Day trip

From San José: Manuel Antonio National Park Day Trip & Lunch

Activity provider: Inside Tours Costa Rica
Day trip

From San José: Manuel Antonio National Park Day Trip & Lunch

Activity provider: Inside Tours Costa Rica

From US$ 135 per person

Explore the beautiful Manuel Antonio National Park on this day trip by air-conditioned bus from San José. Walk on a nature trail to a paradisiacal beach.

About this activity

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Duration 18 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time.


  • Have the option to relax on the beach or go exploring on the rainforest trails
  • Take in the verdant rainforest and its wildlife on a hike to the beach
  • Fill up with a stop at a spot where you can buy a typical Costa Rican breakfast
  • Beach with calm waves
  • Travel in comfort to the park aboard a spacious and climate-controlled bus
Full description

Admire the unique flora and fauna of the Manuel Antonio National Park on this guided day trip. Stop purchase a local lunch and take in ocean views on the ride in a spacious and climate-controlled bus from San José. Take a guided walk to a breathtaking beach and have free time to swim or explore. 

Enjoy the convenience of pickup in the morning from select hotels. Relax aboard a comfortable bus on the drive through the mountains that surround the central valley. Pass along the main road that connects the capital with the coastal area.

Stop at a restaurant where you can purchase a delicious typical Costa Rican breakfast in the Pacific area. Take the Costanera Sur highway into the park, enjoying beautiful views of the ocean, African palm plantations, and picturesque towns.

Reach the Port of Quepos and from there continue to the National Park. Go for a walk in the rainforest along a nature trail of the national park until you reach the beach. Have free time to swim or go on a hike on one of the trails where you can spy monkeys, raccoons, iguanas, birds, and sloths.

Spend some free hiking to Punta Catedral to capture pictures of the spectacular view. After having enjoyed the national park, walk back to the restaurant where a delectable lunch awaits your before taking bus back to the city.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (from select locations)
  • Entrance to the National Park
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • 5 hours beach
  • Self-Guided National Park Trails
  • Animal sighting, not guided.
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
  • People over 95 years

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Change of clothes
  • Towel
  • Beachwear
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • The hike to Punta Catedral on a marked trail and it is optional and self-guided

Product ID: 432769