San Jose

One day tour Manuel Antonio National Park from San José

San Jose, Costa Rica

From USD 90.00

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 12 to 13 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Visit one of the top beaches in Costa Rica even if you have limited time with the convenience of a full-day tour from San Jose. Manuel Antonio National Park encompasses a rain forest that is home to monkeys, sloths, and other wildlife, and white-sand beaches on the Pacific Ocean. Get an early start to make the most of the day on a tour that includes two meals and transportation.
  • Spend the day at Manuel Antonio on a beach excursion from San Jose
  • Breakfast, lunch, and bottled water provided
  • Hear insightful commentary from the guide
  • Includes hotel pickup and drop-off

What's Included

  • All Fees and Taxes
  • National Park Entrance (not included in Economic Tour)
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Guide during the tour
  • Tips

Meeting And Pickup

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Opening hours

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Pickup details

We offer hotel pick up, but if you are located in a distant hotel you must arrive at our main departure point in San José, you can write us to see if your departure point is available.

What To Expect

San Jose (Pass By)


45 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Playa Manuel Antonio

5 hours Admission Ticket Included

Manuel Antonio (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Vegetarian and vegan option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Featured review
The beach is amazing. The national park is great just make sure to be Rady to hike or you can stay at the beach. Our tour guide was awesome.


54 reviews
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Good but stressful
Shauna_H, June 2023
The tour was good however there is an option to book it without lunch or entry fees, we chose this option as we tought it was pretty steep to add on the lunch and entry fees for an extra €50. At no point did anyone tell us that you can't pay for entry to the national park on the day and you have to book online weeks in advance. We were lucky that we met someone with extra tickets if not we would have paid 85€ to be told when we arrived that we could only go to the beach and not the national park. This information should be stated somewhere or else you shouldn't sell the tour without the entry. Not very fair we would have driven 3.5hrs to go to a beach and wouldn't have seen the national park at all if it wasn't for the kind people we met.
Response from Host, June 2023
Hello, You selected the package without entry, Economy Package. It is specified that it does not include lunch and does not include entrance to the National Park. It is a visit to a public beach as your package says. The information is specified from before your reservation.
1st time to Costa Rica
Jose_B, May 2023
I want to start off with.. I love the fact that this tour picks you up at your hotel. That was one of the factors when picking tours. Next, the communication was great. Thank you! That is extremely important. The bus was nice. The driver and guide were awesome. The food was very good too. =) I know some people like to rent a car and try to navigate to these places. But why? They are long trips. It’s nice to sit back and relax while others do the driving for you. I actually had the Tortuga Island tour with this same company the very next day. I will copy and paste this comment on that tour as well. Enjoy Costa Rica. Pure Vida!!
Response from Host, June 2023
Thank you for your valuable comments. 💚 Pura vida! 🇨🇷
A great place!
Irene_T, Apr 2023
Great landscape, enjoyable trip, fantastic tour guide, nice fellow travelers! One of the best beaches I have ever seen!
Manuel Antonio
Monica_S, Apr 2023
Beautiful beach but didn't see any animals except for a Scorpio in the water fountain. If you tire easily or have a heat intolerance, be careful. You have to walk a lot and nothing has a/c.
Very good tour, guide,...
ANNA_T, Mar 2023
Very good tour, guide, and food. On time pick up with comfortable seat. I saw blue iguana and monkeys interacting. No plastics allowed inside the park. Nice view of the beach. Easy trails to explore nature.
Fun at Manuel Antonio
Miguel_C, Mar 2023
The beach is amazing. The national park is great just make sure to be Rady to hike or you can stay at the beach. Our tour guide was awesome.
Great day!
Benjamin_Z, Mar 2023
Manuel Antonio park is beautiful. You walk through the forest seeing wildlife and end up at an amazing beach!
Paradise with the perfect tour guide!!
Nicole_B, May 2022
The most amazing day to finish up our trip in Costa Rica! The beach was absolutely stunning and the water was perfect. Best part was our guide Mariela. She was knowledgeable, fun and so friendly!! Best tour guide we had the entire trip!! Pura Vida for sure
Si te gusta la naturaleza y el alistamiento de animales es genial!
Marisol_M, June 2022
Tuvimos la fortuna de ver varias especies de animales en el Parque, nuestra guía Sofía era un amor y con toda la disposición del mundo para responder nuestras preguntas. El desayuno fue bueno (en los términos de la comida costarricense) y la comida también está bien. Las playas son bonitas pero hay que tomar en cuenta que al encontrarse dentro del parque no hay camastros, sombrillas ni nada por el estilo y no se puede ingresar comida pero hay una pequeña cafetería dentro del parque.
Response from Host, June 2022
Hola muchas gracias por tu comentario, nos alegra saber que disfrutaron.

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