Spend a day exploring one of Costa Rica's most beautiful attractions Manuel Antonio National Park. 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. Manuel Antonio National Park is considered one of the most beautiful areas in Costa Rica. On this tour, you will visit its heavenly beaches of crystal-clear waters with coral reefs, bordered by exuberant tropical vegetation and rainforest. The park's beaches are counted among the best of the country, where snorkeling and the surfing are very popular.
On your journey to Manuel Antonio, you will cruise along the coastline enjoying scenic views and crossing African palm plantations. You will also travel past photogenic villages along the Pacific Coast, until you reach the port of Quepos and Manuel Antonio.
The national park is closed to vehicles, so you will need to hike to the entrance, crossing a creek. Once inside the park, you can simply relax and enjoy the beach, sunbathe, or join a nature walk along the park's trails, where you may see several species of monkeys, iguanas, birds and possibly a three-toed sloth. One of the trails borders Cathedral Point, from where the view of the park and the sea is fantastic.
- Location: Quepos… 1.5 hour drive from Jaco Beach
- Length of tour: Full day
- Pick up time: 7:30 am from Jaco area
- Includes: Bilingual guide, air conditioned transportation, park entrance fee, bottle water, lunch and insurance
- What to bring: Walking shoes, swimming suit, camera, hat, sun glasses and sun block