Explore the lush jungles, beaches, and wildlife of Costa Rica on this Manuel Antonio National Park tour. You will be picked up in the morning from your San Jose area hotel in an air-conditioned vehicle and will travel to the Central Pacific Region, passing by local towns, farms, forests, mountain ranges, and the beautiful Pacific coastline. Enjoy a hearty Costa Rican breakfast on the way to Manuel Antonio, to proceed later on with a visit to the largest fruit stand of the country, where you will be able to learn about the large variety of tropical fruits of Costa Rica.
Continue your tour with a stop at the famous crocodile bridge, where we normally observe 20 to 50 of these reptiles, some of them as big as 6 meters long (18 feet). Following you will stop at Tarcoles Beach to search for scarlet macaws, one of the most beautiful bird species of Costa Rica; and then to the Jaco Beach look-out point, to enjoy beautiful views of this popular destination.
Once in Manuel Antonio, you will hike on the rainforest trails of the National Park with your guide, where you will be able to observe the large biodiversity of Costa Rica. On these trails, many wild animals are normally observed, such as sloths, white-faced capuchin monkeys, howler monkeys, agoutis, toucans, raccoons, lots of tropical bird species, whitetail deer and the cutest mammal of Costa Rica, the squirrel monkey.
On this Manuel Antonio National Park tour, you will also have the chance to enjoy time at the beautiful white sand beaches inside the park, which are surrounded by lush tropical rainforest. Swim in the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean of Costa Rica and feel in complete contact with nature. Enjoy gorgeous views of this national park that has been rated as one of the 10 most beautiful in the world, this tour will be a great opportunity for those who enjoy photography.
Towards the afternoon hours, you will savor a delicious Costa Rican lunch. At the end of this great day of adventure, you will be taken back to your San Jose area hotel.
Drop off is available in the centrally located Manuel Antonio Hotels.
Lunch will be served around 2 p.m. please consider bringing extra cash for snacks in case you need them (schedules might vary depending on logistics, weather, traffic, etc.).