Great trip! Be prepared for oppressive heat when you arrive to Manuel Antonio, but it's worth it to see the lovely beach and wildlife. I went on three tours while I was in Costa Rica, and I have to say this tour guide was the best. Great work!
One small suggestion: after a brutally hot day at the beach, offering a hot, late lunch outside outside is a bit uncomfortable. Maybe move it indoors?
Great tour. I hurt myself and the tour guide was wonderful helping me
The day was long, but the trip was great. It is well worth the time spent on the road.
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!
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.
Beautiful beach and delicious food. Watch out for the monkeys and raccoons!
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!!!!!!
Beautiful !great tour easy hike to the beach Ricardo was a wonderful guide
Eduard Z Russian Federation
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.
Great tour, food and magnificent beach, the tour guide was very informative
Britt B USA
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!
Barbara D USA
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!
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!
The best trip we had while travelling Costa Rica. Special thanks to Berni and Gastone our guides :)
James E USA
Great trip!!! Allot of walking, so be prepared, not an easy walk, the end result however spectacular!!! Pacific Ocean beach..fabulous!!!!
Gautam M Canada
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.
Viatcheslav S USA
Excellent day trip. Well organized. Lunch was well above my expectations.
Charles A H USA
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.
Ronald D USA
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!
Jose G USA
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!
Michael K USA
A long and very hot day to the park but well worth it in order to see the animals in their natural environment.
It was a very interesting tour. We were able to swim in the beautiful beaches of Manuel Antonio National Park and enjoy the view of several beaches that converge on the same luagar. We saw monkeys, raccoons and even a sloth, it was a very pleasant experience. The journey was long but it worth it.
Manuel Antonio beach is beautiful and calm enough for swimming, Leave snorkeling gear at home, since not much is seen even with calm waters. Be prepared for long van ride, 3-4 hours going and 4-5 hours returning to San Jose. We were picked up at 6 am, and did not arrive back at hotel until 9:30PM.
This was an exceptional way to spend the day! We had a small group and all but one of the guests were located in town. However, the pick up for the final guest was out near the airport and this resulted in wasting almost 2 hours in the morning while struggling with rush hour traffic. My only suggestion for improvement of this tour would be a central location meeting place3 so that only the guests who are outliers will have to content with the traffic. However, the rest of the day was wonderful! We made a breakfast stop and had a lovely typical Tyco breakfast in a lovely outdoor setting. Then we crossed a bridge on foot to get a better look path the hundreds of crocodiles that inhabit the river at that location. Fascinating! On to the park, where we took a nature walk on a well laid out path through the rainforest and on to the beaches. From that point on, you were free for three hours to swim, hike, or whatever. The meeting place for lunch was a local hotel/resort and the setting and the food was delightful. Had a great time and highly recommend this tour.