Discover why Manuel Antonio National Park is a favorite destination for visitors to Costa Rica. After morning pickup from your Jaco, Punta Leone or Fiesta Resort hotel, enjoy a scenic drive down the Central Pacific coast, passing through African palm plantations and small villages along the way.
Vehicles are not allowed in park in order to protect its fragile ecosystem, so you’ll leave the van behind at the town of Quepos for a short walk through the jungle and across a creek. Once inside the reserve, you’ll be greeted by an expanse of crystal-clear water lapping up against a gorgeous stretch of white sandy beach.
The day is yours to spend as you please. Join your guide on a nature hike through the surrounding rain forest to learn about abundant native plant species and spot local wildlife such as capuchin monkeys, sloths, iguanas, coatis and tropical birds. Hike along a trail towards the Cathedral Point outcropping for splendid panoramic views of the park.
You can also choose to relax on the beach and soak up the tropical sun, either after your hike or all day. Cool off with a refreshing swim in the crystal-clear water. Midday, enjoy a picnic lunch of fresh Costa Rican cuisine. As the sun begins to fall, hike back out of the park and enjoy the scenic return drive to your hotel.