Manuel Antonio Park Tour and its Amazing Wildlife and Beaches

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From USD 30.00

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Explore Manuel Antonio National Park with a certified guide with your choice of a private or small-group tour. You'll walk along for different trails to maximize your chances of seeing local wildlife, from monkeys and sloths to lizards and tropical birds. You'll even get to use a spotting scope to take high-definition photos of the wildlife you see.
  • Visit Manuel Antonio with a certified guide
  • A loaner HD spotting scope will be available to use
  • Private and Small-Group options are available
  • Choose from a variety of departure times

What's Included

  • Certified Local Guide by the CR authorities
  • HD Spotting scope for viewing the wildlife
  • HD Photos and videos of the wildlife found
  • Beach time to swim or different trails to walk on your after the tour
  • Entrance to the Park (Additional $18.08 p/adult and $5.65 p/children)
  • Transport from your lodging place
  • Snacks

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Manuel Antonio Official Tour Guides
    Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio, Provincia de Puntarenas, Quepos, Costa Rica

    Our office is located 50mts (165ft) walking distance from the Park main entrance.

End point

  • Manuel Antonio Beach
    Manuel Antonio Beach, Puntarenas Province, Quepos, Costa Rica

    The tour finish at Playa Manuel Antonio inside the Park

What To Expect

Manuel Antonio National Park

2 hours Admission Ticket Not Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Operated by Edwin's Manuel Antonio Nature Tours

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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We had a wonderful and...
Stephanie_B, Mar 2023
We had a wonderful and informative visit with Carlos Soto! He spoke excellent English and would highly recommend.
Natalie_C, Mar 2023
Knowledgeable and friendly guide. Many animals seen but also went on 7am tour. Beautiful beach that we got to enjoy
Amazing experience! A must do!
Morgan_B, Mar 2023
Karen was our tour guide, and she did an amazing job. She was able to spot everything from a small red eyed tree frog to monkeys and sloths. We saw about 10+ different species! After our guided walk , we had time to lay out on the beautiful beaches in the park. It was a perfect day!
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Nieves_D, Mar 2023
If you're reading this, you likely already know that Manuel Antonio National Park is a must do in CR. In my opinion, having a guide take you through the park is also a must. Our guide, Mop, was terrific. His ability to spot, identify, and provide information on all sorts of wildlife was outstanding. He was engaging and efficient, making the park experience fantastic. He even used our phones to take beautiful wildlife close ups. So glad we had him. Cautionary note: Ignore any official looking parking directors that tell you the parking lots are full at the entrance to the park. Just keep going until you arrive at the tour's private office and parking lot at the entrance.
Ashley_B, Feb 2023
We booked this tour last minute for our Retreat Group and they were absolutely blown away! Karen was an amazing guide and extremely knowledgeable on every species. Our group raved all day about it was the right choice to book this tour! And they couldn’t say enough great things about Karen! Thanks so much for providing outstanding service!
Worth it!
Tiara_B, Feb 2023
Definitely worth it if you are visiting the park. We wouldn’t have seen any of the wildlife without the tour. Andrey was super knowledgeable and passionate.
Karen Rocks
Charles_R, Jan 2023
Karen was a great tour guide. Super knowledgeable and friendly. Great to see sloths and monkeys. Beautiful butterfly. Some of the trash we noticed was disappointing that someone would do that.
Edwin’s tour is why you visit Costa Rica!
Janet_G, July 2022
Edwin was a wonderful tour guide. He sent clear details prior to our tour and made it easy to meet up and begin on time. He was very informative and found so many animals for us to enjoy. He also took pictures and video that he shared with us after the tour. If you visit Manuel Antonio, an early morning tour with Edwin is a must-do! Pura Vida!
Awesome tour
Choice_T, June 2022
Edwin was awesome. He’s very knowledgeable and patient. Take his tour you won’t regret it. Excellent experience!
Nature walk through Manuel Antonio.
Karen_S, Apr 2022
This was fabulous. Our tour guide was wonderful. He clearly loves his job and his beautiful country. Without his guidance we never would have seen the animal life that we captures. I would highly recommend this company!
Our guide, Carlos Santos,...
CIRCE_S, Apr 2022
Our guide, Carlos Santos, was fantastic! So much knowledge and capacity to spot things we would have never found on our own. Totally worth it.
Edwin Rocks!
Mandy_M, Mar 2022
Fabulous tour. Small group. Guide Edwin was the best! Super knowledgeable and with eagle eyes to spot creatures!
This Tour is the BEST!
SUEANN_C, Mar 2022
This tour and our guide Edwin was AWESOME! We saw so much wildlife - including 4 sloths, lizards, frogs, birds, insects, monkeys. We even saw an up close view of a sloth coming down his tree to poop! Haha! Edwin was so fun and knowledgeable. We also learned a lot about the flora and fauna! Edwin had a scope that allowed us to see all the wildlife up close. And he took pictures of all we saw along the way and shared them with us all at the end of the tour! This was the highlight of our trip to Costa Rica! It is a physically easy tour to do - slow paced walking on flat trails. Anyone can do it! Another great thing about Edwin was his communication prior to the tour. He emailed detailed explanations about directions to the park, parking, and entering the park. I shared some pics I took myself and some Edwin took. Don’t hesitate - book this tour! You won’t regret it!
a stroll with Edwin in the park
brigs182, Mar 2022
We had a guided tour with Edwin who was exceptionally well prepared. He had a telescope - like the other guides - but he attached his iPhone to it so the group could all see the action. He also took photos and videos of what we saw and airdropped everything for us after the trip. He pointed out animals that we would have never spotted otherwise and he shared super interesting facts. I didn't know that the guided tour ends halfway through the park, but luckily, around the beach areas the monkeys and iguanas are running free and it's impossible to not spot them. We learnt a lot and had a great time!
Great animal spotting and beautiful beach!
Katie_W, Mar 2022
Great opportunity to walk through the park with a guide. Carlos was amazing with the kids and had a great eye for spotting animals. We really enjoyed ending at the beach.
Wildlife was scarce and...
greg_m, Mar 2022
Wildlife was scarce and difficult to see, the walk through the park was nice and our guide was friendly
Five stars for our guide Saul!
Shari_J, Mar 2022
Fantastic guide! Saul Guzman was outstanding & extremely knowledgeable about the plants & animals in the park. He spotted monkeys, frogs, insects, sloth & more, and taught us so much about the park’s biodiversity. His passion for the park was so infectious! He helped us photograph the animals through his scope with our cell phones — and they looked incredible. His suggestion to spend the afternoon on the beach was perfect. We even saw more monkeys while there. So polite , so professional, so friendly. Definitely recommend getting a private tour. So much more access to viewing the wildlife. Truly an amazing experience!
Great tour.
Amber_K, July 2021
Fun tour. It's amazing the things the guides can find that you would never see on your own. Our favorite was probably the rainbow grasshopper.
Great Tour
Alison_N, Feb 2021
So glad we did this guided tour! Edwin was a wealth of information and spotted so many animals for us that we never would have seen. We even saw 3 sloths! Manuel Antonio is a beautiful park, but without a guide we wouldn't have fully appreciated our trip. Highly recommend this tour and especially Edwin!
A Wonderful day! Edwin is amazing!
Perry_N, Jan 2021
We had a great day at Manuel Antonio NP. Starting with the instructions that Edwin provided we were able to navigate the road plagued with locals trying to steer you into the wrong private parking lot for a few. We bought tickets online in advance as Edwin suggested. During our 3 hour walk we saw a mom and baby sloth, plus another sloth and many howler monkeys, white faced monkeys, various birds, bats, lizards and crabs. After the tour we hit Manuel Antonio beach. The water was warm and there were enough waves to do some beginners body surfing. All in all a great day. They say you cannot bring food into the park because people use to feed the wildlife With snacks (potato chips, nuts, etc). We figured it would be ok to bring a Nutella sandwich each for lunch but a crafty raccoon got into our backpack which was right next to my son and had a great lunch instead. If you do bring ANY food you need to bury it deep in your bag and keep it closed and guard it at all times!