Antonio Beach Trip
4 days / 3 nights
some of Costa Rica's larger rain forests and protected areas,
Manuel Antonio National Park is small in size - but immense in
beauty. Manuel Antonio is one of the most popular parks in Costa
Rica, and often is referred to as the "Jewel of the National
park entrance leads through thick jungle to open clearings where
gigantic palms and almond trees line the beaches and provide shelter
for numerous species of wildlife. Small footpaths cut through
the jungle vegetation, sometimes revealing surprises like a slow
moving, three-toed sloth or squirrel monkeys.
might see banded anteaters, raccoons, porcupines and hundreds
of different species of birds and butterflies. The white-faced
monkeys that play in groups among the trees lining the beaches
are quite friendly and adventuresome, sometimes snatching things
from visitors' hands or helping themselves to any food left lying
area offers some splendid swimming beaches: Playa Manuel Antonio,
with its clear inviting waters and myriad tidal pools with colorful
marine life, Espadilla Sur (also called the Second Beach), Escondido
(hidden beach) and Playita (little beach). The snorkeling is
great - the crystal blue waters offer ample opportunity to see
a wide variety of marine life. The surf is generally gentler
during the dry season, perfect for body surfing, boogie boarding
ocean views abound on the many hiking trails that lead throughout
the park's 1600 acres. The heights of Punta Catedral (Cathedral
Point) offer a magnificent view of the Pacific Ocean, where
miles of sandy-white beaches stretch along the shoreline. Other
hiking trails lead through dense tropical vegetation teeming
with exotic birds and wildlife.
can rent horses near the park entrance and have fun splashing
through the surf. The clear blue ocean stretches out infinitely
as the horse travels along nearly deserted beaches, with the
sun, sand, sea mist and refreshing sea breeze combining to create
an unforgettable experience.
itinerary includes: Round-trip transportation (by air or by
land); 3 nights lodging at one of Manuel Antonio's three most
luxurious hotels; daily breakfast, entrance fee to Manuel Antonio
National Park. Includes one tour from the following choices:
Rainmaker jungle waterfall, where visitors can swim in the pools
beneath the pristine cascade; or sea kayaking in a protected
inland waterway, a perfect place to learn this interesting sport
while viewing coastal mangrove areas and countless aquatic birds.
tours available: Deep sea fishing for Marlin and other large game
fish, horseback trekking, sailboat cruises.
Antonio Beach Trip
vary depending on season, method of transportation and accommodations.
Round-trip transportation (by air or by land); three nights
at one of Manuel Antonio's three most luxurious hotels; daily
breakfast, Manuel Antonio National Park entrance fee (closed
Also includes one of the following tours: Rainmaker Jungle
Waterfall, where visitors can swim in the pools beneath a
pristine cascade; or Sea Kayaking in a protected inland waterway,
a perfect place to learn this interesting sport while viewing
coastal mangrove areas and countless aquatic birds.
fishing for marlin and other large game fish, horseback trekking
and sailboat cruises.