Overview

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.

Precios especiales para nacionales y residentes / Special prices for nationals and residents:

Nacionales o Residentes $38

Depósito $20

Niños Locales $20

6-11 años (0-5 años, gratis)
Depósito $5

Includes

Recommendations

Private Tours

Group tours are 8-10 people per group max. Private Tours are available at $75/adults and $60/children, you can book your private tour by selecting the regular group tour, and indicate under notes that you would like a private tour, and we will email you an updated statement with your confirmation.

Solo travelers can most likely be accommodated with other reservations in group tours.

Important: Due to the high volume of visitors between December and April, we may not be able to accommodate private tours for less than 4 people. Feel free to inquire first. 

Reviews

Best guide ever

Rated 5 out of 5
February 24, 2021

Probably the best guide I ever had on a tour. So much knowledge and love for nature! And funny as well! Saw lots of animals too!

Bouwe

Fantastic tour and incredible guide

Rated 5 out of 5
February 21, 2021

Diego was an incredible guide and ensured that we got the full experience that Manuel Antonio had to offer. From seeing monkeys, sloths, a boa, frogs and more, to the beautiful beach and the incredible jungle, Diego was kind, fun and very knowledgeable and great with our two kids (4 and 8). We loved this tour and would highly recommend it to anyone considering the experience!

Katie Santambrogio

Saw every creature I hoped to see!

Rated 5 out of 5
February 19, 2021

Beatriz is amazing at spotting every single creature in the rainforest. We saw 3 types of monkeys with babies, 3 sloths, toucans, bats, lizards, frogs, and more! Her knowledge of all of them is incredible and she is super entertaining as a guide. She was so patient and never rushed us. The best guide ever.

Laura

Perfect tour with Beatrice:)

Rated 5 out of 5
February 19, 2021

We had an amazing tour with Beatrice! 🙂 She was the best guide we could wish for! She knew so much about all the animals and plants. Furthermore she was such a funny guide! We would recommend Beatrice and the tour to everyone!:)

Joëlle

Amazing Park

Rated 5 out of 5
February 18, 2021

Beatriz, I want to personally thank you for the guided tour this morning. Your knowledge of the park and animals was amazing. Beatriz took as much time as needed to answer all of the groups questions and was more than happy to take pictures for all guest utilizing her spotting scope. Thank you again and for the directions I requested after the tour. Perfect day!!

Andrew

Best guide in the park

Rated 5 out of 5
February 15, 2021

Our little group may have moved a little slower than others, but I think we might have had the best guide there! Beatriz was fun, extremely knowledgeable, and unbelievably good at spotting animals. We also got lucky, seeing both kinds of sloths and all three monkeys in the park. She even found a sloth before we got to the park! We were so glad we ended up going with a guide, we would have missed so much. Thanks for such a great day!

Erica & Nathan

Stunning

Rated 5 out of 5
February 13, 2021

Not a lot of tourists so we could be so lucky to see many many rare animals.
I suggest to visit the park with a guide we were absolutely not able to spot this wonderful wildlife.
Our guide is Beatrice, she is awesome and very interesting. She has excellent knowledge! More over, she will soon have a bigger binocular to see even better from even further!
Bad points: don’t wait for your fruits that’s supposed to be included.. food there is disgusting and you’re not allowed to bring your own

Ronny Avzaradel

Best Way to See the Park

Rated 5 out of 5
February 13, 2021

Hello, I was on the fence about paying for a tour, wow, after taking a tour with Beatris can’t believe I ever thought twice about it! Beatris spotted a tucan before we even got into the park, she’s a real professional. If you walk through the park without a guide you will see a fraction of what you will see with Beatris.
Highly recommend!

Zack

Excelente guía (Josué)

Rated 5 out of 5
February 12, 2021

Fue un excelente tour y muy completo. Tuvimos mucha suerte con nuestro guía quien nos mostró muchísimos animales y nos enseñó de la flora y fauna del parque y del país, como también de la historia del parque y de la cultura costarricense. Además, nos permitió seguir en contacto para más tips en el resto de nuestra estadía en Costa Rica. Muy amable y cercano. 10/10.

Camila, Valentina y Daniela

Amazing experience

Rated 5 out of 5
February 12, 2021

Our guide was absolutely wonderful! So knowledgeable and patient and helpful when we wanted to take photos and videos. Would definitely recommend this tour!

Emily

Worth your time and money

Rated 5 out of 5
February 12, 2021

Our guide Beatrice was amazing. She saw things I would have never known were there. She was very generous with her time and made sure we had a great experience. We even have the same breed of dog with the same name! Lol. She made sure we got pictures of everything and even took videos for us.

Vikki

Fantastic - do it!

Rated 5 out of 5
February 10, 2021

Beatriz was absolutely wonderful! Extremely knowledgeable, courteous and friendly. Her interaction with us made our visit most memorable. We saw and learned so much more than if we would have just gone on our own. I highly recommend her as a guide. Absolutely wonderful!

John and Tania

One Of The Highlights Of Our Trip!

Rated 5 out of 5
February 10, 2021

Our guide Bernie, took care of us from parking to entering the park, spotting animals, birds and insects and then leaving us at the most beautiful beach. Bernie, could spot not only monkeys, but sloths, bats, hummingbirds, cool spiders, lizards, flowers and plants. Without our guide Bernie, we never would have enjoyed the park like we did. Bernie made the park come alive for us! Would highly recommend the tour!

Norma Peterson

It was amazing!

Rated 5 out of 5
January 27, 2021

Our guide Beatriz was amazing! Very generous with her time and enthusiasm for helping us spot things. Her stories were very entertaining and the 3 hr tour flew by. Would highly record this tour. Our only bummer was the trip advertised fruit and bottled water were included. We received 1 bottle of water for both of us and no fruit. Would recommend the tour company change their advertising or provide those things.

Molly

So glad we chose to do the guided tour

Rated 5 out of 5
January 22, 2021

Our tour guide Mile was great. She was very well versed in her knowledge about the animals and plants and was able to answer all of our questions. My daughters were so excited to see the animals up close through the spotting scope and learn about the history of the park.

Christian

BEST TOUR IN COSTA RICA

Rated 5 out of 5
January 21, 2021

Beatriz was the best tour guide we had in Costa Rica, we wouldn’t be able to see any animals without her. She is intelligent, funny, patient & made the tour so much fun. Must do if your in Manuel Antonio. We saw 2 Sloths, a Jesus Lizard, dozens of monkeys (capuchin & squirrel), and so much more.

Lexa Sudore

Awesome tour with Beartiz

Rated 5 out of 5
January 21, 2021

We had a great tour with Beatriz, amazing guide will keep you engaged throughout the tour and we saw ? ? ? ? and so many other things thanks to our guide. Highly recommended.

Zubin Bakshi

Amazing Tour

Rated 5 out of 5
January 20, 2021

Definitively worth it ! Thank you Dame Beatriz for this amazing tour and all your stories along with spotting animals!

Sebastien Pluchard

Amazingly Knowledgable and Friendly Guides!

Rated 5 out of 5
January 20, 2021

I highly recommend this company! Our guide was incredible. She knew every fauna in Costa Rica inside and out, and could spot tiny hidden creature amazingly well.
I learned so much about the biology of the animals in park- I’m kind of a science nerd so I had so many questions and she knew all the answers!
The tour was a little over 3 hours, but we stopped frequently so she could point out animals and explain interesting facts, so it didnt feel strenuous.
I did the 12:30pm tour, which, although it was the hottest part of the day and lots of animals were sleeping, meant that we had a lot of the park to ourselves for the last hour or so (the beaches all close at 2:30 so the park is really empty after that). It also started cooling off nicely, and there was a nice breeze under the trees (I went in January).

Nikki

Guided Tour with Socio / 5 stars

Rated 5 out of 5
January 19, 2021

Socio was the most passionate, informative tour guide! My husband and I really enjoyed our long walk through the park with Socio. He had so much knowledge to share and you can tell, he really loves what he does. Beautiful, very easy park walk. We saw lots of wild life 🙂

Jessica
Best Seller

Person $55

12+ years 

Deposit $20

Kids $40

2-11 years (0-1yo free)

Deposit $15

Have a question?

Feel free to reach out and we’re happy to answer any questions you may have.
Best Seller

Person $55

12+ years 

Deposit $20

Kids $40

2-11 years (0-1yo free)

Deposit $15

Overview

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.

Precios especiales para nacionales y residentes / Special prices for nationals and residents:

Nacionales o Residentes $38

Depósito $20

Niños Locales $20

6-11 años (0-5 años, gratis)
Depósito $5

Includes

Recommendations

Private Tours

Group tours are 8-10 people per group max. Private Tours are available at $75/adults and $60/children, you can book your private tour by selecting the regular group tour, and indicate under notes that you would like a private tour, and we will email you an updated statement with your confirmation.

Solo travelers can most likely be accommodated with other reservations in group tours.

Important: Due to the high volume of visitors between December and April, we may not be able to accommodate private tours for less than 4 people. Feel free to inquire first.

Reviews

Best guide ever

Rated 5 out of 5
February 24, 2021

Probably the best guide I ever had on a tour. So much knowledge and love for nature! And funny as well! Saw lots of animals too!

Bouwe

Fantastic tour and incredible guide

Rated 5 out of 5
February 21, 2021

Diego was an incredible guide and ensured that we got the full experience that Manuel Antonio had to offer. From seeing monkeys, sloths, a boa, frogs and more, to the beautiful beach and the incredible jungle, Diego was kind, fun and very knowledgeable and great with our two kids (4 and 8). We loved this tour and would highly recommend it to anyone considering the experience!

Katie Santambrogio

Saw every creature I hoped to see!

Rated 5 out of 5
February 19, 2021

Beatriz is amazing at spotting every single creature in the rainforest. We saw 3 types of monkeys with babies, 3 sloths, toucans, bats, lizards, frogs, and more! Her knowledge of all of them is incredible and she is super entertaining as a guide. She was so patient and never rushed us. The best guide ever.

Laura

Perfect tour with Beatrice:)

Rated 5 out of 5
February 19, 2021

We had an amazing tour with Beatrice! 🙂 She was the best guide we could wish for! She knew so much about all the animals and plants. Furthermore she was such a funny guide! We would recommend Beatrice and the tour to everyone!:)

Joëlle

Amazing Park

Rated 5 out of 5
February 18, 2021

Beatriz, I want to personally thank you for the guided tour this morning. Your knowledge of the park and animals was amazing. Beatriz took as much time as needed to answer all of the groups questions and was more than happy to take pictures for all guest utilizing her spotting scope. Thank you again and for the directions I requested after the tour. Perfect day!!

Andrew

Best guide in the park

Rated 5 out of 5
February 15, 2021

Our little group may have moved a little slower than others, but I think we might have had the best guide there! Beatriz was fun, extremely knowledgeable, and unbelievably good at spotting animals. We also got lucky, seeing both kinds of sloths and all three monkeys in the park. She even found a sloth before we got to the park! We were so glad we ended up going with a guide, we would have missed so much. Thanks for such a great day!

Erica & Nathan

Stunning

Rated 5 out of 5
February 13, 2021

Not a lot of tourists so we could be so lucky to see many many rare animals.
I suggest to visit the park with a guide we were absolutely not able to spot this wonderful wildlife.
Our guide is Beatrice, she is awesome and very interesting. She has excellent knowledge! More over, she will soon have a bigger binocular to see even better from even further!
Bad points: don’t wait for your fruits that’s supposed to be included.. food there is disgusting and you’re not allowed to bring your own

Ronny Avzaradel

Best Way to See the Park

Rated 5 out of 5
February 13, 2021

Hello, I was on the fence about paying for a tour, wow, after taking a tour with Beatris can’t believe I ever thought twice about it! Beatris spotted a tucan before we even got into the park, she’s a real professional. If you walk through the park without a guide you will see a fraction of what you will see with Beatris.
Highly recommend!

Zack

Excelente guía (Josué)

Rated 5 out of 5
February 12, 2021

Fue un excelente tour y muy completo. Tuvimos mucha suerte con nuestro guía quien nos mostró muchísimos animales y nos enseñó de la flora y fauna del parque y del país, como también de la historia del parque y de la cultura costarricense. Además, nos permitió seguir en contacto para más tips en el resto de nuestra estadía en Costa Rica. Muy amable y cercano. 10/10.

Camila, Valentina y Daniela

Amazing experience

Rated 5 out of 5
February 12, 2021

Our guide was absolutely wonderful! So knowledgeable and patient and helpful when we wanted to take photos and videos. Would definitely recommend this tour!

Emily

Worth your time and money

Rated 5 out of 5
February 12, 2021

Our guide Beatrice was amazing. She saw things I would have never known were there. She was very generous with her time and made sure we had a great experience. We even have the same breed of dog with the same name! Lol. She made sure we got pictures of everything and even took videos for us.

Vikki

Fantastic - do it!

Rated 5 out of 5
February 10, 2021

Beatriz was absolutely wonderful! Extremely knowledgeable, courteous and friendly. Her interaction with us made our visit most memorable. We saw and learned so much more than if we would have just gone on our own. I highly recommend her as a guide. Absolutely wonderful!

John and Tania

One Of The Highlights Of Our Trip!

Rated 5 out of 5
February 10, 2021

Our guide Bernie, took care of us from parking to entering the park, spotting animals, birds and insects and then leaving us at the most beautiful beach. Bernie, could spot not only monkeys, but sloths, bats, hummingbirds, cool spiders, lizards, flowers and plants. Without our guide Bernie, we never would have enjoyed the park like we did. Bernie made the park come alive for us! Would highly recommend the tour!

Norma Peterson

It was amazing!

Rated 5 out of 5
January 27, 2021

Our guide Beatriz was amazing! Very generous with her time and enthusiasm for helping us spot things. Her stories were very entertaining and the 3 hr tour flew by. Would highly record this tour. Our only bummer was the trip advertised fruit and bottled water were included. We received 1 bottle of water for both of us and no fruit. Would recommend the tour company change their advertising or provide those things.

Molly

So glad we chose to do the guided tour

Rated 5 out of 5
January 22, 2021

Our tour guide Mile was great. She was very well versed in her knowledge about the animals and plants and was able to answer all of our questions. My daughters were so excited to see the animals up close through the spotting scope and learn about the history of the park.

Christian

BEST TOUR IN COSTA RICA

Rated 5 out of 5
January 21, 2021

Beatriz was the best tour guide we had in Costa Rica, we wouldn’t be able to see any animals without her. She is intelligent, funny, patient & made the tour so much fun. Must do if your in Manuel Antonio. We saw 2 Sloths, a Jesus Lizard, dozens of monkeys (capuchin & squirrel), and so much more.

Lexa Sudore

Awesome tour with Beartiz

Rated 5 out of 5
January 21, 2021

We had a great tour with Beatriz, amazing guide will keep you engaged throughout the tour and we saw ? ? ? ? and so many other things thanks to our guide. Highly recommended.

Zubin Bakshi

Amazing Tour

Rated 5 out of 5
January 20, 2021

Definitively worth it ! Thank you Dame Beatriz for this amazing tour and all your stories along with spotting animals!

Sebastien Pluchard

Amazingly Knowledgable and Friendly Guides!

Rated 5 out of 5
January 20, 2021

I highly recommend this company! Our guide was incredible. She knew every fauna in Costa Rica inside and out, and could spot tiny hidden creature amazingly well.
I learned so much about the biology of the animals in park- I’m kind of a science nerd so I had so many questions and she knew all the answers!
The tour was a little over 3 hours, but we stopped frequently so she could point out animals and explain interesting facts, so it didnt feel strenuous.
I did the 12:30pm tour, which, although it was the hottest part of the day and lots of animals were sleeping, meant that we had a lot of the park to ourselves for the last hour or so (the beaches all close at 2:30 so the park is really empty after that). It also started cooling off nicely, and there was a nice breeze under the trees (I went in January).

Nikki

Guided Tour with Socio / 5 stars

Rated 5 out of 5
January 19, 2021

Socio was the most passionate, informative tour guide! My husband and I really enjoyed our long walk through the park with Socio. He had so much knowledge to share and you can tell, he really loves what he does. Beautiful, very easy park walk. We saw lots of wild life 🙂

Jessica

Have a question?

Feel free to reach out and we’re happy to answer any questions you may have.