San Jose

Manuel Antonio National Park; Beach & Sightseeing Day Trip from San Jose

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Manuel Antonio National Park Beach and Sightseeing Day Trip from San Jose
  • 12 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind and spend the day exploring the beautiful Manuel Antonio National Park on a small-group tour. Spend the day walking jungle trails, observing local wildlife like macaws and crocodiles, and relaxing on the beach. This guided tour means that you make the most of your time in the park and avoid crowded areas.
  • See crocodiles, macaws, and sloths in their natural habitat
  • Avoid crowded tourist buses and spend more time at locations
  • Enjoy a Costa Rican breakfast and lunch during your tour
  • A small group means more attention from your guide

What's Included

  • 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
  • Gratuities
  • Services not specified

Meeting and Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Quality Hotel Real San Jose
    Pozos, San José, Santa Ana, Costa Rica

    Centrally located San Jose hotels. Hotel pickups commence before 6:00 a.m.; the exact pickup time for your tour will be advised on a reconfirmation message.

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

06:00 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

Centrally located San Jose hotels. Hotel pickups commence at 6:00 a.m. approximately; the exact pickup time for your tour will be advised on a reconfirmation message.

What To Expect


45 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Puente Río Grande de Tárcoles

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Playa Tarcoles

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Mirador de Jaco

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Manuel Antonio National Park

4 hours Admission Ticket Included

San Bada

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • 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

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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Featured review
Kenneth was a great guide. All of the stops along our journey were great and would definitely recommend this tour. The beach was the best part of the day, followed by an amazing lunch with great views.


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Great and informative
Judy_B, Feb 2024
Very courteous, very informative and helpful with all our questions. A very enjoyable adventure with him. The beach was my favorite. I would recommend our driver/guide.
Mary_N, Feb 2024
Our driver/guide was very courteous and knowledgeable about things of the country and the sites that we visited. Would recommend Fernando for any tour.
Macaws Look Happier in the Wild
Ken_L, Oct 2023
This is an excellent itinerary and so is Harlem, our guide. We saw a good number of animals at Manuel Antonio thanks to him. Good eyes! The beaches were beautiful especially with the Capuchin monkeys running around. Our favorite is seeing the macaws in their natural habitat. Big thanks to this one family in Jaco who shared with us, strangers, freshly cooked chicharones when we were just passing by. It can be a long drive home depending on traffic getting into San Jose.
Excellent view and nice walk in Park
YOGESH_S, Nov 2022
Farnando has really excellent knowledge of coast rica and the park. We enjoy a lot. I recommend this trip.
A day in the rainforest.
Darren_W, Aug 2022
Friendly guide. Lots to see on the trip. Great little stop offs along the way. Food provided was good with a good choice. Lucky to see lots of animals in the rainforest.
It's a must I'd you're in Costa Rica!!
Claudia_F, Jul 2022
This tour was amazing and we highly recommend it to anyone visiting Costa Rica. My husband ana I went on our honeymoon there ana we weren't disappointed in this tour. Our tour guide Oscar was very knowledgeable and always on the lookout for sloths or other animals around. He got us home safely even though there was a storm on our way back.
A long day traveling to the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica
Paul_L, Jan 2022
The Crocodile Bridge was very interesting. The beaches at Manual Antonio are spectacular. Lunch overlook the Pacific was very nice. Many "critters" to see inside the park. Park needed some repairs on the railings and a couple of spots were very slick from mud on the pathway, but otherwise a great trail to explore...just be careful of your footing. Highly recommend, but be prepared for a lot of "seat time" to get there and back.
Absolutely amazing!
Sheridan_F, May 2021
This tour was incredible! We only had a few days on Costa Rica but this tour gave us a taste of so much! Our guide, Kenneth was friendly and extremely knowledgeable. 10/10, would take again!
Definitely recommended!
Jessica_B, Apr 2021
Kenneth was a great guide. All of the stops along our journey were great and would definitely recommend this tour. The beach was the best part of the day, followed by an amazing lunch with great views.
Marie, Mar 2021
Wow! What a great day. Nathaniel, our guide was great. He was super friendly, knowledgeable and patient. This was one of our favorite tours during our time in CR. The food was great, beach was pristine, the jungle was awesome (we saw a lot of monkeys, crocodiles and macaws). Bring waterproof and sand proof sneakers- you walk through the beach part of the trail.
Hidden paradise with monkeys
Sarah_B, Feb 2021
Our guide, Omar, was excellent. We were picked up from our hotel and dropped off at our next in Manuel Antonio. Manuel Antonio is absolutely gorgeous.. the beach, and the park was lovely too. We got to see lots of monkeys. The trail in the park is short though, but we had plenty of time to relax at the beach and have lunch.
Great day at the park!
Nisha_P, Oct 2019
Hernan was a great tour guide who knew exactly where to get the best views of different animals - we saw monkeys, sloths, and crocodiles (and countless iguanas)! We began the day with a traditional Costa Rican breakfast with a multitude of options, and ended in a nice restaurant with a beautiful view of the beach. I would recommend this tour for all ages!
Todo perfecto
ErickChristian_F, Dec 2021
Un tiempo adecuado para cada actividad y el parque está genial y el guia Juan te ayuda y te explica todo
Wir sind mit Fernando...
Aylin_Z, Oct 2021
Wir sind mit Fernando Moss gereist. Er konnte uns sehr viel über Costa Rica erzählen und hat uns gut mit einbezogen. Es war ein sehr schöner Tag!

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