Local Attractions

Park Info, Restaurants, Car Rental, Chef Services, etc.

Tours & Activities

Manuel Antonio National Park Tour

Manuel Antonio National Park Tour

Visiting the national park with a professional guide is the best way to educate yourself about the rainforest, and see a plethora of animals, too. From the entrance, a 15 minute walk through the woods takes you to the hub of the national park, and Manuel Antonio Beach. There are picnic tables, bathrooms, outdoor showers and maps. There are also a couple of beautiful circuit hikes.
Price: $55-$65/pp

Canopy Tour

Canopy Tour

The Canopy Tour is the most popular tour in Costa Rica for a good reason! 10+ zip lines, rappelling, suspension bridges, and a "Tarzan swing" make for an invigorating experience. The tour is safe for kids and elderly folk, and there is also a night canopy tour option. They'll even capture the Kodak moment when you've lost all ability to control your panic reflex!
Price: $107.35/pp

ATV Tour

ATV Tour

For those of you with a proclivity towards adrenaline AND machinery, exploring the nearby mountains by ATV is more fun than a barrel of monkeys. Cruise your way up a 4x4 road lined with rainforest, along crystalline streams and waterfalls… and then get rewarded by a plate of Costa Rican food afterwards!
Price: $104 single / $134 double

Sportfishing

Sportfishing

Visiting the national park with a professional guide is the best way to educate yourself about the rainforest, and see a plethora of animals, too. From the entrance, a 15 minute walk through the woods takes you to the hub of the national park, and Manuel Antonio Beach. There are picnic tables, bathrooms, outdoor showers and maps. There are also a couple of beautiful circuit hikes.
Price: Variable rates ($550 - $1,500 for approx. 8 people). Tips, Ground transfers and fishing license ARE NOT included ($30 p/p valid 1 year)

Mangrove Boat/Kayak Tour

Mangrove Boat/Kayak Tour

Most people don't arrive in Costa Rica itching to go on a mangrove tour--but they should. Damas, the coastal mangrove system just north of Quepos, is one of the most serene and natural habitats you will ever experience. The area is rife with wildlife--from white-faced monkeys to brilliant red crabs. Birds abound, and even the rare 'silky anteater'.
Price: $75/pp

Whitewater Rafting

Whitewater Rafting

There are only 2 rivers along the Pacific coast which are commercially rafted--and both are accessed through Quepos & Manuel Antonio: The Rio Naranjo (1/2 day, class III-IV) and the Rio Savegre (3/4 day class II-III). Both are gorgeous, fun, safe rivers, and an excellent way to get an adrenaline rush AND appreciate the surround natural beauty!
Price: $89/pp (Naranjo) & $105/pp (Savegre)

Jet Skis (Wave Runners)

Jet Skis (Wave Runners)

The adventure begings at the Marina Pez Vela. Your guide will take you out on a dolphin and whale watch, then you can go and explore the coastline of Manuel Antonio. After this your guide will take you snorkeling in a pristine bay over an amazing reef where he will point out many species of fish and coral. Best of all--the water is warm!
Price: $130/pp (single) & $160/pp (double)

Horseback Riding Tour

Horseback Riding Tour

This is a horseback riding adventure that you will never forget. Ride on a real working cattle ranch located on over 1,000 stunning acres. You will traverse many types of terrain, from primary rainforest, to creeks, to cattle pastures, to african palm and tropical fruit plantations. Visitors to the farm also have the chance to spot many types of animals such as the titi monkeys, foxes, coatis, and toucans. Vamos, caballito!
Price: $80/pp

Parasailing

Parasailing

Parasailing is one of those items which should be on everyone's bucket list. It's a great way to get a beautiful aerial perspective of Manuel Antonio and its rainforested hills, beaches, islands, and distant mountains. You can go solo, or double for kids under 6. Maximum weight is 450 pounds--which means you can gorge youself on a 'Big Ass Burger' at Agua Azul beforhand, and not worry!
Price: $85 single, $140 double & $185 triple

Catamaran Tour

Catamaran Tour

The Costa Rica Pacific coastline is one of the most beautiful in the world. The unique geology of the region ensures a surprise around every island and shore. Your tour begins onboard one of Costa Rica's fastest sailing vessels. This deluxe catamaran guarantees a smooth and stable sail as they glide through the deep blue waters of the Pacific. Marvel at the unspoiled beaches and lush Pacific coastline while we navigate past the scenic offshore islands that serve as the nesting grounds to countless marine birds and their young. Spotted dolphins native to these waters often frolic and jump in our boat's wake as we keep an eye out for giant sea turtles and migrating humpback whales.
Price: $89/adult & $47/children under 10

Brisa Elegante Tour

Brisa Elegante Tour

The Brisa Elegante tour is a step in quality (and price) above the normal catamaran tour, and is aboard a beautiful wooden sailboat. Includes a nice meal and bar.
Price: $135/adult, $68/child under 12

Vacation Buggy – Jungle/Waterfall Tour

Vacation Buggy – Jungle/Waterfall Tour

Vacation Buggy provides private tours for groups or families up to 16 people (8 per buggy). A great way to explore the rainforest and mountains surrounding Manuel Antonio-- these rugged, yet comfortable buggi es go places that most SUVs cannot, past remote villages, historic palm plantations, and natural wonders. The destination--The Valley of the Waterfalls, a private reserve with a waterfall canyon and a 400-foot suspension bridge crossing it to some beautiful, natural swimming pools. Afterwards, you are rewarded by a delicious 'campsino' style lunch!
Price: $105 p/p (4 people min)

ADR 10-in-1 Adventure Park

ADR 10-in-1 Adventure Park

Travel down the barrel of a river in a Hummer (or if you prefer you can start your journey by horseback riding up a very steep mountain), hike via ferrata overlooking beautiful scenery, experience the Tarzan swing and get prepared to be soaked as you rappel and zip line through spectacular waterfalls. This tour is a must do for adrenaline junkies!
Price: $130 per person

Top Restaurants

Agua Azul

Agua Azul

Agua Azul is the perfect lunch spot. A central location, open-air ambience, and great views provide a perfect escape from the mid-day heat. Tables are limited, however--so try to get there before the rush. If you can't palate a 'Big Ass Burger', go for the sauteed calamari with capers! (Closed Wednesdays)
Price: $$
Phone: 2777-5280

Samui

Samui

MENU: Asian Cuisine
DESCRIPTION: Central, limited seating
PRICING: $$
PHONE: 2101-7058

El Avion

El Avion

One of the most curious sights as you drive through Manuel Antonio is the huge C-123 cargo plane, cloistered in its restaurant hangar. This is 'El Avion'--aka 'The Plane', and Manuel Antonio's largest restaurant. The plane itself has a dicey history, though the restaurant is a good one. With a great location, great views and a warm dinner ambience, El Avion is a big hit. Try the Tuna 'El Avion'!
Price: $$
Phone: 2777-3378

El Patio de Café Milagro

El Patio de Café Milagro

El Patio de Café Milagro isn't just a great coffee shop--it's a great restaurant, as well. Not only do they roast, package and blend their own coffee--but they serve it with a smile. Its central location, garden dining area and yummy menu make it a great option for breakfast, lunch or dinner. If you're feeling adventurous, try a 'Mono Loco' (banana and coffee)!
Price: $$(Call us to know the current offers at below given number)
Phone: 2777-2306

Emilio's Cafe

Emilio's Cafe

Emilio's Cafe is one of the newest restaurants in Manuel Antonio--but is certain to become one of the long-standing gems in the area. With a fantastic location & view, a great menu of Mediterranean & fusion cuisine, and a diverse array of pastries, coffees and teas--it is a place where the gustatorily-evolved can go to sate their palette, enjoy the atmosphere, and indulge in some savory desserts.
Price: $$
Phone: 2777-6807

Baldi's Fresh

Baldi's Fresh

Small but good restaurant at the main part of the beach (Playa Espadilla).
Price: $$
Phone: 8850-2563

Ronny's Place

Ronny's Place

Ronny's Place is one of those iconic local restaurants that feels like a new discovery. Located down an unlikely bumpy dirt road, it has spectacular ocean views, and a rural feeling. The food is good--but the atmosphere is great. The house specialty: sangria. A great place to go and get drinks, sit outside by the view, and plan your next day's activities!
Price: $$
Phone: 2777-5120

Falafel Bar

Falafel Bar

The Falafel Bar has a great, open-air atmosphere and central lo cation, and is a perfect laid-back lunch spot. Owned and run by an Israeli couple, the food is fantastic, and the prices are good. Great place to treat yourself to a healthy lunch after your treatment at Spa Holis!
Price: $
Phone: 2777-4135

La Lambreta

La Lambreta

MENU: Italian - Pizza
DESCRIPTION: Open-air w/ ocean views
PRICING: $$
PHONE: 2777-9103

El Wagón

El Wagón

MENU: Burgers & Pizza
DESCRIPTION: Wooden train dining car
PRICING: $$
PHONE: 4000-1543

El Arbol (Makanda)

El Arbol (Makanda)

MENU: Fusion food & wine
DESCRIPTION: Classy. In Makanda Hotel.
PRICING: $$$
PHONE: 2777-0442

La Luna (Gaia)

La Luna (Gaia)

MENU: Fusion & wine
DESCRIPTION: Classy. In Gaia Hotel.
PRICING: $$$
PHONE: 2777-9797 (Gaia)

Rico Tico (Si Como No)

Rico Tico (Si Como No)

MENU: Mexican fusion
DESCRIPTION: Pool, pool bar & waterslide
PRICING: $$
PHONE: 8337-7337

Buru

Buru

MENU: Fusion & seafood
DESCRIPTION: Beachfront corner location
PRICING: $$
PHONE: 2777-3015

Espadilla - Morpho

Espadilla - Morpho

MENU: Local food & seafood
DESCRIPTION: Nice evening ambiance
DETAILS: 300 m in from the beach
PRICING: $$
PHONE: 2777-0903

De La Finca

De La Finca

MENU: Burgers & sandwiches
DESCRIPTION: Local dive, great food
PRICING: $$
PHONE: 2774-0156

Marisqueria El Dorado

Marisqueria El Dorado

MENU: Ceviche
DESCRIPTION: Located in central market
PRICING: $
PHONE: N/A

Tentación

Tentación

MENU: Smoothies & Coffee
DESCRIPTION: Corner coffee shop
PRICING: $
PHONE: 2777-3663

Gran Escape

Gran Escape

MENU: Seafood fusion & bar
DESCRIPTION: Seafood by the boardwalk
PRICING: $$
PHONE: 2777-7850

Miraolas

Miraolas

MENU: Fusion
DESCRIPTION: 4th level of Kamuk Hotel
PRICING: $$
PHONE: 2777-0811

L'Angolo

L'Angolo

MENU: Italian Delicatessen
DESCRIPTION: Corner Italian eatery w/AC
PRICING: $$
PHONE: 2777-4129

Other Services

Adobe Car Rental

Adobe Car Rental

Reserve your Costa Rica car rental through this page and receive an automatic 5% discount! Adobe is the largest local car rental company in Costa Rica, with both total protection and 'zero deductible' insurance available--and no hidden costs. They also have Costa Rica's youngest fleet of cars, minivans, and SUVs. It is important to work with a reputable company, because they are the ones who will be there if something goes wrong. That is why we recommend Adobe Car Rental. Reserve your vacation vehicle today!

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Spa Services

Spa Services

There is no better way to indulge your soul than to spend the afternoon at the spa--or better, getting a professional spa treatment in the comfort of your own home. In Manuel Antonio, there are few spas to choose from, and a great number of massage therapists. They offer massages of all types: traditional, facial, deep tissue, and even one with warm river stones. Some of the names make you want to try them out: Tropical Treasure Experience... Mandarin Royal Foot Treatment... and even the Sea Slimming Ritual. How could you resist a combination Jungle Dew Facial followed by a Fresh Coconut Milk Foot Soak?

Chef Services

Chef Services

In Manuel Antonio chefs can change a working vacation to a relaxing vacation. Not only will they cook up whatever delicious, gourmet food you choose from their menus, but also serve it will panache, and do the cleaning up afterwards. Choose your appetizers, choose your main dishes, and choose your desserts--and then enjoy the sunset while your chef prepares the best meal of your trip. What will you order? The patacones or ceviche? Coconut-crusted mahi mahi or bleu cheese tenderloin? Tres leches or the vainilla bean creme brulee? Inquire about daily or weekly chef service packages in Manuel Antonio!

Photography

Photography

“A great photograph is a full expression of what one feels about what is being photographed in the deepest sense, and is, thereby, a true expression of what one feels about life in its entirety.” ~Ansel Adams A picture is worth a thousand words. Will your Costa Rica photos say ‘our trip was a blur’? Or ‘our memories will never die’? Professional photography is a fantastic way to immortalize your experience. Get a local photography expert to capture the moment!
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Weddings & Events

Weddings & Events

Have you ever dreamed of having a tropical wedding? Planning weddings in Costa Rica can be a daunting task-and it should be. For such important moments it is imperative to work with an experienced and professional Costa Rica wedding planner. A professional planner can make the difference between a magical moment and a complete embarrassment. It also allows the bride and groom -- and their families -- to rest assured and stress-free that the details will be properly handled. For this reason, we work with only the best wedding coordinators in Costa Rica, those that have set the standard for beauty and attention to detail. Let's face it-on your special day, you don't want anything to go wrong! Contact: Kent@ManuelAntonioRentalProperties.com for more information.

Yoga

Yoga

Yoga in Manuel Antonio has become a popular way to both exercise the body, and release the mind. When you're on vacation, yoga not only keeps your body active, but helps you relax and stay in the moment. These days, there is also a menu of yoga to choose from: beginner's yoga, advanced yoga, hatha yoga, ashtanga yoga, beach yoga, rainforest yoga--even yoga on the Pacific Ocean. Prices vary depending on the instructor, location and type--but in general are approximately $15 per person for organized classes or $45 per person for private classes. Why not try yoga in Manuel Antonio?