Poas Volcano & Los Campesinos Waterfall

Experience a visit to an active volcano in the province of Alajuela. The Poás features two crater lakes, one more acidic than the other, changing in color from iridescent greens to sulphuric yellows. Observe the vegetation changes on the drive up through scenic plantations.

Upon you return, visit La Paz Waterfall, an impressive 120-foot-high cascade. The Gardens allow you to walk through dense forest, trails, a butterfly farm and exhibits featuring frogs and snakes.

Check out our local organic farm Rio Rancho Organica while you’re in Manuel Antonio.

  • This is a special tour. Please contact us via email or by calling us directly to personalize your adventure today!

Ocean Kayaking

Enjoy a paddling tour through Manuel Antonio’s coastline. The tour departs on the south side of Quepos and begins paddling towards Playa Biesanz. From a vantage point only possible in kayaks, you will experience Manuel Antonio’s breathtaking cliffs and beautiful rock formations as we follow the coastline. Midway through the tour there will be a brief break for relaxation and to enjoy fresh fruit and snacks at a secluded white-sand beach.

You will paddle near rock formations where one can see many shore birds nesting or gliding on the thermals created by the offshore winds that hit this rocky outcrop. The tour will conclude by paddling back to Quepos. Our summer sunset trips are strongly recommended.

  • Depend on high tide
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Naranjo River White Water Rafting

Experience III and IV class rapids on this river that borders the Manuel Antonio National Park, combining adrenaline and natural beauty.

A 40-minute scenic ride brings you to the small town of Londres, and our private ranch featuring diverse facilities.

After safety instructions and time to practice you are ready to board the 6-passenger rafts. .

Each raft has a guide who will provide instructions during the journey, and for additional safety, a kayaker will accompany the group close by

The Naranjo River flows through mountains, jungle gorges, farmlands and palm plantations.

The river’s course is steep and challenging, perfect for adventure seekers searching for an adrenaline rush.

. Halfway through the tour, you’ll have a break where you can catch up your breath and admire the view.

Towards the end of the river, the waters calm down and you can take in the sights while cruising over the last few rapids.

After taming the river for almost two hours, you will be rewarded with a tasty lunch made with local ingredients.

Zipline Canopy & Waterfall Tour

Experience extreme adventure overlooking the Central Pacific Coast, Herradura Bay and the Gulf of Nicoya while zip lining through the tropical forest.

This canopy project was designed as extreme adventure and enjoying nature with minimum impact.

Half of the 80-acre property is primary forest, overlooking the Island and Bay of Herradura, and the Gulf of Nicoya.

Once on site you will take a specially designed tractor for a 15-minute off-road ride to the top of the mountain.

The canopy tour consists of 15 platforms and 14 cables, the longest of which is 2,400 feet.

These cables will allow you to descend the mountain over the pristine forest while enjoying the views.

  • Maximum weight: 300 Lbs.

Manuel Antonio Park Tour

One of the 12 world’s most beautiful National Parks due to it’s wide variety of flora and fauna. A picturesque mid level hike with two white sand beaches, Espadilla Sur and Manuel Antonio Beach, which are located in this protected area that houses coastal rainforests, mangrove swamps, coral formations, and islands. Throughout this natural history tour, the guide will explain the different nature specimens that can be observed, allowing one to take photographs or just admire the view. Upon completing the hike, the remaining time can be spent enjoying the beach.

*The park is closed on Tuesdays.

El Chorro White Water Rafting

Adventurous visitors to Manuel Antonio should not miss the chance to overcome “El Chorro”, a high degree whitewater rafting trip featuring class IV rapids.

“El Chorro” offers a class IV whitewater rafting trip on the upper section of the Naranjo River. A 45-minute drive will bring you to the put in point, where after detailed safety instructions and practice time you will begin your adventure.

This rafting trip is known as a dry season Class IV, increasing to Class V and frequently unnavigable during rainy season.

You need to be in tip top shape for this strenuous yet rewarding journey through a narrow gorge.

“El Chorro” loosely translates to “jet gorge”, due to the way the powerful water propels the raft.

Apart from the gorge, you will navigate through drops, and steep rapids and your guide will assist in maneuvering through the challenging boulders and bends.

Don’t forget to admire the lush forest around you between rapids, this river borders the Manuel Antonio National Park. Take a breather and enjoy some hydration and snacks before heading back to your hotel.

  • Tour operates January to May due to weather conditions.
  • Maximum weight is 230lbs. (105 kg.)

Carara National Park “Combo”

Hike and boat while birdwatching, observing crocodiles, and enjoying the lush flora and diverse fauna of the Carara National Park and the Tarcoles River.

You’ll arrive at this gorgeous natural sanctuary after a 90-minute drive. Carara National Park is home to approximately 48% of Costa Rica’s bird species, making this tour ideal for bird watching enthusiasts.

Your naturalist guide will lead you through the two-mile trail, his trained eye fixing on exciting sights and photo opportunities. Admire the scenery during a 20-minute stop at a look out point. Bird watching enthusiasts will have the opportunity to observe Scarlet Macaws, Aracari, Toucans, Herons, Egrets, Tinamous, Vultures and more.

After leaving the park and safely observing the largest crocodile population from the bridge over the Tarcoles River, hop onto a boat, and float through mangrove canals.

Your boat trip, which takes a bit less than two hours, will allow for observation and photos of more bird species and crocodiles. Once back at base camp, enjoy a Homestyle lunch prepared for you.

• Minimum of four adults required to operate tour.

Savegre River Rafting (Full day)

For both the adventure some beginner and the experienced rafter, the class III rapids of this tour will never disappoint in providing the ultimate adrenaline rush while paddling hard through the water. Along the way, one can experience the pure astonishment of seeing first hand the awesome canyons, waterfalls, and primary rain forest of Costa Rica. The Savegre River, which is one of the most pristine rivers in Costa Rica, is surrounded by impressive views of the primary rain forest and a number of truly magnificent waterfalls of the Savegre’s tributaries. The last quarter of this day trip consists of visiting a waterfall and exploring the natural swimming pools in the area that are each surrounded by blooming heliconias.

  • Maximum weight for riders is 235lbs.
  • Not suitable for pregnant women

Local Flavor

Experience a fun and informative tour of local cuisine: where the organic ingredients come from, how dishes are prepared, and how to recreate recipes at home.

First stop at the local farmers’ market in Quepos, where you will have the opportunity to browse the stands and pick out ingredients for your lunch with the guide’s assistance depending on menu designed for you.

Once in the small town of Londres, at our private ranch and dining area, you will be greeted by our team.

They will proceed to guide you through our organic garden to pick out some finishing flavors, colors and textures for your meal. Now, to the preparation guided by our expert local cooks.

Participate in the kitchen and experience the process of making corn tortillas by hand, exotic “ceviches” with plantain or banana, rice cooked the old-fashioned way, chicken in a hearty tomato sauce, “picadillos” (minced meats and veggies and spices combined), and more.

Once you sit down for your meal, not only will your appetite be satiated but also your curiosity for Costa Rican local flavors.

Let your imagination soar on how to recreate at home with your own seasonal ingredients. There is leisure time available for you to explore the ranch, and walk down to the Naranjo River where, weather permitting, you can have a dip in the refreshing waters.

  • Menus created depending on seasonal ingredients.
  • Vegetarian options available.
  • The month of May, Sep, Oct, Nov the evening tour do not operate due weather conditions

Whale Watching Tour

This whale watching tour gives you the opportunity to spot pilot and humpback whales at the Marino Ballena National Park near Uvita, on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica.

Take off from Manuel Antonio and head south along the coast towards the town of Uvita.

During the one-hour trip the guide will point out towns along the way providing information about Dominical, Matapalo and Uvita beaches.

Once you arrive at Marino Ballena National Park, you will board your boat and navigate the coast for approximately three hours in search for whales and dolphins.

You will go past the beautiful rock formations: Roca Ballena, Las Cavernas in front of Playa Ventana and Roca Viuda and Tres Hermanas.

Our Whale Watching tour gives you the opportunity to spot pilot whales and humpback whales with their babies during their migration, following the warm waters of the Central Pacific Ocean. You will be able to jump off the boat for a swim or a snorkel if conditions allow it.

  • Whale sightseeing is not an exact science; therefore, we can’t guarantee you’ll spot one. However, chances are very high.
  • This tour operates from July 15th to October 15th.
  • Departure Days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday.

Damas Island Estuary Boat Trip

Explore the Costa Rican mangrove ecosystem on a comfortable boat gliding along the water while birdwatching and admiring the verdant flora of the area.

Wind through this natural sanctuary made up of canals and natural tunnels comfortably and safely.

Your experienced guide will spot flora and fauna along the way, pointing out species such as reptiles, anteaters, and monkeys.

Birdwatchers will be delighted by the variety of Herons, Kingfishers, Ospreys, Frigate birds and more. Lunch is provided before or after the boat trip.

  • Departure time: Depending on the tides.

Carara National Park

Scarlet Macaws flying overhead in formation, bursts of red, blue and yellow, possibly one of the most beautiful sights you will experience during your visit to Carara.

This transitional forest allows for rich biodiversity, housing approximately 48% of Costa Rica’s bird species.

Bird watching enthusiasts will have the opportunity to observe Scarlet Macaws, Aracari, Toucans, Herons, Egrets, Tinamous, Vultures and more. Your guide accompanies the group during the 2-mile hike, expanding on the different sights and sounds.

A 20-minute stop at an observatory along the way provides time for rest and photographs. The Tarcoles river is the Northern boundary of the park, and the bridge that crosses it is the perfect spot for safely observing the largest crocodile population in the country.

A hearty home-style lunch awaits at our base camp where you can share stories and snapshots of your Carara experience.

  • Minimum of four adults required to operate tour.

Canopy Tour

The best canopy option located close to Quepos. Come and enjoy with the whole family this excellent canopy tour through the primary and secondary forest of Costa Rica. With perfect security, bilingual guides, and a staff that is always providing the highest quality service, we invite you to enjoy 10 lines, one rappel, one Tarzan swing, and a tree top suspension bridge.

  • Maximum weight: 300 Lbs.
  • Driving Time: 25 minutes.

Sailing and Snorkeling Tour

Enjoy an exciting excursion around the Pacific coast on board a catamaran boat where you will have the chance to explore our reefs and different types of fish at Playa Biesanz while snorkeling. Furthermore, you can enjoy tropical drinks and the beautiful views of Manuel Antonio from the sea.

During your nautical journey you will navigate past islands where you can observe many types of marine birds and their nesting grounds. You are also able to snorkel and spot amazing wildlife living below the water. Water visibility depends on the season. You are most likely to spot parrot fish, starfish, angelfish and if you are lucky a sea turtle or two! This adventurous tour allows you to discover stunning examples of nature, above and below the ocean’s surface; from pelicans to flying fish, you can see it all.

Crocodile Tarcoles Tour

This crazy adrenaline adventure takes you through the marvelous wonders of our rainforest. You will explore the Tarcoles River on our stunning pacific coast.

Your guide will point out different kinds of mammals, birds and reptiles that flourish in this mangrove system.

Depending on the season you will be able to spot different migratory aviary species; from October to April you can glimpse ospreys, gulls, terns cormorants, pelicans and frigates.

There will be numerous opportunities to take incredible pictures on this Jaco tour.

Catamaran Adventure

Set sail towards the horizon aboard a catamaran, admiring the marine life as well as islands and rock formations close to the coast, bordering Manuel Antonio National Park.

You will board your catamaran at the pier in Quepos, the Marina Pez Vela, and sail off bordering the coast. Have your cameras ready to capture the beautiful scenery during the journey.

Your guide will be available to point our notable wildlife and vegetation as you admire the islands, cliffs and other natural formations.

Enjoy the beverages and snacks available on board.

After touring the coastline, the captain will set anchor at Biesanz Bay where you can snorkel or simply rest onboard.

You are most likely to spot parrotfish, starfish, and angelfish and dolphins sometimes follow the boat. A tasty barbecue lunch is served onboard.

Damas Island Mangrove Estuary – Kayak

Visit dense fishing spots in the mangroves of Damas Island and experience various fishing techniques, like trolling and spinning, as well as traditional Costa Rican handheld devices.

Damas Island is about a 20-minute drive from Manuel Antonio. It’s easily accessible dock makes it suitable for all kinds of anglers. Once you board your boat you’ll head to the mangroves where you will go after red or black snappers, pacific snooks and mangrove groupers; however, sea basses, jacks and small barracudas are not rare.

A variety of fishing techniques can be used which include trolling, spinning, bottom fishing and eventually live bait. Your fishing guide will recommend the proper technique depending on tides, weather and water visibility.

Due to the density of some fishing spots, traditional fishing with handheld devices such as “el yoyo” or “el bolillo” are highly recommended.

  • Depend on high tide
  • Kayaks are available for 1 or 2 passengers.
  • Children must be at least 8 years old
  • No previous experience required.

Arenal Volcano & Hot Springs

Experience a visit to the Arenal Volcano, it’s almost perfect conical shape towering over the town of La Fortuna, in Northern Costa Rica. While exploring the National Park, you may walk through trails created by lava formations towards a lookout point from which you can see the dense vegetation, cut by past lava flows, and the beautiful valley below.

Next stop, a dip in natural hot springs, soothing your muscles and relaxing your entire body. Optional spa treatments is available such as mud baths or massages.

Check out our local organic farm Rio Rancho Organica while you’re in Manuel Antonio.

  • Volcanos are always serious business so practice safety and take proper precautions.
  • This is a personalized experience. Please contact us via email or by calling us directly to book your private trip today!

Jungle Night Walk and Aquatic Tropical Gardens

Experience aquatic tropical gardens and nighttime in the jungle of Manuel Antonio, when many nocturnal species come to life.

This unique 2-hour guided walk through the jungle at the Manuel Antonio Nature Park and Wildlife Refuge provides an opportunity to explore the tropical humid forest at nighttime.

The wildlife refuge protects species such as Kinkajous and Armadillos as well as several reptiles, including snakes.

The Amphibian Aquatic Garden is a series of waterways and pools ecologically designed to provide a habitat for a variety of native species where they can reproduce and migrate freely without enclosures that restrict their natural behavior.

Your guide will accompany you through the sights and sounds of the jungle and the frogs and toads that make their home here.

Some of the most popular endemic species you will observe are the Red Eyed Tree Frog, Glass Frogs and the Wet Forest Toad.

ADR Adventure Park

Immerse yourself in this magnificent property located in the heart of the forest of San Antonio de Damas, just 25 minutes from Shana by the Beach. Here you will enjoy an unforgettable adventure through the Costa Rican jungle! ADR Adventure Park will give you the most complete adventure surrounded by amazing waterfalls and wildlife.

The adventures that are included are a Waterfall Rappel, Via Ferrata, Canyon Rappel, Canopy Zip Line, Canopy Rappel, Waterfall Zip Line, Waterfall Tarzan Swing, Free fall into River Pool, Caving Ladder, Zip Line Guided Rappel, and 4×4 Safari Transportation.

Horseback Riding

En route to a scenic property that is home to beautiful stables, a corral, an open air waiting area, and bathroom access, you will learn all about the wonderful history of Quepos. This Manuel Antonio tour allows you to uncover the exotic secrets that lie within this secondary rainforest.

The horseback ride lasts approximately two-and-a-half hours round trip and it will be highlighted by views of the valley, verdant vegetation, and numerous wildlife species, such as birds and reptiles. At the end of the trail there is a beautiful waterfall where you will be able to rest for about 30 minutes.

At the end of your Manuel Antonio tour you will be served a delicious lunch made with local ingredients.

  • Maximum weight for riders is 235lbs.