Water rushing along its course in the Manuel Antonio National Park

Trips and Tours to Manuel Antonio NP

About Manuel Antonio NP

Despite being one of Costa Rica's smallest national parks, Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio is one of the country's most popular and it's not difficult to understand why. Idyllic tropical beaches are backed by lush rainforest with pristine waters stretching out to paradise in the form of untouched outer islands. As well as beaches and forest, the park also preserves mangroves and is one of the few remaining natural habitats of the squirrel monkey. Manuel Antonio is also brimming with birdlife from kingfishers to falcons and it's not uncommon to spot smaller mammals such as coati and sloth. Large iguanas are a regular feature near the beaches and make good photographic models as they stand stock-still and bask in the sun.

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Comprised of 12 little islets off the coast, the Manuel Antonio National Park offers scuba diving and snorkelling opportunities with the possibility of spotting humpback whales during their migration. A small system of short trails makes exploring the coast, as well as inland regions of the park, easy and enjoyable with hikers rewarded with pretty waterfalls, stunning viewpoints and the unique tombolo (a natural land bridge) formation of Punta Catedral.

Manuel Antonio NP Tours

Here are some popular itineraries that include a visit to Manuel Antonio NP. Alternatively, if you would like to include a visit to Manuel Antonio NP on a bespoke touring itinerary to Costa Rica, take a look at our tailor-made holiday planning section.

Costa Rica Express

7 days FROM R39,465
Picture of a sandy beach in Manuel Antonio in Costa Rica

Costa Rica Calling

8 Days FROM R73,355
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Costa Rica Coast to Coast

10 Days FROM R90,025
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Costa Rica Encompassed

14 days FROM R123,415
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