Day Tours

Manuel Antonio / Quepos Area

Day Tours
White Water Rafting Savegre River Damas Island Mangrove Paddle Waverunner Tours
White Water Rafting Naranjo River Damas Island Boat Tour Sunset Sail Tours
Manuel Antonio Coastal Paddle Tocori Waterfall Horseback Riding Dive Trip
Manuel Antonio National Park Carara National Park Canopy Safari
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White-water raftingSavegre River Whitewater Rafting (All year) - Starting with a 4x4 ride into the "wilds" of Costa Rica's tropical jungle with breathtaking scenery of more remote areas of the Savegre, your journey begins at "Silencio". This is a little local village of thatched roof dwellings where you can enjoy a typical Tico breakfast after a "bumpy road" journey, yet before you paddle down the Savegre. The Savegre River provides Class II, III and some IV rapids that are manageable in sturdy rafts that accommodate 2 to 6 people comfortably. Our guides stop at locally known swimming spots and breathtaking waterfalls, if the rafters want a break from paddling, and there is always time to enjoy the abundant variety of wildlife along the river. On most trips, rafters will observe egrets, osprey, toucans, parrots, kingfishers, cormorants, and many other species local to this protected area of the tropical rain forest. After a steady 13 mile trip down the river, we wind our way back to the little village of "Silencio" where a gladly awaited hot lunch "Tico Style" and local refreshments are waiting.

Duration: 8 AM - Full Day
Wear or
Bring: Sturdy sandals or water shoes, a bathing suit, sun block, bug spray, a towel, an extra change of clothes.
Included:
Round trip transportation, hot breakfast and lunch, bilingual guides, safety kayakers, all equipment, security, snacks & drinks.

Rate: Adults & Children (over 8 yrs) - US $ 95.00

White-water raftingNaranjo River Whitewater Rafting (May - December) - The wild and ever-changing Naranjo River White Water Rafting challenge is recommended for physically fit adventure seekers and experienced rafters who are familiar with Class III and IV rapids. On this high-octane, half-day adventure, the trip begins when the Naranjo River drops steeply from the Costa Rican mountains and charges though pristine jungle gorges, then winds around rocky curves to take you on a wild, adventurous ride back to sea level waters. While your internationally-trained, bilingual guides and safety kayakers work with you to navigate this exciting river, you'll pass by (rapidly) stunning farmland, working cattle ranches, and beautiful African Palm Plantations. Unlike the Savegre River Adventure, the Naranjo River Rafting Trip packs all its punches in a 7 mile ride that keeps your adrenaline level high for several hours. Water levels can rise rapidly on this Costa Rican river treasure, especially during the rainy season (May-October), which definitely brings the difficulty level up for any experienced rafter. After an adrenaline-kicking trip, enjoy local snacks and refreshments before heading back to reality, well, back to Manuel Antonio anyway.

Duration: Half Day. 8:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
Wear or Bring:
Sturdy sandals or water shoes, a bathing suit, sun block, bug spray, a towel, an extra change of clothes.
Included:
Round trip transportation, bilingual guides, safety kayakers, all equipment, security, snacks and drinks.

Rate:
Adults & Children (over 10 yrs) - US $ 65.00

Manuel Antonio Costal KayakingManuel Antonio Kayaking - Come experience one of Costa Rica’s most striking coastlines and National Park – by open-seat ocean kayak. The adventure begins near the Marina in Quepos and winds along the Manuel Antonio coastline.  Indulge yourselves at a rare jewel of a beach – a hidden Manuel Antonio treasure at Biezans Bay – for a refreshing swim and delicious local snacks.  And feel free to have your bilingual naturalist guide direct you to the best snorkeling spots as you experience three small but growing, active, and astounding coral reef systems nestled very close to the shore of Biezans Bay.  Or just relax and enjoy the tranquility of a private white sand beach.

Duration: From 8:00AM – 1:00PM APROX.
Requirement: Some experience in open-seat kayaking is preferred and a reasonable fitness level is recommended, since this adventure involves kayaking in the open ocean where some strong waves and surf are common
Wear or Bring: Comfortable clothes and shoes that can get wet, bathing suit, camera, sunscreen, hat, and towel
Included
Round trip transportation, bilingual guides and naturalists, kayaks, snorkeling and all equipment needed, security, snacks, drinks, and a great meal.

Rate: Adults & Children (over 10yrs)* - US $ 65.00

*Children under age 10 might have to paddle in a double kayak with an adult.

Manuel Antonio National ParkManuel Antonio National Park - Have an experienced nature guide take you on an informative hike through the park. Our guides know where you are most likely to encounter sloths, monkeys etc. they will also provide a great deal of information on the history, flora and fauna during this easy 2 hour walk. Mid tour snacks and refreshments are offered and guests may remain in the park after the tour.

Departure: 8:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m.
Wear or Bring: Hiking shoes, long pants or shorts, T shirt and a cap, binoculars, camera, sunscreen and insect repellent.
Included:
Transportation, bilingual guides and certified naturalists, entrance fee, snacks and refreshments after the tour right near the beach.

Rate: Adults & Children (over 8yrs) - US $ 48.00


Damas Island Mangrove KayakingDamas Island Mangrove Kayaking - Instead of enjoying one of our most popular tours in a high-tech, ultra-quiet estuary boat on our Mangrove Boat Tour, why not experience the Damas Island Estuary and Mangrove ecosystem first hand -- in an open-seat kayak.  Spend a few luxuriously indulgent hours paddling with the currents as your highly trained, bilingual naturalist guides reveal the protected inland waterways of the Damas Estuary and mangrove habitat.  Explore an unforgettable plethora of flora and fauna as you learn about, experience, and participate in our magical Costa Rican mangrove and tropical rain forest ecosystem -- but don’t forget your camera.

Duration: Full day!! From 7:30AM – 3PM APROX.
Wear or Bring:
Bathing suit, sunscreen, towel, camera, and a hat.
Included:
Round trip transportation, bilingual guides and naturalists, kayaks and all equipment needed, security, a great hot meal, snacks and drinks.

Rate: Adults & Children (over 10yrs)* - US $ 65.00

*Children under age 10 might have to paddle in a double kayak with an adult.

Damas Island Boat TourDamas Island Boat Tour - Experience curious families of monkeys as they migrate across the mangrove ecosystem – which includes your boat – in search of food and adventure. And discover the secret ways different exotic trees of Costa Rica replenish the environment worldwide, yet sustain themselves for decades of growth.
Don’t expect to come experience this adventure as it slowly fades away on the international landscape of extinct ecosystems. Come, learn, and maybe you will become a part of preserving not only a Costa Rican treasure, but a needed intricate environment necessary for the world’s habitat balance as well. Enjoy, but leave changed, and leave to possibly help change this delicate ecosystem for the better.

Duration: Half Day!.
Wear or Bring:
Hiking shoes, long pants or shorts, T shirt and a cap, binoculars, camera, sunscreen, insect repellent and rain gear.
Included:
Round trip transportation, bilingual guides and naturalists, high-tech ultra-quiet estuary boats, a terrific hot meal, security, snacks and refreshments.

Rate: Adults & Children (over 10yrs) - US $ 65.00

Tocori WaterfallsTocori Waterfalls Horseback Riding - Enjoy learning about Costa Rica’s exotic plants and rare wildlife as you ride through the tropical jungle and private ecological reserve at Tocori, just minutes away from Manuel Antonio. After a relaxing hour-long ride on horseback through the tropical rain forest – with the pace determined by your comfort level and riding ability – leave your horses on the trail as Don Gilberto or his daughter Dyala guide you through the exotic plant and animal life on a nature walk. They will let you taste, smell, touch and observe first hand the real Costa Rican jungle. After indulging your mind and spirit with expert knowledge, take a refreshing dip in pristine natural mountain waters while being splashed on by two stunning waterfalls at Tocori. And don’t forget to enjoy an unforgettable taste of local fresh fruits and a homemade special tropical drink, all while you relax and cool off next to the waterfalls. Before returning to Manuel Antonio, enjoy one last relaxing experience enjoying the bounty of Costa Rica at the Rancho. Let Don Gilberto show you their private herb and plant garden as they help educate locals and visitors alike on how to preserve the indigenous plant and herb varieties of their beautiful country.

Duration: Half day!.
Departure: 8:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m
Wear or Bring:
We recommend wearing comfortable clothes and possibly long pants (or bring a towel) while horseback riding, yet bring your bathing suit, bug repellant, sunscreen, camera, hat, towel, and maybe an extra change of clothes to wear after swimming and riding in the Tocori river and waterfalls.
Included:
Round trip transportation, bilingual guides and naturalists, all equipment needed, a hot lunch or dinner, snacks and refreshments.

Rate: Adults & Children (over 10yrs) - US $ 65.00

Carara National Park TourCarara National Park Tour - Once you’ve satiated yourself with Manuel Antonio National Park and its beaches, try something new located only about 1 hour away – Carara National Park. Although located very close to Manuel Antonio and near the Jaco area, this hiking tour and natural sanctuary adventure in a bio-diverse reserve is dramatically different in terms of wildlife and plant species than our "other" national park in Manuel Antonio. Enjoy a relaxing hike for a few hours through the tropical rain forest with our highly educated, bilingual naturalists and guides. On your Carara experience, unlike in Manuel Antonio National Park, you will spot unforgettable giant red Macaws and extraordinary crocodiles living in the the Tárcoles River ecosystem estuary and adjacent to the Carara Park and it´s protected biological corridor. This full-day nature hike and eco-adventure allows visitors, families, and intimate groups who haven’t driven to Manuel Antonio from San Jose a chance to observe first hand the interesting, unique topography of Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast.

Duration: Full day!!.
Departure: 7:00 a.m
Wear or Bring:
Sturdy walking shoes, comfortable hiking clothes for the tropical rain forest, mosquito repellent, sunscreen, hat or visor, camera, and binoculars.
Included: Round trip transportation, bilingual guides and naturalists, high-tech ultra-quiet estuary boats, a terrific hot meal, security, snacks and refreshments.

Rate: Adults & Children (over 10yrs) - US $ 93.00

ATVATV Tours - Drive your own fully-equipped ATV into the rugged mountains of Quepos, where your professional bilingual guides lead you through rustic tropical settings, unpaved roads, giant African Palm Plantations, working cattle farms, and typical Costa Rican towns like Naranjito and Villanueva. Savor the adventure as you ride through muddy trails, crystal clear streams, and winding mountain paths – all surrounded by Costa Rica´s diverse tropical rainforest. Then reward yourself by indulging in two breathtaking waterfalls, where you can swim in refreshing, crystalline waters. End your exotic journey with a delicious Tico-style meal at our private Finca Anita. Relax and unwind in pure tranquility, watching lively birds swoop overhead all while viewing stunning mountain vistas and Costa Rica´s unique tropical rain forest ecosystem. Overall, this is a Costa Rican adventure not to be missed!.

Duration: Half Day!.
Departure: 7:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m.
Wear:
Hiking shoes, long pants or shorts, T shirt and a cap.
Bring:
Binoculars, camera, sunscreen, insect repellent.
Included:
Round trip transportation, bilingual guides and naturalists, high-tech ultra-quiet estuary boats, a terrific hot meal, security, snacks and refreshments.

Rate:
Adults - US $ 95.00 OR Double - US $125.00 (2 riders on 1 ATV)

Waverunner TourWaverunner Tours - The guide commences the tour out to the open sea where there is space for the clients to safely familiarize themselves with the skis, and begin a search for dolphins and marine life. Though the sea doesn’t give any guarantee, they very frequently encounter dolphins, different types of fish and birds, and occasionally a few other surprises. As the tour rounds Punta Quepos, they make a stop in front of Isla Larga to discuss and view the coastline, the islands, the wildlife and the current surroundings.From there the group makes its way down the coast towards Isla Oloquita, where they make another stop to see the famous Isla Verde, and the mouth of the Rio Naranjo. The guide then leads the group around Punta Catedral and down the Manuel Antonio National Park coastline towards Biesanz Bay. Here they make a brief stop to swim, snorkel (water visibility is variable depending on season), relax and enjoy some fruit and water prepared by the guide in this beautiful, temperate cove.
The final destination of our adventure follows the Playa Doctor coastline to view the marina, and finally back to the port where our crew is ready to help everybody board the platform. Our taxi boat will transport the guests back to the pier approximately 2 hours from departure time. There will be a taxi waiting to transport the guests back to their hotel.

Departure: 8:30am, 11:00am, 1:30pm and 4:00pm.
Wear or Bring:
Hiking shoes, long pants or shorts, T shirt and a cap, binoculars, camera, sunscreen, insect repellent and rain gear.
Included:
Round trip transportation, bilingual guides and naturalists, high-tech ultra-quiet estuary boats, a terrific hot meal, security, snacks and refreshments.

Rate:
[Single - US $ 129.00] / [Double w/ Adult - US $ 169.00] / [Double w/ Child - US $ 144.00]

Catamaran Island Adventure / Sunset SailCatamaran Island Adventure / Sunset Sail - Your adventure aboard our sail ships begins as you sail down the scenic coast, past the beautiful beaches and islands of Manuel Antonio Park.
As the boats glides quietly under sail you’ll probably see dolphins which frequently swim in the boat’s bow wake. Occasional whales and giant sea turtles are a special thrill, and the ever present abundance of sea birds are enjoyed by even the most avid wildlife enthusiast.

Our professional crew will guide you through this aquatic paradise while attending to your safety and comfort. They will personally serve you plentiful portions of delicious food, in the tradition of the great cruise ships but with a homemade touch. Good cooled beer, long drinks and soft drinks are included.

On the morning and sunset cruise you will stop in a scenic jungle bay where you can swim or snorkel in the calm, refreshing water. All of your snorkel gear is provided just bring a towel and your swim dress with you. Also necessary is, that you have a good sun protection crème.

On the sunset sail, after dinner, you may view one of the often spectacular sunsets. It is truly a romantic ending to a memorable day in paradise.

We offer two distinctly different catamarans for your island adventure. The Tom Cat is a roomy and comfortable 60-footer with a capacity of up to 50 passengers. The boat is partially roofed, providing a large shaded area with plenty of banquette seating. The bow of the boat features an open air trampoline deck and additional banquette seating. The Tom Cat is an exceptionally stable and smooth-riding boat, perfect for the customer that wants a bit of comfort during the tour.

The Spanish Dancer is a 38-foot MacGregor sport catamaran with a capacity of 16 passengers. This boat is a fast and maneuverable craft and recommended for those who like being closer to the elements and truly enjoy the feel of the sun on your face and the sea air in your lungs.

Duration: Full Day!.
Wear or Bring: Comfortable clothes and shoes that can get wet, bathing suit, camera, sunscreen, hat, and towel.
Included:
Round trip transportation, bilingual guides, security, snacks and refreshments.

Rate:
Adults - US $ 75.00

Dive TripDive Trip - The dive shop is the first stop: all divers must complete some simple paperwork. This is a PADI guideline. At this time we also get equipment sizing if it wasn’t taken on the reservation phone call. Within a few minutes the divers will be on their way to the pier where the dive team will welcome them on the boat. All gear will be prepared and ready for the divers. The first dive site is within 15 to 25 minutes. As we leave the pier the PADI Certified Dive master or Instructor onboard will brief the divers as to where the dive site is and their expectations. Divers begin to suit up, and go down for their first dive.

Upon completion of the first dive the divers have fruits, juices & water during the surface interval, along with a fresh water shower. Surface time is spent cruising the Manuel Antonio waters, visiting with the Dolphins & the Whales, as we cruise around the park. Within 30 to 45 minutes we are ready for dive #2 at a different dive site. Once again the divers will get a briefing from the Divemaster.

Upon completion of dive #2 the boat begins its return to the pier; transportation will be waiting for the clients. There will be a brief stop at the dive shop for divers to complete logbooks, then back to your hotel.

Fun Dive: for certified divers, includes total equipment package. 2-tank dive.
Discover Scuba Diving Course: 5 hours with instruction & dives, includes scuba lesson at the pool, with 2 ocean dives. Must dive with dive instructor no deeper then 40ft/12mtr. All equipment included.

Duration: Full Day!.
Departure: Pick up times are scheduled 45 minutes prior to the dive time. The dive times are 8:30am & 1:00pm. For clients taking our Discover Scuba Diving Course or involved with other courses, Pick up time may be as early as 7:00am.
Wear or Bring:
Hiking shoes, long pants or shorts, T shirt and a cap, binoculars, camera, sunscreen, insect repellent and rain gear.
Included:
Round trip transportation, bilingual guides and naturalists, security, snacks and refreshments.

Rates: Adults & Children (over 11yrs) Fun Dive - US $ 100.00 OR Discover Scuba Diving Course - US $ 175.00

Canopy SafariCanopy Safari - Canopy Safari caters to the free spirit in all of us. Our trip is designed to immerse you in a world of adventure and discovery with 17 platforms, 9 zip lines and 3 rappels. This trip is for anyone over the age of 5, adventurous and in moderate physical condition. So don’t let age or ability be a barrier.

The ride up to the canopy is about forty minutes, and during the ride our guides will eventually stops to teach you about the area. The journey is full of birds, butterflies and tropical vegetation everywhere. After arriving at our ranch house on a knoll overlooking an incredible hidden round valley. You will enjoy a traditional Costa Rican landscape and get to know your guides and the other people experiencing the canopy tour. You will glide from platform to platform while secured to a cable which connects them. Since you are actually in the Canopy of the Rainforest all the magical wonders that are hidden from the ground are uncovered. This kind of encounter with nature very few people get a chance to experience.

After flying through the trees, you will take a hike along a magical nature trail that lead you through a wondrous forest filled with many different tropical birds, plants and flowers, toucans, blue morpho butterflies, and poison dart frogs.

What to bring: Hiking boots or tennis shoes, shorts or pants, camera, insect repellent, bathing suit & towel, extra clothes in rainy season.

Duration: Half day - 5 hours.
Departure: 7:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 2:00 p.m.
Wea or Bring:
Hiking shoes, long pants or shorts, T shirt and a cap, binoculars, camera, sunscreen, insect repellent and rain gear.
Included:
An exciting ride through the tropical rainforest, typical breakfast or lunch, all equipment, professionally trained Bi-lingual guides and professional photographer (rate do not include pictures).

Rate: Adults & Children (over 6yrs) - US $ 75.00