Things you can do in Manuel Antonio are many and quite varied. In this post, we aim to create a simple but long list of options for you. So! Keep on reading and you can decide. what suits your desires and dreams better.
There are so many things to do in Manuel Antonio that the hardest is to choose what suits you better:
- Hike in the Manuel Antonio National Park with a naturalist tour guide:
Manuel Antonio National Park without a guide is a bunch of plants and occasional sightings of monkeys, sloths, and other animals that you may see, -or not – around the breathtaking beaches that are in the park. And we must add that a lot of the animals you end up seeing are visible because a guide points them out.
As tour guides in Manuel Antonio, we are there every day, and even if we aren’t, our colleagues and friends are. We know the place, and the rhythms of the wildlife that lives in it, and, in general, we may spot more animals because we are experts at it. But even more importantly: You will be visiting one of the most amazing ecosystems on Earth. The more you’ll learn about rainforests, the more in awe they’ll leave you. And is there something better while we are traveling than the sensation of a good surprise?
And even though of course we are selling our services, more importantly, we want you to enjoy our region and leave with a wish to come back and recommend it to everyone.
2. Hang out at the beach:
What else is new under the sun right? Being on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, relaxing at one of the amazing beaches of Manuel Antonio seems almost compulsory.
In Manuel Antonio, you can find all comforts for you to have a good relaxing time while looking at the ocean waves swinging around.
Rainmaker Mountain is one of the best things to do in Manuel Antonio as this place is one of Central Pacific’s few remaining examples of primary rainforest. It is a habitat of 60 percent of Costa Rica’s flora and animal species. Dedicated to the conservation and protection of Costa Rica’s Fila Chonta mountain range on the Pacific side.
Rainmaker’s strategic position placed it within the Quepoa Biological corridor. It is our serious commitment to guarantee that future generations may enjoy our place.
If you want to see this amazing forest check the details here.
4. Dolphin and whale watching:
The months of August to October are ideal for seeing humpback whales. It can be rather wet during this time of year, and many businesses close for the season, but it is the ideal time to watch whales. T
Throughout the year, you will have the opportunity to observe bottlenose, spinner, and spotted dolphins.
A day excursion should cost roughly $75 USD. If you want to arrange a tour to see whales, let us know!
Although this is an expensive activity, some of the greatest sports fishing in the world can be found off the coast of Quepos, Costa Rica. The largest catches are marlin and sailfish, but you may also catch dorado, yellowfin tuna, and a variety of other fish offshore. There are several charters that depart from Marina Pez Vela.
Expect to pay between $800 and $1000 USD for your party to go out on the water.
6. Nauyaca Waterfall
The Nauyaca Waterfall is a well-known popular tourist destination in Costa Rica. This waterfall will undoubtedly take your breath away. The Nauyaca Waterfalls are a wonderful and epic landscape located around 1 hour from Manuel Antonio National Park.
Nauyaca Waterfalls is made up of two falls that unite to reach a height of 60 m (200 ft). The pool at the base of the first waterfall is rocky and not at all convenient for bathing, but the pool below is about six feet deep – excellent for a refreshing swim!
7. Day trip to Corcovado National Park
On a day trip to Corcovado, you may explore the animals, beaches, and rainforests of one of the world’s most biodiverse parks.
A lot of people want to see this mighty park without having to stay there. So the one-day tour to Corcovado from Manuel Antonio is ideal for this.
Please read the details of this tour here.
8. Damas Mangrove Tour:
This tour, either by boat or by kayak, at night or in the daytime is absolutely worth the time and money! Not only to see wildlife and amazing birds but to get into the misunderstood however fascinating mangroves ecosystem.
Please find details about these tours here.
10. Whitewater Rafting:
Depending on what you like best, there are three possibilities in the area. Savegre, Naranjo, and Chorro rafting options go from III Class rafting to V during the rainy season.
Going into pristine forest areas, white water rafting in Manuel Antonio is fantastic and memorable.
There are plenty of surfing schools and pretty good waves in the eh area of Espadilla. As you arrive at the beach you’ll see them. It is quite compulsory to at least try!
A board rental should cost roughly $20 USD, and a lesson should cost around $60 USD.