San José, Manuel Antonio
12 Hours
English, Spanish
All Year Availability

If it’s lush rainforests, iconic animals, and pristine beaches that you’re after, then we have the perfect tour for you! From San José, we head south through the scenic pacific coast to visit the famous Manuel Antonio National Park which holds an abundance of wildlife, hiking trails, incredible beaches and dense tropical rainforest. Join our Manuel Antonio tour from San Jose and see for yourself the natural wonders of one of our most famous parks!

Your tour begins from your accommodation in San Jose where your guide will transport you west and then south along the pacific coast. See some of the townships that are nestled down this coastline as well as the extensive African palm plantations on your way to Quepos. Along the way, a stop will be made so that you can enjoy a delicious typical Costa Rican breakfast along with a stop at the famous crocodile bridge over the Tarcoles River, where you’ll be able to view American Crocodiles – some as big as 6 metres (18 ft) long!

Soon we will arrive at Quepos and then the entrance to Manuel Antonio National Park. Manuel Antonio is one of the most famous and popular national parks in Costa Rica, enjoyed by both locals and tourists alike. Here you will find untamed beauty like no other as Manuel Antonio holds some of the most diverse wildlife, remarkable hiking trails, and some of the most pristine beaches in the world! This is all thanks to the constant work of the park rangers to preserve the national park and to protect the large range of flora and fauna within.

Upon arrival you will walk the short distance to the park and from here it’s up to you how you would like to spend your time. You can make your way to one of Manuel Antonio’s spectacular beaches to enjoy the warm waters of the tropical pacific or hike one of the many trails in the national park, some of which such as the trail to Cathedral Point affords some truly excellent views! If it’s animals you would like to see though then why not join one of the guides at the park (optional extra) who will transport you from the start of the park to the beach end looking out for animals along the way with his or her telescope. On any given day, you may just be lucky enough to see sloths, monkeys, toucans, iguanas, frogs, hummingbirds, and a large variety of insects.

Afterwards you will be able to enjoy a fantastic lunch before heading back to San Jose where your tour will conclude.

PICK UP TIME 6:00 A.M. – 7:00 A.M.
END TIME Approximately 7:00 PM – 8:00PM.
BRING Bathing suit, additional clothing, sandals or comfortable shoes, towel, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, repellent, camera and money for extra activities (optional).
Return Transportation Bilingual guide
Lunch and Dinner Entrance Fee to Manuel Antonio
Additional activities
Tour guide gratuity (optional)

This tour does not operate on Tuesday as the park will be closed.

Please note you cannot bring alcohol, cigarettes, speakers or food like chips, cookies, chewing gum, etc, into the national park. Please follow the rangers instructions as they have a right to confiscate contraband if needed. Your guide will let you know what you can and cannot bring into the park. Do not leave bags or belongings unattended on the beaches as racoons and monkeys often steal items and can open bags.

It is required by the national park that all overseas visitors must provide passport information for entry to the park. We will request this information upon booking.

Pick ups are available from your hotel throughout San Jose and the greater area. If your accommodation falls outside of the pick up area, then we will arrange a pick up location where you can meet your driver/guide.

Child pricing is between the age of 3 to 11 years of age. For infants under the age of 2 years of age their is a charge of $18.00 USD. Private tours for groups are available on request – please use the contact form on our contact page to request a quote. Tour is subject to minimum numbers of 2 adult passengers – if numbers are not met, then you will be put on stand by until we can confirm or arrange an alternative date of departure.

Cancellations must be made a full 48 hours prior to the tour embarking, otherwise a penalty of 100% will be applied. Likewise there will also be a 100% penalty for no shows.

Additional information

Ticket TypeAdult, Child, Infant

6.00AM to 7.00am

Picked up from your hotel at San Jose or the surrounding area and then embarking south east to Manuel Antonio National Park.


Make a stop for a typical Costa Rican breakfast. After you will be able to make your way to crocodile bridge over the Tarcoles River to view the local crocodiles.


Arrive at Manuel Antonio National Park. As there is no parking inside the park, we will stop a short distance away and make the trek to the park entrance. Once entrance has been granted, you spend the day at your leisure either at one of Manuel Antonio’s top beaches or by hiking one of the many trail. You can also do a guided tour of the park with one of the guides if you would like to see some of the many animals that call this place home (optional extra).


Rendezvous with your group and guide and be taken for a delicious lunch at a local restaurant. Afterwards head back to San Jose


Arrive back at your accommodation where your tour will conclude.

* Please note that all times are approximations

Manuel Antonio Tour from San Jose
Aerial View Manuel Antonio
Manuel Antonio Tour from San José
Beach at Manuel Antonio
Manuel Antonio Rainforest
Manuel Antonio Sloth
Capuchin Manuel Antonio
Iguana at Manuel Antonio
Manuel Antonio Moth

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 1 review
October 11, 2023

Can’t say thank you enough! Everything about the trip wouldn’t have been as fantastic without the help of Jose. He even found locals to help set up a sunset dinner and fire on the beach! 10/10!

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