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.
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!
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!
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!
The best trip we had while travelling Costa Rica. Special thanks to Berni and Gastone our guides :)
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!
Great trip!!! Allot of walking, so be prepared, not an easy walk, the end result however spectacular!!! Pacific Ocean beach..fabulous!!!!
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.
Excellent day trip. Well organized. Lunch was well above my expectations.
Charles A H
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.
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!
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!
It's a long trip but worth it. The beach is beautiful and to see a sloth, a howler monkey and see some racoons go after people's food was the icing on the cake.
Absolutely brill trip.... a long travel but worth it, and of you only have 1 day to see the pacific coast then this is the best way to do it by far!
Only reason for not giving it 5 was that some of the people we took the trip with were really annoying - nothing that Viator could do but always worth remembering that you can't pay for the company you keep sometimes!
This tour was great. We had a very good time during our tour. Our guide was excellent and very knowledgeable. I was worried about Breakfast and lunch as we we're vegetarian but they have provided us good vegetarian food !! We saw so many wild life during this tour and no words to explain how beautiful the beach was....
I highly recommend this tour to anyone !!
A good way to see a lovely place from San Jose. One of the most lovely beaches I've ever seen. The tour guide was lovely and very bubbly and we were able to be dropped off in Manuel Antonio at the end of the trip rather than returning to San Jose which was handy. Unfortunantly a day trip leaving from San Jose only arrives at the park by mid morning so there are less animals and birds to see by that time of the day. I would recommend people visit the National Park by staying in Quepos or Manuel Antonio Town if they had the time, so that they could avoid the crowds later in the day.