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Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio

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Address: Manuel Antonio National Park 60601, Costa Rica
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07:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Sun 07:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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US$55.00*
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Manuel Antonio National Park Hiking Tour
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US$59.00*
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Manuel Antonio National Park Nature Walk Tour
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US$99.00*
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Guided Tour of Manuel Antonio National Park from Jaco

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Love the jungle and beach of the park

Had a great time exploring the trails and hanging out on the beach We drove ourself and as we got close, locals tried to get us to pull over and park and told us it was the only... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 May 2016
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

Had a great time exploring the trails and hanging out on the beach We drove ourself and as we got close, locals tried to get us to pull over and park and told us it was the only place to do so...we did ignore them and carried on and got to the park. We did not get a guide and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

Beautiful park with lots of animals ranging from tropical frogs, snakes, birds and monkeys. They can be hard to find without a guide. Howler monkeys give an occasional spook. The beach is scenic with soft sand and a tropical treeline. Insect repellent and sunblock are a must, as mosquitoes are abundant and the sun turned me into a tomato. There... More 

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Fillmore, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

The trip to Manuel Antonio Nature Reserve was great we oppted out of paying a guide, you really don't need one. Animals are all over, monkeys, birds, sloths. The beach is very pretty and clean. The best part was seeing the Sloths in their own habitat that was priceless. Bring a camera with a zoom lens sometimes the animals are... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely place to spend a morning. About a 30 minute walk into the beach. The water is so warm and friendly. There is a shower to rinse off after. We saw dozens of monkeys, three sloths, some birds, reptiles, and others. The jungle itself is so interesting.

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Åre
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

We had a great day at Manuel Antonio where we saw sloths, monkeys, racoons, iguanas and a lot of nice nature! The beaches are simply incredible, but be careful with the waves on the "back beach" as they are pretty strong! The walk through the park was pretty long and VERY hot, especially in the parts with stairs, I brought... More 

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Hales Corners, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

We took a tour with a private guide and it was absolutely amazing. A bit of a walk, with some slightly steep areas, but well worth the hike. We saw so many animals! Sloths, monkeys, raccoons, deer, fruit bats, woodpeckers, hawks, lizards, iguanas... Plus beautiful trees and more. The beach here is wonderful! Warm water, great view, fabric for swimming.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

I would recommend coming here as early as possible. I was here at 7am and it was much quieter than at midday. You can do all the trails in about 4 hours, the trails are on the west are much quieter and I would definitely recommend checking them out. There is a unique mix of wildlife, miradors and beaches. It... More 

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Escazu, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

Excllent pary, great range of animals and vegetatio, exceelnt beaches. Well organised trails. However on entry to Manuel Antonio there are several aggressive 'rangers' who insist you have to park in their car park and are pushing for guided tours. Tarnished the experience.

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Harleysville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

A must see but be sure to use a guide as you may miss some of the best sights! You can even end at the beach!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

WOW! Highly recommend paying $20 for a tour guide. Ask for an official Tour Guide License before you just hand over colones/USD to a random person claiming to be a guide. You'll have to pay entrance into the park which is $16 USD for a total experience of about $36. We were a group of 6 and all agreed that... More 

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