Edwin's Manuel Antonio Nature Tours

Edwin's Manuel Antonio Nature Tours

Walking Tours • Private Tours • Nature & Wildlife Tours
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
Dear visitor, I am Edwin Castillo, the owner of Manuel Antonio Nature Tours, my company was stablished in 2017 and since then bringing hapiness to the tourists that visit us is something we enjoy very much!!! We are a group of certified local tour guides who passionately enjoy and share our love for nature. We provide outstanding service and attention to our groups, with daily walking tours into the Manuel Antonio National Park. Join us for many chances to find sloths, monkeys, lizards, birds, snakes, frogs, colourful crabs and insects, amongst others. In addition, we will enjoy and learn of many species of plants and trees that this beautiful place has to offer. Our goal is always to offer informative, educational and of course funny tours for the enjoyment of those who visit us. We also provide highly customized tours that can accommodate our customers' preferences and budgets. Feel free to contact us -- it will be a pleasure to answer all of your questions. Pura vida !
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
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Woodbury, NY56 contributions
May 2021
What a wonderful day exploring Manuel Antonio National Park. Some tips: Park right outside the entrance at Don Chalot's parking lot and have breakfast at Donde Alex. Edwin met us right at the entrance and it was all smooth sailing. He has extensive knowledge of the animal species that inhabit the park. I really think its magic. He can spot animals at such a ridiculous distance. We saw sloths, lizards, snakes, bats, frogs etc. He takes photos with a super deluxe zoom attached to an iPhone. Other guides looked to him for inspiration. At the end (about 2 1/2 hrs) he left us to swim on a picture perfect beach. No monkeys stealing our stuff because since covid there are less people on the beach. Masks are required at the entrance but not on the walking tour. I would highly recommend hiring a guide or it just might be a stroll to the beach.
Written May 19, 2021
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Craig and Gemma
London, UK33 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
Edwin was a funny, knowledgeable and talented guide who helped us to see so many animals and also taught us so much about the park which they live in! He's a great character and uses his knowledge and connections with other guides in order to maximise your tour experience! Highly recommended for any future tours!
Written May 2, 2021
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TravelDoorsOut
Chicago, IL556 contributions
May 2022 • Family
We had a tour booked, and Carlos was our guide. He was wonderful! Very knowledgeable and kind. Was very patient with our 5 year old looking through the scope. Highly recommend the tour and Carlos.
Written October 2, 2022
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Lindsay G
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This tour was by far the highlight of our trip! We booked a private tour at 7am and got Karen and she was fantastic! So much knowledge and true passion for all the animals. There are so many animals we saw that we never would have found had it not been for her expertise, and looking at them through her scope was fantastic, she even took all our photos for us using our phones through her scope. Highly recommend this tour and Karen as your guide!! Parking right next to the entrance was very easy and close and they took care of pitching our park entrance tickets too. We chose this tour because of the great reviews and it was the best price we found for a private tour, and was well worth it and lived up to the reviews. Thank you!!
Written March 23, 2022
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DanB
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Edwin was our tour guide through Manuel Antonio National Park. If you are interested in seeing wildlife, definitely hire a guide, as it is hard to spot. Edwin was a complete professional and spotted multiple sloths, monkeys, birds, and other interesting wildlife throughout the park. Very knowledgeable. Highly recommend.
Written December 27, 2021
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Larry I
Boyle, Canada95 contributions
Nov 2021
We first had Edwin show us around his "office" (Manuel Antonio National Park) in July 2019. My wife and I wanted to visit the park again so arranged to have Edwin show us around again. He has an excellent knack for knowing where the animals and insects are and use his spotting scope with IPhone attached to take wonderful photos and video which he shares with you later.
His calm demeanor and sense of humor will ensure you have a fantastic tour.
PS: Buy him an ice cream at the end of the tour - 2 scoops of coffee :)
Written November 17, 2021
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Karen S
Utah7 contributions
Sep 2021
Thank you so much Karen for showing us a perfect time. You were there waiting for us and showed us a green tree frog on a plant right next to where we met… and the rest of our tour was also filled with many animals we wouldn’t have been able to find without your expertise. We are indebted to you for getting us beautiful,close-up and clear pictures of what we saw by willingly holding up our smart phones to your spotting scope. You paced the tour to our needs. You never hurried us . You imparted fun and interesting facts along the way, tailoring them to our interests. We recommended you today to a fellow traveler today… and will continue to let others know what a great service you Andy your company provide. Thanks so much for enriching our time here in Costa Rica.
Brent T. Stewart and family
Written October 4, 2021
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RaDiTo
Frankfurt, Germany273 contributions
I can only recommend going on exploration with Edwin! He was very knowledgeable, fluent in English, made perfect pictures with his iPhone and telescope, so we kept all Covid requirements. the day before I chatted with him on WhatsApp to get the final details. In the description he sends over mail every small detail is listed. Very helpful! In this manner we were able to find the official parking and Edwin in front of the park. The tour was around two hours. Perfect timing, we had a glimpse of so many different animals. We saw sloths, howler monkeys, frogs, collibri, deer, iguana and many more! We also learned a ton of new facts, I hope to keep for a while! At least all pictures and videos are saved :) Thanks a million Edwin!!!
Written September 23, 2021
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Jenny T
25 contributions
Aug 2021
Karen was amazing! I highly recommend the private tour with her. She sends out specific direction to the park (it can get tricky figuring out where to park...if you think you've gone too far, keep going) She also sent a picture of herself, so it's easy to locate her among all the tour guides. I think parking and locating her this would have been stressful if she hadn't taken so much care to prep us beforehand.

The tour! So awesome! She's so good at what she does and see things none of the other tour guides are stopping for. I kept saying 'how did you see that?' over and over. We had our 11 and 9 year old and they got max time on the scope compared to other tours who had to share among 10+ people. Such a a great time - thanks Karen!
Written September 15, 2021
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Blair H
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The tour as great! Our tour guide Karen was very kind, knowledgeable and professional - certainly deserving of 5 stars. She was great with kids and excellent at spotting animals and teaching our group about the local ecosystem.

For what it’s worth, Manuel Antonio Park itself was actually a bit underwhelming. We had much more luck seeing monkeys and sloths at the nearby Tulemar resort where we were staying.
Written July 29, 2021
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