Top Experiences in Manuel Antonio

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If you're looking for fun adventures in Manuel Antonio, consider some of our top picks for fun things to do in this part of Costa Rica. Embark on a guided nature hike through Manuel Antonio National Park and see monkeys, sloths, birds, reptiles, and butterflies before reaching sandy beaches and bright blue waters. If you're a big foodie, try the Local Flavors Cooking Class and prepare traditional Costa Rican cuisine with a local chef. For an exhilarating experience, opt for the Tárcoles River Crocodile Safari, which involves crocodile sightings on a 1.5-hour boat ride through the wetlands around the Tárcoles River.
Manuel Antonio National Park
Manuel Antonio National Park Guided Nature Hike
4.6
(74)
4 hours
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Small group
Discover the natural beauty of the world-famous Manuel Antonio National Park on a hike with an expert guide. While trekking the two-mile (3.2-km) trail, keep your eyes open for monkeys, sloths, birds, reptiles, and butterflies in the wild. The path through the lush rainforest leads you to the...
Kids Saving the Rainforest Wildlife Sanctuary
5.0
(3)
2 hours
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Small group
Tour Kids Saving the Rainforest, a non-profit organization based in Quepos. The sanctuary rescues over 100 animals each year with the primary goal of rehabilitating them to be released back into the wild. On an educational walk through the wildlife center, you'll learn invaluable lessons about...
Traditional Costa Rican cuisine
Local Flavors Cooking Class
5.0
(3)
3.5 hours
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Small group
Learn how to prepare a traditional Costa Rican meal on this gourmet excursion! After a stop at the local farmers’ market in Quepos, where you'll browse the stands and choose ingredients, you'll travel with your guide to a private ranch in the village of Londres. Source additional produce from the...
Crocodiles are common sites on the Tárcoles River
Tárcoles River Crocodile Safari
4.8
(4)
5.5 hours
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Small group
Once you arrive at the mouth of the Tárcoles River, get ready for a 1.5-hour boat ride through the wetlands around the river, where you'll spot different kinds of wildlife, including the largest American Crocodile population in Central America.
Organic Spice Farm Experience
5.0
(2)
3.5 hours
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Small group
Step into the heart of the rainforest and discover the magic of the Villa Vanilla Spice Plantation on this half-day tour. Walk through the plantation's lush crops, learn about the labor-intensive cultivation process of vanilla, taste gourmet delicacies made fresh on the farm, and stock up on...
Riding the Rapids
Savegre Whitewater Rafting
5.0
(2)
5.5 hours
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Small group
Start your Savegre River Whitewater Rafting Adventure with a pickup from your hotel in Manuel Antonio. You'll then travel to the Savegre River and begin your rafting journey, paddling through Class II and Class III rapids while surrounded by stunning rainforest scenery. After an exciting and...
Ocean Kayaking & Snorkeling
4.2
(25)
4 hours
·
Small group
Take off on an active kayaking adventure around Manuel Antonio! Climb into a single or double kayak and follow your guide as you paddle past small islands and nesting areas for marine birds. After about an hour, take a break on the beautiful inlet in Biesanz Bay. Snorkeling is an option (if the...
Nauyaca Waterfall
Horseback Riding to Nauyaca Waterfalls
5.0
(1)
5 hours
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Small group
Embark on a classic Costa Rican adventure, horseback riding to the stunning Nauyaca Waterfalls near Dominical Beach in Manuel Antonio. Follow an eight-kilometer nature trail through lush rainforests, keeping an eye out for exotic wildlife, such as capuchin monkeys. Spend a few hours at the falls,...
Boat Tour of Damas Island
4.1
(7)
4 hours
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Group tour
Discover the Damas Island Estuary and its mangrove ecosystem on a boat trip! Your knowledgeable guide will point out flora and fauna as you cruise along the natural passageways created by the river's ebb and flow. Bird-watching is excellent here, and the fluctuating conditions of sediment and...
Catamaran Adventure with Meal
4.0
(24)
5 hours
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Group tour
Relax and enjoy a sailing adventure around Manuel Antonio National Park. Board a catamaran in Quepos, then sit back and listen as your guide offers background information about the region's geography and wildlife. You'll cruise past islands, rock formations, and dramatic cliffs as the captain...
Good bye Costa Rica
Surf Lesson at Playa Scull
3 hours
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Small group
Embark on an exciting surfing adventure on the beautiful beaches of Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. Begin with a lesson from experienced instructors who cater to all skill levels, ensuring you're ready to ride the waves at this renowned surf spot. After your lesson, opt to extend your board rental...

Experiences in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

Manuel Antonio
Top Active Experiences in Manuel Antonio

Costa Rica's Manuel Antonio region packs a lot of activity into one small area. It's a dream location for active travelers and adventure seekers, as you can combine coastal water sports with land-based excursions. Enjoy surfing at Playa Scull, scuba diving, kayaking, and snorkeling, all in one place. Then, take your adventures inland for activities like whitewater rafting, nature hikes, and horseback riding through the rainforests.

Manuel Antonio
Best Things to Do in Manuel Antonio

Manuel Antonio attracts visitors across the globe for several reasons: pristine beaches, a rainforest that stretches down the coast, and an abundance of wildlife. With the scenic Manuel Antonio National Park as the backdrop, you can visit wildlife sanctuaries, discover organic spice farms, enjoy trekking excursions, take boats on rivers and through estuaries, plus kayak and snorkel in the ocean. End your stay with a sunset catamaran cruise or a surf lesson at one of the best surf spots in Costa Rica!

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Top Family Experiences in Costa Rica

Costa Rica offers adventures suitable for all ages, making it an excellent choice for a family vacation. Kids and adults alike love spotting wildlife, ziplining through cloud forests, learning how to surf, touring organic farms, and much more. The unique experiences you can enjoy in Costa Rica—a country leading the world in eco-tourism and wildlife conservation—will leave a lasting impression on the entire family for years to come.

Manuel Antonio
Top Nature Experiences in Manuel Antonio

It's no surprise that many nature enthusiasts make their way to Costa Rica's Manuel Antonio region. Located on the central coast, you get a little bit of everything here: white-sand ocean beaches, lush rainforests, mangrove estuaries, islands, nature parks, waterfalls, and more. Discover Manuel Antonio's nature with hiking, boat tours, snorkeling, wildlife safaris, and more.

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