Snorkeling in Manuel Antonio

Snorkeling in Manuel Antonio

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.

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3 hrs
Available Days:
Every day
9:00 AM, 11:30 AM, 3:00 PM
Hotel Transport Included
Mobile Ticket Included
Offered in English, Spanish

Leaving the dock of Quepos in a 30 ft. boat, we start our journey along the coast of Manuel Antonio which the total duration is approximately 2 h ½!

Reaching Biezans beach we will snorkel for 1 hour ½ around volcanic rocks, this beach stands out for a great variety of fish and marine species, afterwards we take a break with fruit and water!

The journey continues looking for our second snorkeling site where will see different species, thereafter we end our adventure.

Attraction Visited

Manuel Antonio National Park

Created in 1972 to preserve the richness of the forest and the idyllic beaches, Manuel Antonio is home to many of Costa Rica's endangered species. Don't let the size fool you, the smallest of Costa Rica's National Parks, which encompasses almost 1,700 acres of land (683 terrestrial hectares) and 136,000 acres of ocean (55,000 marine hectares), is regarded as one of its best.

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What to Bring

Bathing suit, a towel, sunscreen, and bottled water.

What's included

Equipment, guide, transportation, fruit and water.


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Traveler Comments

The water was much too rough to be able to relax and see the fish. However our guide was great, and we could tell he really loved his job.



- TRACY L, JAN 2020

Was very fun and exciting! Freddie and Jaison were very helpful and guided us well.

The ocean off the coast of Manuel Antonio National Park is known for its reefs and calm waters that allow for easy snorkeling.Snorkeling in Manuel Antonio229
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