- Nature & Birding
- Manuel Antonio National Park Tour
Manuel Antonio National Park Tour
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 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.
What to Bring:
- Shoes or sandals for walking
- bug repellant
- swim suit and beach gear
- aluminum or glass water bottle (no single-use plastic permitted in the park).
- No outside food permitted in the park only with your guide or for purchase at the restaurant.
- Park is open 7:30am-4:00pm
- we recommend to start early to see them most animals
- 7:30am or 8:00am is ideal
$45 pp with fruit snack cookies & water