Manuel Antonio National Park
Spend a day exploring one of Costa Rica's most beautiful attractions - Manuel Antonio National Park on a full day guided tour from Central Pacific. With a stunning combination of beach, tropical forest and an abundance of flora and fauna, there is plenty to do and see on this popular day trip.
Manuel Antonio National Park is considered one of the most beautiful areas in Costa Rica. It combines a beach of crystal-clear waters with coral reefs, bordered by exuberant tropical vegetation and rainforest. Its beaches are counted among the best of the country, where snorkeling and the surfing are very popular.
On the way to Manuel Antonio National Park, you will cruise along the coastline enjoying scenic views and crossing plantations of African palms. You'll also travel past photogenic villages along the Pacific Coast, until you reach the port of Quepos and the National Park.
Since the park itself is closed to vehicles, you will hike to the preserve, crossing a creek. Once in the park, you can simply relax and enjoy the beach, sunbathe or join a nature walk along the park's trails, which will allow you to observe the park's abundant flora and fauna. In particular, several species of monkeys, iguanas, birds and possibly even the three-toed sloth can be seen. One of the trails borders Cathedral Point, from where the view of the park and the sea is spectacular.
Enjoy the perfect sunset on a scenic drive back to your Costa Rica hotel.
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Tour departs from Jaco Beach, Punta Leone and Fiesta Resort hotels
- Jaco Beach - 7:30am
- Punta Leone - 7:05am
- Fiesta Resort - 6:20am
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
Returns to original point of departure
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Manuel Antonio National Park
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- Hotel pickup and drop off
- National Park entrance fee
- Transport by air-conditioned coach
- Optional gratuities
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
- Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat
- A minimum of four passengers are required for the tour to commence. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
Reviewed by: Jessica, July 2013
If you want to see the national park and enjoy free time on the beach this is the tour for you. Our tour guy was very informative on all the animals we saw. The walk in the rain forest took an 1 hr. The walk is very easy to do. After day we had almost 3 hours to enjoy the private beaches.
Reviewed by: Tina A, October 2015
Great tour, but a long day. The hike through the park was not for the faint hearted, but I thoroughly enjoyed it and was pleased I opted for that option. We still had over an hour at the beach after the hike, but those who went straight to the beach had over 3 hours there. Lunch was good too.