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

Manuel Antonio National Park Day Trip from San Jose

Spend a day exploring one of Costa Rica's most beautiful attractions on a guided full day tour from San Jose. Visit Manuel Antonio National Park, a stunning combination of beach, tropical forest and beautiful wildlife, and enjoy the scenic landscape. You can hike, join a nature walk on the park’s trails, or just relax on the beach!


  • Full day visit to Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Enjoy a scenic drive along the beautiful Pacific coastline
  • Relax on the beach or hike on the park’s many trails
  • Hike to Cathedral Point to soak in spectacular views of the Pacific
  • Hotel pickup and dropoff

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What You Can Expect

Manuel Antonio National Park Day Trip from San Jose

Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica

Manuel Antonio National Park is considered one of the most beautiful areas in Costa Rica. It features a beach of crystal-clear waters with coral reefs and is bordered by exuberant tropical vegetation and rainforests. Its beaches are considered among the best in the country, with great snorkeling and the surfing spots.

Enjoy a drive along the Pacific coastline and enjoy scenic views on the way to Manuel Antonio National Park. Travel past photogenic villages along the coast until you reach the port of Quepos and the park.

Since the park is closed to vehicles, you can hike to the preserve. Relax and enjoy the beach, sunbathe or join a nature walk along the trails and observe the park's abundant flora and fauna. Spot monkeys, iguanas, birds and possibly even the famous three-toed sloth! Hike up toward Cathedral Point to enjoy spectacular views of the park and Pacific.
Enjoy a perfect sunset on a scenic drive back to your San Jose hotel.

Customer Reviews

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!

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