Quepos

Manuel Antonio National Park Tour

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Manuel Antonio National Park wildlife Watching
Likely to Sell Out

From $28.47

Select Date and Travelers

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

  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

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

What's Included

  • Local guide
  • Spotting scope
  • Digiscoping
  • National Park entrance fee ($18,08), not included
  • Parking lot fee if driving, no included. Suggested one $8
  • Pick up/Drop off, no included

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Business close to the national park
    9VR3+GQ9, Puntarenas Province, Quepos, Costa Rica

    Manuel Antonio National Park entrance, out of the mean gate, and at the big photo sign between park entrance and San Bada Hotel

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Manuel Antonio National Park

25 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

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 travelers can participate
  • Warn any medical/physical condition
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 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.

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Abigail_H
This was such a fun tour that allowed us to see so much wildlife that we would not have seen without our guide! Tickets for Manuel Antonio National Park were sold out when we tried to buy online, but luckily this tour company had some available through their tour so we could still see the park. Our guide Andrey was excellent! He was clearly passionate about what he was doing and very knowledgeable about the wildlife in Manuel Antonio. When my sister went to the park without a guide, she said she saw almost no wildlife, but with a guide we were stopping constantly to see animals that we would never have seen without him, including sloths. The tour ended at the beach, where we were able to spend the rest of the day and see even more wildlife. I would definitely recommend this tour.

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Manuel Antonio Tour - Awesome Tour & Guide
Sharon_T, Apr 2024
We had an awesome tour with Sergio! He helped us find so many different animals and birds during our tour, including quite a few sloths. He was very friendly, funny, and helpful. He took lots of great photos for our group as well.
Manuel Antonio Park Tour
Lannie_S, Apr 2024
We met our guide Sergio at the park gates and within minutes we were spotting incredible wildlife! We had a small group allowing us lots of time to view animals behind the guides’ telescope and to learn interesting animal/ecosystem facts. I felt like I truly got to experience the beauty of the park with this tour ending at Manuel Antonio beach — I highly recommend this!
Guide is Worth It
Brooke_S, Apr 2024
We would not have had nearly as good of an experience if we didn’t have a guide. Alex Rojas was INCREDIBLE - highly recommend. Also tip- we were there during Easter week- get there 1/2 hour before tour starts - you will need it to get situated. MA is CRAZY BUSY. We cut it too close but the office was very helpful with helping us find our guide.
No Show Guide!
Carol_T, Apr 2024
The guide didn't show up! I booked the tickets months in advance and call Viator the week prior to going to Costa Rica to be sure everything was arranged. I was told it was. When the guide didn't show up we were lucky to find a tour guide that the park provided. He was excellent and we had just our group and 2 other people. I have had other good experiences with Viator but definitely don't book this tour!
Response from Host, Apr 2024
I understand your frustration with the situation, and I apologize for any inconvenience you experienced. However, it's important to clarify that without park entrance tickets, accessing the park is not possible. The tour was scheduled to commence at 1 pm, and regrettably, we couldn't accommodate your late call to our office, particularly considering the absence of the necessary entrance tickets at that time. Additionally, despite our attempts to reach you through numerous calls and messages, we didn't receive a response, which further complicated the situation. As a responsible tour company, punctuality and adherence to schedules are paramount to ensure the smooth operation of our tours for all participants. Despite this initial setback, I'm pleased to hear that you managed to find a capable and knowledgeable substitute guide who ensured you still had an enjoyable experience, even though the national park itself doesn't provide guides. We at Travel Costa Rica Tours, give our best everyday to create lifetime experiences. Should you have any further concerns or require assistance, please don't hesitate to contact us. Warm regards, Travel Costa Rica Tours Team
Our guide Sergio was...
Rebecca_S, Apr 2024
Our guide Sergio was wonderful: friendly, a lot of knowledge, and helped to navigate the crowded park including getting us to a less crowded beach. We saw a lot of animals and would have missed all of them on our own.
Much more than expected
Myriam_M, Mar 2024
All of the unique animals ( birds, lizards, frogs, monkeys, crocodile) that we saw. Our tour guide, Sergio, was very engaging and knowledgeable.
We saw tons of animals thanks to our guide Alvin! Easily a 5 star experience!
robert_r, Mar 2024
After getting our tickets to the park we wondered if we made a mistake because we did not book a guide from the park itself. We decided to stick with this tour because of the good ratings and the tour began at 7am instead of 8am (which was the earliest time the park provided a guide). Im glad we decided to stick with our original appointment because by 9am the park was packed with so many people it wasnt enjoyable. By arriving early and starting an hour earlier the park was much more seculded and no doubt we saw way more animals then others. We saw monkeys, tons of sloths, birds, frogs, crocadiles, lizards, igaunas, agoutis, bats, and butterflies...etc etc. Alvin was amazing! He was more excited then we were and spotted things that we would have never seen without his quick eye! I honestly dont know how he spot so many animals and birds that were hidden. If you dont have a guide in the park you wont see much if anything . While others had huge groups our group was very small and he spent a great deal of time explaining and answering our questions. Every time we looked through his scope it was a suprise. You never knew what you were going to see. If you book this tour make sure you ask for Alvin. I couldnt imagine a more personable, geniune, and caring person. He made our experience one our family will never forget!
Excellent tour
Scarlett_S, Mar 2024
We were a bit skeptical if we needed a tour and a guide but all agreed it was well worth it! It’s very hard to spot animals on your own and there was a lot of great information shared. Definitely bring water and your swimming gear. The beach is amazing after the tour!!!
Best place to spot mammals!
Elizabeth_K, Mar 2024
We saw so many rainforest creatures on this tour! Our guide Andres did a great job getting pictures and great views for everyone in our party. He was knowledgeable, friendly, and took great care of our group.
Go early, stay all day... Listen to Sergio
Andrew_F, Mar 2024
We thought we would be fine without a tour guide, and only got tickets because entrance was sold out on the parks website. Even though the entrance is NOT included in the tour price, they were able to get us tickets ($20 US.) Without Sergio, we would not have been able to see 90% of the wildlife in the park. He was fantastic, and well worth it.
Manuel Antonio Park
Ravi_U, Mar 2024
Our tour guide Alvin Gutierrez went out of his way to show us around the Manuel Antonio park. He was very knowledgable about the park and the animals that reside there. We saw monkeys, sloths, tree frog, forest crab, dragon flies & iguanas. The beach with turquoise water was a breathtaking sight. A beautiful jungle/beach destination worth a visit.
Great Experience!
Abigail_H, Mar 2024
This was such a fun tour that allowed us to see so much wildlife that we would not have seen without our guide! Tickets for Manuel Antonio National Park were sold out when we tried to buy online, but luckily this tour company had some available through their tour so we could still see the park. Our guide Andrey was excellent! He was clearly passionate about what he was doing and very knowledgeable about the wildlife in Manuel Antonio. When my sister went to the park without a guide, she said she saw almost no wildlife, but with a guide we were stopping constantly to see animals that we would never have seen without him, including sloths. The tour ended at the beach, where we were able to spend the rest of the day and see even more wildlife. I would definitely recommend this tour.
We had a very experienced...
diane_l, Mar 2024
We had a very experienced and friendly guide Alvin. He is extremely knowledgeable about snakes, birds, sloths, monkeys, insects, bats and whatever else you see. He was patient with questions and allowed us plenty of time to see the creatures he had spotted. He did a fantastic job taking photos for us all. He also allowed for breaks and for anyone who might need a bit more time for walking up a slope. He asked about us, our interests, where we came from, etc. The park is gorgeous with ample opportunity to see the creatures as well as time to go for a well earned swim at the end. I highly recommend this tour.
Great experience
Jean_A, Mar 2024
Seeing sloths and lots of monkeys. Great tour guide…..Luis was a wealth of knowledge and help us take great pictures of all the animals.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
We're thrilled to hear you had such a fantastic experience on our tour! Luis is indeed an incredible guide, and we're proud to have him as part of our team. Seeing sloths and lots of monkeys must have been such a memorable experience for you. Our guides are passionate about wildlife and ensuring our guests have the best opportunities to observe and capture these incredible creatures in their natural habitats. Thank you for choosing us for your adventure, and we hope to welcome you back soon for more unforgettable experiences! Travel Costa Rica Tours team
Manuel Antonio park visit
Michelle_M, Mar 2024
The park is beautiful and the animals were amazing. Our guide seemed bored. I would listen to other guides and could tell they were excited about their job. So, stay away from a guide named Felix.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
As a tour operator, We appreciate your feedback and I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the beauty of the park and the amazing animals. I apologize for any disappointment you experienced with our guide, Felix. Felix is a well-trained guide, but there may have been a mismatch between you and him due to the waiting time. The presence of other people and their punctuality may have inadvertently added pressure on him while waiting for you. Your feedback will be addressed with Felix and the necessary steps will be taken to improve the quality of our tours. Travel Costa Rica Tours
Fun tour with animals
Wyndy_B, Mar 2024
Had a great time in Manuel Antonio! Our guide Alvin was very upbeat and made the tour fun. We got to see some cute animals through the telescope which was neat! I would recommend this tour.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Thank you for your feedback! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your time in Manuel Antonio with Alvin as your guide. It's fantastic that you got to see some adorable animals through the telescope. We appreciate your recommendation and hope to welcome you back on another adventure soon! Travel Costa Rica Tours team
Fantastic tour
Darold_G, Mar 2024
Manuel Antonio Park. Saw lots of wildlife. Toucan, Howler Monkeys. White face Monkeys. Bats. Crab. Iguana
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Thrilled you enjoyed Manuel Antonio Park! Wildlife sightings like toucans, howler monkeys, white-faced monkeys, bats, crabs, and iguanas make it an unforgettable experience! 🌿🦜🐒🦇🦀🦎 Travel Costa Rica Tours team
Beautiful place!
Thomas_L, Mar 2024
Saw many animals and the park is beautiful, especially the beaches! Our guide Sergio was very knowledgeable about the indigenous creatures in the park. It was quite crowded at the beginning of our tour, but did seem to get less busy as the tour continued.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Thank you for your feedback! We're glad you enjoyed the abundance of wildlife and the stunning beaches in the park. We take pride in our knowledgeable guides like Sergio who enhance the experience. We'll take your note about crowd management into consideration for future tours. Hope to see you again soon! Travel Costa Rica tours team
Park is beautiful but it's too popular a tour to make it worthwhile
Juanita_J, Feb 2024
The place is like an amusement park - lineups, tons of people. though our guide was fantastic and very knowledgeable, there weren't many sitings. I think the crowds at this tour scare the animals away. We ded see tons of capucin monkeys at the beach area. That was fun. And on our walk back to the car, our guide walked back with us and spotted a huge iguana. Got great pictures.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We genuinely appreciate your feedback and are thrilled to hear that you found our guide to be fantastic and knowledgeable. While we understand that crowded conditions can sometimes affect the experience, we strive to ensure that our guests still have the opportunity to witness plenty of wildlife, thanks to the expertise of our guides and the use of professional spotting scopes. It's important to note that the number of park visitors is regulated by the government. Unfortunately, the best time of day to see wildlife often coincides with peak visitor hours, resulting in crowded conditions. As a tour company, we make every effort to provide the best service possible, but we have no control over the crowds, as famous parks are understandably popular destinations. If you have any further comments or if there's anything else we can assist you with, please don't hesitate to reach out. Your feedback is invaluable to us, and we look forward to the possibility of welcoming you on another exciting adventure in the future. Travel Costa Rica Tours team
Very grateful as this...
Elly_M, Feb 2024
Very grateful as this tour sorted us out with some last minute park tickets when they were all sold out online! Our guide Alex Rojos had a lot of knowledge about the different plants and animals inside the park.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
We're delighted we could assist you with last-minute park tickets and that you had a wonderful experience with our guide, Alex Rojos. Sharing knowledge about the diverse flora and fauna of the park is what we love to do! Thank you for choosing our tour, and we hope to welcome you back for more adventures in the future! Travel Costa Rica Tours team
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