Manuel Antonio Activities and Tours

Nature Tours

Manuel Antonio National Park
MANUEL ANTONIO NATIONAL PARK - Manuel Antonio National Park is deservedly the most popular park in Costa Rica, with beautiful white sand beaches surrounded by emerald waters and jungle.

Your guide will explain the history and geography of the area as well as help you get the most of your visit, pointing out sloths, monkeys, iguanas, and a multitude of insects and birds during this very informative three hour walk. The half day tour includes transportation, a guide, and entrance fee to the park.

CARARA NATIONAL PARK - This 11,600 acre reserve is the northernmost tropical wet forest on the Pacific Coast. Surrounded by agricultural land, it forms an oasis for wildlife from a large surrounding area.

This tour offers a two and a half hour hike with a naturalist guide through the richly bio-diverse reserve as well as a chance to see sweeping rice fields, African palm plantations, and local cattle ranching. The tour also includes entrance fees to the park. Though suitable for children, participants should be in good physical condition.
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Rafting & Kayaking

Sea Kayaking
DAMAS ISLAND SEA KAYAKING - Paddle the smooth protected inland waterways and explore the unique ecosystem of an island mangrove. Abundant with wildlife, the Damas area also offers a swimming beach.

This tour normally departs in the morning and lasts about 5 hours, but actual departure and return times are dependent upon the tides. Participants should be in good physical condition. The tour includes transportation, a guide, and lunch.

MANUEL ANTONIO COASTAL PADDLE - This is a more challenging open ocean paddle along the rugged coastline from Quepos to the Manuel Antonio National Park. Paddle by islands that are nesting sites for unique coastal birdlife including boobies and frigate birds, visit the secluded Biesanz Bay and surf kayak at Espadilla beach.

This half day tour is suitable for children, but all participants should be in good physical condition. The tour includes transportation and a guide, and A 'Tico' style lunch is hosted at the end of the tour.

Rafting SAVEGRE RAFTING - This full day adventure kicks off with a 4-wheel drive trip into the remote valley that is home to the Rio Savegre. Then you'll begin a fantastic adventure down the river that is perfect for all experience levels.

The Rio Savegre offers a wide variety of class II, III and IV rapids, as well as pristine waterfalls, swimming holes, and a remarkable variety of birds including egrets, toucans, osprey, parrots, kingfishers and cormorants. A "Tico" style lunch is hosted at the local small village.

NARANJO RIVER - This half day challenge is geared towards more experienced rafters. The beautiful river drops steeply from the mountains above Quepos through a breathtaking jungle gorge on a wild ride to sea level.

You'll pass through lush farmlands and thick palm plantations along the way. Water levels can rise quickly which increases the difficulty of the ride, so rafters should be fit and adventurous. This tour also includes a light fruit snack.

NOTE: The previous 2 rafting tours include transportation and guides. Participants should be in good physical condition. Rafters participating in the Savegre tour should be at least 10 years old, and rafters on the Naranjo River tour must be over 12 years of age.
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Damas Island Boat Tour

Boat Tour
This adventure of Costa Rican natural history - its exotic flora and fauna -- is highly recommended for any naturalist, young or old, who wants to experience firsthand the pulse of the mangrove ecosystem.

You'll wind through acres of a protected, pristine Costa Rican estuary as your experienced guides educate you on the secrets of the mangrove ecosystem so vital to Costa Rica and the world. This tour normally departs in the morning and lasts about 5 hours, but actual departure and return times are dependent upon the tides.
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Tití Canopy Tour

Canopy Tour
The Tití Canopy Tour is a fantastic adventure for people of all ages. You'll travel through the trees from platform to platform while enjoying the rainforest that surrounds you.

During the tour, you'll ride through the canopy of the primary and secondary forest where you will see many different types of animals, birds and plants. The 3-hour tour has morning and afternoon departures, and includes transportation, guides, and gear.

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