Manuel Antonio National Park is the country’s smallest national park, but also one of its most amazing and second most visited park in the whole country. This national park epitomizes everything tourists flock to Costa Rica to see: abundant exotic wildlife, stunning beaches, a magnificent setting with islands offshore (bird sanctuaries for marine species), lush rain forest laced with a network of welcoming trails, extraordinary bird watching, and all within a short ride from Los Altos. You are sure to have close up encounters with monkeys, sloths, coatmundis, iguanas, frogs, morpho butterflies, and colorful birds. Not to mention seeing some of the world’s most beautiful, intriguing trees, plants and flowers.
Price: $ 43 (includes National Park entrance fee. Private tours are available, please inquire with us.)
Tour Times: 7.00am and 10.00am. The park is closed at 3.30pm and is closed every monday.
Requirements: Easy walk or hike, depending upon your abilities and self-paced tour. You might want to bring water, a camera, sunscreen, bug spray, and your binoculars while you hike in the Park If you so desire, bring your bathing suit and towel for a relaxing afternoon at the beach after your hike and guided adventure.
What to Bring: Suntan lotion, camera, sunglasses, hiking shoes (beach towel and bathing suit optional). Tour Includes: Transportation, bilingual guides and certified naturalists, entrance fee, snacks and drinks.
It’s just like experiencing Costa Rica for the first time — absolutely unforgettable. Take a leisurely stroll or an intense hike (your tour, your choice!) with a highly trained, well-versed, Costa Rican naturalist guide through our exotic, biodiverse tropical rain forest preserved in our 33-year-old national treasure, Manuel Antonio National Park.
The pace of this adventure is determined by your group’s abilities and interests, and the abundance of wildlife you want to stop and observe (or learn about) – all in its natural and breathtaking habitat. Watch sloths and numerous species of monkeys travel through the tree canopy, hunt for nocturnal silky anteaters and several types of nonpoisonous snakes resting in the tropical rain forest, and listen to the songs of the various birds as they glide above your group, curiously looking for adventure.
See how many different kinds of flora and fauna you can spot just in the span of a 2 ! hour nature walk or hike. And whenever you are ready, stop and enjoy some local fresh fruits and refreshments as you pause to savor your adventure thus far. If you so desire, hike additionally through the trails and enjoy unspoiled, un-crowded, pristine beaches after your guided educational adventure ends. Learn about the history of the Quepoa Indians and Costa Rica’s past in regard to this stunningly beautiful Manuel Antonio area, and come back with ideas as to how to help preserve this priceless ecosystem and national treasure for generations to come. Help us preserve Costa Rica’s tropical rain forests by learning about one of our most valuable national treasures, Manuel Antonio National Park. Enjoy the unforgettably unique experience, but leave changed. And leave to possibly help change this rare and delicate ecosystem for the better.