Private Tour Overview

This option is perfect for small families or social bubbles to experience this beautiful park with their own private guide, and for just a small extra fee.

With the establishment of Manuel Antonio National Park in 1972, the people of Costa Rica decided to preserve for future generations one of the most beautiful and bio-diverse areas in the world. Although it is the country’s smallest national park, the stunning beauty and diversity of wildlife in its 683 hectares is unmatched. Besides, you will have more opportunity to spot wildlife in a shorter time!

Manuel Antonio National Park contains a charming combination of rain forest, beaches, and coral reefs. These beaches are the most beautiful in the country, lined with lush forest. The forest is home to 2 and 3 fingered sloths, toucans, iguanas, the rare and adorable squirrel monkeys, millions of colorful little crabs, and much more. The trail that winds around Punta Catedral affords some spectacular views. The park is easy to reach, south of the town of Quepos in Puntarenas province, and is near a good selection of hotels and restaurants.

In this particular tour, you will hike through the rainforest along 1,500 meters of easy-access trails in an estimated time of 2.5 to 3 hours, with your own private experienced & bilingual naturalist interpreter, certified by the Costa Rican Tourism Board. Your guide, equipped with a high-powered spotting scope, will help you locate the vast variety of flora and fauna in their natural habitat, you can also use their telescope to take pictures of the animals up close. You will have the chance to spot Howler, white-faced, and Titi monkeys, plus Agutis, and, if you are lucky, the beautiful Poison Dart Frog (Dendrobates auratus), all while learning about the diet, habits, and many more facts about the variety of species you’ll encounter during this incredible nature adventure.

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

* SEASONAL RATES: 
Dec 18-Apr 30: $75/person and $55 children 3-11 years
For private tours between Dec 18 and Jan 5 we require a minimum of 4 and we can only offer a limited amount of private tours due to the high demand of guides during this time. 

 

For info & bookings of the regular group tour (5-10 people max) visit: Manuel Antonio Park Guided Tour

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Recommendations

Reviews

You need a tour guide!

Rated 5 out of 5
June 10, 2021

Manuel Antonio is the most beautiful place. We saw the most amazing things, but for us we were so grateful we had Mile with us. She spotted things we would never have found and showed us through he telescope, then she would
Take pictures of what we saw through the scope. She was amazing and soooo SMART! We learned so much from her that day!

CKjar

Costa Rica must do!!

Rated 5 out of 5
May 31, 2021

This tour was informative and fun. Beatriz was the perfect guide for us. Perfect pace, very informative, and easy to understand. We saw sloths, monkeys, lizards and some unexpected critters. She had great stories to tell as well. Highly recommend this tour….and hope you are lucky enough to get Beatriz!

Mitzi Jeppesen

A great tour with Diego

Rated 5 out of 5
May 30, 2021

Diego was very informative about the park and it’s natural life. Using his scope we were able to get some really great photos!
Diego explained the history of the park, the many different species that can be found there and how the different trees attract the different species. We had a great time!

Diane

Amazing tour, enthusiastic guide, beautiful nature

Rated 5 out of 5
May 30, 2021

We had Beatriz as our private guide and she was PHENOMENAL! Enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and with an eagle eye for spotting animals!
We did this tour on our last day in Costa Rica and what a way to end our trip. Our family cannot recommend this tour enough.

Ekaterina Ciperski

Top guide end personne Beatriz

Rated 5 out of 5
May 26, 2021

We spend super time with Beatriz in park. She gave us all information about park and animals. Although she was very helpful with all others informations about live in cost rica.

Veronika

Beatrix was AWESOME!

Rated 5 out of 5
May 26, 2021

This was our second time to the park and we learned more than we’ve ever learned before! Beatrix was so well-informed, thoughtful and super fun to be with! We would highly recommend this tour and specifically miss Beatrix

Mollie

Wilbur is sensational

Rated 5 out of 5
May 21, 2021

Do not visit the park without a guide, and if you can, ask for Wilbur! His ability to spot wildlife (even insects) from a mile off is remarkable. Plus knowledge is deep and based in the latest science plus an infectious enthusiasm for all things flora and fauna. Your photos will be the envy of all.

Louise

Great guided tour!

Rated 5 out of 5
May 19, 2021

Don’t do Manuel Antonio without a guide! Diego waited patiently for us when we were delayed and he gave us an amazing, relaxing tour after a stressful morning. We would not have been able to see all the animals we saw in the park without Diego’s help. He was a perfect guide!

Sarah Harmer

A must when visiting!

Rated 5 out of 5
May 17, 2021

If visiting the park, you should absolutely get a guide! We saw so many magnificent creatures that we otherwise would have never spotted without our guide, Diego. It was awesome. Highly recommend!

Mick
Best Seller

Person $65*

12+ years 

Deposit $20

Kids $45*

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 $65

12+ years 

Deposit $20

Kids $45

3-11 years (0-2yo free)

Deposit $15

Overview

This option is perfect for small families or social bubbles to experience this beautiful park with their own private guide, and for just a small extra fee. 

With the establishment of Manuel Antonio National Park in 1972, the people of Costa Rica decided to preserve for future generations one of the most beautiful and bio-diverse areas in the world. Although it is the country’s smallest national park, the stunning beauty and diversity of wildlife in its 683 hectares is unmatched. Besides, you will have more opportunity to spot wildlife in a shorter time!

Manuel Antonio National Park contains a charming combination of rain forest, beaches, and coral reefs. These beaches are the most beautiful in the country, lined with lush forest. The forest is home to 2 and 3 fingered sloths, toucans, iguanas, the rare and adorable squirrel monkeys, millions of colorful little crabs, and much more. The trail that winds around Punta Catedral affords some spectacular views. The park is easy to reach, south of the town of Quepos in Puntarenas province, and is near a good selection of hotels and restaurants.

In this particular tour, you will hike through the rainforest along 1,500 meters of easy-access trails in an estimated time of 2.5 to 3 hours, with your own private experienced & bilingual naturalist interpreter, certified by the Costa Rican Tourism Board. Your guide, equipped with a high-powered spotting scope, will help you locate the vast variety of flora and fauna in their natural habitat, you can also use their telescope to take pictures of the animals up close. You will have the chance to spot Howler, white-faced, and Titi monkeys, plus Agutis, and, if you are lucky, the beautiful Poison Dart Frog (Dendrobates auratus), all while learning about the diet, habits, and many more facts about the variety of species you’ll encounter during this incredible nature adventure.

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

* SEASONAL RATES: 
Dec 18-Apr 30: $75/person and $55 children 3-11 years
For private tours between Dec 18 and Jan 5 we require a minimum of 4 and we can only offer a limited amount of private tours due to the high demand of guides during this time. 

For info & bookings of the regular group tour (5-10 people max) visit: manuelantoniopark.com/tour/manuel-antonio-park-guided-tour/

Includes

Recommendations

Reviews

You need a tour guide!

Rated 5 out of 5
June 10, 2021

Manuel Antonio is the most beautiful place. We saw the most amazing things, but for us we were so grateful we had Mile with us. She spotted things we would never have found and showed us through he telescope, then she would
Take pictures of what we saw through the scope. She was amazing and soooo SMART! We learned so much from her that day!

CKjar

Costa Rica must do!!

Rated 5 out of 5
May 31, 2021

This tour was informative and fun. Beatriz was the perfect guide for us. Perfect pace, very informative, and easy to understand. We saw sloths, monkeys, lizards and some unexpected critters. She had great stories to tell as well. Highly recommend this tour….and hope you are lucky enough to get Beatriz!

Mitzi Jeppesen

A great tour with Diego

Rated 5 out of 5
May 30, 2021

Diego was very informative about the park and it’s natural life. Using his scope we were able to get some really great photos!
Diego explained the history of the park, the many different species that can be found there and how the different trees attract the different species. We had a great time!

Diane

Amazing tour, enthusiastic guide, beautiful nature

Rated 5 out of 5
May 30, 2021

We had Beatriz as our private guide and she was PHENOMENAL! Enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and with an eagle eye for spotting animals!
We did this tour on our last day in Costa Rica and what a way to end our trip. Our family cannot recommend this tour enough.

Ekaterina Ciperski

Top guide end personne Beatriz

Rated 5 out of 5
May 26, 2021

We spend super time with Beatriz in park. She gave us all information about park and animals. Although she was very helpful with all others informations about live in cost rica.

Veronika

Beatrix was AWESOME!

Rated 5 out of 5
May 26, 2021

This was our second time to the park and we learned more than we’ve ever learned before! Beatrix was so well-informed, thoughtful and super fun to be with! We would highly recommend this tour and specifically miss Beatrix

Mollie

Wilbur is sensational

Rated 5 out of 5
May 21, 2021

Do not visit the park without a guide, and if you can, ask for Wilbur! His ability to spot wildlife (even insects) from a mile off is remarkable. Plus knowledge is deep and based in the latest science plus an infectious enthusiasm for all things flora and fauna. Your photos will be the envy of all.

Louise

Great guided tour!

Rated 5 out of 5
May 19, 2021

Don’t do Manuel Antonio without a guide! Diego waited patiently for us when we were delayed and he gave us an amazing, relaxing tour after a stressful morning. We would not have been able to see all the animals we saw in the park without Diego’s help. He was a perfect guide!

Sarah Harmer

A must when visiting!

Rated 5 out of 5
May 17, 2021

If visiting the park, you should absolutely get a guide! We saw so many magnificent creatures that we otherwise would have never spotted without our guide, Diego. It was awesome. Highly recommend!

Mick

Have a question?

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