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Manuel Antonio National Park Day Trip from San Jose

Highlights
  • Full day visit to Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Enjoy a scenic drive along the beautiful Pacific coastline
  • Relax on the beach or hike on the park’s many trails
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Manuel Antonio National Park Day Trip from San Jose
From US$131.00
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Manuel Antonio National Park Day Trip from San Jose
From US$131.00
Overview
Discover one of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica on this full-day trip from San Jose to Manuel Antonio National Park. After a scenic drive along the Pacific coast, you’ll arrive at this protected reserve that features lush tropical rain forest and unspoiled stretches of white sandy beach. Relax on the shore or explore the jungle with a guided nature hike, where you’ll have a chance to spot birds, sloths, monkeys and other resident wildlife.
What to Expect
Accessible only by foot, Manuel Antonio National Park is a protected tropical reserve featuring white sandy beaches, lush rain forest and crystal-clear turquoise water. Your full-day tour of this tropical paradise begins with early morning pickup from your San Jose hotel to maximize your time at the park. Stop for breakfast along the way, and enjoy the scenic drive past picturesque villages and the dramatic scenery of the Pacific coastline. 

Hop out of the air-conditioned vehicle at the park entrance near the port of Quepos. No vehicles are allowed inside Manuel Antonio to preserve the area’s natural beauty and delicate ecosystem. Enjoy an easy, flat hike through the rain forest to arrive at a gorgeous crescent-shaped beach. The afternoon is yours to spend as you wish. Drop a towel and soak up the sun along the beach’s pristine white sand, and cool off with a swim in the clear, warm waters of the Pacific.

Wander through jungle trails on your own, or join a guided nature hike to learn about the park’s incredible biodiversity. Be prepared to encounter many wild residents, including monkeys, sloths, tropical birds and iguanas. Get your blood pumping with a hike to Cathedral Point, where you can soak in a breathtaking perspective of the ocean, shore and forest.

Depart the park before dusk, and watch a memorable sunset over the Pacific on the return drive to your San Jose hotel.
Reviews (101)
1 - 5 of 18 reviews
Reviewed 9 October 2018
Manuel Antonio National Park

The company provided professional tour. They came and picked me on time from my hotel. organized the food and drinks/ guide and the driver provided excellent service

Thank Eran B
Reviewed 27 August 2018
Marvelous sights, exquisite food, and very very quiet place.

I went on January and the weather was more than great. Not humid and not too hot. A superb place to visit.

1  Thank ezertuche
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile
15 hour round trip to nowhere

I had been very much looking forward to my trip to Manuel Antonio to see the beautiful scenery and monkeys. I arrived in CR on Friday afternoon and scheduled to depart Tuesday early AM. After being picked up Sunday at 6 AM we arrived at...More

11  Thank Douglas L
Marjorie E, Guest Relations Manager at Gray Line Costa Rica, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Dear Doug, thank you so much for sharing your review. We´re so sorry about his bad experience. Unfortunatelly, the government decided to close the park and work just with a minimum amount of people; and noone of the operators of San Jose knew with enought...More

Reviewed 13 August 2018
Beautiful Beach

the beach here was stunning, the water clear. the surounding area had so much to offer, the local people were very helpful and tryed their best to make this trip the best one yet.

2  Thank Marie J
Reviewed 18 June 2018
Absolutely stunning

Our fav beach experience of the trip. Wasn't totally busy, super serene and lush. Saw sloths (but they were up way high on the trees), monkeys, and a few racoons cruising around the beach bushes. Don't be fooled by the "parking attendants" who want you...More

5  Thank BCMama2
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I don’t really know. I bought the tickets at the window. However, I saw people with printouts to get in.
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