Manuel Antonio is the crown jewel of the Pacific Coast and is home to one of the top beaches in the world located within Manuel Antonio National Park. It is the most visited park in Costa Rica due to its varied fauna with 109 species of mammals and 184 of birds.

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, its stunning beauty and diversity of wildlife in its 683 hectares is unequaled.

Manuel Antonio contains a charming combination of rain forest, beaches and coral reefs. These beaches are the most beautiful in the country. The forest is home to sloths, iguanas, the rare and adorable squirrel monkeys and millions of colorful little crabs. The trail that winds around Punta Catedral affords some spectacular views.

Stand with your feet dug into the sand and watch the waves crash against the rocks on either side of the lagoon…its easy to believe that you are a thousand miles from anywhere.

You will be picked up at your hotel in Jaco by your guide in a private transfer van.  On your way to the park you will have a chance to see some smaller villages of the Central Pacific offering some insight of rural Costa Rican life.  Your guide will be able to answer questions and explain some history durning the drive.

When you arrive at the park your guide will take you on the tour through the park for 4 hours.  You will have ample time to enjoy all the wildlife the park has to offer as well as visit the beach and go for a swim.

After your tour you will stop for lunch outside the park or for an additional $15 we will take you to El Avion where you can enjoy beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean while you eat and have a drink in a C-123 Fairchild cargo plane that was shot down over Nicaragua in 1986 by the Sandinista guerillas.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Hotel pick up / drop off in Jaco
Park fee Lunch
Transportation Naturalist guide
Guide gratuity


Additional information

What To Bringswimsuit, towel, water, fruit, sunblock, camera.

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