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Manuel Antonio Park Natural History Hiking Tour

  • Hotel La Mariposa, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, park aerial view

Observe the abundance of wildlife with an experienced, naturalist guide in the most visited National Park in all of Costa Rica. Your bilingual, naturalist guide will point out the great diversity of wildlife you might otherwise have missed and will explain the history and geography of the area. Lush tropical jungle, surrounding exquisitely beautiful, pristine beaches is your playground for the day.

Manuel Antonio National Park, offers a great combination of rain forest, beaches and coral reefs. This beautiful park is home to sloths, three species of monkeys (white faced, squirrel, howler), iguanas,and millions of colorful little land crabs. Some of the trails afford spectacular ocean views.

Our naturalist guides will take you on an amazing jungle experience. The goal of our team is to share and teach you about Manuel Antonio’s best nature secrets. Walk for about 3 miles on easy trails searching for unique animals and plants. During our tour you will learn about the symbiotic relationship between many animals and plants. Let us help you get your own ¨National Geographic¨ type photos with your digital camera through any of our top of the line spotting scopes.

The size of our group tours is about 10 people maximum for each tour guide. Private tours can also be arranged and the price depends on the number of people for the tour.

Within this magnificent landscape your guide will help you identify some of the more than 260 species of birds and 180 species of mammals that call the Manuel Antonio national park their home. Using a telescope, the exotic toucans, flocks of parakeets and parrots, and the vivid colors of tanagers and hummingbirds may be found camouflaged in the dense foliage.

The highlight of your trip may well be everyone’s favorite jungle dwellers – the Manuel Antonio National Park’s numerous monkeys. The endangered Mono Titi and White Face Capuchin monkeys may be seen leaping from branch to branch, oblivious to the humans below, while the roar of the howler monkeys is often heard.

Three-toed sloths, iguanas, raccoons, white-nosed coatis, agoutis, and other native mammals can often be seen amid an unimaginable variety of rare plant species. Spectacular hidden beaches and lush tropical foliage are the setting for this easy, informative hike.

Since your Manuel Antonio National Park fee is valid for the rest of the day you can take your time and relax in this wonderfully alive, yet peaceful place. Rejuvenate your body and spirit in the warm waters of the gorgeous secluded beaches.

Departure: 7:30 AM (From hotel lobby) 

Lenght: 4 hours (Approx.)

Requirements: Some hiking ability

Includes: Roundtrip transportation, Snacks and refreshments, Park entrance fee, Bilingual & certified Naturalist guide

What to bring: Hiking shoes, camera, binoculars, bathing suit, Towel, suncream and insect repellent

Price: Please contact us for pricing information at: frontdesk@hotelmariposa.com

The park entrance fee is valid for the rest of the day. You can stay and enjoy the park and beaches on your own.


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