1. Costa Rica
  2. Puntarenas Province
  3. San Jose
  4. Manuel Antonio National Park

Manuel Antonio National Park Combo Tour from San Jose

Product ID: 147600
Explore the world-famous Manuel Antonio National Park and its beautiful white-sand beaches. Discover the abundant wildlife on the park’s rainforest trails. Enjoy included breakfast and lunch, and make stops to see crocodiles and search for scarlet macaws.
About this activity
Duration: 12 hours
Starting time 5:30 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pickup included

Pick-up is available from most of the hotels in the San Jose area. Your exact pick-up time and location will be provided upon reconfirmation of your tour.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Admire stunning natural landscapes on the scenic ride to this national park
  • Hike on the rainforest trails at Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Search for wildlife such as monkeys, sloths, macaws, agoutis, and others
  • Explore the most beautiful beaches of Costa Rica
  • Make multiple stops en route to explore the most of the country
Full description
On your way to Manuel Antonio, stop to have breakfast in a local restaurant located next to the biggest fruit market in the country where you'll be able to observe the large variety of tropical fruits in Costa Rica. Continue your journey with a stop at the popular crocodile bridge where you will have the chance to observe one of Costa Rica’s biggest crocodile’s populations.   

Search for scarlet macaws in their natural habitat on Tarcoles Beach, a common sight in the area. Then, stop at the Jaco Bay lookout point and take pictures of Costa Rica’s most popular coastal town. Once in Manuel Antonio, hike the rainforest trails of the national park with your guide for about 1 hour and search for local wild animals commonly observed here, including monkeys, sloths, toucans, agoutis, and more.  

After hiking, enjoy free time to relax on the pristine beaches of the Manuel Antonio National Park, swim in the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean, or continue hiking on the longer rainforest trails in the park. The longer trails are a little challenging, but they provide amazing lookout points with views of islands and coves along the beautiful coastline, as well as further opportunities to observe more of the local wildlife.  

Next, savor a delicious typical lunch in a restaurant that provides great jungle and ocean views, the perfect environment to enjoy your meal. Lunch will be served in the early afternoon around 2 PM, after which you will be taken back to your hotel in San Jose.
Includes
  • Round-trip transportation from most of the hotels located in the San Jose area
  • Bilingual guide
  • Entrance fee for Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Visits to the Crocodile Bridge, scarlet macaws observation place, fruit stand, and the Jaco Beach lookout point
  • Breakfast and lunch
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Services not specified

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Cash
Know before you go
• Drop-off with luggage is available in centrally located hotels in the Manuel Antonio area if you would prefer not to return to San Jose. However, the stops at the crocodile bridge, Tarcoles Beach for scarlet macaw observation, and Jaco Beach lookout point will not be included if you choose this option as they are on the way back to San Jose
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Overall a great experience, for a quick beach day with multiple complementary stops along the way. The itinerary is accurate but we made a couple additional quick stops attempting to locate a Macaw (which we found!). Kenneth (guide) clearly was experienced. He was very talkative and informative with the guests that made the trip fun. NOTE to anyone interested in going, Manuel Antonio is very touristy by nature. The paths are very well defined and you'll likely see sloths, monkeys, lizards, and most of all... other people! Also they are very restrictive on snacks at the entrance (NONE ALLOWED), but there are shops outside the park you can buy water and food if you are starving.

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March 17, 2020

I liked this tour. The park and the beach are great. Our guide was super kind and helpful. But, I this it is overpriced. Yes. I know its a long drive but I was a little disappointed to discover I could've done this on my own and saved a lot of money. Whoever is organizing this activity should reevaluate it and think about the value of it. Otherwise, you'll start getting bad reviews.

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January 15, 2020

We had an excellent day, we really enjoyed everything related to the tour. Hernan Sandi our guide shows that he loves his country and made us know the best of the park. We enjoyed an excellent breakfast on the way to the park and then an even better lunch with the best views of the hotel. I definitely recommend that you do this tour you will not regret it, the beaches are ideal. Thank you Hernan for everything, Pura vida!

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December 8, 2019

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Product ID: 147600