Manuel Antonio National Park From Jacó - Jaco

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    7:30 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Tour departs from Jaco Beach, Punta Leone and Fiesta Resort hotels
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original point of departure
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

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.

Know More about this tour

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.

Inclusions

Lunch

Snacks

Hotel pickup and drop off

Air-conditioned vehicle

Entry/Admission - Playa Manuel Antonio

Exclusions

Optional gratuities

Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

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

Infants must sit on laps

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

Traveler Reviews

  • 20-Jan-2020

    The park was beautifully lush, but unfortunately all we were able to see were the animals through our guides scope. Our guide Andres Morera was so knowledgeable and could mimic multiple bird and animal sounds which made it so entertaining.

  • 21-Dec-2016

    Absolutely beautiful ! and the guide really helps you spot hidden creatures!!

  • 28-Mar-2016

    Great tour, we were well looked after and saw lots of wildlife including sloths and two kinds of monkeys, much of which we would not have spotted without the help of our knowledgeable guide. The forest is full of life and the beach is beautiful!

  • 14-Jan-2016

    We had to coordinate with the local tour operator to pick us up at our hotel in Quepos. They said we would be picked up at 7am. At 7:20 the shuttle had not arrived so we called to ask where it was and were told it was 15-20 minutes away. At 8 I called again and was told that they didn't realize we were in Quepos and they were coming from Jaco 1.5 hour away and wouldn't be there til 9.
    The park itself was nice, but we saw less wildlife than we had expected. Our guide was great and pointed out sloths, a poisonous grasshopper, some birds and bats. The tour breaks at the beach where the monkeys hang out. The beach was beautiful, but we hadn't brought swimwear as we didn't realize we would be there for about an hour. Back to the shuttle bus and off to lunch. Lunch was quite good and the view was spectacular.

  • 29-Dec-2015

    The tour of Manual Antonio was very nice, the guide was very knowledgeable and engaging. The tour itself was 2 hrs then we had 1.5 hrs after the tour to hike/sit on the beach in the park. The lunch location was very nice, it was outside the park right across the street from the public beach. The tour was not 12 hours as listed on the description, we were headed back to our hotel from the tour/lunch by 1:30pm.

    The transportation from the hotel was okay, we didn't get much insight on the area and it was difficult to confirm the actual pick up time. If you have never been to the park I recommend the tour otherwise you may want to go on your own or visit the activities/beach outside the park.

  • 28-Dec-2015

    Our guide was very inexperienced, could barely speak english, and she kept needing to ask the other guides for help. Not only was she NOT knowledgeable, but the whole time the group was wishing we had one of the OTHER guides that knew what they were doing. We should've bought binoculars and did the tour ourselves, that's how useless the guide was, and what a waste of money the tour was. I would recommend to everyone to go through a different guide company.

  • 16-Oct-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.

  • 08-Mar-2014

    A very nice trip!! We saw a lot of animals and birds. The beach is wonderful. A lot of people with kids visit this park, but if you are lucky to be in a small group with the guide, you can see a lot....

  • 06-Jul-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.

  • 17-May-2013

    We loved the park and such great, great beaches. Don't go to Costa Rico with out seeing this park, but if you have a rental car, I would definitely do the park by ourselves! And you would see everything seen by people on tours. It took 2 to 3 hours longer than it should have taken for our group -- due to very slow walking pace (because guide had everyone look in his telescope for this and that). Then one couple on our tour wanted the group to be picked up an hour later than scheduled -- I wish I had objected! The tour bus picked us up 2 1/2 hours after the original time schedule! The lunch they include could be done on your own in the same nearby town. Everyone of us were weary and falling asleep waiting for the bus.