un almuerzo fabuloso. Iré otra vez por la comida únicamente. Rico, Rico, Rico.
Todos los muchachos fueron muy pacientes, amables y nos cuidaron como si fuéramos familia. ¡Un Gran día! Y usted también Maday, me ayudo de conseguir este día. Gracias.
We had a wonderful time. Andre was a GREAT guide, informative and funny. The only thing I would recommend is on the website description and on the confirmation email sent after paying that you emphasize that the park only allows sandwiches and fruit in the park and bags will be searched at the entrance. The restaurant at the end was nice too with fruit and smoothies provided.
The tour yesterday was excellent excellent.. We had an amazing time and beautiful memory❤
You also are an amazing, helpful, fabulous person.a valuable employee to the park and a blessing to all of us.
Milé was knowledgeable and fun! Facilities were clean, path was easy to navigate
A quick thank you for the tour, and the whole experience in the rainforest last week. I had a great time, my guide was super knowledgeable and found some really interesting creatures hidden deep in the trees and plants! The lunch afterwards was a lovely surprise.
Thank you for everything today! Rob and I had a great time and are so glad we waited!
27 teenagers from all continents, from 27 different countries spent our October break at Manuel Antonio Estates! It was definitely amazing!
We had a great time in the fantastic Manakin Villa, what an awesome casa! Everything here was great. We went sportfishing and caught a huge mahi mahi which we had for dinner our last evening here. I personally prepared it on the house grill with fresh local vegetables we aquired downtown in Quepos, Mmm Mmm! Costa Rica, Quepos were perfect for our bachelor getaway!
Our stay at Villa Manakin was wonderful! Here is a list of awesomes: Several great panaderias in town. Monkeys are so cool. El gran Escape... so delish! Friday and Saturday farmer market... great food! Ronny’s Place... good view, good lunch menu. Shay is very helpful. Raindrop Spa... mandatory. Lizards and iguanas were cool. All in all we had a fantastic stay! Thank you again Manuel Antonio Estates!
Our trip was a blast! Here are some things that we would recommend. Ronny’s place: the best food! slightly hard to find, but the locals will know and will help you. Chicken on the run: good for quick lunch! Cafe Agua Azul: big ass burgers! But call ahead for a table! Amigos del Rio: white water rafting was amazing! We would do that 100 times over! So much fun. The guides made the trip more fun with lots of info. Also, the monkey’s are everywhere, we have had them here everyday! Manakin house has 8 bedrooms with beautiful views! Shay in the office is very helpful. Anyone that stays at Manuel Antonio Estates will have a great time!
Highlights: Monkeys (capuchins) in swimming pool and hermit crabs at beach - but watch out for their pincers, they hurt! Seeing baby capuchins on moms back & seeing them look under roof tiles. Seeing black iguana who lives in H2O pipe, splashing in waves at Manuel Antonio beach. Looking for beetles and identifying them with laminated field guide. Seeing Elliot the croc at Si Como No Nature Reserve and red eyed & grey frogs with Viviana, great guide! Playing in the pool. Fruit Smoothies, especially cas and Guanabana.
We came for our nieces wedding on the beach and it worked out very well! The people were very good for all of us (26 total). The houses were very nice & Shay took very good care of us all. Had a great time with all the family. The canopy tour was awesome! We saw very many different monkeys including the howler monkey, which we called from across the mountain. The guard Francisco was a very nice guy and very helpful! The National park was beautiful! We also enjoyed the Catamaran boat ride! Great food, drinks, snorkeling and swimming! We all had AWESOME time at Manuel Antonio Estates! I love Costa Rica, Pura Vida!
We had a fabulous time here, hiking, waterfalls, lots of monkeys! Tons of birds, everyone here at Manuel Antonio Estates were helpful! Cafe Milagro, great coffee for gringos. El Avion, best bar setting. Manuel Antonio beach was beautiful and busy, great people watching.
Hola Manuel Antonio! Pasamos 5 días aquí en la Villa Manakin, muy bien todo. Espectacular! Esperamos volver pronto! Esto para recordar en las próximas visitas!