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Manuel Antonio Park Guided Tour

Adults $51 - Kids $35.

  • 2.5 - 3 Hours
  • Min. Pax 2

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. This tour includes all transportation, your admission ticket and a fresh break in the middle with fruits and drinks too, what more could you ask for?

Includes

  • Transportation from Quepos & Ml. Antonio hotels & residences - Self drivers must book here and will meet the guide at El Avión Restaurant at 7.20am (6.45 am between Dec 20-Jan 5) or 12:20 pm for PM Tours
  • Entrance fee
  • Bilingual, certified interpretive guide
  • Fruit and bottle of water

Recommendations

  • Hiking sandals or shoes
  • Bathing suit & towel
  • Rain jacket (during rainy season)
  • Repellent
  • Hat
  • Camera
  • Water & sandwich if you want to stay at the beaches after the tour
  • Only accepts CASH for balance (USD or CRC)

During Christmas & New Years

Between Dec 20 and Jan 5 we start the AM tours approx. 30 minutes earlier in order to guarantee the entrance to the park, as the number of visitors allowed is limited. Self drivers will meet the guide at El Avión Restaurant at 6.45 am, hotel pick up times will be confirmed in your confirmation email after submitting your booking. 

Private Tours

Group tours are 8-10 people per group max. Private Tours are available at $71/adults and $55/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

Small park, but so many animals

5.0 rating
November 16, 2019

This park is well-maintained, and they obviously care about the health and safety of the environment and animals who live there. We took a guided tour, and our guide Beatriz was amazing; knowledgeable, funny, and really helpful. We saw all three types of monkeys in the park, as well as sloths, iguanas, birds, ants, bats, and frogs. Highly recommended!

Jessie E

A must do!

5.0 rating
November 14, 2019

My friend and I did this tour and were so lucky to have Beatrice as our tour guide. She was so incredibly knowledgeable, patient and had a great sense of humour, we were very lucky in being able to see numerous sloths (even a baby), monkeys, toucans, iguanas, so many other animals. You really need to do this national park with a guide as you really would miss a lot of the animals without one. Thank you Beatrice, you are amazing!!

Simone and Peta

Incredible Experience!

5.0 rating
November 10, 2019

Walking the park with a guide is a must as you’ll simply miss out without one. We are so grateful that we had Beatriz as our guide- she is so incredibly knowledgeable, has a good sense of humor and we had a blast! We saw at least 5 sloths, 2 types of monkeys, bats, iguanas, frogs and a variety of other animals. Thanks for an excellent experience Beatriz!

Mallory

wild!!!!

5.0 rating
November 9, 2019

Amazing park & guide!!! Beatrice was extremely knowledgeable and down to earth. Definitely recommend if you want a good eye for amazing wild life:)

Alex

Amazing tour

5.0 rating
November 8, 2019

This tour was amazing! The park is wonderful. Beatriz was an excellent guide – she showed us many animals and plants and she has a great knowledge about biology and the park.

Valter
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Adults $51

Deposit $26

Kids $35

4-11yo (0-3 free)

Deposit $15

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