Manuel Antonio National Park Hiking Tour

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From USD 66.96

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 4 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup from select hotels
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Turn an ordinary walk into an educational adventure with a guided nature walk in Manuel Antonio National Park, widely considered one of the most beautiful parks in Costa Rica. Go with a guide who can help you spot sloths, monkeys, iguanas, and more while providing commentary about their lives and behaviors in the rain forest.
  • See wildlife like monkeys and sloths in their natural habitat
  • Educational tour is fully narrated by your guide
  • Family-friendly tour appropriate for all ages
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included

What's Included

  • Snacks
  • Beverages
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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Pickup details

Pick up at any hotel, house, airbnb and other in the area.

What To Expect

Meet your guide at your hotel in the Manuel Antonio or Quepos area for pickup. Hit the trails of one of Costa Rica’s most beautiful national parks alongside your guide, who will point out wildlife sightings and provide educational commentary about the flora and fauna on this leisurely nature walk.

Howler monkeys, iguanas, and sloths are among the animals that call the park home, and your guide is briefed daily on their whereabouts to increase your chances of seeing these critters in action. Your guide is also equipped with a telescope to help you observe the animals as though you were up close (own expense).

At the end of the hike, stop at a beach for a snack, rest, or swim.

Return to your hotel at the end of the trip.

Manuel Antonio National Park

Explore the pristine natural beauty of this “World Famous” National Park filled with exotic wildlife such as monkeys, sloths, birds, reptiles and butterflies. The hike will start around 7:30am where you will be taken through well defined trails. A bilingual nature expert will guide you into what is considered the most beautiful national park in Costa Rica. Endemic squirrel monkeys, white tailed deer, howler and white faced Capuchin monkeys along with sloths and a large variety of flora can be easily spotted. You cannot miss the famous Costa Rican Garrobos. After this amazing and educational walk, you will enjoy a 30 minute leisure stop at the 3rd beach where a fresh and nutritive snack will be served. There will be time for rest or swimming.

4 hours Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers

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.

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One of the highlights of our trip
Cheryl_K, Jan 2019
We really enjoyed our time in the Park with our guide Erica. She was very knowledgeable about the animals and plants there. We got to see and learn about the different monkeys, sloths and some interesting frogs and insects. I liked the fruit at the end of the tour too. Very refreshing! Make sure you bring water. Its a long walk and very hot in some places where there was no shade.
My wife and I were totally gratified...
Mary H, Mar 2018
My wife and I were totally gratified and impressed by this experience. Our guide, Maria Teresa, was attentive to our interests and went the extra mile to assure we saw every animal available to be seen. The resulting pictures and even a sloth video, yes he was moving, have impressed all our friends upon our return home. We highly recommend this tour. And it is not a difficult walk.
This tour was very enjoyable. The...
Susan W, Mar 2018
This tour was very enjoyable. The park was fairly crowded--definitely select the earliest tour for the day if you can. You'll also see more things early in the morning. The many park guides all share information with each other, so your guide will find out if another guide sees something very interesting. The quick swim on the beach was worth the effort, but either give yourself enough time to change, or be prepared to walk back with sand in your shorts. At the gate, you are advised not to bring chips or snacks into the park--there are raccoons that walk the beach inspecting your bags while you swim. The tour company had drinks and fresh fruit snacks for us after we left the park, and returned us to our hotels.
Very disappointing. Our guide and...
John I, Jan 2018
Very disappointing. Our guide and his volunteer helpers were friendly and informative but they struggled to show us a lot of greenery which wasn't very interesting after a few minutes. We saw mostly dirt, rocks, dead leaves as the trail was a bit slippery and we had to be very careful not to fall. We saw no wildlife aside from some leafcutter ants and a monkey or two high in the trees. The trek up to a waterfall was a bit arduous and not as spectacular as one would expect. Poor value for money paid
We were a bit disappointed with this...
Patrice S, Jan 2018
We were a bit disappointed with this tour. The guide was great but lineups were long in the sun, it was very crowded with everyone trying to see the same animals or I insects and there is not much at this park other than a nice beach. It was probably the tour we liked the least of our trip.
The day we went, Manuel Antonio...
Kalyan S, Dec 2017
The day we went, Manuel Antonio National Park, a small forrest, was bubbling with people. But thanks to our guide, our trip was awesome as we were able to view several monkeys, sloths, frogs and lizards and spent a good hour at the beach. The 2nd beach which was close to the 1st one was much better but had no changing facility. Other than the main trail, the other trails Sendero La Catarata trail and Punta Catedral were not worth it. Punta Catedral was really tiring, with not much wild life other than view points, which is visible from the 2nd beach. There was construction in process to formalize the main trail - as the main trail is bit rocky. Certainly worth a visit.
Tour guides were nice, and they...
Alex H, Nov 2017
Tour guides were nice, and they looked for wildlife for the group. The only complaint was they seem disinterested and didnt share any knowledge other than when asked certain questions. Tour was a good length and we were able to see monkeys by the beach close up. Fruit at the end was a nice touch. Hiking is maybe the wrong word as all walking is along a manmade walkway or road.
Great tour! Great guides. The Sloths...
Pinelele, Aug 2017
Great tour! Great guides. The Sloths are amazing. We saw one through a telescope way up on a very tall tree. As well, I saw an army of aunts taking leaves along a path... Monkeys, birds, a beautiful beach - this tour offers a great way to see the park.
If you are making the effort to...
Paul_E, Feb 2017
If you are making the effort to visit any park in Costa Rica, hire a guide. The park staff updates the guides daily on what animals are where. Plus the guides help each other find those creatures hiding in the canopy and brush. Without a guide, it's simply a walk through the workds. The tour guides were great, pointing out lots of wildlife, telling the story behind the animal and of course, offering up their pricey telescopes for better viewing. Pick up and drop off at our condo was great, english language was perfect and knowledge of the park and animals made the tour a joy. A little pricey perhaps, but would be penny wise and pound foolish to travel all that way and not do the guided tour.
ADRIANA_F, July 2022
El lugar espectacular. Puntuales y amables, nos dieron la opción de permanecer en el parque, la cual tomamos