4.5 star rating: Recommended 41 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

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.

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