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.

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Recommendations

Reviews

Incredible tour!

Rated 5 out of 5
June 13, 2021

Seeing a sloth in the wild was a bucket list item for my family and our phenomenal guide was amazing at spotting two! Along with the sloths were howler and white-faced monkeys, a toucan, a hummingbird, and various other small critters. This tour is well worth the price of admission because of the history and information the guides provide. In addition, they are able to take pictures through their powerful scopes. We would have never had this experience had we chosen to do this on our own.

jacie

Fabian!

Rated 5 out of 5
June 12, 2021

Fabian spotted a three-toed sloth smiling down at us from a tree and let us look at its smug little face through his scope. There is no way we would have spotted it on our own, and, even if we had, it would have been a tiny smudge against the tree. This alone was worth the tour. But Fabian also kept us entertained and told us all about the history of the park, the history of Costa Rica, and the animals and plants we were passing by. Thanks so much Fabian for the incredible tour!

Alex and Sophie

Educational & enjoyable tour!!

Rated 5 out of 5
June 11, 2021

Beatrice was our tour guide and she was incredible!! She had so much interesting knowledge to share with my group and I. She is truly passionate about her job & it shows. She showed us a variety of wildlife & even helped us take some great photos of these animals. I would highly recommend this tour, as it is very difficult to spot most of the wildlife on your own without a tour guide. The beach and hiking trails at the national park are so beautiful.

Sabeen Ali

Beatrice is the best

Rated 5 out of 5
June 10, 2021

Went on the day time tour with Beatrice and it was amazing. She was so passionate and interesting. I could tell she was really making sure she showed us everything that was out there. It rained while we were on the walk but then the sun came out and actually made things better because more animals came out. She made sure we all got to see and even take pics/videos of the animals if we wanted. Had a small group of about 7 which was perfect.

Natasha Bhayani

Excellent tour with Esteban

Rated 5 out of 5
June 10, 2021

El parque nacional Manuel Antonio es extraordinario y fenomenal! Es una visita que brinda una experiencia para apreciar la biodiversidad de flora y fauna de Costa Rica. Gracias al profesionalismo de Esteban pudimos identificar perezosos, serpientes, tucanes, monos aulladores, colibríes, cotorras, anfibios, y un sin número de especies de animales. Altamente recomendado! Volveremos!

Ramon Diaz Zambrana

An incredible tour with Diego!

Rated 5 out of 5
June 7, 2021

After reading many suggestions about visiting Manuel Antonio, I decided to book a private tour for my son and I to ensure that we would see and learn as much as possible during our time in the park. I was happy to hear we were going with Diego, as others had given him glowing reviews, and he definitely lived up to the high praise.

Not only did he take a lot of time finding and pointing out animals and plant life for us, he also educated us about them and about the rainforest in general. We saw lots of monkeys, sloths, bats, crabs, a toucan, dragonflies, frog eggs, spiders, beautiful butterflies and other wildlife. It was both incredibly interesting and informative and the time literally flew by. Diego also took the time to take pictures with my phone for me of some of the harder to spot animals using the telescope.

To sum, our tour was a wonderful experience and Diego was an incredibly knowledgeable and patient guide who took very good care of us. I honestly don’t know why anyone would visit the park without booking a guided tour, as I am certain we would have seen next to nothing on our own.

Thank you for a wonderful experience, Diego! We will never forget it!

Darcy Patch

Amazing and fun experience!

Rated 5 out of 5
June 7, 2021

Beatrice (Betty) was so funny and so passionate about her job! We feel we lucked out with her completely for being so informative. Certainly having a tour guide is important so you can see everything as they typically have a scope and know where all the creatures hide!! Love, love, loved our experience!!

Kelsey Jean Woods

Excellent

Rated 5 out of 5
June 7, 2021

We took a private tour for the four of us with Josue and it was very well done. We saw lots of different animals, insects, plants and trees, along with factual and anecdotal explanations. It was a comfortable walking pace and the trails are very well kept. When I return to Costa Rica, we will definitely put this back on our list of things to do!

Jane Lamborn

Josue and Milenlli are full of information and has a great eye for wildlife

Rated 5 out of 5
June 7, 2021

We had to guides and both were phenomenal wealth of information. I’m an animal nut and know a lot about animals all over the world but the knowledge these 2 have was exceptional. I good on and on about my guides but the park is beautiful in all aspects multiple areas to view and different landscapes to go with them. I definitely would get a guide for their eyes are trained to help you find multiple critters that you would never look for not see. Overall excellent experience would do it again and again

Tim Lirley (Texas)

Saw a lot of wildlife

Rated 5 out of 5
June 7, 2021

Diego was amazing, I learned so much about the Natl Park and how the diversity of MA came to be. The gear they use to spot the animal life is amazing. If you just walked in without a guide, you’d never see or experience what is hidden in the jungle.

James Kendal

Manuel Antonio

Rated 5 out of 5
June 6, 2021

Mile was great, she was great at spotting the animals and insects and very knowledgeable about everything in the park. She was also very nice and a lot of fun!

Nancy Adair Muder

Thank you for a great adventure, Josué!

Rated 5 out of 5
June 5, 2021

We saw so many wonderful animals with the help of Josué! He was amazing and very experienced…. couldn’t figure out how he could sense where all the animals were! So lucky to see iguanas, a toucan, a green vine snake, and three sloths! Josué, thank you!!!

Maria and John

Private Tour Extremely knowledgeable guide. Saw loads of animals!

Rated 5 out of 5
June 5, 2021

Our private tour- guide was amazing! He was extremely knowledgeable about Manuel Antonio Park. Including about the parks zoology, ecology, botany and it’s history. We saw two-toed sloths, three-toed sloths, capuchin monkeys, squirrel monkeys, howler monkeys, toucan, agouti, several types of bats, Jesus Christ lizard, green anole, humming birds, iguanas, mangrove crabs, tree crabs, leaf cutter ants. The views that he was able to get to the tripod telescope were incredible. And he took pictures for us through the telescope with my smartphone that were national geographic quality! I truly unforgettable experience That really added tons to our trip to Costa Rica! Private tour was incredible.

Laura & Seth

Unforgettable tour with Diego!

Rated 5 out of 5
June 4, 2021

In our opinion Diego is the best tour guide we’ve ever met 🙂 He was able to notice animals hidden in dense thickets we couldn’t see. He is passionate about the nature and can talk about it in a very exciting way mixing his unique knowledge with a sense of humor 🙂 Apart from all that he’s very polite and helpful. He recommended to us beautiful places which became destinations of our journey. Thank you very much Diego. We’re so grateful 🙂

Couple from Poland

Diego is the man!

Rated 5 out of 5
June 1, 2021

Diego was fantastic. He is extremely knowledgeable with the eyes of an eagle. It was amazing, the wildlife he spotted and showed to us. We came away with lots of great pictures and a great experience. Do yourself a favor and get a guide, you won’t regret it. Thanks Diego!

The Phillips family

Must use a guide!

Rated 5 out of 5
June 1, 2021

On our own didn’t see anything. The park guides were amazing at spotting monkeys sloths bats and other amazing animals. Thanks

Ei

Beatriz and the tour were incredible!

Rated 5 out of 5
June 1, 2021

The tour was extremely well organized, super convenient and friendly. Beatriz was extremely knowledgeable and her certification showed. She knew all about the various animals and vegetation, as well as their habits and environments. She had a bionic eye and was able to find wildlife that we would have missed on our own. She also let us take pictures through her scope on our smart phones, and now we have memories to last a lifetime! Thank you Beatriz, and thanks too for watching our bags while we took a dip in the amazing waters of Manuel Antonio beach!

Bruce

Great experience - thanks Bea!

Rated 5 out of 5
May 30, 2021

Had a wonderful tour. She was very informative, knowledgable and entertaining. Spotting what we saw was really impressive.

Shiela Palza

Diego is the best!!

Rated 5 out of 5
May 29, 2021

We enjoyed our tour of Manuel Antonio National Park. It is a fascinating place that is best explained by a guide. Diego was fantastic! I can’t believe the things he spotted. Take your time here….some things should not be rushed!

Macdonald family

BEATRICE

Rated 5 out of 5
May 26, 2021

Beatrice is lit. Dancing is on point. Vibes are amazing. Had a good time. Saw an eating sloth, not even a sleeping one. Fabulous.

Charlotte & Bram

A great experience!

Rated 5 out of 5
May 26, 2021

I had such a good time on my guided tour! There are so many things I would not have seen if I didn’t have a guide to point it out. Our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable – highly recommend!

Abbey

Definitely do a guided tour

Rated 5 out of 5
May 26, 2021

We were able to see a lot of smaller/hidden animals through our guide’s scope that we would not have been able to see without her. Beatriz is an awesome guide, very fun and friendly and super knowledgeable! We even got to see a three-toed sloth munching on some leaves!

Sydney

We had the best tour with Fabian “El Gallo”

Rated 5 out of 5
May 25, 2021

The park was incredible and Fabian was the perfect guide. We definitely recommend going with a guide as Fabian was able to point out so many animals that we never would have spotted. He was an expert with the scope and helped us get some National Geographic like photos. Best of all he spotted a howler monkey carrying around her baby! Fabian was very knowledgeable and friendly. We had a great time and couldn’t have asked for a better guide.

Charlotte and Ryan

Amazing tour with Diego!

Rated 5 out of 5
May 25, 2021

We had a fabulous tour with Diego! We saw so many animals that we never would have seen without him knowing where to look. The scope was perfect for animals that didn’t want us nearby. We were blown away by Diego’s knowledge about all the animals we viewed! He was also helpful and gave us other advice for the remainder of our vacation (even his favorite restaurant, which did not dissapoint). I highly recommend booking a tour for the optimum experience in the park.

Bryn Southards

Amazing Tour Experience

Rated 5 out of 5
May 24, 2021

This tour is definitely worth booking! The guides are very knowledgeable and do all they can to ensure everyone can see as much of the wildlife as possible. Our guide for the tour was named Diego. The guides all have scopes that allow you to see the animals up close and will even let you take photos through it to get close up shots. We definitely saw a lot more wildlife on this tour than we would have if we just visited the park and walked around on our own.

JW

Great experience!

Rated 5 out of 5
May 24, 2021

We had a tour with Diego today. He was extremely knowledgeable about the animals and plants in the area. We say many animals we would not have been able to spot without his expertise. We say howler and capuchin monkeys, both a two-toed and 3-toed sloth, tree frogs, hummingbirds, a caiman, and crabs. The experience and expert guide were money well spent! We will definitely come back again.

Brooke Gems

Mile was awesome

Rated 5 out of 5
May 23, 2021

Excellent knowledge and facts, it’s impressive how quickly she finds animals everywhere

JP

Beatriz is the best!

Rated 5 out of 5
May 23, 2021

We did our our tour with Beatriz and she was a blast. Very knowledgeable and funny. Highly recommended!

Kiley

Beatrice was fantastic!

Rated 5 out of 5
May 19, 2021

We chose the morning tour and had Beatrice as our guide. She was energetic, excited, full of knowledge and made 6 strangers a cohesive group. We were able to get lots pictures and video’s using their telescope lens. And able to learn fun and interesting facts. Thanks Bea

The Selui's

An overall great experience!

Rated 5 out of 5
May 18, 2021

I opted for the guided tour and so glad I did so! I saw so many more animals than what I would have on my own. My tour guide (Beatrice) was really great at explaining the animals we saw and took amazing photos with my phone!

Naomi Villanueva

So many animals!

Rated 5 out of 5
May 18, 2021

We had a great time with our guide Diego. Thanks to him we saw many animals. He is very passionate about what he is doing and got us excited also about the smaller animals. I absolutely recommend taking a guide because we would have walked past most of the highlights if he didn’t point them out. Many thanks!

Jessica and Camil

Diego was AWESOME!

Rated 5 out of 5
May 17, 2021

We had a great time with Diego as our guide. He was very knowledgeable of all of the plants and animals that Manuel Antonio has to offer. We left with many spectacular photos that we wouldn’t have if it wasn’t for Diego and his telescope! Highly recommend.

Karlie Kurt

Great tour with Beatriz as our guide

Rated 5 out of 5
May 17, 2021

What a great tour all because of our very friendly and knowledgeable guide Beatriz. Without our guide we would have missed the 3 sloths, one even was moving have lunch. She pointed out so many things, animals, butterflies, bats, the 3 types of monkeys and more. Great tour, great guide.

Kathy F

Mau el mejor guía de todo Manuel Antonio Park

Rated 5 out of 5
May 17, 2021

Muchas gracias a Mau nuestro guía que wow! tiene una gran agilidad para encontrar todos los animalitos del parque! Nos encanto ver su dedicación a su trabajo y todo lo que nos enseñó durante el día. Saludos desde Mexico!

Alejandra

Josue

Rated 5 out of 5
May 17, 2021

Josue was an excellent guide! Very knowledgeable about indigenous plants and wildlife. We saw all the animals we were hoping to see including sloths, monkeys and iguana! We would definitely recommend this tour to anyone wanting to see Manual Antonio National Park.

Jackie and Lindsey

Beatriz was an excellent guide!!

Rated 5 out of 5
May 16, 2021

We had the best experience touring the park with Beatriz! She was very knowledgeable and engaging, she showed us every animal we wanted to see and more. She was accommodating and told us lots of fun stories and facts. We loved spending the afternoon with her!

Emily Townsend

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

Highly recommended

Rated 5 out of 5
April 16, 2021

The tour with Bea was amazing. She was very competent, spotted the smallest animals and pointed them out to the group with much information around; worth to say she act serious with a funny personality. Great guided tour.

Alexandra

Josue and the Animals

Rated 5 out of 5
April 15, 2021

We loved our tour with Josue. He was patient and kind, knew all the animals & where to find them (we got the feeling they don’t move far) and he knew all the people, too! Costa Ricans are so friendly towards each other & chummy. His interaction with other Ticos was equally fascinating. He talked to everybody and shared with them also the information about the animals. This is his passion. We watched the juvenile squirrel monkeys at play, the sloths (Mama & baby) very sluggish way up high (we would never have found them ourselves). We saw bats and tree frog and Common pauraque sleeping, howler monkeys looking lethargically drunk, and Capuchin monkeys acting cheeky. Josue knows all the bird song, too (though he’s not so keen on the birds) – he has good ears & can imitate well – so birders: Josue knows his stuff! He waited for us to enjoy the beach at walk’s end, probably half hour. Thanks, Josue!

Deb & Phil & John Hale

Amazing tour

Rated 5 out of 5
April 15, 2021

We had such a great time and Juan Campos was an amazing guide. A tour guide is a must in my opinion – although we would have seen white faced monkeys, eventually, having a guide allowed us to see so much more. The guide was amazing at finding animals just by listening. We saw 2 different sloths, an anteater, red-eyed frog, squirrel monkeys and a lot of white faced monkeys. Was also great to hear more details about the animals. Would highly recommend!

Melissa

It is worthy

Rated 5 out of 5
April 12, 2021

If you are in Costa Rica, you should visit Manuel Antonio National Park.
They offer you an amazing experience, the guide was nice and kind.
I was able to see the forest, the animals and the beach! A full package…

Fernanda Póvoas

Highly recommended!

Rated 5 out of 5
April 10, 2021

We did this tour early in the morning and really enjoyed it. Without Mile’s expert assistance, we would never have spotted all these animals. Mile not only has the eye for spotting these animals in the dense jungle, she was also able to give us excellent information about the fauna and flora. And she did it all in a very friendly way and in excellent English.
Many thanks Mile!

Irina & Stefan

Amazing Guidance and Tour

Rated 5 out of 5
April 9, 2021

We had the pleasure of attending the park guided by Beatriz, who provided us with amazing and interesting explanations, both in Spanish and English, great attitude with our kids, outstanding ability to spot the wild life in the dense flora, and all with a smile and lots of patience. Really grateful and appreciative!

Royi Biller

Increíble tour guiado por Beatriz

Rated 5 out of 5
April 6, 2021

Beatriz nos atendió fenomenal desde el primer momento, nos explicó perfectamente todo lo que preguntábamos sobre cada especie que nos mostraba, sobre la biodiversidad del parque y de Costa Rica en general. Siempre estuvo muy paciente para mostrarnos a través de su telescopio y grabar videos y tomar muchas fotos para todos los que íbamos en el tour. Sin duda sin su guía no hubiéramos disfrutado ni el 30% de lo que el parque ofrece.

Luis y Daniela de México

Great easy walk with lots of wildlife

Rated 5 out of 5
April 4, 2021

Our guide Fabian was friendly, informative and patient. We enjoyed the tour and all of the many things we learned and saw. Very small park that is loaded with wildlife and beauty!

Margaret Nolan

Gran experiencia

Rated 5 out of 5
April 4, 2021

Muy buena visita gracias a nuestra guía Beatriz. Sin ella no hubiéramos visto la mayoría de los animales que vimos, y sus geniales explicaciones nos ayudaron a entender mejor el ecosistema y las costumbres de los diferentes animales.

Fernando

Beatrice is great!

Rated 5 out of 5
March 30, 2021

We would never have seen so many animals without Beatrice. Her imitation of a hummingbird is so cute. She is a very knowledgeable, patient, funny guide. We really loved the experience. The beach was the “icing on the cake”. So beautiful and relaxing!

Dick and Wendy Grof

Great value!

Rated 5 out of 5
March 30, 2021

We were so glad we booked this tour! Cesar was very informative and showed us so many different animals that we would have never noticed. His knowledge of the environment was very impressive and he was always glad to answer questions. Highly recommend this tour as it is a bargain for what we learned.

Chad W Hainline

Beatriz was phenomenal

Rated 5 out of 5
March 28, 2021

We were so fortunate to have such a knowledge, fun-spirited and warm guide. We got amazing close up photos of monkeys, sloths, frogs, bats, etc. And I learned more about nature and Costa Rica than ever before!

Marcela and Todd Toussaint

Knowledgable and fun

Rated 5 out of 5
March 27, 2021

Bea was a great guide with a lot of knowledge and a great eye! Highly recommend.

Emily

Must Do with a Guide!

Rated 5 out of 5
March 27, 2021

Beatrice was an AMAZING guide! My mom & I had the best time walking the trails, learning about all the animals, and enjoying some time at the beach. Beatrice was funny, easy going, and had tons of knowledge. We were so impressed with how she got spot the tiniest creature and rally us all together to find it through her binoculars. Highly reccomend booking a guide ahead of time. Beatrice was a highlight for us!!

Beth Bukis

A must take tour with a great guide

Rated 5 out of 5
March 26, 2021

Bea guided us through the park and we loved it. She catched animals through the lens with her eagle eyes such as 2 and 3 finger sloths, lizards, insects and she was hilarious at the same time. We really enjoyed the tour and would recommend to everybody. Don’t forget to hire a guide, it’s a special experience!

Laszlo

Private tour is more than worth it

Rated 5 out of 5
March 26, 2021

We had a really great time with Diego, who gave us a private tour. It’s really nice not to have to share the telescope with strangers, trust me. Also, unless you know how to find very hard-to-spot wildlife, you should absolutely get a tour guide. If we hadn’t, we would have ended up just walking through the park and not seeing anything. Loved it!!!

Jennifer

Not to be missed!

Rated 5 out of 5
March 25, 2021

The guided tour through the park is not to be missed! Our guide was very informative and she provided a lot of education around the plants and animals. We saw sloths, monkeys, lizards a frog, crab, raccoon and more. The stop at the beach for a swim was also amazing. Truly a great morning!

Cheryl

More Than Expected

Rated 5 out of 5
March 24, 2021

We decided to take a tour of the park rather than hike it on our own. I had read that tour guides are the best at identifying the flora and fauna where the untrained eye would easily miss something. Our tour guide was amazing at spotting the smallest things and pointing them out to the group. She carried a spotting scope so we could see everything up close, and also took pictures with our phones/cameras through the scope for us so we could document the sightings. The guides are serious about the environment and taking care of the animals and the park itself. The experience was so much fun. I would take a tour again if back in Costa Rica.

Lori Davidson

Amazing!

Rated 5 out of 5
March 23, 2021

This tour was so much fun! I was sloths, monkeys, lizards, butterflies, and so much more! Our guide was great too and very helpful with pictures!

Katie Phillips

MA Tour

Rated 5 out of 5
March 23, 2021

This tour was exactly as expected, and I had high expectations! Beatrice was great and spotted things we would have never been able to spot on our own. We saw ants, lizards, monkeys, sloths, raccoons, and spiders. Overall great trip.

Maggie Gragg

Amazing experience with Bea

Rated 5 out of 5
March 23, 2021

She was so professional, patient and talented to show us the beauties of the Park. Thank you!

Orsi

We would’ve missed it all

Rated 5 out of 5
March 20, 2021

First, Beatriz was amazing! Knowledgeable, funny and so patient. Without Beatriz, our time in MA would’ve been nothing more than a walk through a pretty park. Beatriz opened our eyes to sloths, monkeys, snakes, lizards and more. Incredible!

Christe Dodds

Amazing!

Rated 5 out of 5
March 20, 2021

Our guide was amazing. She had so much knowledge and explained everything to us. My 8 year old loved it! Definitely recommend it.

Janette

Can’t go wrong with Beatriz

Rated 5 out of 5
March 17, 2021

Went on the morning tour with Beatriz today. Group of six was a nice size. Saw quite a few animals like sloth, deer, frogs, Leguan. Beatriz, our guide, was knowledgable and funny while sharing her insights. Definitely recommend this official tour guide.

Mira

Beatriz is incredible guide

Rated 5 out of 5
March 17, 2021

I cannot understate how much wildlife you will miss without a guide. And, Beatriz’ skills at finding hidden wildlife were unrivaled. A lot of the animals are hidden right in front of you and Beatriz has the skills and the equipment to give you the best view.

Omar Gonzales

Thank you, Bea!

Rated 5 out of 5
March 16, 2021

Bea was a great guide, took her time with our group and made the tour fun. It’s definitely worth paying for a tour as I wouldn’t have seen any animals myself!

Jeremy

Diego was enthusiastic, knowledgeable and fun

Rated 5 out of 5
March 14, 2021

Diego was our morning guide of the park. He was knowledgeable, fluent in English and Spanish, engaging and fun. We say monkeys, reptiles, and even got information regarding the forest composition, the functioning of national parks in Costa Rica and environmental efforts to support biodiversity. The entrance fees to this park help support other parks across the country. A true jewel.

Andreina and Stephanie

Beatriz was a perfect guide

Rated 5 out of 5
March 10, 2021

We had a great time touring the park with Beatriz. She is very knowledgeable, funny and makes the tour very entertaining. She spotted lots of animals for us (monkeys, hawks, sloth, lizards, deer) and had lots of information about every one not to mention lots of trees too! Highly recommend Beatriz 😃👍🏼

Lee M Krassner

Amazing tour with lifelong memories!

Rated 5 out of 5
March 1, 2021

We did the early morning tour on a Saturday! Beatriz was our guide and wow was she amazing! With beatriz’s help we were lucky and spotted a sloth within the first 100ft of the trail! Beatriz has the eyes of an eagle! We stopped multiple times to look at what looked liked nothing but Beatriz had spotted an animal that was hidden among all the jungle. Along with her eagle eyes you can also feel the passion and knowledge she has for the park and for all of the creatures of the rainforest! The tour was amazing! We saw all he animals we wanted with beatriz’s help and then stayed on the beautiful Manuel Antonio beach. Way worth everything we paid and then some!

Patrick

DO NOT go to the park WITHOUT A GUIDE

Rated 5 out of 5
March 1, 2021

Beatrice was an absolute star. Extremely knowledgeable as well as a nice person. Without her we would have noticed none of the animals around us, but with her 10+ years of experience in Manuel Antonio, she helped us spot multiple sloths, toucans, lizards and hummingbirds along with different types of monkeys. You definitely miss out if you take the trip without Beatrice, much recommended.

David Mirza

Worth the money

Rated 5 out of 5
February 26, 2021

Without a guide, you don’t see 99% of the animals in the park. Beatrice is well educated, friendly and experienced guide and we really appreciated all the information she gave us about the animals, plants and history in general. We really recommend to buy the tour and not go to the park alone.

Polona

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
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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. 

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Reviews

Incredible tour!

Rated 5 out of 5
June 13, 2021

Seeing a sloth in the wild was a bucket list item for my family and our phenomenal guide was amazing at spotting two! Along with the sloths were howler and white-faced monkeys, a toucan, a hummingbird, and various other small critters. This tour is well worth the price of admission because of the history and information the guides provide. In addition, they are able to take pictures through their powerful scopes. We would have never had this experience had we chosen to do this on our own.

jacie

Fabian!

Rated 5 out of 5
June 12, 2021

Fabian spotted a three-toed sloth smiling down at us from a tree and let us look at its smug little face through his scope. There is no way we would have spotted it on our own, and, even if we had, it would have been a tiny smudge against the tree. This alone was worth the tour. But Fabian also kept us entertained and told us all about the history of the park, the history of Costa Rica, and the animals and plants we were passing by. Thanks so much Fabian for the incredible tour!

Alex and Sophie

Educational & enjoyable tour!!

Rated 5 out of 5
June 11, 2021

Beatrice was our tour guide and she was incredible!! She had so much interesting knowledge to share with my group and I. She is truly passionate about her job & it shows. She showed us a variety of wildlife & even helped us take some great photos of these animals. I would highly recommend this tour, as it is very difficult to spot most of the wildlife on your own without a tour guide. The beach and hiking trails at the national park are so beautiful.

Sabeen Ali

Beatrice is the best

Rated 5 out of 5
June 10, 2021

Went on the day time tour with Beatrice and it was amazing. She was so passionate and interesting. I could tell she was really making sure she showed us everything that was out there. It rained while we were on the walk but then the sun came out and actually made things better because more animals came out. She made sure we all got to see and even take pics/videos of the animals if we wanted. Had a small group of about 7 which was perfect.

Natasha Bhayani

Excellent tour with Esteban

Rated 5 out of 5
June 10, 2021

El parque nacional Manuel Antonio es extraordinario y fenomenal! Es una visita que brinda una experiencia para apreciar la biodiversidad de flora y fauna de Costa Rica. Gracias al profesionalismo de Esteban pudimos identificar perezosos, serpientes, tucanes, monos aulladores, colibríes, cotorras, anfibios, y un sin número de especies de animales. Altamente recomendado! Volveremos!

Ramon Diaz Zambrana

An incredible tour with Diego!

Rated 5 out of 5
June 7, 2021

After reading many suggestions about visiting Manuel Antonio, I decided to book a private tour for my son and I to ensure that we would see and learn as much as possible during our time in the park. I was happy to hear we were going with Diego, as others had given him glowing reviews, and he definitely lived up to the high praise.

Not only did he take a lot of time finding and pointing out animals and plant life for us, he also educated us about them and about the rainforest in general. We saw lots of monkeys, sloths, bats, crabs, a toucan, dragonflies, frog eggs, spiders, beautiful butterflies and other wildlife. It was both incredibly interesting and informative and the time literally flew by. Diego also took the time to take pictures with my phone for me of some of the harder to spot animals using the telescope.

To sum, our tour was a wonderful experience and Diego was an incredibly knowledgeable and patient guide who took very good care of us. I honestly don’t know why anyone would visit the park without booking a guided tour, as I am certain we would have seen next to nothing on our own.

Thank you for a wonderful experience, Diego! We will never forget it!

Darcy Patch

Amazing and fun experience!

Rated 5 out of 5
June 7, 2021

Beatrice (Betty) was so funny and so passionate about her job! We feel we lucked out with her completely for being so informative. Certainly having a tour guide is important so you can see everything as they typically have a scope and know where all the creatures hide!! Love, love, loved our experience!!

Kelsey Jean Woods

Excellent

Rated 5 out of 5
June 7, 2021

We took a private tour for the four of us with Josue and it was very well done. We saw lots of different animals, insects, plants and trees, along with factual and anecdotal explanations. It was a comfortable walking pace and the trails are very well kept. When I return to Costa Rica, we will definitely put this back on our list of things to do!

Jane Lamborn

Josue and Milenlli are full of information and has a great eye for wildlife

Rated 5 out of 5
June 7, 2021

We had to guides and both were phenomenal wealth of information. I’m an animal nut and know a lot about animals all over the world but the knowledge these 2 have was exceptional. I good on and on about my guides but the park is beautiful in all aspects multiple areas to view and different landscapes to go with them. I definitely would get a guide for their eyes are trained to help you find multiple critters that you would never look for not see. Overall excellent experience would do it again and again

Tim Lirley (Texas)

Saw a lot of wildlife

Rated 5 out of 5
June 7, 2021

Diego was amazing, I learned so much about the Natl Park and how the diversity of MA came to be. The gear they use to spot the animal life is amazing. If you just walked in without a guide, you’d never see or experience what is hidden in the jungle.

James Kendal

Manuel Antonio

Rated 5 out of 5
June 6, 2021

Mile was great, she was great at spotting the animals and insects and very knowledgeable about everything in the park. She was also very nice and a lot of fun!

Nancy Adair Muder

Thank you for a great adventure, Josué!

Rated 5 out of 5
June 5, 2021

We saw so many wonderful animals with the help of Josué! He was amazing and very experienced…. couldn’t figure out how he could sense where all the animals were! So lucky to see iguanas, a toucan, a green vine snake, and three sloths! Josué, thank you!!!

Maria and John

Private Tour Extremely knowledgeable guide. Saw loads of animals!

Rated 5 out of 5
June 5, 2021

Our private tour- guide was amazing! He was extremely knowledgeable about Manuel Antonio Park. Including about the parks zoology, ecology, botany and it’s history. We saw two-toed sloths, three-toed sloths, capuchin monkeys, squirrel monkeys, howler monkeys, toucan, agouti, several types of bats, Jesus Christ lizard, green anole, humming birds, iguanas, mangrove crabs, tree crabs, leaf cutter ants. The views that he was able to get to the tripod telescope were incredible. And he took pictures for us through the telescope with my smartphone that were national geographic quality! I truly unforgettable experience That really added tons to our trip to Costa Rica! Private tour was incredible.

Laura & Seth

Unforgettable tour with Diego!

Rated 5 out of 5
June 4, 2021

In our opinion Diego is the best tour guide we’ve ever met 🙂 He was able to notice animals hidden in dense thickets we couldn’t see. He is passionate about the nature and can talk about it in a very exciting way mixing his unique knowledge with a sense of humor 🙂 Apart from all that he’s very polite and helpful. He recommended to us beautiful places which became destinations of our journey. Thank you very much Diego. We’re so grateful 🙂

Couple from Poland

Diego is the man!

Rated 5 out of 5
June 1, 2021

Diego was fantastic. He is extremely knowledgeable with the eyes of an eagle. It was amazing, the wildlife he spotted and showed to us. We came away with lots of great pictures and a great experience. Do yourself a favor and get a guide, you won’t regret it. Thanks Diego!

The Phillips family

Must use a guide!

Rated 5 out of 5
June 1, 2021

On our own didn’t see anything. The park guides were amazing at spotting monkeys sloths bats and other amazing animals. Thanks

Ei

Beatriz and the tour were incredible!

Rated 5 out of 5
June 1, 2021

The tour was extremely well organized, super convenient and friendly. Beatriz was extremely knowledgeable and her certification showed. She knew all about the various animals and vegetation, as well as their habits and environments. She had a bionic eye and was able to find wildlife that we would have missed on our own. She also let us take pictures through her scope on our smart phones, and now we have memories to last a lifetime! Thank you Beatriz, and thanks too for watching our bags while we took a dip in the amazing waters of Manuel Antonio beach!

Bruce

Great experience - thanks Bea!

Rated 5 out of 5
May 30, 2021

Had a wonderful tour. She was very informative, knowledgable and entertaining. Spotting what we saw was really impressive.

Shiela Palza

Diego is the best!!

Rated 5 out of 5
May 29, 2021

We enjoyed our tour of Manuel Antonio National Park. It is a fascinating place that is best explained by a guide. Diego was fantastic! I can’t believe the things he spotted. Take your time here….some things should not be rushed!

Macdonald family

BEATRICE

Rated 5 out of 5
May 26, 2021

Beatrice is lit. Dancing is on point. Vibes are amazing. Had a good time. Saw an eating sloth, not even a sleeping one. Fabulous.

Charlotte & Bram

A great experience!

Rated 5 out of 5
May 26, 2021

I had such a good time on my guided tour! There are so many things I would not have seen if I didn’t have a guide to point it out. Our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable – highly recommend!

Abbey

Definitely do a guided tour

Rated 5 out of 5
May 26, 2021

We were able to see a lot of smaller/hidden animals through our guide’s scope that we would not have been able to see without her. Beatriz is an awesome guide, very fun and friendly and super knowledgeable! We even got to see a three-toed sloth munching on some leaves!

Sydney

We had the best tour with Fabian “El Gallo”

Rated 5 out of 5
May 25, 2021

The park was incredible and Fabian was the perfect guide. We definitely recommend going with a guide as Fabian was able to point out so many animals that we never would have spotted. He was an expert with the scope and helped us get some National Geographic like photos. Best of all he spotted a howler monkey carrying around her baby! Fabian was very knowledgeable and friendly. We had a great time and couldn’t have asked for a better guide.

Charlotte and Ryan

Amazing tour with Diego!

Rated 5 out of 5
May 25, 2021

We had a fabulous tour with Diego! We saw so many animals that we never would have seen without him knowing where to look. The scope was perfect for animals that didn’t want us nearby. We were blown away by Diego’s knowledge about all the animals we viewed! He was also helpful and gave us other advice for the remainder of our vacation (even his favorite restaurant, which did not dissapoint). I highly recommend booking a tour for the optimum experience in the park.

Bryn Southards

Amazing Tour Experience

Rated 5 out of 5
May 24, 2021

This tour is definitely worth booking! The guides are very knowledgeable and do all they can to ensure everyone can see as much of the wildlife as possible. Our guide for the tour was named Diego. The guides all have scopes that allow you to see the animals up close and will even let you take photos through it to get close up shots. We definitely saw a lot more wildlife on this tour than we would have if we just visited the park and walked around on our own.

JW

Great experience!

Rated 5 out of 5
May 24, 2021

We had a tour with Diego today. He was extremely knowledgeable about the animals and plants in the area. We say many animals we would not have been able to spot without his expertise. We say howler and capuchin monkeys, both a two-toed and 3-toed sloth, tree frogs, hummingbirds, a caiman, and crabs. The experience and expert guide were money well spent! We will definitely come back again.

Brooke Gems

Mile was awesome

Rated 5 out of 5
May 23, 2021

Excellent knowledge and facts, it’s impressive how quickly she finds animals everywhere

JP

Beatriz is the best!

Rated 5 out of 5
May 23, 2021

We did our our tour with Beatriz and she was a blast. Very knowledgeable and funny. Highly recommended!

Kiley

Beatrice was fantastic!

Rated 5 out of 5
May 19, 2021

We chose the morning tour and had Beatrice as our guide. She was energetic, excited, full of knowledge and made 6 strangers a cohesive group. We were able to get lots pictures and video’s using their telescope lens. And able to learn fun and interesting facts. Thanks Bea

The Selui's

An overall great experience!

Rated 5 out of 5
May 18, 2021

I opted for the guided tour and so glad I did so! I saw so many more animals than what I would have on my own. My tour guide (Beatrice) was really great at explaining the animals we saw and took amazing photos with my phone!

Naomi Villanueva

So many animals!

Rated 5 out of 5
May 18, 2021

We had a great time with our guide Diego. Thanks to him we saw many animals. He is very passionate about what he is doing and got us excited also about the smaller animals. I absolutely recommend taking a guide because we would have walked past most of the highlights if he didn’t point them out. Many thanks!

Jessica and Camil

Diego was AWESOME!

Rated 5 out of 5
May 17, 2021

We had a great time with Diego as our guide. He was very knowledgeable of all of the plants and animals that Manuel Antonio has to offer. We left with many spectacular photos that we wouldn’t have if it wasn’t for Diego and his telescope! Highly recommend.

Karlie Kurt

Great tour with Beatriz as our guide

Rated 5 out of 5
May 17, 2021

What a great tour all because of our very friendly and knowledgeable guide Beatriz. Without our guide we would have missed the 3 sloths, one even was moving have lunch. She pointed out so many things, animals, butterflies, bats, the 3 types of monkeys and more. Great tour, great guide.

Kathy F

Mau el mejor guía de todo Manuel Antonio Park

Rated 5 out of 5
May 17, 2021

Muchas gracias a Mau nuestro guía que wow! tiene una gran agilidad para encontrar todos los animalitos del parque! Nos encanto ver su dedicación a su trabajo y todo lo que nos enseñó durante el día. Saludos desde Mexico!

Alejandra

Josue

Rated 5 out of 5
May 17, 2021

Josue was an excellent guide! Very knowledgeable about indigenous plants and wildlife. We saw all the animals we were hoping to see including sloths, monkeys and iguana! We would definitely recommend this tour to anyone wanting to see Manual Antonio National Park.

Jackie and Lindsey

Beatriz was an excellent guide!!

Rated 5 out of 5
May 16, 2021

We had the best experience touring the park with Beatriz! She was very knowledgeable and engaging, she showed us every animal we wanted to see and more. She was accommodating and told us lots of fun stories and facts. We loved spending the afternoon with her!

Emily Townsend

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

Highly recommended

Rated 5 out of 5
April 16, 2021

The tour with Bea was amazing. She was very competent, spotted the smallest animals and pointed them out to the group with much information around; worth to say she act serious with a funny personality. Great guided tour.

Alexandra

Josue and the Animals

Rated 5 out of 5
April 15, 2021

We loved our tour with Josue. He was patient and kind, knew all the animals & where to find them (we got the feeling they don’t move far) and he knew all the people, too! Costa Ricans are so friendly towards each other & chummy. His interaction with other Ticos was equally fascinating. He talked to everybody and shared with them also the information about the animals. This is his passion. We watched the juvenile squirrel monkeys at play, the sloths (Mama & baby) very sluggish way up high (we would never have found them ourselves). We saw bats and tree frog and Common pauraque sleeping, howler monkeys looking lethargically drunk, and Capuchin monkeys acting cheeky. Josue knows all the bird song, too (though he’s not so keen on the birds) – he has good ears & can imitate well – so birders: Josue knows his stuff! He waited for us to enjoy the beach at walk’s end, probably half hour. Thanks, Josue!

Deb & Phil & John Hale

Amazing tour

Rated 5 out of 5
April 15, 2021

We had such a great time and Juan Campos was an amazing guide. A tour guide is a must in my opinion – although we would have seen white faced monkeys, eventually, having a guide allowed us to see so much more. The guide was amazing at finding animals just by listening. We saw 2 different sloths, an anteater, red-eyed frog, squirrel monkeys and a lot of white faced monkeys. Was also great to hear more details about the animals. Would highly recommend!

Melissa

It is worthy

Rated 5 out of 5
April 12, 2021

If you are in Costa Rica, you should visit Manuel Antonio National Park.
They offer you an amazing experience, the guide was nice and kind.
I was able to see the forest, the animals and the beach! A full package…

Fernanda Póvoas

Highly recommended!

Rated 5 out of 5
April 10, 2021

We did this tour early in the morning and really enjoyed it. Without Mile’s expert assistance, we would never have spotted all these animals. Mile not only has the eye for spotting these animals in the dense jungle, she was also able to give us excellent information about the fauna and flora. And she did it all in a very friendly way and in excellent English.
Many thanks Mile!

Irina & Stefan

Amazing Guidance and Tour

Rated 5 out of 5
April 9, 2021

We had the pleasure of attending the park guided by Beatriz, who provided us with amazing and interesting explanations, both in Spanish and English, great attitude with our kids, outstanding ability to spot the wild life in the dense flora, and all with a smile and lots of patience. Really grateful and appreciative!

Royi Biller

Increíble tour guiado por Beatriz

Rated 5 out of 5
April 6, 2021

Beatriz nos atendió fenomenal desde el primer momento, nos explicó perfectamente todo lo que preguntábamos sobre cada especie que nos mostraba, sobre la biodiversidad del parque y de Costa Rica en general. Siempre estuvo muy paciente para mostrarnos a través de su telescopio y grabar videos y tomar muchas fotos para todos los que íbamos en el tour. Sin duda sin su guía no hubiéramos disfrutado ni el 30% de lo que el parque ofrece.

Luis y Daniela de México

Great easy walk with lots of wildlife

Rated 5 out of 5
April 4, 2021

Our guide Fabian was friendly, informative and patient. We enjoyed the tour and all of the many things we learned and saw. Very small park that is loaded with wildlife and beauty!

Margaret Nolan

Gran experiencia

Rated 5 out of 5
April 4, 2021

Muy buena visita gracias a nuestra guía Beatriz. Sin ella no hubiéramos visto la mayoría de los animales que vimos, y sus geniales explicaciones nos ayudaron a entender mejor el ecosistema y las costumbres de los diferentes animales.

Fernando

Beatrice is great!

Rated 5 out of 5
March 30, 2021

We would never have seen so many animals without Beatrice. Her imitation of a hummingbird is so cute. She is a very knowledgeable, patient, funny guide. We really loved the experience. The beach was the “icing on the cake”. So beautiful and relaxing!

Dick and Wendy Grof

Great value!

Rated 5 out of 5
March 30, 2021

We were so glad we booked this tour! Cesar was very informative and showed us so many different animals that we would have never noticed. His knowledge of the environment was very impressive and he was always glad to answer questions. Highly recommend this tour as it is a bargain for what we learned.

Chad W Hainline

Beatriz was phenomenal

Rated 5 out of 5
March 28, 2021

We were so fortunate to have such a knowledge, fun-spirited and warm guide. We got amazing close up photos of monkeys, sloths, frogs, bats, etc. And I learned more about nature and Costa Rica than ever before!

Marcela and Todd Toussaint

Knowledgable and fun

Rated 5 out of 5
March 27, 2021

Bea was a great guide with a lot of knowledge and a great eye! Highly recommend.

Emily

Must Do with a Guide!

Rated 5 out of 5
March 27, 2021

Beatrice was an AMAZING guide! My mom & I had the best time walking the trails, learning about all the animals, and enjoying some time at the beach. Beatrice was funny, easy going, and had tons of knowledge. We were so impressed with how she got spot the tiniest creature and rally us all together to find it through her binoculars. Highly reccomend booking a guide ahead of time. Beatrice was a highlight for us!!

Beth Bukis

A must take tour with a great guide

Rated 5 out of 5
March 26, 2021

Bea guided us through the park and we loved it. She catched animals through the lens with her eagle eyes such as 2 and 3 finger sloths, lizards, insects and she was hilarious at the same time. We really enjoyed the tour and would recommend to everybody. Don’t forget to hire a guide, it’s a special experience!

Laszlo

Private tour is more than worth it

Rated 5 out of 5
March 26, 2021

We had a really great time with Diego, who gave us a private tour. It’s really nice not to have to share the telescope with strangers, trust me. Also, unless you know how to find very hard-to-spot wildlife, you should absolutely get a tour guide. If we hadn’t, we would have ended up just walking through the park and not seeing anything. Loved it!!!

Jennifer

Not to be missed!

Rated 5 out of 5
March 25, 2021

The guided tour through the park is not to be missed! Our guide was very informative and she provided a lot of education around the plants and animals. We saw sloths, monkeys, lizards a frog, crab, raccoon and more. The stop at the beach for a swim was also amazing. Truly a great morning!

Cheryl

More Than Expected

Rated 5 out of 5
March 24, 2021

We decided to take a tour of the park rather than hike it on our own. I had read that tour guides are the best at identifying the flora and fauna where the untrained eye would easily miss something. Our tour guide was amazing at spotting the smallest things and pointing them out to the group. She carried a spotting scope so we could see everything up close, and also took pictures with our phones/cameras through the scope for us so we could document the sightings. The guides are serious about the environment and taking care of the animals and the park itself. The experience was so much fun. I would take a tour again if back in Costa Rica.

Lori Davidson

Amazing!

Rated 5 out of 5
March 23, 2021

This tour was so much fun! I was sloths, monkeys, lizards, butterflies, and so much more! Our guide was great too and very helpful with pictures!

Katie Phillips

MA Tour

Rated 5 out of 5
March 23, 2021

This tour was exactly as expected, and I had high expectations! Beatrice was great and spotted things we would have never been able to spot on our own. We saw ants, lizards, monkeys, sloths, raccoons, and spiders. Overall great trip.

Maggie Gragg

Amazing experience with Bea

Rated 5 out of 5
March 23, 2021

She was so professional, patient and talented to show us the beauties of the Park. Thank you!

Orsi

We would’ve missed it all

Rated 5 out of 5
March 20, 2021

First, Beatriz was amazing! Knowledgeable, funny and so patient. Without Beatriz, our time in MA would’ve been nothing more than a walk through a pretty park. Beatriz opened our eyes to sloths, monkeys, snakes, lizards and more. Incredible!

Christe Dodds

Amazing!

Rated 5 out of 5
March 20, 2021

Our guide was amazing. She had so much knowledge and explained everything to us. My 8 year old loved it! Definitely recommend it.

Janette

Can’t go wrong with Beatriz

Rated 5 out of 5
March 17, 2021

Went on the morning tour with Beatriz today. Group of six was a nice size. Saw quite a few animals like sloth, deer, frogs, Leguan. Beatriz, our guide, was knowledgable and funny while sharing her insights. Definitely recommend this official tour guide.

Mira

Beatriz is incredible guide

Rated 5 out of 5
March 17, 2021

I cannot understate how much wildlife you will miss without a guide. And, Beatriz’ skills at finding hidden wildlife were unrivaled. A lot of the animals are hidden right in front of you and Beatriz has the skills and the equipment to give you the best view.

Omar Gonzales

Thank you, Bea!

Rated 5 out of 5
March 16, 2021

Bea was a great guide, took her time with our group and made the tour fun. It’s definitely worth paying for a tour as I wouldn’t have seen any animals myself!

Jeremy

Diego was enthusiastic, knowledgeable and fun

Rated 5 out of 5
March 14, 2021

Diego was our morning guide of the park. He was knowledgeable, fluent in English and Spanish, engaging and fun. We say monkeys, reptiles, and even got information regarding the forest composition, the functioning of national parks in Costa Rica and environmental efforts to support biodiversity. The entrance fees to this park help support other parks across the country. A true jewel.

Andreina and Stephanie

Beatriz was a perfect guide

Rated 5 out of 5
March 10, 2021

We had a great time touring the park with Beatriz. She is very knowledgeable, funny and makes the tour very entertaining. She spotted lots of animals for us (monkeys, hawks, sloth, lizards, deer) and had lots of information about every one not to mention lots of trees too! Highly recommend Beatriz 😃👍🏼

Lee M Krassner

Amazing tour with lifelong memories!

Rated 5 out of 5
March 1, 2021

We did the early morning tour on a Saturday! Beatriz was our guide and wow was she amazing! With beatriz’s help we were lucky and spotted a sloth within the first 100ft of the trail! Beatriz has the eyes of an eagle! We stopped multiple times to look at what looked liked nothing but Beatriz had spotted an animal that was hidden among all the jungle. Along with her eagle eyes you can also feel the passion and knowledge she has for the park and for all of the creatures of the rainforest! The tour was amazing! We saw all he animals we wanted with beatriz’s help and then stayed on the beautiful Manuel Antonio beach. Way worth everything we paid and then some!

Patrick

DO NOT go to the park WITHOUT A GUIDE

Rated 5 out of 5
March 1, 2021

Beatrice was an absolute star. Extremely knowledgeable as well as a nice person. Without her we would have noticed none of the animals around us, but with her 10+ years of experience in Manuel Antonio, she helped us spot multiple sloths, toucans, lizards and hummingbirds along with different types of monkeys. You definitely miss out if you take the trip without Beatrice, much recommended.

David Mirza

Worth the money

Rated 5 out of 5
February 26, 2021

Without a guide, you don’t see 99% of the animals in the park. Beatrice is well educated, friendly and experienced guide and we really appreciated all the information she gave us about the animals, plants and history in general. We really recommend to buy the tour and not go to the park alone.

Polona

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

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