Manuel Antonio National Park Combo Tour from San Jose

4.7 / 5

77 reviews

Activity provider: Go Tours Costa Rica

Manuel Antonio National Park Combo Tour from San Jose

Activity provider: Go Tours Costa Rica

From US$ 145 per person

Explore the Manuel Antonio National Park and its white-sand beaches on this day trip from San Jose. Enjoy the included breakfast and lunch, and stop to look for crocodiles and scarlet macaws.

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Pickup is available from most of the hotels in the San Jose area. Your exact pick-up time and location will be provided upon reconfirmation of your tour.


  • Admire stunning natural landscapes on the scenic ride to this national park
  • Hike on the rainforest trails at Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Search for wildlife such as monkeys, sloths, macaws, agoutis, and others
  • Explore the most beautiful beaches of Costa Rica
  • Make multiple stops en route to explore the most of the country
Full description

Expereince the stunning beauty of the Manuel Antonio National Park on this day trip from San Jose. Visit Crocodile Bridge and Tarcoles Beach. Discover the abundant wildlife on the park’s rainforest trails and eat breakfast and lunch at local restaurants. 

Enjoy being picked up from the comfort of your accommodation in the San Jose area. Travel aboard an airconditioned coach on the way to have breakfast in a local restaurant located next to the biggest fruit market in the country. 

Visit the market to observe a large variety of tropical fruits. Continue your journey with a stop at the popular crocodile bridge where you will have the chance to observe one of Costa Rica’s biggest crocodile’s populations. 

Search for scarlet macaws in their natural habitat on Tarcoles Beach where they like to gather. Stop at the Jaco Bay lookout point and take pictures of Costa Rica’s most popular coastal town. 

Travel to the Manuel Antonio National Park, hike the rainforest trails with your guide for about and hour and search for monkeys, sloths, toucans, and agoutis. Spend some free time relaxing on the park's pristine beaches or hiking to along rainforest trails.

Savor a delicious lunch of local cuisine in a restaurant that provides great jungle and ocean views. Lunch is served in the early afternoon around 2 PM, after which you will be taken back to your hotel in San Jose.

  • Round-trip transportation from most of the hotels located in the San Jose area
  • Bilingual guide
  • Entrance fee for Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Visits to the Crocodile Bridge, scarlet macaws observation place, fruit stand, and the Jaco Beach lookout point
  • Breakfast and lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Services not specified

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Cash

Know before you go

  • Drop-off with luggage is available in centrally located hotels in the Manuel Antonio area if you would prefer not to return to San Jose. However, the stops at the crocodile bridge, Tarcoles Beach for scarlet macaw observation, and Jaco Beach lookout point will not be included if you choose this option as they are on the way back to San Jose
Customer reviews

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4.7 /5

based on 77 reviews

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Great tour with a good amount of stops for refreshments and toilet. Be prepared for a long drive however (the driving part from San José to Manuel Antonio and back takes nearly 9h), which means you'll have less than 2 hours to explore the park itself. I understand the tour operator is trying to diversify it's tour by adding extra stops along the way, however the Macau bird stop in the fishing village was disappointing to say the least. We spent nearly 1 hour there and feel we didn't see very much. I can't help but feel this time would have been much more well spent by giving us extra time in Manuel Antonio National Park.

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January 18, 2023

It was an amazing tour! Our guide made sure we saw sooo many species of animals. The beach is super beautiful and the food was delicious as well. Cons: San Jose is not the safest city to walk at night, so I expect the pick up to be where I live not to be told I need to go somewhere else at 5 am when I chose the pick up option. Otherwise great tour!

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November 20, 2022

It was an incredible experience. I was fortunate to have a guide named Oscar and he was very kind and attentive at all times with the group, always worried that we could all see the monkeys, sloths, insects, birds, etc. The walk along the trail was very good, the stop at the beach too, the transfer, everything!

November 9, 2022

Product ID: 147600