4.5 star rating: Recommended 42 Reviews

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  • Location:San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Duration:12 hours (approx.)

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Manuel Antonio National Park Day Trip from San Jose. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

Great tour. I hurt myself and the tour guide was wonderful helping me

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

The day was long, but the trip was great. It is well worth the time spent on the road.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

Great hike with gorgeous views and time to enjoy the beach. Monkeys were everywhere, but we weren't able to see too many other animals. Overall great experience!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

Tour was excellent. The wildlife in the park was just unbelievable. The only down side was that the agency told me they would pick me up at the hotel at 6am. At the end I was picked up at 6:50.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

Beautiful beach and delicious food. Watch out for the monkeys and raccoons!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

We loved every moment- when walked the small trail to the beach we thought we were only going to see monikers from a distant, boy were we wrong. A monkey came three feet in front of us. This us a must do tour- Worth the money!!!!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2014

Beautiful !great tour easy hike to the beach Ricardo was a wonderful guide

Eduard Z
Russian Federation

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

Wonderful trip! In the morning we had a great breakfast. After that we came to the river near by to see crocodiles! It was amazing. Then we moved towards national park. In the park we have seen sloths, spiders, monkeys and other animals. Beach was very beautiful and water was extremely warm! They had trails there too, and I'd recommend to the connoisseurs of nature take it. You will see wonderful views from the top. I'd rate this trip as 5 out of 5.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

Great tour, food and magnificent beach, the tour guide was very informative

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2013

A long day but well worth the trip. Watching the crocodiles from the bridge and seeing the animals in their natural habitat combined with a great view of the ocean at Manuel Antonio was the highlight of the trip. Food was good and the bus comfortable. The walk to the beach was a little bit too long when carrying a bag with beach gear, water ,camera and lunchbox provided by the tour company. Aside from not having enough time at the park, the tour was a great experience, and I highly recommend it. Next time I stay a night or two!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2012

We loved our day trip to Manuel Antonio and the Pacific Ocean. It was a long, 13 hour day from San Jose but the route afforded us views of the country we wouldn't have seen and it was well worth it for our short stay in Costa Rica. The guide and driver were excellent - safe, friendly and accommodating. We saw crocodiles, iguanas, toucans, macaws, sloths, white faced monkeys (rascals on the beach-watch your stuff!), even a howler monkey. The temperature of the Pacific Ocean in April was as warm as bath water! Breakfast and lunch were also tasty. Bring your camera and/or binoculars and have fun!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2011

The tour was incredible! Leli, our guide, was so wonderful! She even gave us extra time to spend at the beach. She was good at spotting animals too! We highly recommend this tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2011

One of the most amazing trip ever and the guide was really professional and explained so much more than just what we were about to see!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2011

The best trip we had while travelling Costa Rica. Special thanks to Berni and Gastone our guides :)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2011

Great trip!!! Allot of walking, so be prepared, not an easy walk, the end result however spectacular!!! Pacific Ocean beach..fabulous!!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2010

Great to see animals and amazing to be on a beach which is secluded. My view on the beach was a beautiful rainforest vs. fratboys playing party like a rockstar in front of a giant hotel. Highly recommend this.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2010

Excellent day trip. Well organized. Lunch was well above my expectations.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2010

The tour was simply wonderful! We were picked up on time at our hotel. Our tour guide was knowledgeable, polite and patient. The bus was comfortable, the food breakfast and lunch was plentiful and delicious, and all of the facilities restaurants and restrooms were clean and comfortable. Our guide, Ricardo, did an excellent job of locating sloths, lizards and other wild life.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2010

The trip I took was fantastic! The guide was very knowledgeable and shared so much information about Costa Rica. I left feeling like I knew a lot about the country. The food was great, and the experience was stellar. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2009

This trip was astonishingly beautiful in the diversity of the views. The park itself was beautiful, and the beaches were picture-card perfect! Being the rainy season, it did rain in the afternoon, but we spent this time having a delicious lunch. Unforgettable experience!

4 star rating: Recommended
March 2015

This tour was amazing!

4 star rating: Recommended
March 2015

Food was great. No problem with transportation either. But, you may able to get a cheaper deal if you plan it yourself. I don't think a travel guide is required.

4 star rating: Recommended
March 2015

Tour was great! Scenery beautiful. After I later learned about the telescopes to watch animals, wish our guide had done that for us. Overall, lots of fun and loved the day.

4 star rating: Recommended
December 2014

A lovely trip,enjoyed the hike to Cathedral point, enjoyed the beach and the walk in the forest. We were lucky to have Eugene as our guide.

4 star rating: Recommended
December 2014

The park itself gets a star is definitely worth visiting for anyone traveling to Costa Rica. Spent 8 days in Costa Rica and probably my favorite place I visited. Beautiful beaches w/ very abundant wildlife, guaranteed to see many monkeys up close. Tour guide was alright but not great which is why I gave 4 star. We got to park safely in a nice enough transport and had decent meals. Stop for crocodile viewing along the way was nice. I just wish the tour guide specialized more in nature. He did not know much about different types of animals and kind of just dropped us off at Manuel Antonio's and we were on our own for about 4 hours there. Would have been nice to have someone spotting animals and pointing them out as we had great guides on other tours w/in Costa Rica. Otherwise Manuel Antonio is a must see while here.

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