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Skip the Line: Manuel Antonio National Park Experience provided by Manuel's Tours

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Skip the Line: Manuel Antonio National Park Experience

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
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Updated 16/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Skip the Line: Manuel Antonio National Park Experience
We´ll no longer use costumers' cell phones to capture videos and images while touring with us, on the other hand, we will ONLY use our cell phones and Airdrop (iPhone only) WhatsApp, WeTransfer, Google Photos or Dropbox the images and videos to each customer.
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Updated 16/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Learn about the diverse wildlife and plants of Costa Rica on a private tour of Manuel Antonio National Park. A private tour enables you to go at your own pace and get individual attention from your guide. Additionally, by avoiding a group tour and the noise that comes with traveling with a larger group, you can increase your chances of spotting wildlife up close.
  • Explore Manuel Antonio National Park on a private tour
  • Provided spotting scopes enable you to take up-close photos of wildlife
  • Your personal guide shapes the tour to suit your interests
  • Enjoy hassle-free hotel pickup and drop-off
Important Information
2–3 hours
  • Certified I.C.T. Naturalist Tour Guide
  • All pictures and videos taken during the tour with our BTX Swarovski Spotting Scopes
  • Bottled water for the hike
  • Gratitude Snack or Cocktail (Outside National Park)
  • Manuel Antonio & Quepos Area Hotels, Airbnb, Villas or Rental Homes Private pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from outside Quepos-Manuel Antonio (please contact us, we can always arrange transportation for you)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wear light, neutral clothing (shorts, t-shirts, tank tops, etc. no bright colors please)
  • Closed-toed shoes (tennis shoes or hiking boots) are required to participate on the tour. (Please, no sandals or Tevas)
  • Pack sunscreen/bug spray and swimming gear (towel, swimsuit, etc.)
  • Important Pickup Information: Our meeting point will be right at your hotel lobby or front desk (Sharp Time please, NOT Costa Rican Sloth Time) Whether you are booking a group or private activity, please be an ethical traveler, it's not respectful make other enthusiastic participants wait in the car or van, if you are having a delay situation (breakfast, electrical, mechanical, etc) Do not hesitate contacting us, we will be more than happy to help you and make sure you have the most pleasant and satisfactory experience with our company.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Manuel Antonio National Park is CLOSED ON MONDAYS!
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions; if canceled due to poor bad weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
  • NOTE: FRESH FRUIT AND SANDWICHES are the ONLY two types of food allowed to enter into the national park. Granola or protein bars, grains and nuts, cookies, alcohol, tobacco or any other kind of snacks are NOT ALLOWED.
  • The National Park entrance fee ticket is VALID ONE TIME ONLY, you are not allowed to re-enter if you leave the park.
  • NEW YEARS HOLIDAYS (December 22nd-January 4th) RECOMMENDATION, all hotel pickup should be before 7:00 am, it's very important in order to avoid queuing for long periods of time.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Diana K wrote a review 2 Dec
San Francisco, California17 contributions1 helpful vote
We have been with several tour guides through Manuel Antonio (this is our 8th trip), and Manuel was by far the best. He spotted many animals that were missed by other tour guides and incredibly special (huge-clawed crabs, adorable sleeping bats, frogs hiding in budding flowers,
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Date of experience: December 2020
Maneesh G wrote a review Sep 2020
San Jose, Costa Rica5 contributions
Manuel was an amazing guide who went out of his way to provide the best service. Extremely kind and knowledgeable, he shared his local insights about the region and it’s nature with us. We travelled with a toddler and he organized a stroller for us that could handle the
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Response from Manuelstours, Owner at Skip the Line: Manuel Antonio National Park Experience
Responded 24 Sep 2020
Muchas Gracias dear 542maneeshg, I (Manuel) am going to start my response to your review using the same words I originally shared with you... I was so so happy to be there with you amigos! After many months without exploring I was super ready. I want to personally thank you for mentioning about the stroller, that’s something we are adding to all our private tours (not extra charge) we are concern and understand traveling with kids can be difficult sometimes. We hope to make our customers vacations a bit more relaxing and memorable! Once again, thank you very much for visiting beautiful Manuel Antonio National Park and hiring our services as professional naturalist tour guides. Pura Vida! Manuel Cabalceta Méndez Manuel’s Tours, Costa Rica.
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Cruiser643787 wrote a review Mar 2020
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We highly recommend booking a tour. Our tour guide, Manuel, was great. He was really good at finding animals and we saw both 2 and 3-toed sloths (even a baby); white-faced, howler, and squirrel monkeys; lots of birds, iguanas, lizards, butterflies, moths, bats. He had spotting
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Date of experience: March 2020
Steph K wrote a review Mar 2020
Ottawa, Canada19 contributions2 helpful votes
We did an early morning tour with Mop! We were picked up right on time from our hotel and taken to the park where we met up with our guide Mop! Right from the start you could feel his passion for what we does and how knowledgeable he is. Immediately he began spotting animals
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Beverly S wrote a review Mar 2020
Mesa, Arizona15 contributions2 helpful votes
My husband and I were very impressed with this tour. Had we not hired a guide, we would have just walked around the park not really knowing what we were looking at. Manuel pointed out sloths, lizards, birds and of course monkeys. He also gave us information about all the
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Date of experience: March 2020
About the operator

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By: Manuel's Tours
Excellent tour with Manuel
Manuel punctually picked us up at our airb&b location. We saw many animals! Frogs, snakes, spiders, tarantulas, tad
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Manuel gave us an excellent two day adventure in two different parks. He is incredibly knowledgable, passionate, an
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Corcovoda/Manuel Antonio/Night Walk
I cannot express how much I loved each and every one of the 3 tours we took with Manuel's Tours. With the exception
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Fantastic Experience
We did 2 different private tours. The night walk and the Manual Antonio park tour. Both of guides were amazing and
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Manuel Antonio & Mangrove Tours
GET A GUIDE AND REQUEST MOP WITH MANUEL'S TOUR!!! We would not have seen anything if we had visited the park on ou
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Wonderful night tour
The night tour with Manuel was an amazing experience. I booked at the last minute but Manuel contacted me straight
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Excellent guide
We have gone on two tours with Manuel. The first was a guided tour of Manuel Antonio National Park. The second was
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Manuel is awesome!
Our group went on the Corcovado day trip tour during our vacation to Costa Rica. We were staying near Dominical, an
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Great off-the-beaten-path tour
Carlos was our guide and he was funny, knowledgeable and friendly. We saw plenty of nocturnal creatures, the highli
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Fantastic guide and tour!
We booked the skip the line 6.45 am semi- private tour of Manuel Antonio Reserve. Our guide Mop was fantastic - kn
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The Rainforest Comes Alive at Night
My husband and I had a fantastic night out walking through the rainforest on the jungle night research tour with Ma
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Amazing experience!
We have traveled the world and experienced many wildlife tours with local naturalists. Manuel's organization rivals
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Awesome Jungle Night Hike
Our guide was excellent and our two boys 10 and 11 really enjoyed trying to find different animals. We saw a pygymy
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Manuel was wonderful. We were lucky enough to have him particularly as our guide. Our Airbnb host set up a night hi
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Carara NP and Crocodile all day tour
Manuel's tours paired us with Berny Sanchez and took us on the all day tour of Carara Nat'l Park and the Tarcoles r
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Key Details
  • Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Duration: 2–3 hours
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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