Manuel Antonio National Park Tour

Badge of ExcellenceQuepos, Costa Rica

From USD 28.47

Select Date and Travellers

Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Enjoy a deeper and richer experience of Manuel Antonio National Park than would be possible visiting alone. This small-group guided tour lets you discover the park's remarkable biodiversity. Your guide's expert eyes will find even the best-camouflaged creatures and they will provide a spotting scope for close-up views of monkeys, tropical birds, and more.
  • Visit with a guide for a richer experience of Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Get close-up views of wildlife in its native habitat
  • Small-group tour (maximum eight guests): A more personalized experience
  • Hassle-free pickup from your Quepo accommodations

What's Included

  • Local guide
  • Spotting scope
  • Digiscoping
  • National Park entrance fee ($18,08), no included
  • Parking lot fee if driving, no included
  • Pick up/Drop off, no included

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Travel Costa Rica Tours, Manuel Antonio National Park Tours
    Park Trail, Puntarenas Province, Quepos, Costa Rica

    Manuel Antonio National Park entrance, out of the mean gate

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Warn any medical/physical condition
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 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.

Traveller Photos

See more
120 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travellers.
Showing 1-10 of 120 reviews
Sergio our guide was...
JohnChinnery_C, Mar 2023
Sergio our guide was amazing. He did not rush the tour but took time to show us many lizards, a pregnant howler monkey and an a three toed sloth with her baby. Also saw amazing birds that we would never have spotted with our naked eyes. One was just like a bunch of leaves but then you saw the eyes move.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thank you John for joined our park tour with sergio, it's great to hear that you had fun.
Book this tour!
Brenna_Y, Mar 2023
Felix was awesome! We wouldn’t have been able to see so many animals without him. We saw monkeys, a snake, spiders, a deer, hummingbirds, toucans, lizards and iguanas
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Hi Brenna, thank you, your feedback is very important for us. Thanks
Amazing guide and very...
Lauren_K, Feb 2023
Amazing guide and very knowledgeable! Probably wouldn’t have seen half the animals he spotted. The beaches were also beautiful.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Thank you very much Lauren.
Milton is an excellent guide
Glen_N, Feb 2023
Loved that we had only 5 people in our group and Milton could stop and explain things to everyone. He had a viewing scope that allowed us to see animals and critters from a distance. He also was very knowledgeable about the local trees, vegetation and history of the park. Very personable.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Hi Glen, we are very happy to hear thar you had a great time during the national prk tour with our guide Milton, thank you for your visit and leaving us your positive review, we highly appreciate it. Thanks again.
Great experience, saw many sloths
Katrin_B, Jan 2023
Kevin was a very knowledgeable and friendly guide. He patiently answered all our questions and helped us to take great photos. Highly recommended activity.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Hi Katrin, it's been our placer to have joined our park tour, thank you for your visit, as well, for your excellent comment. Thank you.
Great Tour
Allison_K, Jan 2023
Felix was a great guide.. He was knowledgable and friendly. We would not have seen anything without him.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thank you Allison, your feedback is more than welcome, thank you for your visit and for using our guided service to Manuel Antonio National Park. Thanks again.
Our guide (Allan) was...
Huajing_L, Jan 2023
Our guide (Allan) was great. He has been very helpful and considerate throughput the tour, not only helping us spot animals but sharing a lot of good insights to do with animals and the entire ecosystem. Kids learnt a lot from him!
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thank you for your visit, Allan is great guide and he shows it each time he does a tour. We are happy to hear you had a great time during his tour. Thank you
Wonderful day at Manuel Antonio Park.
Liz_A, July 2022
Sloths, monkeys and other creatures. Guide had a wonderful character and took pictures on our cell phone camera. Unforgettable experience being I. The park.
Response from Host, July 2022
Thank you for visiting Manuel Antonio, and using our company service to tour the park,
Guided tour
Lieze_d, Mar 2022
Our guide, Marvin Parra was excellent. He knows a lot about the country, the flora & fauna and answered all our questions. We were lucky enough to have a private tour although we had booked the group tour.
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Thank you, your feedback is more than welcome. Thank you for your visit.
One of the best parks in CR for wildlife
Luiza_C, Aug 2021
This was by far one of my two favorite national park tours in Costa Rica. While in some parks the zip lines scare away a lot of the animals, in this one, we saw something new every few feet (despite there being quite a few people on the large trail). We had a fantastic guide also who was extremely knowledgable about the various species we encountered. Saw many kids on the trail so this is also child friendly. Towards the end, you have an option to either stay on the beautiful beach or continue the trail outside of the park (easy to do on own). There is absolutely no food allowed on the trail, but there's a restaurant and giftshop in the park towards end of trail, right before the beach. And of course the monkeys were everywhere : )
Response from Host, Aug 2021
Hello Luiza! We are very happy to hear how much you enjoyed it. We highly appreciated your nice words to share your guides expertise and the wonderful place Manuel Antonio is for wildlife watching. We hope you come back soon, thank you Luiza
Get a guide if you go, but not worth the trip
Robert_H, Apr 2021
Our guide Marvin was fantastic, but we were very disappointed that we saw very few animals. On our two hour tour he pointed out three sloths, a few birds, an iguana, a spider, and a few frogs. To be clear, we wouldn't have seen any if not for Marvin. He used a scope to spot things we couldn't see with the naked eye. But between the new(ish) policy not allowing food in the park and the dearth of visitors during Covid, the animals no longer have any incentive to hang out near the few miles of visitor. I totally understand that it's better for the animals, but in my opinion the trip across the country to Manuel Antonio is no longer worth the effort.
Response from Host, Apr 2021
Hello Rachel, We are happy to hear from you the guide provided was fantastic. On the other hand we feel bad about how you believe the national park policy affected your perception of the park itself, but it’s important for us to clarify that this new policies are determinate by the government and not by us, so your comment about this topic should be in the “playa manuel antonio” profile which is for the park. For future visitors Manuel antonio has beautiful beaches, landscapes, good condition hiking trails, plus the mentioned wildlife and some more species that probably were not spotted, but it all of this don’t meet your expectations because you are focus on animal observation, a zoo might be a better option for you. Thank you very much for reading us, and if any one is interesting on a detailed list on the amount of species we usually see on a tour, we will be happy to provided.
Excellent Tour!
Jill_K, Dec 2020
This is a great tour! Lots to see in a short amount of time. Well worth doing if you are in the Manuel Antonio area! And my guide was incredibly helpful.
Response from Host, Dec 2020
Hello Jill! Thank you for using our services and your great review. Best regards from your tour guide and our team
Great tour
Nancy_J, Mar 2020
It was a great experience... we saw so much wildlife. He was so informative and we enjoyed his guided tour
Great guide!
Sven_L, Mar 2020
Our guide (Andres) was very knowledgeable and did an amazing job that made the experience really good despite the rather busy park.
Response from Host, Mar 2020
Hello Sven! Thank you for your commentary. Thank you for visiting Manuel Antonio and using our guided service. Andrés is our star guide, he is passionate on his job and very enthusiastic to show the animals and share his knowledge about the flora and fauna. Unfortunately for you Manuel Antonio is a very famous destination, and there is nothing we can do to limit the numbers of people in the park, maybe a visit during low season will filled your experience. Than you again, we hope you visit again some day. Best Regards, Staff
Excellent tour!
Carol_G, Feb 2020
Loved our tour with Felix. He was knowledgeable, patient, and fun to be with. A highlight of our trip to Costa Rica!
Response from Host, Feb 2020
Hola Carol. Thank you very much for your valuable time to comment about your national park experience with Félix, our guide. We highly appreciate it. Best regards, Staff
National Park
Vivienne_P, Feb 2020
Guide was very good, enjoyed the experience but too many visitors. The trails were packed with large groups so was not a relaxed wildlife experience
Response from Host, Feb 2020
Hello Dear customer! Thank you for your contribution to our profile. Thank you for sharing the excellence of our guide. Unfortunately, the amount of people during high season is not regulated by the local communities of guides or companies. We hope your next time won’t be high season and you can fully enjoy it. Thanks again.
amazing tour around the park with andreas
Michelle_A, Jan 2020
marvin picked us up from our hotel as planned and early as well - he waited for us and dropped us at the park. andres took us around the park with his telescope we got to see sloths, snakes, spiders, frogs, monkeys, lizards - we went down to the beach to chill for a bit was SUCH AN AMAZING DAY! SUCH AN AMAZING COMPANY! def worth doing the park with this tour as we saw animals we def would not have been able to spot with Andres.
Response from Host, Jan 2020
Hello. We appreciate very much you valuable time to give us your feedback. Andrés is an excellent guide, certified and passionate for what he does. Here at Travel Costa Rica Tours we are proud to have him with us. Best regards from Manuel Antonio
Informative Tour
Inga_S, Jan 2022
Gute Tour um mehr über Flora und Fauna zu erfahren. Viele der Tiere, insbesondere Reptilien und Insekten hätten wir alleine nicht entdeckt. Vorteil der Nachmittagstour- weniger Leute unterwegs, Nachteil - nicht genug Zeit um noch Zeit am Strand zu verbringen
Response from Host, Jan 2022
Hello Inga. Thank you for giving us your feedback, it is one of our best ways to improve our service. As you mentioned, unfortunately the afternoon tour is not good to spent time at the beach In the due that they closed it at 3 pm, an option in this case is to go to the public one out of the park. Thank you Inga, we hope you come back soon.