Manuel Antonio National Park Sightseeing and Wildlife Day Tour from San Jose

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From $145.00

423 reviews   (4.90)

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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

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Explore the world famous Manuel Antonio National Park on this full day tour from San Jose. Enjoy some of the most beautiful white sand beaches of Costa Rica and discover the abundant wildlife at the rainforest trails of the park, like monkeys, sloths, agoutis, iguanas, exotic birds and others. Stop on the way to Manuel Antonio at the crocodile bridge; at the town of Tarcoles to search for scarlet macaws in their natural habitat; and at the Jaco Beach look-out point to explore a little of the most popular beach town of Costa Rica.

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

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

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

Continue your trip and stop at the famous crocodile bridge, where you will have the chance to observe many crocodiles in their natural habitat 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
Afterward, visit 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
Continue your tour with one hour-guided hike at Manuel Antonio National Park and learn about the huge biodiversity of the Rainforests of Costa Rica. Be on the look-out for wildlife species such as howler monkeys, white-faced monkeys, sloths, toucans, agoutis, tropical birds, and the cutest mammal of Costa Rica, the squirrel monkey. At the end of your hike, you will have a few free hours to swim in the warm waters of the Manuel Antonio Beaches and feel in real contact with nature. If you prefer, you can continue hiking in the numerous nature trails of this national park.

4 hours • Admission Ticket Included


Brilliant day tour!
Katewhitaker, 26-09-2022
Great day with Oscar, he showed us so many animals including macaws, sloths, humming birds and more! Delicious breakfast on the way to the park, and lunch after swimming at the beach! I’d definitely recommend the tour!
Amazing trip, great guides in Harlem and Arturo
jide0812, 24-09-2022
Harlem and Arturo were great guides!! Very knowledgeable about the area and the things to do. The forest was great, lots to see. Beach was amazing!! Beautiful views and lively water. Would definitely recommend!
Manuel Antonio Tour - Must See!
H0nghah, 24-09-2022
The tour was great! Arturo and Harlem were amazing guides. We started out at the fruit stand. Followed by a delicious breakfast. We then headed Manuel Antonio! It was beautiful. We saw sloth, iguanas and many more animals. Highly recommend.
Great day
220kristenl, 23-09-2022
There is so much wild life to see in Costa Rica, and we got to see a lot of it! The macaws weren’t out to be seen when we arrived, but that was the only downside. The beach was wonderful, the water felt amazing, and the national park overall was a great experience. Great views for lunch, to top it off!
Beach trip
263stevieb, 23-09-2022
A great trip where you get to relax and see one of the most beautiful places in costa rica and so much wildlife! Sloths, monkeys, iguanas, and more!
Awesome trip to Manuel Antonio
zozo1989, 07-01-2023
Saw capuchin and howler monkeys, sloths and lizards in Manuel Antonio. On the way we saw crocs and macaws. Yummy lunch and beach time too!
Amazing tour
ekwait8, 07-01-2023
One of the greatest day long tours I’ve ever been on! The breakfast and lunch were excellent and the park was incredible. It will not disappoint.
CamWeek Beach Day
camilliah2023, 04-01-2023
The best guide ever! I went for my birthday and had the best time with my loved ones. It was one of the best excursions I have ever had. Shout out to Fernando Moss with a great lunch view to top it off.
Manuel Antonio tour
Sue_P, 19-12-2022
Alex our tour guide was great! He was so friendly. He wanted to make our Costa Rican experience worthwhile. He pointed out the animals inside Manuel Antonio, had great food and spent about two hours at the beach. We had breakfast and lunch included in the cost. Definitely worth it.
Worth the day trip!
Rowdyria17, 17-12-2022
The trip was great! The drive to the park was broken up by quick stops that didn't take away from the experience. Alex was knowledgeable, funny, and full of energy. We had an hour guide in the park and 2 on our own to swim and explore. Alex found us monkeys, bats, sloths, crabs, and several other animals - he has great eyes! Would highly recommend the trip from San Jose to explore this wonderful area with our spectacular tour guide - thank you!

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