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“Totally worth it - Lili, the guide was great”

Gray Line One Day Tour: Manuel Antonio National Park
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Manuel Antonio National Park Day Trip from San Jose
Ranked #59 of 92 Tours in San Jose
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Owner description: Manuel Antonio National Park is considered one of the most beautiful parks in Costa Rica. On this tour, you will visit heavenly beaches, with clear water and coral reefs, bordered by exuberant vegetation and the natural wonders of the tropical rainforest. Its beaches are counted among the best of the country, where snorkeling and the surfing are very popular.On the way to Manuel Antonio National Park, you will travel along the coastline enjoying scenic views and crossing plantations of African palms. You’ll also travel past small villages along the Pacific Coast, until you reach the port of Quepos and the National Park.Since the park itself is closed to vehicles, you will hike to the preserve, crossing a creek. Once in the park, you can simply relax and enjoy the beach, sunbathe or hike through the park's trails, which will allow you to observe Manuel Antonio’s abundant flora and fauna. Several species of monkeys, iguanas, birds and possibly even the three-toed sloth can be seen. If you chose to take the trail to Cathedral Point, do not forget your camera; the views of the park and the sea are simply spectacular!Finally, enjoy the perfect sunset on a scenic drive back to your Costa Rica hotel.
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“Totally worth it - Lili, the guide was great”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2012

I took a day tour with Grayline to Manuel Antonio National Park. There was an early wake-up at 5am to be picked up at 6:15 from the hotel. I am NOT a morning person but this was totally worth it. Leli or Lili, the guide, was really knowledgeable and did a terrific work pointing out not only tour-related things, but also talking about Costa Rican history, culture, and society as we passed through the Costa Rican country side. I would definitely take another tour with her. The Tour takes you on a 45 minutes walk through the Manuel Antonio Park - I got to see monkeys, sloths, a big spider, and an iguana on this tour. Then you get to enjoy approximately 2 hours on the beaches - try Playa Espadilla to the right as you go down to the beach - nice waves and it looks more like a tropical beach than the other one, that's got warmer water and is more protected. Breakfast and lunch were good, and the group dynamic of our trip amazing. Drinking guaro (Costa Rica's national drink) with friends from Mexico, Argentina, and U.S made the trip back to San Jose an easy ride back. Thanks Lili, Grayline, and thank you friends from Veracruz, Buenos Aires, and Chicago.

Visited February 2012
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