This animal sanctuary began with two 9-year-old girls selling crafts in an effort to raise money for rainforest preservation. Janine Licare and Aislin Livingstone’s project has expanded into a preserve that saves over 150 animals each year. On a trip to this preserve, you can expect to see 5 species of monkey, parrots, and sloths.
Take a half-day trip into the jungle outside of Dominical to see the tumbling cascade of Nauyaca Waterfall, which has two separate falls that have a combined height of 200 feet (61 m). This half-day trip includes a picnic lunch and a quick walk to the falls (most hikes to the falls take two hours, but the guide knows a shorter way).
Ever wanted to fly through the air like Superman? If so, here’s your chance. During this tour, participants connect to a double-cabled, 0.6-mile (1-km) line and fly superman-style over a working teak farm. It’s exhilarating and unlike anything you’ve ever experienced.
Costa Rica’s rainforests are natural theme parks. On this tour you’ll go canyoneering in the San Antonio de Damas rainforest, which is just outside of the Manuel Antonio National Park. Waterfalls, canyons, and a river await in a rainforest bursting with exotic wildlife.
Imagine yourself gliding along a canopy zip line high above the rainforest - the thrill, the adrenalin, the extraordinary views! This, along with an exciting tour through a butterfly garden and serpentarium, is what you'll experience on a trip to the Canopy Safari. Located approximately 45 minutes from Manuel Antonio, in the Peso Real area, Canopy Safari is a true experience in adventure and excitement.
This guided hike through the rainforest is an educational experience. Manuel Antonio is a tropical rainforest with lots of rare species for you to discover. Your will be an eye in the sky with the Canopy walk once you reach the top of the mountain. On this 4-hour trek you’ll get to look for birds, anteaters, and monkeys.
This kayaking tour will take you to the waters that surround Damas Island, off the coast of Manuel Antonio National Park. When you tour this area you’ll get to see estuaries and mangroves, and paddle up the inland canals. Your group can set the pace for this tour, and no experience kayaking is necessary.
This tour will take you through the wild landscape of coastal Costa Rica. You’ll get to see the romantic greenery of a hacienda, and go boating down the brackish waters of the Tárcoles River. Along the way you’ll see rare animals, including one species in particular that comes equipped with an impressive set of teeth.
The Carara National Park is situated between Amazonian and Mesoamerican habitats, placing it within a transition zone that harbors a unique blend of flora and fauna. During this tour, participants will be able to explore the park’s trails and get a look at the plants and creatures that call it home.
Set just outside Manuel Antonio and Quepos, the Villa Vanilla Spice Plantation grows an assortment of spices, medicinal plants, and exotic fruits. On this half-day tour you’ll explore the plantation and experience how vanilla is grown, harvested, and cooked with.
The jungle is a noisy place at night. You can get closer to the source of all that nighttime music at a wildlife refuge called Si Como No. Take the nighttime tour of the amphibian gardens to see reptiles, toads, insects, and tree frogs in their nocturnal habitat.
Enjoy a day in the sun on board Calypso's 71 food state of the Catamaran Mantaraya. Sit in one of the fresh water deck pools or lie on one of the giant nets overlooking the ocean while cruising the calm waters of the Gulf of Nicoya on your way to the beautiful white sand palm studded beach of Tortuga Island.
The ocean off the coast of Manuel Antonio National Park is known for its reefs and calm waters that allow for easy snorkeling. Snorkelers that take the plunge here will get to see giant schools of tropical fish. Probably the most talked-about species is the bright, neon-colored parrotfish. These fish nibble on the reef and are an essential component of the reef’s ecosystem.
Tour one of Costa Rica’s most stunning national parks on the Manuel Antonio National Park hike. An experienced guide, while taking you through this natural world of wonder that is bursting with biodiversity, will point out several species of monkeys, sloths, coatimundis and much more.
Centrally located on Costa Rica's Pacific coast, Manuel Antonio is a premier destination for experiencing all of the country's charms in just one place. Flaunting first rate beaches, Costa Rica's most visited national park, a diverse array of wildlife and lush tropical forests, there is little that Manuel Antonio doesn't offer. The crystalline waters of the Pacific, bustling with marine wildlife, are no exception.
This tour is a full-on adventure through the wild scenery of Manuel Antonio. You’ll see a ton of wildlife as you paddle, jump, and swim through the jungle. Get away from the crowds and experience parts of Costa Rica that typically only locals get to see.