Manuel Antonio, discovered by a Spanish explorer in 1519, is a melting pot of eco-systems. Awe in the majesty of white sand beaches backing up to evergreen forest right up to the high tide line. Throughout this guided tour, you will be able to experience primary forests, secondary forests, mangrove swamps, lagoons, and of course beach! There is over 109 species of mammals and 184 species of birds in this park all for your discovery! While this is the smallest national park in Costa Rica, Forbes magazine calls it “One of the 12 best National Parks IN THE WORLD.” There are also 12 small isles off the coast where dolphins and whales can be viewed at times.
WhenDaily except Tuesdays from 8am to 4pm
InclusionsTransportation, English speaking guide, lunch and park entrance fees
Meeting PlaceYour hotel or condo
Group Size2 - 8 people
Starting Your Tour
Your day begins when you are picked up at your accommodations in Jaco Beach or Herradura by your English speaking guide and you are off to see the monkeys. The scenic drive along the coast is barely an hour and you are at the park. Your guides have “Superman eyes”! They are trained at spotting things you would never see on your own. Most common sightings are white faced monkeys, howler monkeys, two and three toed sloths, deer, peccaries, raccoons, endangered squirrel monkeys, reptiles and lizards. There are 4 different pristine, white sand beaches to explore and swim if you desire.
Dine in a Piece of Controversial History
Now that you have worked up an appetite we will have a delicious local lunch before we head back to Jaco Beach in time for the sunset.