Manuel Antonio National Park
Going to Manuel Antonio National Park is one of the Top Experiences you can have in Costa Rica!
Beside the attractions inside the park: like the 4 beaches, the waterfall or the hiking trails with their views, you will enjoy a lot of animals living in their natural habitat inside the park.
The park is famous because most animals have no fear of humans as they live in peace with us.
We recommend entering the park in the early morning hours as the most animals will be there - or after 1 pm!
Here is a small selection:
Open Hours: 07:00 am - 04:00 pm
"one of the world's most beautiful parks" (Forbes.com)
The sad news is...
Most of the visitors only see between 5% - 20% of what they could see that day.
They return without really having felt this magical ecosystem.
That's why we recommend getting a certified guide. The guides are bilingual and well educated in recognizing even the smallest movements in the trees or on the ground - always when it's necessary with their high tech lenses they will share with you.
90% and more are possible!
Official ICT-certifed guides have studied hard to be able to show you between 90-100% of what is possible to see on the day you arrive.
They know exactly where the animals are hiding, eating and sleeping.
And of course they know exactly which animals and plants are poisonous and which not!
You can ask them any and everything you want so that this little paradise can deeply touch you.
*be sure to get an ICT-certified guide as the majority of guides are non certified guides who unfortunately invent answers as they don't know the flora and fauna correctly.
The best option is the community tour with an ICT-certified guide that takes 2 hours.
(Group size: 2-10 people)
You will end up at the beach inside park and spend the rest of the day inside the park.
From there you also can take some more trails by your self.
Did you know that a different part of the National Park is at the sea side and contains multiple islands?
If you want to see the sea part also we offer a bundle of a 2 hour National Park tour in the morning and a 2 hour JetSki Tour with snorkeling in the (after-)noon.
get a $5 Discount on the next step!
Reserve your tour now online to get the reduced price + additional a $5 discount on the next page right before you pay.
no risk guarantee:
If you can't show up for any reason, send us a message to "ask [at] manuelantonio-nationalpark.com" or call us before your tour starts and we will give you a 100% refund! No questions asked.
what to bring
You can not buy anything inside the park.
Besides comfortable shoes or flip flops, we recommend you take:
The Welcome Center 50 mts. before the Park
At the map:
Do you arrive with a car?
You need to know that official looking people will go in the middle of the street and try to stop you and sell you parking lots around 1 mile (1-2km) before the official parking lot.
It happens that some deny the official parking lot and want you to park at their private lot.
If you want to park as near as possible to the national park and use the official parking lot, tell them thank you and keep driving!
The official parking space is right in front of the Welcome Center and is 3000 Colones a day.