There are a lot of ways to have fun in the Quepos and Manuel Antonio area. Besides the beautiful views, the warm people and the incredible environment, this area is blessed with a National Park, mangroves, two world class rivers, an ocean full of great species of fish, rainforests and waterfalls.
Our concierge will be glad to help you decide which activity is best for you. There are several companies in town; however, our concierge will know how to choose the best ones, based in their experience, safety and fun. Some activities we recommend in Manuel Antonio are:
Costa Rica is an outdoor living country, for several reasons, the stunning mountain views, the wildlife that surrounded the countryside and the excess of oxygen in any area, especially in Manuel Antonio or Quepos.
There is only a truly natural way to get in touch with nature, and that way is on a horse. Other animals won’t feel intimidated by your presence so you have a better chance to see them up close, you won’t disturb the rivers and riversides, AND you will get access to some places that no 4X4 vehicle can.
The tour operator we recommend has an amazing tour, where both experienced and beginners riders will feel in true communication with the particular environment where this tour is developed. From the stables to the mountain tops, where the views are too incredible that words cannot describe them. After you move to the river where you will feel how the horse will be refreshed by the cold water while you get refreshed as well. After that a 3 level waterfall with an amazing paddling pound just perfect to cool off and rest before riding again. This is an amazing ride from the primary to the secondary rainforest, by the plantain and pineapple plantations to get back to the stables in a circle trail, that brings you all the Costa Rican country side culture and vegetation.
It’s simple. Costa Rica is a small nation, however it holds 101 world records, according to the 2004 IGFA World Record Game Fishes. In detail… 22 all tackle, 59 line test and 20 fly fishing world records. That is a very good reason to fish here. Here are the records from our fishery, the Pacific waters around Quepos: 1 all tackle record for a Pacific Barracuda (Sphyraena argentea); 1 all tackle record for a Pacific Black Snook (Centropomus nigrescens); 2 line test records for Blue Marlin (Makaira nigricans); 2 line test records for Pacific Snook (Centropomus spp); 1 line test record for Cubera Snapper (Lutjanus novemfasciatus); 1 line test record for Bluefin Trevally (Carnx melampygus); and finally 2 fly fishing records for Sailfish (Istiophorus platypterus). 10% of these of the Costa Rican records have been established in waters around Quepos.
Sailfish beyond number, world record class snooks, and the best salt water fly fishing… Here, on the Pacific side of Costa Rica , it’s common to release ten or more sailfish and even some big marlins, all in one day. Also you can find king dolphin (mahi mahi… ), lots of tunas, wahoos, snappers, snooks, and roosterfish.
We recommend ONLY the best fleet in town, ask us!
Immerse yourself in indescribable beauty, where nature reveals its flawlessness. In the mangrove boat tour everything flows harmoniously, the blend of fresh water and salt water, the diversity of the most extraordinary
Costa Rica plants and wildlife in all its splendor. The company that we recommend has been offering quality and warm service for several years.
In perfect combination with the Manuel Antonio National park, the Mangrove offers 4 beautiful varieties of this amazing trees, unforgettable Costa Rican scenic and the magic that you can only feel when sharing one to one with the Costa Rican wildlife. Have a sit in one of their boats and allow them to take care of you and your family in a perfect journey to the heart of the Costa Rican rainforest, where ocean and rivers becomes in one. This tour includes round trip transportation, bilingual guide, experienced captain, beverages on board, lunch or dinner on a unique floating restaurant.
In perfect combination with the Manuel Antonio National park, the Mangrove offers 4 beautiful varieties of this amazing trees, unforgettable Costa Rican scenic and the magic that you can only feel when sharing one to one with the Costa Rican wildlife. Have a sit in one of their boats and allow them to take care of you and your family in a perfect journey to the heart of the Costa Rican rainforest, where ocean and rivers becomes in one.
This tour includes round trip transportation, bilingual guide, experienced captain, beverages on board, lunch or dinner on a unique floating restaurant.
For those who appreciate the simply way to get in touch with nature, the kayak tours offers you a unique way to see the most beautiful attractions of Manual Antonio area, the Damas Mangrove and the National Park Stuary. The Damas canals can be followed according to the tide schedule, you will enjoy a soft paddle that will be helped by the tide. This tour is extremely recommended for beginners and nature lovers, although it is a quiet ride it is still amazing.
The Lower Naranjo river leads you to the national park stuary. We recommend this tour to people who have some experience with kayaks, because although there are no big currents the river still brings some little movements combined with the ocean breeze.
The ocean kayak its not recommended by all in this area, although all the companies offer it, we think is a little bit hard to paddle. In addition to the difficulty the rip currents in this area make this adventure a bit dangerous.
The most exciting rafting adventures in whitewater rafting in Costa Rica : Savegre river and Naranjo river! Both the adventuresome beginner and the more experienced rafter can appreciate the upper Savegre river trip. It is one of the most beautiful rivers in the rain forest and offers a host of exotic plants and wildlife. And don’t forget about the explosive whitewater rafting journey.
The Savegre river journey is sure to win the heart and soul of the vacationing thrill-seeker. The company which we recommend hires only the most professional guides who will take you through challenging rapids with enough time in between to enjoy the float through the deep lush jungles of Costa Rica.
Or, if you prefer a half-day adventure, come along on the Naranjo river journey. This is an adventure to remember. It has long sections of aggressive rapids, a real treat for the more experienced and advanced rafters, also people in excellent health looking for challenge. We always recommend this river only for people in excellent health and/or experienced paddlers.
This tour includes round trip transportation, experienced guides, equipment, breakfast at their operations center and lunch picnic served at the riverside.
An estimated eighty percent of tourists who come to Costa Rica visit the park. We invite you to discover it too! Still more beaches are to be discovered in the area including Espadilla Sur (the area’s longest), Punta Catedral (once an island but now joined with ne mainland by a sand bar), playa Balnca (White Beach), with tons of soft, white sand, and Puerto Escondido (Hidden Harbour), a genuine marvel in the middle of the park. The Park protects many types of flora native to tropical rainforest, including cedar, bully trees, mosses, ferns, flowers, cow tree and silk cotton tree.
Despite its small size and great popularity, Manuel Antonio manages to remain one of the premier nature spots in Central America. The mountains literally meet the sea here and the ecosystem is teeming with land, sea and air species. If there is one place to visit in this country and be assured of seeing animals in the wild, this is it, leaded by experienced bilingual guides with the right equipment and vibe.
This tour includes transportation, snack, entrances, bilingual guide and equipment.
Adventure and adrenaline is what you can expect from an ATV tour! The tour is lead by bilingual guides who will pick you up at the front desk of your hotel or house, feed you either breakfast or lunch according to the schedule, rent you powerful fourwheelers and access to a private reserve. In this reserve you will find a suspension bridge, swim and experience both primary and secondary rainforest.
This tour is developed completely in the countryside area of Londres, a beautiful town blessed with two amazing rivers and lots of waterfalls of different sizes. Here you will visit a breathtaking waterfall, which you will enjoy, from the magic charmed of a suspension bridge.
The company that we recommend offers you one or two persons ATV’s, the transportation from and to your hotel as well the meals are included. Enjoy the typical Costa Rican trails on the best vehicle for it!
Find out how the monkeys see the treetops. The canopy tour is the top Costa Rican activity provided by experts in safe and fun combination. It doesn’t matter if you are 5 or 80 years old, the canopy tour will be an incredible experience that you can miss in Costa Rica.
The company that we recommend has the safest and smartest design for the zip lines as well the very best care of the trees, so you will experience a wonderful time in the Costa Rica rainforest without damaging it. Lines and platforms are certified by the ACCT so you can enjoy the ride!!
At Canopy you can see primary and secondary rainforests, eventually wildlife and a real Tico style buffet service. This tour offers you round trip transportation, food, bilingual guides and the finest equipment for this amazing tour. Professional photographers normally join the tour, so you can keep your memories about this experience in high resolution.
Our specialist bilingual guides will lead you through the primary and secondary Rainforest to conquest the treetops and their kings.
This activity begins as early as the birds get up. We pick you up around 5:30 AM, where we going to drive to the rural areas, which is the best for birding. A mixture of fields composed by primary, secondary forest and different cultives. Most times is likely to see parrots, toucans, woodpeckers, hawks, trogons, tanagers, manakins, hummingbirds and a wide variety of birds from lowland rainforest.
This tour last around 3 to 4 hours. During the tour we provide water and fruits and also typical breakfast as we end the visit.
Tour in the afternoon is available during the dry season. You can wear shorts, t-shirt and hiking shoes. Take repellent and sun screen.
Wave Runners Safaris
Come experience the true “rich coast”. The guided personal watercraft safaris are an adventure unique in the entire world. Safari with bilingual eco-guides across the spectacular Pacific Coastline, the park islands, hidden bays and beaches. Discover a marine world you could never imagine, frequently encountering dolphins, giant sea turtles, whales, sea birds and a million species of fish frolicking in the blue green sea. Recommended: suntan lotion, sunglasses, bathing suit and waterproof camera. Includes: bilingual guide.
A romantic and relaxing journey though the calm crystal waters of the Pacific Ocean and you will enjoy the magic of the sail. There are two different tours in the area; one uses a larger sailboat that includes a gourmet meal and open bar, a tour with other tourists. The other tour is with a smaller 35-foot sailboat and this tour includes an open bar, however this is a more private tour. Dolphins can be seen on both tours and snorkeling equipment provided as well. Recommended: suntan lotion, bathing suit, sunglasses, and waterproof camera. Includes: bilingual guides, fruits, drinks, and a gourmet meal with one of the boats.
Special for those who love to swim in the ocean and snorkel. A boat will take you around the islands in front of the national park in search of dolphins, sea turtles, and tropical fish. A guide will explain the marine ecosystem in the tropics and specifically one of its most adored inhabitants, the dolphin. Recommended: suntan lotion, bathing suit, towel, sunglasses, waterproof camera and sandals. Includes: transportation, bilingual guide, fruits, snacks, and refreshments.