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 offers some spectacular views. The park is easy to reach, just south of the town of Quepos in the Puntarenas province, and is near a great selection of villas, hotels and restaurants.

In this particular tour, you will hike through the rain forest 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 Squirrel 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.

Be sure to bring an aluminum or glass water bottle (no single-use plastic permitted in the park).

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: $15

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

Private Tours

Group tours are 8-10 people per group maximum (often smaller). Private Tours are available at $65/adults and $45/children. You can read more and book your private tour here.

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.

Includes

Recommendations

Reviews

Beatriz was Fantastic!

Rated 5 out of 5
May 15, 2021

We had such a great time at Manuel Antonio and that is hands down due to Beatriz. She was super knowledgeable, friendly, funny and had an eye to spot all of the animals! I would recommend visiting and would do this tour again. Thank you for the great experience and memories made!

Josh & Alissa

Amazing tour with Beatriz

Rated 5 out of 5
May 13, 2021

We spend a great time in the national park with beatriz. She knows everything about the animals and the nature and explained it very well. We discovered a lot of animals, that we hadn‘t seen without beatriz. Can definitely recommand it! Muchas gracias beatriz!

Samira

Bernie

Rated 5 out of 5
May 10, 2021

He was so knowledgeable about the wildlife and natural world. We learned many things about Costa Rica and enjoyed the entire experience. Swimming at the beach was awesome. We liked how the guides worked together to find animals.

Debbie

Beatriz Did a Fantastic Job!!!

Rated 5 out of 5
May 8, 2021

Knowledge and has a passion for what she does!!! Great Job!!!

William J

Beatriz was AMAZING!!!

Rated 5 out of 5
May 5, 2021

Beatriz was our tour guide. She is phenomenal, being a wealth of knowledge! She takes her time to educate her group and will even assist with taking pictures of National Geographic quality! We were so fortunate to have had Beatriz as our tour guide!! Thank you Bea!!

Teri Heuring

Great tour

Rated 5 out of 5
May 3, 2021

Beatriz was an amazing tour guide. She had a lot of knowledge about the plants and animals. She was also super friendly and nice and seems like she loves her job. 10/10 would recommend!

Aaron

Nathan was FABULOUS!

Rated 5 out of 5
May 2, 2021

I’ve been to Manuel Antonio several times, and Nathan by far was the best guide I’ve ever had! He spotted the tiniest of animals very easily. We saw three types of monkeys, sloths galore, caiman, 2 different kinds of bats, and loads of lizards. He was extremely friendly and knowledgeable about the animals, trees, conservation, geology and more. It was clear that Nathan loved his job. We couldn’t have asked for a better guide!

Lynne and Frankie

Great tour guide!

Rated 5 out of 5
May 1, 2021

We had Beatriz as our tour guide and she was amazing! Really friendly and professional! Really recommend her!!

Ilanah and Barak

Absolutely incredible!

Rated 5 out of 5
April 30, 2021

I would never do this without a guide!! So worth it. We had an amazing guide (who has actually trained most of the other guides) who knew the park inside and out. He had a love for creation and could spot tiny animals (while carrying a conversation with us!) and knew all about them. We got amazing photos of spiders, monkeys, birds, bats, and we even got to see a sloth MOVING!! It was incredible. Plus he let us swim after our tour before he took us back. Very class act guy.

Robert Rappuhn

Beatriz is the best

Rated 5 out of 5
April 27, 2021

Thank you so much for this experience, we would never be able to see so much animals without you. Funny tour, lots of information About animals a nature And amazing beatches

Mikaela

Beatriz rocks!

Rated 5 out of 5
April 25, 2021

My sister and me had a morning tour with Beatriz today. She is the encyclopedia of Manuel Antonio! Her stories about wild life are both educational and entertaining. I learned so much from her, and saw the details of the park I would never be able to see without her! Highly recommend!

Anya

Beatriz is outstanding!!!! Thank you so much!!!!

Rated 5 out of 5
April 25, 2021

We had a private tour in the park with Beatrize and it was absolutely amazing time!!!!
Beatriz has a lot of knowledge, she finds animals which we would miss otherwise and helps with fantastic pictures like in National Geographic!!!
We learned so much from Beatriz not only about animals and also about Costa Rica in general. It was outstanding 5 star tour!
Thank you so much Beatriz!
With a sincere appreciation.
Galina

Galina

Awesome!

Rated 5 out of 5
April 25, 2021

There are so many creatures we would have missed if we had gone in on our own. Beatrice was a phenomenal guide! We learned so much from her. Thank you Queen B!

Bridgette Patterson

Espectacular

Rated 5 out of 5
April 25, 2021

Nuestro guía Beatriz fue excelente. Vimos muchos animales y tambien el perezoso.

Maximo Perez Jimenez

Josue is an AMAZING guide!

Rated 5 out of 5
April 24, 2021

There’s no way you can do this tour without a guide – and we were so lucky to have Josue as ours! How else could we have spotted the variety of animals who camouflage so well in nature? His knowledge of the flora and fauna of Costa Rica is impressive and we truly learned and saw so much more than we expected to! We appreciated his passion and his great sense of humor! The guides are all so great at helping each other too. Highly recommend Josue and this tour!

Carolyn & John McGlynn

Beatriz was amazing!

Rated 5 out of 5
April 24, 2021

Beatriz is the only female guide and she was amazing. She held the attention of our three teenagers the entire time. Her knowledge, love of her country and her humor made our day very special.We would not have seen much if we did not have her and her telescope!

Heidi Zorn

Tour with Diego

Rated 5 out of 5
April 23, 2021

Our day was perfect!!
Diego was a fabulous guide!
Such a beautiful park!
Definitely need to have a guide! We would not have been able to see all of the beautiful animals without our fabulous guide, Diego!
Highly Recomend ❤️

Michelle Johnson

Saw all the animals we were looking for!

Rated 5 out of 5
April 23, 2021

Saw howlers and white faced monkeys, Toucan, 3 of both sloths, frogs, a viper, bats and more, truly worth having a guide. Highly recommend Beatrice as she is a biologist with a ton of background information on each animal. All the guides work together to spot all the animals, so you don’t miss anything. Without a guide we wouldn’t have seen half the animals we saw.

Jessica

Beatriz una gran guía!

Rated 5 out of 5
April 20, 2021

Éramos un grupo grande de amigos. La excursión fue muy linda y muy amena. Vimos muchos animales distintos y las explicaciones fueron muy enriquecedoras. Nos gustaría que hubiese durado un poco más y ajustar los precios para grupos numerosos.
Si volviésemos repetiríamos!

Marina

Bea is an amazing guide!

Rated 5 out of 5
April 18, 2021

With Bea, you can feel how she genuinely loves to share her vast knowledge. As a biologist, she knew the answers to all of my questions and we were able to spot countless animals. She’s really nice to spend time with. I totally recommend her to anyone thinking about taking a tour with her!

Manon
Best Seller

Person $55

12+ years 

Deposit $20

Kids $40

3-11 years (0-2yo 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

3-11 years (0-2yo 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 offers some spectacular views. The park is easy to reach, just south of the town of Quepos in the Puntarenas province, and is near a great selection of villas, hotels and restaurants.

In this particular tour, you will hike through the rain forest 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 Squirrel 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.

Be sure to bring an aluminum or glass water bottle (no single-use plastic permitted in the park).

Precios especiales para nacionales y residentes / Special prices for nationals and residents:
Nacionales o Residentes $38
Depósito $20

Niños Locares $20 6-11 años (0-5 años, gratis)
Depósito $15

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

Private Tours

Group tours are 8-10 people per group maximum (often smaller). Private Tours are available at $65/adults and $45/children. You can read more and book your private tour here: manuelantoniopark.com/tour/manuel-antonio-park-private-tour/

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. 

Includes

Recommendations

Reviews

Beatriz was Fantastic!

Rated 5 out of 5
May 15, 2021

We had such a great time at Manuel Antonio and that is hands down due to Beatriz. She was super knowledgeable, friendly, funny and had an eye to spot all of the animals! I would recommend visiting and would do this tour again. Thank you for the great experience and memories made!

Josh & Alissa

Amazing tour with Beatriz

Rated 5 out of 5
May 13, 2021

We spend a great time in the national park with beatriz. She knows everything about the animals and the nature and explained it very well. We discovered a lot of animals, that we hadn‘t seen without beatriz. Can definitely recommand it! Muchas gracias beatriz!

Samira

Bernie

Rated 5 out of 5
May 10, 2021

He was so knowledgeable about the wildlife and natural world. We learned many things about Costa Rica and enjoyed the entire experience. Swimming at the beach was awesome. We liked how the guides worked together to find animals.

Debbie

Beatriz Did a Fantastic Job!!!

Rated 5 out of 5
May 8, 2021

Knowledge and has a passion for what she does!!! Great Job!!!

William J

Beatriz was AMAZING!!!

Rated 5 out of 5
May 5, 2021

Beatriz was our tour guide. She is phenomenal, being a wealth of knowledge! She takes her time to educate her group and will even assist with taking pictures of National Geographic quality! We were so fortunate to have had Beatriz as our tour guide!! Thank you Bea!!

Teri Heuring

Great tour

Rated 5 out of 5
May 3, 2021

Beatriz was an amazing tour guide. She had a lot of knowledge about the plants and animals. She was also super friendly and nice and seems like she loves her job. 10/10 would recommend!

Aaron

Nathan was FABULOUS!

Rated 5 out of 5
May 2, 2021

I’ve been to Manuel Antonio several times, and Nathan by far was the best guide I’ve ever had! He spotted the tiniest of animals very easily. We saw three types of monkeys, sloths galore, caiman, 2 different kinds of bats, and loads of lizards. He was extremely friendly and knowledgeable about the animals, trees, conservation, geology and more. It was clear that Nathan loved his job. We couldn’t have asked for a better guide!

Lynne and Frankie

Great tour guide!

Rated 5 out of 5
May 1, 2021

We had Beatriz as our tour guide and she was amazing! Really friendly and professional! Really recommend her!!

Ilanah and Barak

Absolutely incredible!

Rated 5 out of 5
April 30, 2021

I would never do this without a guide!! So worth it. We had an amazing guide (who has actually trained most of the other guides) who knew the park inside and out. He had a love for creation and could spot tiny animals (while carrying a conversation with us!) and knew all about them. We got amazing photos of spiders, monkeys, birds, bats, and we even got to see a sloth MOVING!! It was incredible. Plus he let us swim after our tour before he took us back. Very class act guy.

Robert Rappuhn

Beatriz is the best

Rated 5 out of 5
April 27, 2021

Thank you so much for this experience, we would never be able to see so much animals without you. Funny tour, lots of information About animals a nature And amazing beatches

Mikaela

Beatriz rocks!

Rated 5 out of 5
April 25, 2021

My sister and me had a morning tour with Beatriz today. She is the encyclopedia of Manuel Antonio! Her stories about wild life are both educational and entertaining. I learned so much from her, and saw the details of the park I would never be able to see without her! Highly recommend!

Anya

Beatriz is outstanding!!!! Thank you so much!!!!

Rated 5 out of 5
April 25, 2021

We had a private tour in the park with Beatrize and it was absolutely amazing time!!!!
Beatriz has a lot of knowledge, she finds animals which we would miss otherwise and helps with fantastic pictures like in National Geographic!!!
We learned so much from Beatriz not only about animals and also about Costa Rica in general. It was outstanding 5 star tour!
Thank you so much Beatriz!
With a sincere appreciation.
Galina

Galina

Awesome!

Rated 5 out of 5
April 25, 2021

There are so many creatures we would have missed if we had gone in on our own. Beatrice was a phenomenal guide! We learned so much from her. Thank you Queen B!

Bridgette Patterson

Espectacular

Rated 5 out of 5
April 25, 2021

Nuestro guía Beatriz fue excelente. Vimos muchos animales y tambien el perezoso.

Maximo Perez Jimenez

Josue is an AMAZING guide!

Rated 5 out of 5
April 24, 2021

There’s no way you can do this tour without a guide – and we were so lucky to have Josue as ours! How else could we have spotted the variety of animals who camouflage so well in nature? His knowledge of the flora and fauna of Costa Rica is impressive and we truly learned and saw so much more than we expected to! We appreciated his passion and his great sense of humor! The guides are all so great at helping each other too. Highly recommend Josue and this tour!

Carolyn & John McGlynn

Beatriz was amazing!

Rated 5 out of 5
April 24, 2021

Beatriz is the only female guide and she was amazing. She held the attention of our three teenagers the entire time. Her knowledge, love of her country and her humor made our day very special.We would not have seen much if we did not have her and her telescope!

Heidi Zorn

Tour with Diego

Rated 5 out of 5
April 23, 2021

Our day was perfect!!
Diego was a fabulous guide!
Such a beautiful park!
Definitely need to have a guide! We would not have been able to see all of the beautiful animals without our fabulous guide, Diego!
Highly Recomend ❤️

Michelle Johnson

Saw all the animals we were looking for!

Rated 5 out of 5
April 23, 2021

Saw howlers and white faced monkeys, Toucan, 3 of both sloths, frogs, a viper, bats and more, truly worth having a guide. Highly recommend Beatrice as she is a biologist with a ton of background information on each animal. All the guides work together to spot all the animals, so you don’t miss anything. Without a guide we wouldn’t have seen half the animals we saw.

Jessica

Beatriz una gran guía!

Rated 5 out of 5
April 20, 2021

Éramos un grupo grande de amigos. La excursión fue muy linda y muy amena. Vimos muchos animales distintos y las explicaciones fueron muy enriquecedoras. Nos gustaría que hubiese durado un poco más y ajustar los precios para grupos numerosos.
Si volviésemos repetiríamos!

Marina

Bea is an amazing guide!

Rated 5 out of 5
April 18, 2021

With Bea, you can feel how she genuinely loves to share her vast knowledge. As a biologist, she knew the answers to all of my questions and we were able to spot countless animals. She’s really nice to spend time with. I totally recommend her to anyone thinking about taking a tour with her!

Manon

Have a question?

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