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ALL-INCLUSIVE Manuel Antonio National Park Guided Tour.

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From $55.00

345 reviews   (4.92)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person


Departs: Quepos, Quepos

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Join us to explore Manuel Antonio National Park, our number one philosophy it's to create informative, fun, and educational experiences, our activities and excursions are personalized and professionally developed by our team of premium Costa Rican tourism board ( I.C.T.) certified naturalist tour guides, exclusively designed for small groups (8 people max), semi-private (6 people max) or private groups (Fully Private) in mind, you’ll follow your guide and navigate the lush evergreen forest. As you make your way through the beautifully preserved park, you will find yourself next to all different species of mammals and a variety of tropical birds!   

Private round-trip transportation from your hotel (Manuel Antonio & Quepos Hotels ONLY) will be provided, don't forget to pack your smartphones​ or digital cameras to connect our ATX or BTX Swarovski spotting scopes to your phone or camera and capture great HD wildlife photos and videos up close.

What's Included

A detailed list of animals and plants observed or commented on along the tour (required in advance)

Air-conditioned pickup and drop-off at your selected hotel/location (Manuel Antonio and Quepos ONLY)

All pictures and videos taken during the tour with our BTX Swarovski Spotting Scopes

Gratitude Snack or Cocktail (Outside National Park)

I.C.T. Certified Naturalist Tour Guide

National Park entry ticket (YOU MUST SEND US your full names, passport numbers, and nationalities)

Official naturalist bilingual tour guide (Tourism Board of Costa Rica Certified)

Photos and videos captured by our guide during the tour using our ATX-BTX Swarovski spotting scopes.

Roundtrip air-conditioned transportation from your selected accommodation (Manuel Antonio or Quepos)

What's Not Included

Be aware of the need to bring your own water bottles (SINGLE-USE PLASTIC IS NOT ALLOWED AT MANUEL ANTONIO NATIONAL PARK)


Hotel pickup and drop-off from outside Quepos-Manuel Antonio

Hotel pickup and drop-off from outside Quepos-Manuel Antonio (please contact us, we can always arrange transportation for you)

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 1
  • CHILD: Age: 2 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 99

Additional Info

  • Bring your own personal water bottle (SINGLE-USE PLASTIC IS NOT ALLOWED AT MANUEL ANTONIO NP)
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Do not pack any kind of snacks, food, and alcoholic beverages are not allowed in the national park. (If you are traveling with small children or have a specific medical diet, some foods may enter under the conditions and exceptions established by the Park
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: When arriving at Manuel Antonio National Park, the use of a mask is NO longer considered mandatory, an official ranger will check the temperature, you must also wash your hands before entering the bathrooms, trails, or any other public are
  • Important Pickup Information: Our meeting point will be right at your hotel lobby or front desk (Sharp Time please, NOT Costa Rican Sloth Time) Whether you are booking a group or private activity, please be an ethical traveler, it's not respectful make ot
  • It is not allowed to enter/use beach umbrellas, sports balls of any kind, tents, or hammocks.
  • Manuel Antonio National Park is CLOSED ON TUESDAYS!
  • NEW YEARS HOLIDAYS (December 22nd-January 4th) RECOMMENDATION, all hotel pickup should be before 7:00 am, it's very important in order to avoid queuing for long periods of time.
  • Pack sunscreen/bug spray and swimming gear (towel, swimsuit, etc.)
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Service animals allowed
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions; if canceled due to poor bad weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
  • The entrance ticket to the National Park is VALID ONLY ONCE, you are not allowed to re-enter if you leave the park.
  • There are changing rooms and showers to rinse off (use of soap and shampoo is not allowed)
  • Wear light, breathable, neutral-colored clothing (shorts, t-shirts, tank tops, etc. No bright colors, please) Think about blending in.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Bring your own personal reusable water bottle (SINGLE-USE PLASTIC IS NOT ALLOWED AT MANUEL ANTONIO NP)
  • Closed-toed shoes (tennis shoes or hiking boots) are required to participate on the tour. (Please, no sandals or Tevas)
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Drones and music speakers are not allowed in the park.
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • IMPORTANT INFORMATION: There is no official parking area for the national park, instead several private parking areas are available near the park entrance for ₡4,000 - ₡5,000 per day. (If YOU ARRIVE BY YOUR OWN OR RENTED CAR, we strongly recommend that yo
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: When visiting Manuel Antonio National Park, the use of a face-mask, and temperature checks are NO longer considered mandatory, we recommend you wash your hands before using the national park facilities and pack a small bottle of hand sanit
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • It is recommended to wear closed shoes (tennis shoes or hiking boots) to participate in the tour. (No beach sandals or flip-flops please)
  • Manuel Antonio National Park is open to visitors Wednesday through Monday from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm. (TUESDAY CLOSED) Keep in mind all visitors must bring a PAPER COPY OR DIGITAL PHOTO OF THE PASSPORT at the time of showing the entrance ticket, which is val
  • NOTE: NOT FOOD ALLOWED (new national park internal rule)
  • Pack sunscreen/insect repellent for the hike. Please bring your beach gear (swimsuits, towels, snorkeling) if you plan to stay on the beaches after our guided part services.
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • The National Park entrance fee ticket is VALID ONE TIME ONLY, you are not allowed to re-enter if you leave the park.
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Wear light, neutral clothing (shorts, t-shirts, tank tops, etc. no bright colors please)

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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Manuel Antonio National Park
Have you always wanted to see wild monkeys, smiling sloths, colorful tropical birds, blue butterflies, and other wildlife up close? Our experiences in Manuel Antonio National Park for small groups, semi-private or totally private allow you to explore one of the most beautiful national parks in the world. As naturalist tour guides, we will describe the local flora and fauna that we see during your experience with us, explaining and educating you about what makes Costa Rica such a diverse part of the world. We encourage all the questions you have throughout the activity to enrich your experience. Do you want unique and incredible photos of the animals you see on the hike? We will personally help you take professional-quality HD photos and videos using our BTX or ATX Swarovski spotting scopes with our cell phones or handheld cameras.

• Admission Ticket Free


Fun and educational
Terri M, 21-09-2022
Manuel led our tour and we found him knowledgeable and very amicable. He knew were to find great specimens and views and took photos along the way, that he shared with us. Good communication and fun and educational.
Absolutely amazing!
Kfuhrmann4, 05-09-2022
Absolutely amazing tour! Our sending time with this company. Our tour guide Manuel did not disappoint and showed us so many things. He was great with our kids and kept their attention. We learned so much! You can tell how passionate he is about his job and we absolutely loved the tour.
Best Tour Guide Ever!
coleenb97, 05-09-2022
Socio was my guide. It was a very small group of 4 people. Socio was the best guide! I have had other guides on other tours in Costa Rica, but he was by far the best! His enthusiasm for viewing the animals and desire to learn even more about his environment was obvious. He was very humble and held other tourists accountable when they were not appreciating their environment. I especially loved how the tour guides in this park really collaborated for the benefit of all of the tourists’ viewing pleasure. If you book a tour with this company, you are in for a treat!
An absolute must
bingc315, 02-09-2022
Manuel was an absolutely amazing guide. I highly recommend using a guide, as you get so much more out a visit to Manuel Antonio. The amount of wildlife you see with an experienced guide such as Manuel vs on your own is incomparable. Manuel knows the park inside out, and has an incredible sight that can pickup even the smallest of creatures that inhabit the park. Well worth!
Amazing Tour!
Michelle_C, 26-08-2022
Best guided tour with the best guide! If we were to have gone into the park without a guide we would never have seen the majority of animals we did. Along with finding these amazing animals we also were able to ask questions and learn a lot about them and their history. And of course learn about history and culture in Costa Rica. And their beach is amazing! We highly recommend this tour.
Fantastic tour
123MattE345, 04-01-2023
Manuel was the ideal guide: friendly, funny, and really knows his stuff about all kinds of wildlife in Costa Rica. One half of our traveling duo works in wilderness conservation back home and really appreciated his interest in ecosystems and sustainability, going beyond highlighting charismatic/well-known creatures. He chooses the best routes to avoid crowds, is eagle-eyed and knows the places where species spend their days. The group was small and the pace was chill but informative. Also, the scope he uses was fantastic and he shared some incredible photos of our sightings from the tour to take home afterwards.
Our guide Robert was fantastic
aileent913, 02-01-2023
We loved this tour and our guide. Robert was our guide and he was so knowledgeable and passionate about the park and all of the animals. He took his time to help us understand how the whole ecosystem works together. We saw so many animals and then had a lovely swim and the beautiful beaches and he took some great family photos. I did a lot of research on this tour as a lot of people said we didn’t need a guide for the park. I. So glad we opted to do the Tour and got Robert as our guide. He helped us to see animals that we would not have seen. It’s true that there are a lot of animals in This park… but they do like to hide and we didn’t want to miss any of them!
Kind and Knowledgeable
astroknotdog, 30-12-2022
We selected Manuel’s Tours to give us a guided experience of Manuel Antonio park. Unfortunately the day we were supposed to meet, our daughter was sick and we couldn’t come. They were really kind and understanding even with our last minute cancellation. Thank you!
Great time
Huntlee_A, 30-12-2022
Amazing tour and Jeremias was knowledgeable and engaging. He shared the incredible photos of the animals we saw straight away. Overall a lovely day in the park exploring.
Not to be missed!
maglioshari, 29-12-2022
The only way to really see all that this national park has to offer is to see it with a guide! We are so glad we selected Manuel's Tours. Our tour guide, Andrés Socio (known locally as Socio) was spectacular! My husband and I were the only members of the group and we saw so many beautiful creatures! Birds (including a gorgeous hummingbird), butterflies, monkeys, sloths, bats, lizards, etc! The photos that Andrés took for us through his spotting scope are magazine quality - amazing keepsakes! After the tour, we walked along several of the trails in the park and ultimately spent some time relaxing/swimming at Playa Manuel Antonio. A truly wonderful day!