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 unmatched. Besides, you will have more opportunity to spot wildlife in a shorter time !
Manuel Antonio National Park contains a charming combination of rain forest, beaches, and coral reefs. These beaches are the most beautiful in the country, lined with lush forest. The forest is home to 2 and 3 fingered sloths, toucans, iguanas, the rare and adorable squirrel monkeys, millions of colorful little crabs and much more. 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, you can also use their telescope to take pictures of the animals up close. You will have the chance to spot Howler, white-faced, 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.
This tour includes round trip transportation from Manuel Antonio/Quepos, or if you arrive on your own we include the parking. Tropical fruit and water, entrance fee to the park and a bilingual certified guide with high tech telescope are also included.
Note: If you use y0ur own transportation, you must arrive to El Avion Restaurant to meet your guide.
Important: If you would like a private tour, you can book the regular tour and indicate you would like it to be private under ‘special requirements’. The balance of $20 per person would then be due in cash directly to your guide.
Does Not Include:
The price of $51 / person only includes transportation from local hotels in the Quepos & Manuel Antonio area. If you have a car and are coming from outside of town, we can meet you at 7:20 am at El Avion Restaurant on the hill. Or we can arrange round trip transportation for a price of $ 140 (1-4 people) from Jaco or $100 from Dominical.