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Manuel Antonio Activity Options 

Jet Ski Snorkel Tour

There is nothing quite like zooming across the ocean in search of the perfect beach. You will be led on jet skis on an exciting and breathtaking tour along the coast of Manuel Antonio. This is a fun morning seeing the coastline from the water and stopping off at some excellent snorkeling locations where you will swim with exotic tropical fish and be able to check out the abundant marine life.

 

  • Adventure Rating: Easy
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Includes: Transfers & professional bilingual guides
  • Age: 5+ accompanied by an adult. 14+ to drive your own jet ski.

Suitable For: Nature lovers, Adventure, Adrenaline

Canopy Safari

Take on one of the zipline courses in the country. Zip along 11 cables, walk a suspension bridge, do two rappels and finish with a Tarzan swing! This zipline course is tons of fun, fully guided and is complimented by a delicious local lunch and a walk through the serpentarium and butterfly gardens.

 

  • Adventure Rating: Easy
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Includes: Transfers, professional bilingual guides & lunch
  • Age: 3+. Younger children will be harnessed to a professional bilingual guide
  • Suitable For: Nature, Wildlife, Active, Adrenaline, Families

Manuel Antonio National Park

The Manuel Antonio National Park is the best place for wildlife viewing and you are almost guaranteed to see sloths, iguanas and several species of monkeys, as well as other exotic creatures. Your naturalist guide will pick you up from your hotel and lead you along the well kept trails to hidden beaches all the while pointing out interesting things along the way. Enjoy a dip in the sea and sink your toes in to the soft sand of the beautiful Pacific beaches before returning to your hotel later in the afternoon.

 

  • Adventure Rating: Easy
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Includes: Transfers & professional bilingual guides
  • Age: All ages welcome

Suitable For: Nature lovers, Wildlife

Sunset Snorkeling Cruise

Board a catamaran later in afternoon and set sail in search for dolphins and whales. Find your inner Jacques Cousteau and discover the underwater environment at Manuel Antonio National Park is just as stunning as the land, with mind blowing volcanic formations and a multitude of tropical fish. This tour is complimented with a delicious dinner and a fabulous Pacific Coast sunset.

 

  • Adventure Rating: Easy
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Includes: Transfers & professional bilingual guides
  • Age: All ages welcome
  • Suitable For: Nature lovers

Whitewater Rafting – Class III

It’s time to get serious about whitewater fun with a rafting trip down the pristine Savegre River. You’ll paddle through river canyons, experience remote jungle waterfalls and float past primary rainforest. The Savegre is a fabulous river for the first time adventurer or the seasoned professional alike.

 

  • Adventure Rating: Moderate
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Includes: Transfers, professional bilingual guides & lunch
  • Age: 6+

Suitable For: Nature lovers, Wildlife, Active, Adrenaline

ATV Tour

Drive your own ATV or double up on this exciting tour through the Costa Rican backroads. Cross rivers, pass through off the beaten path villages, swim in remote waterfalls and experience all kinds of wildlife on this once in a lifetime adventure.

 

  • Adventure Rating: Moderate
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Includes: Transfers, professional bilingual guides & lunch
  • Age: 6+ accompanied by an adult

Suitable For: Thrill seekers, Adrenaline, Wildlife, Nature

Sport Fishing

It’s time to catch your dinner! Costa Rica is well known as a Mecca for offshore sport fishing. You’ll head out to sea in search of Sailfish, Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna and Mahi Mahi (also known as Dorado).  The sailfish will be released but any Tuna or Mahi Mahi that you catch will be filleted by the mate and you will be free to take it with you back to your hotel for dinner.

 

  • Adventure Rating: Moderate
  • Duration: Full Day
  • Includes: Transfers, professional bilingual guides & lunch
  • Age: 12+

Suitable For: Wildlife, Nature, Active, Adventure

SCUBA Diving

The Manuel Antonio coastline with its 12 islands gives you the pick of numerous dive sites, most are between 35 and 60 feet, though there are deeper sites for more experienced divers. All dives are guided by a PADI professional who has extensive knowledge and experience so that you will see the most marine life and underwater formations. Your tour includes two dives at different sites and all your equipment is provided (mask, fins, regulator, buoyancy compensator, submersible pressure gauge and 3mm wetsuit). Dives typically last 45 minutes and you will see volcanic rock formations, with various hard and soft corals. There is an abundant marine life with schools of Snapper and Jacks, plus White Tip Reef Sharks, Angel Fish, Moorish Idols, Parrot Fish, Puffer Fish, Octopus, Eels, Crustaceans, Sea Turtles and the giant Manta Ray. You must have dive certification to participate in this tour.

 

  • Adventure Rating: Moderate
  • Duration: Half Day
  • Includes: Transfers, professional bilingual guides
  • Age: 12+

Suitable For: Wildlife, Nature, Active

Mangrove Kayaking

Paddle comfortably under the shade of the mangroves and experience this tropical ecosystem first hand in an open seat kayak. Costa Rica is one of the few places on Earth that you’ll find these fascinating mangrove ecosystems flourishing. This is Costa Rican wildlife viewing at its finest, so best not forget your camera!

 

  • Adventure Rating: Easy
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Includes: Transfers, professional bilingual guides & lunch
  • Age: 8+

Suitable For: Wildlife, Nature, Active

Paddle Boarding

Combine the thrill of surfing, the control of kayaking and the best view of the ocean all into one! You can stand, kneel, sit or lay down on your paddle board while looking out for fish and other marine life. Paddle boarding is perfect for avid adventurers or even first timers looking for a relaxing day at sea.

 

  • Adventure Rating: Easy
  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Includes: Transfers & professional bilingual instructors
  • Age: All ages welcome

Suitable For: Active, Ocean lovers

Surfing

Hit the beach for a surf lesson with a private instructor at the Surf School. Costa Rica is known worldwide for its beautiful beaches perfect for surfing and it is a fun sport to learn. Lessons with a local surf school will make sure that you learn the basics of surfing in a smooth and safe way.  The surf lessons are given according to the tides and in an introductory surf lesson you will learn the basics of surfing such as standing, paddling, turning and tides as well as ocean awareness and surf ethics.

 

  • Adventure Rating: Moderate
  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Includes: Transfers & professional bilingual instructors
  • Age: All ages welcome
  • Suitable For: Active, Ocean lovers

Nauyaca Waterfalls

The Nauyaca Waterfalls have got to be some of the most spectacular waterfalls in Costa Rica and that is saying something in a land full of them! Spend an adventuresome day hiking in the rainforest, rappelling down cliff faces and cliff jumping into deep river pools before cooling off at the bottom of the falls in the natural swimming hole. A true Costa Rica gem of a day!

 

  • Adventure Rating: Extreme
  • Duration: Full Day
  • Includes: Transfers, professional bilingual guides & lunch
  • Age: 10+

Suitable For: Adventure, Adrenaline, Active, Nature, Wildlife

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