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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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly. The group on the bus was enjoyable. The park was very nice as was the breakfast, lunch, and snack. Amount of time in the park could be reduced from 3 1/2 hours to 2 hours to shorten the trip.
Our day trip was great and exceeded our expectations. Our tour director (Mario) was excellent and we felt safe with the driver. Manual Antonio National Park is very beautiful, an incredible place to visit, and arguably the most beautiful beach in Costa Rica. During our tour. we were provided a good breakfast, plenty of water and snacks, and a great fish late lunch. We also stopped at places to take pictures of birds, crocodiles, monkeys, etc., and were afforded opportunities to buy souvenirs. Our only concern and the reason we did not rate the tour as 5 stars, was the comfort of the van on that day. We were stuck in the rear seats of a 11 passenger Toyota van for nearly 7 hours. Our seats felt like they had no padding and with the rough roads combined for an uncomfortable ride. We would recommend this tour to anyone interested and just try to stay out of those back seats.
This tour is a very long one. Our tour guide is not of the best. We took several tours and he was the worst. we did not see many animals, but the beach was great. The water was warm and the beach was very clean. The lunch provided was good. On our way back, the bus broke and we had to wait for about an hour before another bus picked us up. When the bus came to get us, our guide was the first one to get on the other bus. He did now wait to make sure that everyone had departed from the broken bus. He was a lousy guide.
Wish there was a guide. Didn't know where to go for animals other than the monkeys. Bus and food was great.