Manuel Antonio National Park Tour
Guided Hiking Tour
Manuel Antonio National Park, is a small National Park in the Central Pacific Conservation Area located on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, just south of the city of Quepos, Puntarenas, and 132 km from the national capital of San José. Established in 1972 with a land area enumerating 1 983 ha (the smallest of any Costa Rican national park), it is the destination of as many as 150,000 visitors annually and well known for its beautiful beaches and hiking trails. In 2011, Manuel Antonio National Park was listed by Forbes Magazine among the world's 12 most beautiful national parks.
Although Manuel Antonio National Park is Costa Rica's smallest national park, the diversity of wildlife in its 6.83 km2 is unequaled with 109 species of mammals and 184 species of birds. Both brown-throated three-toed sloth and Hoffmann's two-toed sloth are a major feature, as are three of Costa Rica's four monkey species — the mantled howler monkey, Central American squirrel monkey, and white-headed capuchin monkey. black spiny-tailed iguana, green iguana, common basilisk, white-nosed coati and many snake and bat species are also common in the park. Included in the 184 bird species are toucans, woodpeckers, potoos, motmots, tanagers, turkey vulture, parakeets and hawks. Dolphins can be observed there, as well as the occasional migrating whale. Scuba diving, snorkeling, sea kayaking, mountain biking, and hiking provide opportunities to experience the tropical wildlife that enriches Manuel Antonio.
The Pacific Ocean in front of Manuel Antonio Park is also world-renowned for its fishing.
From November to April it is not uncommon for a typical angler to release multiple billfish in the over-100-pound range
With the establishment of ManuelAntonio National Park in 1972, the people of Costa Rica decided to preserve, for future generations, one of the most beautiful and biodiverse areas in the world. Although it is the country’s smallest national park, the stunning beauty and diversity of wildlife in its 683 hectares is unequaled.
Manuel Antonio contains a charming combination of rain forest, beaches and coral reefs. This beaches are the most beautiful in the country, lined with lush forest, and the snorkeling is excellent too.
Visiting the park, one is treated to an abundant diversity of wildlife. Cathedral Point, with its forest topped cliffs was once an island, but is now connected to the coast by a thin strip of island. This land bridge now forms the spine separating the park's two most popular beaches, Playa Espadilla Sur and Playa Manuel Antonio. The southern facing beach, Playa Manuel Antonio, is a picturesque half mile long, white sand crescent bisecting deep green foliage to one side and a private, secluded cove to the other.
Standing with your feet dug into the sand and watching the wave crash against the rocks on either side of the lagoon, it is easy to believe that you are a thousand miles from anywhere.
Guided Tour to Manuel Antonio National Park
Las Cascadas The Falls, highly recommends a guided tour to the National Park.
By taking the guided tour to the park, you will not only see more, but you will learn about the history of the National Park and all its surroundings, Las Cascadas The Falls only works with highly trained certificated guides
Pick up from the Hotel: 7am
Drop Off at the Hotel: 11.30am
Price per person: $55 USD
- Entrance Fee
- Water & Tropical Fruits
- Certificated & Bilingual Guide
- Pick up & Drop Off from our Hotel
What to take with you?
- Hiking Shoes
- Light & comfortable clothes
- Sun Glasses & Sunscreen
You have the choice to stay inside the park once the guided tour is over.
Please Note: Manuel Antonio National Park is Closed on Mondays