Rainmaker Park Forest Hike
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.
up to 3 days in advance
- Duration: 4 hrs
- Available Days: Every day
- Schedule: 7:00 AM, 12:30 PM
- Hotel Transport Included
- Free cancellation up to 3 days prior
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
On this hike you’ll be on a trail that travels through “primary” forest, a term that means this forest has many layers of uninterrupted growth. This is part of what makes Manuel Antonio such an ecologically diverse place. Once you get to the top you will reach the suspension bridges that make up the Canopy tour. You will have an amazing ocean view and be able to see the tops of trees up close. This way of experiencing the forrest decreases the impact of visitors on the environment while allowing a bird's eye view.
You can customize your hike to your interests. Your group can also decide the pace of the hike. If you’re there mainly for the exotic bird watching, your guide will help you look for trogons, motmots, and pygmy owls (among many others). Besides tropical birds, other species to look out for include silky anteaters and squirrel monkeys. Or if you prefer, focus your hike on the rainforest flora, and learn more about how the surrounding trees provide for the local wildlife.
This hike includes a stop at Manuel Antonio’s natural pools and waterfalls. It has cool water and is a lovely place to pause and go for a swim or snap the perfect picture. At the end of the tour you will be treated to a spectacular lunch.
What to Bring
Camera, bug spray, hat, binoculars, swim suit and hiking shoes.
Transportation, entrance fee, bilingual naturalist guide, bottled water and lunch.
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This was the best tour of all! I highly recommend it. It was quiet, small, and we saw a lot of wildlife. The meal at the end was fantastic.
Tour guide was great but a lot of stairs. Scenery was beautiful.
I was so glad we did this tour. It was a 'wetter' rainforest than the national park so offered different animal sightings such as the Poisonous Dart Frog. The hanging bridges were really cool and rustic. We felt like we were in an Indiana Jones movie. Many waterfalls where you could get in the water. Our teenage daughters loved that. We had a nice lunch afterwards. Our tour guide, Jeremy was great. He had a scope so we could see many things close up and take pictures through it with our smartphone.
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