Manuel Antonio National Park; Beach & Sightseeing Day Trip from San Jose

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From $145.00

24 reviews   (4.96)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 12 hours

Departs: San Jose, San Jose

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

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As one of the most popular parks in Costa Rica, Manuel Antonio National Park is a must for visitors. This guided tour from San Jose makes visiting on a time crunch a cinch—your guide takes the guesswork out of deciding which trails are worth the effort, plus helps you spot wildlife along the way. This tour is specifically timed to avoid the crowds, too, helping you have the best possible experience exploring.

What's Included

Breakfast & Lunch

Hotel pickup and drop-off (most San Jose area hotels)

National Park entrance fee

Professional bilingual guide

Transport by air conditioned vehicle

Visits to Crocodile Bridge, scarlet macaw observation place, fruit stand & Jaco Beach look-out point

What's Not Included


Services not specified

Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 90

Additional Info

  • Drop off with luggage is available in the centrally located Manuel Antonio area Hotels.
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Walking is involved
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

Cancellation Policy

What To Expect

Discover Manuel Antonio National Park, one of the main touristic destinations of Costa Rica. You will be picked up from your San Jose Hotel in the morning in an air-conditioned vehicle, and then you will enjoy a scenic drive towards the Central Pacific Region of the country. On the way to Manuel Antonio, you will savor a delicious Costa Rican breakfast; and you will also have the chance to stop at the largest fruit stand of the country, where you can learn about the huge variety of tropical fruits of Costa Rica.

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Following you will make a stop at the famous crocodile bridge, where you will be able to observe crocodiles in the wild from a safe viewing point, some of the animals observed here are as big as 6 meters long (18 feet).

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Mirador de Jaco
Continue your trip with a visit to the Jaco Beach look-out point, from where you can get great views of the most popular coastal town of Costa Rica.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Manuel Antonio National Park
Following, go on a one-hour nature hike at Manuel Antonio National Park and learn about the Rainforests Ecosystems of Costa Rica. Be on the look-out for wild species of fauna such as howler monkeys, white-faced monkeys, sloths, toucans, agoutis, tropical birds, and the cutest mammal of Costa Rica, the squirrel monkey. After your hike, you will have a few free hours to relax at the beautiful beaches of the national park, or go for a swim in the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean. If you are not so much of a beach person, you can continue hiking on your own in the numerous trails of Manuel Antonio National Park, where beautiful landscapes and wildlife can be observed.

4 hours • Admission Ticket Included


A day in the rainforest.
Darren_W, 07-08-2022
Friendly guide. Lots to see on the trip. Great little stop offs along the way. Food provided was good with a good choice. Lucky to see lots of animals in the rainforest.
It's a must I'd you're in Costa Rica!!
Claudia_F, 07-07-2022
This tour was amazing and we highly recommend it to anyone visiting Costa Rica. My husband ana I went on our honeymoon there ana we weren't disappointed in this tour. Our tour guide Oscar was very knowledgeable and always on the lookout for sloths or other animals around. He got us home safely even though there was a storm on our way back.
A long day traveling to the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica
Paul_L, 22-01-2022
The Crocodile Bridge was very interesting. The beaches at Manual Antonio are spectacular. Lunch overlook the Pacific was very nice. Many "critters" to see inside the park. Park needed some repairs on the railings and a couple of spots were very slick from mud on the pathway, but otherwise a great trail to explore...just be careful of your footing. Highly recommend, but be prepared for a lot of "seat time" to get there and back.
Beautiful and Enchanting beach park
Marlonstallon1, 20-01-2022
My day trip to Manuel antonio national beach park with sightseeing tour was a once in a lifetime experience! My tour guide Oscar was the main reason me and my family had such a memorable experience! From beginning to end Our tour guide Oscar made sure we missed out on nothing constantly checking around for wildlife, making sure we were all having a good time and that all our needs were met ! Our tour started off with hotel pick up which was on time as stated then to a wonderful Costa Rican breakfast! While breakfast was being prepared tour guide Oscar took us next door to a fruit market where we were introduced to all the vegetables and fruits grown in Costa Rica and had ample time to buy fruits we needed my favorite was the manzana de agua ,guanabana cayamite and sapodilla so sweet and delicious! The breakfast was really good and plentiful all Costa Rican cuisine really appreciated the treat ! Along the way we also stopped out at crocodile bridge and got chance to take pictures of enormous crocodiles basking on the river banks they were in groups of 5 and 6 very wild experience! Next we stopped out at a lookout point at jaco beach which offers the most breathtaking views I’ve ever seen and ware given sufficient time for pics! Another stop was the viewing point at a beach to look at the red macaw ! Finally our journey rooked is to Manuel antonio national park where Oscar was again our tour guide of the trails that goes through the park into the beach ! He did an excellent job showed and teach us about the monkeys that inhabit the park the capuchin , showed us the different species of birds , explained about all the living animals and trees including some of the dangers like the fer de lance snake the importance of abiding by the park rules ! Oscar showed us a great time on this tour and takes his job very serious! He even assisted by arranging a taxi for my mom to be driven to the beach portion of the park because of the long trails and my moms knee surgery ! At the end of the tour our tour guide took us to lunch at the resort parks restaurant which offers beautiful views at the top ! Oscar bought us a lovely guanabana drink during lunch at the San Bada hotel which is also on the parks premises! Lunch was so delicious we had the mahi mahi dish Costa Rican style so delicious! After lunch we were driven back to our hotels where our wonderful tour guide explained all the important locations at every town even made stops for us to use the bathroom and souvenir shops! The tour was well planned and was worth every penny ! It was also a blessing to have such a caring and knowledgeable tour guide as oscar ford every where we went every one knew oscar ! He would make an excellent mayor he is well known and cares a lot for his people and his country and the tourists that comes to visit ! Really enjoyed my trip and would recommend this tour to everyone that comes to visit Costa Rica ! Thank you Go tours and thank you tour guide Oscar! You guys are the best !
Long day but worth it
shar24, 12-01-2023
Excellent and knowledgeable tour guide. First we stopped for a good breakfast and then at Crocodile Bridge. Took us 4 hours to get to park. Did walking tour and saw howler monkeys and sloths. Then swam for about an hour. Ended with delicious lunch on 6th floor of hotel overlooking park. It was a long 12 hour day round trip but worth it. Price we paid given all that was included was very reasonable. Highly recommend.
Excellent view and nice walk in Park
YOGESH_S, 28-11-2022
Farnando has really excellent knowledge of coast rica and the park. We enjoy a lot. I recommend this trip.
Manuel Antonio National Park Beach
O7574CWerica, 08-06-2022
This was a very good tour! Oscar was a decent tour guide. We did so much in 15 hours. We went to some beautiful beaches, saw a lot of wildlife, went to some cool souvenir shops, and went to a restaurant at the top of this hotel. The view was something else! I would do it all again if I could!

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