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Manuel Antonio National Park Day Trip from San Jose

  • Full day visit to Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Enjoy a scenic drive along the beautiful Pacific coastline
  • Relax on the beach or hike on the park’s many trails
Manuel Antonio National Park Day Trip from San Jose
From USD 131.00
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Manuel Antonio National Park Day Trip from San Jose
From USD 131.00
Discover one of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica on this full-day trip from San Jose to Manuel Antonio National Park. After a scenic drive along the Pacific coast, you’ll arrive at this protected reserve that features lush tropical rain forest and unspoiled stretches of white sandy beach. Relax on the shore or explore the jungle with a guided nature hike, where you’ll have a chance to spot birds, sloths, monkeys and other resident wildlife.
What to Expect
Accessible only by foot, Manuel Antonio National Park is a protected tropical reserve featuring white sandy beaches, lush rain forest and crystal-clear turquoise water. Your full-day tour of this tropical paradise begins with early morning pickup from your San Jose hotel to maximize your time at the park. Stop for breakfast along the way, and enjoy the scenic drive past picturesque villages and the dramatic scenery of the Pacific coastline. 
Hop out of the air-conditioned vehicle at the park entrance near the port of Quepos. No vehicles are allowed inside Manuel Antonio to preserve the area’s natural beauty and delicate ecosystem. Enjoy an easy, flat hike through the rain forest to arrive at a gorgeous crescent-shaped beach. The afternoon is yours to spend as you wish. Drop a towel and soak up the sun along the beach’s pristine white sand, and cool off with a swim in the clear, warm waters of the Pacific.
Wander through jungle trails on your own, or join a guided nature hike to learn about the park’s incredible biodiversity. Be prepared to encounter many wild residents, including monkeys, sloths, tropical birds and iguanas. Get your blood pumping with a hike to Cathedral Point, where you can soak in a breathtaking perspective of the ocean, shore and forest.
Depart the park before dusk, and watch a memorable sunset over the Pacific on the return drive to your San Jose hotel.
Reviews (105)
1 - 5 of 22 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Beautiful rainforest and Beach combined!

Visiting this place was awesome for me. I went with my parents, my sister, her husband and son. We drove from San José, it took us about 3 hours to get to Manuel Antonio. We stopped on the way to see the Tarcoles bridge, where...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Gustavo C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Beautiful park and beaches

This is where you will see monkeys close up- watch out as they will steal any fruit you have. They park rangers will not allow you to take other food into the park as the monkeys eat everything. I also saw a raccoon walk up...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank bajagirl310
Reviewed 11 December 2018
Poor experience

I booked this trip and another trip with the same company, for the same weekend (the other was Arenal volcano). Basically, the company double booked me for Arenal. I was told this was an "error humano" (I was speaking in Spanish to the rep, this...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank Garrett K
Reviewed 9 October 2018
Manuel Antonio National Park

The company provided professional tour. They came and picked me on time from my hotel. organized the food and drinks/ guide and the driver provided excellent service

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Eran B
Reviewed 27 August 2018
Marvelous sights, exquisite food, and very very quiet place.

I went on January and the weather was more than great. Not humid and not too hot. A superb place to visit.

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank ezertuche
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22 April 2018|
Response from Snowmaninsummer | Reviewed this property |
I don’t really know. I bought the tickets at the window. However, I saw people with printouts to get in.
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