Travel to the Central Pacific Region of Costa Rica on this tour and discover the world famous Manuel Antonio National Park. This is a great excursion that combines sightseeing, relaxing at beautiful beaches, hiking in the rainforest and learning about our amazing wildlife.
After being picked up from your hotel in the San Jose area, you will enjoy of a scenic drive to the coast, where you will have beautiful views of mountains, volcanoes, jungles and the Costa Rican Coastline. On this drive you will be stopping in a few places to fully enjoy of your day and discover many things that Costa Rica has to offer. First you will stop at...
the famous crocodile bridge, where you will have the change to observe many of these animals in the wild; the normal number of animals here is 20-60 and some of them are as big as 15-18 feet long (5-6 meters).
The following stop will be in a place where you will have the chance to search for scarlet macaws in the wild, there are some areas of the Central Pacific Region where there are more than 2,000 of these animals; scarlet macaws are by far the most beautiful birds of Costa Rica. The last stop you will do on the way to Manuel Antonio will be at the Jaco Beach look-out point, where you will be able to take pictures of the beautiful Jaco Bay, the most developed coastal town of Costa Rica.
Once in Manuel Antonio you will savor a delicious lunch in a restaurant with great ocean views and views of the national park; and then proceed to visit the park in the afternoon, which is the absolutely best time to avoid the massive morning crowds; Manuel Antonio National Park is the most visited of Costa Rica nowadays and most of its visitors go there in the morning. Once in the park you will hike on the main trail with your guide, who will search for the abundant wildlife that is normally observed, such as white faced, howler and squirrel monkeys; iguanas, sloths, agoutis, raccoons, toucans, lots of tropical birds, amongst many other species. At the end of the hike you will have time on your own to swim in the year-round warm waters of the Pacific Ocean, hike other trails of the park to enjoy great views, or to find more wild animals of Costa Rica on the multiple trails.
After visiting the National Park you will board your vehicle to go back to your hotel in San Jose and will stop on the way at the largest fruit stand of the country, where you will learn about the numerous tropical fruits of Costa Rica.