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.