Manuel Antonio National Park Sightseeing and Wildlife Day Tour from San Jose

12 hours
Pick-up offered
Free cancellation
1 - 15
Mobile ticket


Explore the world famous Manuel Antonio National Park on this full day tour from San Jose. Enjoy some of the most beautiful white sand beaches of Costa Rica and discover the abundant wildlife at the rainforest trails of the park, like monkeys, sloths, agoutis, iguanas, exotic birds and others. Stop on the way to Manuel Antonio at the crocodile bridge; at the town of Tarcoles to search for scarlet macaws in their natural habitat; and at the Jaco Beach look-out point to explore a little of the most popular beach town of Costa Rica.


This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Orotina, Orotina, Province of Alajuela

Discover Manuel Antonio National Park, one of the main touristic destinations of Costa Rica. You will be picked up from your San Jose Hotel in the morning in an air-conditioned vehicle, and then you will enjoy a scenic drive towards the Central Pacific Region of the country. On the way to Manuel Antonio, you will savor a delicious Costa Rican breakfast; and you will also have the chance to stop at the largest fruit stand of the country, where you can learn about the huge variety of tropical fruits of Costa Rica.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Puente Río Tárcoles, VFHC+MXG, 137, Provincia de Alajuela, Orotina, Costa Rica

Continue your trip and stop at the famous crocodile bridge, where you will have the chance to observe many crocodiles in their natural habitat from a safe viewing point, some of the animals observed here are as big as 6 meters long (18 feet).

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Playa Tarcoles, C. Parque Municipal, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Following you will make a stop at Tarcoles Beach, where scarlet macaws are normally observed in their natural habitat.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Mirador de Jaco, Jaco, Garabito Municipality Costa Rica

Afterward, visit the Jaco Beach look-out point, from where you can get great views of the most popular coastal town of Costa Rica.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Manuel Antonio National Park, Manuel Antonio, Quepos Costa Rica

Continue your tour with one hour-guided hike at Manuel Antonio National Park and learn about the huge biodiversity of the Rainforests of Costa Rica. Be on the look-out for wildlife species such as howler monkeys, white-faced monkeys, sloths, toucans, agoutis, tropical birds, and the cutest mammal of Costa Rica, the squirrel monkey. At the end of your hike, you will have a few free hours to swim in the warm waters of the Manuel Antonio Beaches and feel in real contact with nature. If you prefer, you can continue hiking in the numerous nature trails of this national park.

Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: San Bada, Next to, Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio, Provincia de Puntarenas, Entrance, Costa Rica

Later on the early afternoon hours, savor a delicious Costa Rican lunch in a restaurant with great views of the ocean and the jungles of the national park. After this final stop you will be taken back to your hotel in the San Jose area.

Duration: 1 hour


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (most San Jose area hotels)
  • Transport by air conditioned vehicle
  • National Park entrance fee
  • Breakfast & Lunch
  • Visits to Crocodile Bridge, scarlet macaw observation place, fruit stand & Jaco Beach look-out point
  • Professional bilingual guide
  • Entry/Admission - Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Entry/Admission - San Bada


  • Gratuities
  • Services not specified

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Walking is involved
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Drop off with luggage is available in the centrally located Manuel Antonio area Hotels.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


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For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

April 2022

Great day trip Tour guide Oscar was very informative Scenery was amazing, well worth it Very good authentic food was served for breakfast and lunch

April 2022

Great day with great views. Oscar was the best tour guide that I have had. Will definitely recommend taking a tour again with him. We saw many monkeys, sloths, and other animals.

Jessica C
April 2022

If you are visiting CR in a time crunch, it’s a great way to experience a lot in a short amount of time. Everything was amazing….. the drive, the stops, the animals, the beach and the tour guide…Oscar!

April 2022

The tour was a great way to experience the beach and see Manuel Antonio National Park without having to commit an entire day to beach-going. We had tasty breakfast and lunch at local Sodas and then made lots of little stops to see local animals. When we arrived at the national park, our guide Osc...

April 2022

Everything was really amazing with a Francisco our guide that help us in all the time. Take us on time and with the best options to enjoy everything.

April 2022

The whole tour was great! From the tour guide to the experience I’m very pleased! I would recommend to anyone.

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from US$137.75 / per person