Manuel Antonio National Park is the quintessential Costa Rican wildlife experience that is not to be missed by animal lovers and those in persuit of beautiful tropical beaches with rainforest reaching right up to the ocean. This has to be one of the best places in the world to see tropical wildlife, almost seeming like a zoo, as you spot monkeys, sloths, and other rainforest dwellers like cute coatis in a natural environment as you meander along paths on the rainforest floor. Relax, and have a picnic on the beach, but watch out for mischiveous monkeys that try to steal your food! Manuel Antonio is a must-experience destination both for families and for couples who can select from numerous romantic eco-lodges and beachfront hotels with spectacular views. Contact our Costa Rica specialists for help planning your trip.
Manuel Antonio features one of the most unique ecosystems in the world, with dense jungles creeping right up to the edge of the pristine beaches. With such a diverse landscape, it makes for the perfect adventure capital, offering opportunities to go:
Whitewater rafting in the class III rapids of the Savegre River
Sea kayaking through mangrove ecosystems
Relaxing on the beach
Hiking through the rainforest, which borders the ocean
Surfing (or learning to surf if you're a newbie to the waves)
Snorkeling in the crystal clear water
ATV through the jungle
Where to Stay in Manuel Antonio
These beachfront hotels and villas allow you to experience the best of this pristine environment from Costa Rica's tropical hearltand:
Personal knowledge of the trip I was considering. Patience with our figuring out which dates we could travel.
1 day ago
Clara and Rhenee were gracious and available. Phone contact is so important to answer questions and discuss all aspects of trip. If not immediately available they scheduled a time to speak.
They were knowledgeable, honest, realistic and very friendly. They are both very professional and take their role seriously.
1 day ago
Jason has been wonderful. He is full of information and was very willing to listen to what was of interest to us.
3 days ago
The ability (of Kassandra) to tailor a guided trip to my exact preferences is very valuable to me, as well as the ability (of Kassandra) to provide expert guidance on destinations and travel dates. I also appreciate the ability of the backup staff (Maria Ignacio, Exito Travel) to coordinate all the details to make the travel logistics easy for the customer.
3 days ago
Our Costa Rica trip was amazing! Kassandra planned everything and the excursions, hotels, overall organization were outstanding. Everything worked out smoothly, the excursions guides were knowledgeable allowing us to see so much of the fauna and flora of the country. The hotels were great as well, all in fantastic locations and with beautiful views.