Manuel Antonio with Mauro / Tickets not Included!

Quepos, Costa Rica
Manuel Antonio Guided Tours

From $30.00

Select Date and Travelers

up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Hike the trails of the Manuel Antonio National Park without the risk of getting lost when you visit with a guide. Your naturalist guide will look out for animals and birds hiding in the forest that you might miss if touring on your own. Spot sloths, monkeys, iguanas, and more and view them through your guide’s high-quality spotting scope. Both private and group tours are available.
  • Learn about Costa Rica’s biodiversity from your guide
  • Best suited to active travelers as this is a walking tour
  • Receive your guide’s photos and videos from the tour after
  • Meet your guide inside the park entrance (tickets cost extra)

What's Included

  • Cleaning Protocol
  • Wildlife Pictures and Videos
  • Phone Adapter
  • Certified Naturalist Guide
  • National Park Ticket ($18.10 pax).
  • Parking lot (5000 colones)

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • Official Guide Costa Rica
    Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio, Provincia de Puntarenas, Quepos, 60601, Costa Rica

    Our operation center office located on your left 50 meters before the park entrance and right next to Donde Alex Restaurant will be our meeting point. There’s located the safest parking lot in case you’re driving a car. It cost 5000 colones for the whole day. Please try to avoid all the scammers.

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
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers

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 canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Featured review
We enjoyed the tour so much and highly recommend Mauro! He is a great guide, very friendly and knowledgable. Communication was great, he was on time, gave us tips for ayr trip and the price is very reasonable. The extra touch was to receive pictures and videos of all the animals and plants Mauro made during our tour. Thank you so much Mauro!


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Excellent value for money, we saw so many cool things!
Rosie_B, Feb 2024
Fabulous! Our guide 'Mop' was experienced, knowledgeable, and his ability to spot wildlife was super human! You cannot do this reserve without a guide & their telescope you will see absolutely zero wildlife. And the amount we saw with Mop made it great value for money. Don't go early, that's when the crowds are, and you're shaded by canopy a lot anyway so can avoid the heat. We did 10am and it was perfect, some other groups but not too many.
Great private tour with Mauro
Cindy_S, Jan 2024
We had an awesome time with Mauro. He was very knowledgeable and has a lot of patience in helping you to see the wildlife. He has a very high quality scope and takes incredible pictures with your camera through the lens. He’s very personal and we give him a high recommendation.
Great experience! Mauro...
Mirandi_M, Jan 2024
Great experience! Mauro was very knowledgeable and friendly. We were glad for the tip to avoid parking scammers. It was great to be able to see the animals from Mauros scope and to have the photos he took provided at the end of the tour at no extra cost. We were glad we did the early tour so that we could eat lunch (you can’t take your own food in) and enjoy the beaches in the park after. We were in the park almost until close. The only thing we wish we had known sooner was that they don’t allow you to take plastic into the park so make sure if you plan to take your own water take a reusable container.
Sloths, monkeys and more!
michelle_k, Jan 2024
Mauro is an excellent guide! We would not have seen so many fascinating things without his knowledge, patience and telescope. This was our favorite experience of our vacation. We saw multiple Sloths, even a baby!, monkeys, birds nesting, lizards that were actually cute….and more! Go early in the day - we went at 7 AM and it was cool throughout most of our tour.
Mauro is definitely the best guide in the park
Nicholas_E, Jan 2024
Mauro shared a a ton of information on the local wildlife and was able to spot so many animals that we would have never seen on our own. A guide is key to having an awesome experience in Manuel Antonio and Mauro is the guy.
A must
Lydia_C, Jan 2024
Our guide was fantastic, you could tell he really enjoyed nature and explaining the animals and the history of the park to us. Highly recommend to anyone visiting the park, otherwise you will be looking at trees, bushes, the creek and you will miss EVERYTHING. He took all the pics and shared them with the group, giving you the opportunity to really enjoy the tour.
Excellent guide and experience
alexgrigorescu, Jan 2024
Mauro was the ultimate professional. Great communication, on time, extraordinary guide. As someone else mentioned in a previous post, we probably would have only seen a very small fraction of the animals we did see, had we been on our own.. He even helped other guides by spotting animals that they did not (and by translating in English some words they did not know). We saw almost all the animals we had hoped to see, got dozens of great pictures, learned many new facts, and had a wonderful time. Highly recommend.
Best guide in Manuel Antonio
Kelly_C, Jan 2024
Mauro is an exceptional guide. We highly recommend him! Our family of 5 saw so much wildlife that we would’ve never spotted on our own. We even saw a mother sloth with her baby ❤️
Mauro was so helpful!...
Amanda_M, Dec 2023
Mauro was so helpful! First, he was able to help us secure park tickets when they were sold out. He is incredibly knowledgable and helped us to spot a sloth with a baby, track a howler monkey, toucan, and many smaller critters- bats, snakes, plants, etc. He is also talented at photos with his special telescope. Without Mauro’s help, even if successful securing tickets otherwise, we would have missed so many special aspects. Thank you, Mauro.
Essential guided tour by a multi-talented person
Supratip_M, Dec 2023
Mauro is a consummate professional with care to details. Before the trip he sent thorough instructions including tips for parking and how to avoid hustlers in the area. He didn’t need to but he did, and it made our arrival much easier. During the tour he was a charming story teller, expert of the flora and fauna, local history (and even geography) teacher; all wrapped in one. Without him we would not have spotted 99% of the creatures and plant features that we saw. I recommend him wholeheartedly.
Poor vendor preparation
Yoshihiko_T, Dec 2023
We understood that this tour was required the entrance ticket to enter national park. But we couldn’t buy it because of sold out. The issue was that this vendor never checked the availability of ticket before they opened this tour. When we already departed to the park in the half way, they informed us “Sold out, today”. We wasted 2h at that day.
Response from Host, Dec 2023
I would say “POOR PLANNING VISIT TO THE PARK BY YOU AND MANY OTHERS”. My tours don’t include the park tickets so I don’t have to close bookings when tickets are sold out because there are clients that already have their tickets and could be looking to book a tour that doesn’t charge for tickets only for the tour. The worst thing is that you asked me for a full refund and I accepted it. If i would have known that you were gonna leave a bad review I wouldn’t have accepted to refund you. Tourists like you are the reason why canceling policies exist!! Please don’t make me waste time, money and energy!! It’s not really my problem your bad arrangement for a tour in MANP! And please if you read this review don’t book my tours during Christmas time without having your park tickets already!!! I don’t know where else to write that my tours don’t include tickets so it’s your obligation to check out if there are tickets still available online.
Fantastic tour with Mauro
Jade_K, Jul 2023
This was a fantastic tour for the adults and the 7 year old kid in our group. Mauro made the tour fun and interesting for everyone. He showed us so many animals that we never would have seen on our own, and the pictures he shared after were great quality. I highly recommend it!
Amazing and funny day with Dillan
V_T, May 2023
We absolutely loved and enjoyed our private tour with Dillan. He is such an excellent guide, full of knowledge and enthusiasm for the wildlife and fauna in this park. Dillan was personable, funny, had lots of personal stories and was excited to show us what the park had to offer. The tour ended up lasting 3.5 hrs bc he took his time to make sure we saw lots of wildlife. We have done several tours across costa rica on our trip, and the tour with Dillan was one of our favorites! Highly recommended!
Great tour
Stephanie_R, Feb 2023
Learning! I love learning about the plants and different species of animals. Mauro was also very patient with us and parking :)
Mauro, The guide was...
James_T, Jul 2022
Mauro, The guide was informative and explained all the wild life species, insects and the trees , forest etc…. !
Take a Tour with the Best! Even other guides were impressed with Mauro!
Darryl_T, Mar 2022
Did an early morning private tour with Mauro in Manuel Antonio. Mauro was great! He got in touch the evening before and gave us detailed directions on where to park and meet. The tour was great; Mauro spotted animals that we never would have seen on our own! Even other guides were amazed at how he was able to spot wildlife! It's a little extra to book a private tour, but I highly recommend it. And book with Mauro; he's the best!!
The very best tour guide.
Cody_W, Mar 2022
Mauro Was an absolutely fantastic guide. He was knowledgeable and professional and friendly. We recommend him 100%. I believe he is probably the best tour guide of this park.
Joseph_P, Aug 2021
Mauro was fantastic! Highly recommended. He ran circles around all other guides and his ability to spot things is incredible.
Great experience, highly recommend!
Olga_M, Jan 2021
We enjoyed the tour so much and highly recommend Mauro! He is a great guide, very friendly and knowledgable. Communication was great, he was on time, gave us tips for ayr trip and the price is very reasonable. The extra touch was to receive pictures and videos of all the animals and plants Mauro made during our tour. Thank you so much Mauro!
excellent value, dont go without
bwruby2, Jan 2020
Mauro is super knowledgeable, spots things that you are highly likely to miss on your own, and is very easy to get along with. I wasn't half way through my tour before feeling like i gotten my moneys worth .
Response from Host, Jan 2020
Hey, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review and I'm happy that you liked it the tour and realized how pro a guided tour with a local guide can be and guarantee you many animals sightings! Pura vida, take care! Mauro Juarez Owner

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