Known as the country’s favorite national park, Manuel Antonio features three beautiful beaches bordered by coastal rainforest, with nature trails abundant in wildlife. The animal life is diverse, with some 109-known species of mammals and 184 species of birds. Bring a bathing suit and towel to enjoy the beaches after the tour. * Manuel Antonio […]
Explore one of Costa Rica’s most unique environments from the comfort of a boat! As you glide through the Damas Island Mangrove Estuary, you might spot curious families of monkeys as they migrate across the mangrove ecosystem in search of food and adventure. You might also see tropical seabirds, turtles, a range of reptiles, and […]
Your adventure begins with a drive through the rainforest. On the drive, you will stop and learn about the flora and fauna of the area. Enjoy a hearty meal at a ranch house before gearing up and starting your canopy adventure! Traverse 18 platforms, 10 cables, 2 rappel lines, a suspension bridge, and a Tarzan […]
Transfer about 1 hour to the Savegre River for a rafting excursion suitable for beginners and experienced paddlers alike. After a safety briefing, you’ll head out on the water, maneuvering rapids like “Boca Diablo” and “washing machine.” Your morning on the river is followed by a tasty lunch before you transfer back to your hotel. […]
Paddle gently through the inland waterways of the Damas Island Estuary, one of the most unique eco-systems on the planet. This important ecological area is where the salt waters of the ocean meet the fresh waters of tropical rivers, creating a periodically submerged forest of hanging roots. On the banks, you might spot local inhabitants, […]
Paddle your way around the Manuel Antonio coastline on this active kayaking tour. Beginning at the port of Quepos, you will start your adventure by paddling south. From a vantage point only possible in kayaks, you’ll catch awe-inspiring glimpses of Manuel Antonio’s breathtaking cliffs as we follow along the coastline. Depending on the tide, you […]
Located about 30 minutes from Manuel Antonio, this private rainforest reserve is a great place to experience local wildlife, like birds, butterflies, frogs, and lizards. Explore the Rainmaker trails with your guide, who will teach you about the history and biodiversity of the reserve and its inhabitants. After this, you’ll have a chance to navigate […]
Experience the magic of nature and enjoy a unique part of Costa Rican rural heritage! This expedition takes 45 minutes inland to the lush, jungle-shrouded slopes of the Fila Chonta Mountains. See the mountain streams that feed rivers on their journey to the Pacific Ocean and enjoy a refreshing swim beneath mesmerizing waterfalls. You’ll also […]
The private nature reserve at Santa Juana is a must for bird-watchers! 150 bird species native to Central and South Pacific Costa Rica can be found within it such as white hawks, gray-necked wood rails, southern lapwings, purple gallinules, fiery-billed aracaris, swallow-tailed kites, wood storks, and pale-billed woodpeckers. A number of wading species like the […]
Manuel Antonio’s Villa Vanilla tropical spice plantation sits on 125 acres of primary and secondary rainforest. Certified organic and biodynamic, Villa Vanilla is home to a variety of spices and plants, including cocoa, Ceylon cinnamon, and of course, vanilla. This tour involves a gentle walk through the plantation, along a unique garden trail. At the […]
This afternoon catamaran adventure is a great trip for nature lovers and anyone who wants to enjoy being on the water with Pacific sunset views. Humpback whales, dolphins, and other beautiful marine life can be witnessed from the deck of the catamaran (marine life varies depending on the season). Onboard, guests can relax with a […]
Indulge in a half-day adventure through the Tocori Biological Reserve. Learn about Costa Rica’s exotic plants and rare wildlife as you ride through the tropical jungle just minutes away from Manuel Antonio. After an hour-long ride on horseback, take a guided nature walk and let Don Gilberto and his family host you on an educational […]
First, visit a traditional Costa Rican ranch for a freshly brewed cup of coffee, handmade tortillas, and local cheese. Part of the farm experience includes milking a cow, as well as squeezing your own sugar cane juice. Then, head to the Tocori Waterfall. This exciting walk through the forest takes about 20 minutes, leading you […]
Learn how to prepare classic Costa Rican dishes on this local food adventure! First, you’ll head to a farmers’ market in nearby Quepos to find the best ingredients for your dishes. Then, visit a nearby ranch to meet the culinary team and search the organic garden for some final ingredients. Finally, begin preparing your Costa […]
Nearly every pursuit is possible from here, whether it be a coastal excursion or rainforest exploration. Area activities include zipline canopy tours, sea kayaking, rafting, sport fishing, horseback riding, mountain biking, rainforest and jungle, hiking, and wildlife watching.
Manuel Antonio is one of the most diverse destinations to explore in Costa Rica. It’s within easy distance of rainforest, beaches, mangroves, river rafting, rural mountains, waterfalls, and traditional ranches – making it a winning destination for everyone.
A guided tour is the best way to make the most of your time and discover the unique intricacies of Costa Rica during your stay. Any of our tours can be made private for greater personalization!