Costa Rica Tours and Manuel Antonio & Quepos Tours and Activities
Visitors often don’t even need to leave their rental home or resort to experience the wildlife of Costa Rica. Boasting an amazing 5% of the World’s biodiversity the surrounding areas contain a wonderful combination of rain forest, beaches, and coral reefs. Manuel Antonio National Park’s beaches are the most popular in Costa Rica! Only 20 minutes drive from Quepos, travelers can explore the Damas Island Mangrove System.
Manuel Antonio National Park
Manuel Antonio is one of Costa Rica’s most famous national parks and was voted by Forbe’s Magazine as one of the 12 most beautiful parks in the World! To date, 346 species have been discovered in the park, including 109 species of mammals and 184 species of birds, as well as an incredible variety of insects and reptiles, and rare sightings of the endangered Marine Turtles.
World Class Fishing
Quepos is one of the world’s finest sport fishing locations withe the new Marina Pez Vela, host to the 2013 Offshore World Championships. Anglers are rarely disappointed from as early as December and continuing through April, although fishing is generally good year round. A typical day releases many sailfish and often a marlin or two.
Inshore Fishing Costa Rica
It is only a short run to the fishing grounds for inshore angling in Costa Rica. Offering great views of our coastlines and at the right time of year opportunities to spot whales, this is a great way to spend the day, and maybe catch some dinner. This fishing adventure generally runs out out of the Damas Island area, taking advantage of our local river mouths and extensive inshore mangroves.
Canopy Zipline Tours
This tour which originated in Costa Rica is a must do for all visitors. Waterfalls, rivers and the verdant green jungle provide the backdrop for platforms carefully built in the canopy of the Rain Forest. You will glide from platform to platform by secure cables, traveling at high rates of speed, repelling and swinging on Tarzan Swings.
This is one of our most popular tours and a great way for visitors to see our local countryside, farms and foothills. Your guide will lead the way along less traveled roads, taking you through African Palm Plantations and typical Costa Rica scenery. Discover and swim in spectacular waterfalls, where you will have a chance to cool off in one of the natural pools.
Experience some of the best of Costa Rica white water rafting or even in the World. Costa Rica’s wild and untamed rivers plunge through beautiful and largely untamed tropical wilderness and rock formations. Whether an expert or beginner, nature lover or thrill seeker, this expedition is fun for everyone.
If you enjoy horses, you will love horseback riding in Costa Rica. This is a great way to explore the local eco-system and enjoy a special moment quietly with nature and your horse. Your tour takes you through dense rainforest and rivers, stopping at a fabulous waterfall and swimming hole for a dip and some unforgettable photos.
Snorkel Dolphin/Whale Watch Tour
Travel along the scenic coastline navigating past the beautiful beaches and islands of Manuel Antonio National Park aboard large comfortable catamarans, sail boats, or smaller tour boats. You will generally catch up to the dolphins which frequently swim in the boat’s bow wake.
Mangrove Boat Tour
This is a very popular tour for travelers of all ages, especially for those interested in our local eco-system, wildlife and excellent bio-diversity. Take a covered boat tour through the canals of the Damas Island mangrove system, or you can also choose to do this tour by kayak.
Learn to surf like a pro, in the popular areas of Quepos and Manuel Antonio. Home to many National Championship events, even those that have never attempted this sport will be up and surfing in no time.
Canyoning Repel Tours
Your Costa Rica repelling adventure takes place with Quepo Canyoning or ADR 10×1 Adventure Park where your safety is their number one priority. All guests use specialized safety equipment with highest quality rock climbing and canyoneering gear. Certified by the Costa Rica Tourism Board (or ICT), all guides and courses receive daily maintenance and refresher instructions.
No longer considered just for beautification purposes, spa services have gained mainstream popularity in reducing stress, soothing tired or sore muscles, and providing a deep felt relaxation from head to toe, allowing visitors a temporary retreat from all that ails them. The naturally diverse of spas in Costa Rica, allow for an even more exotic experience during your vacation.
Jet Ski Excursions
This fun tour is perfect for the adventurist that isn’t content to sit on a boat with the rest of the crowd. Zoom around the offshore islands on your modern Jet Ski enjoying sightings of endangered marine birds while looking for dolphins, and the occasional passing whale or giant marine turtle.
Spice Farm Tour
A large privately owned spice farm located only 30 minutes from the town of Quepos and Manuel Antonio vacation rental homes. Booking in advance is recommended, as the tour runs by popular demand and does not operate on Sundays. Spend an educational hike learning about the local cultivation of fresh spices and their distribution from a local farm to both national and international markets.
Located in the heart of Manuel Antonio, this small butterfly and reptile reserve offers a fun and informative nature tour hosted by professionally trained bilingual nature guides and University Student interns. Visitors have the opportunity to see over 20 species of butterflies on this guided one-hour tour through their butterfly farm facility and lab.
This tour is an excellent option for hikers and nature lovers. Rainmaker is a privately-owned 3,000 acre reserve with a series of suspension bridges connected by platforms along the tree-top canopy. Bilingual guides carefully lead you through the reserve taking time to explain the many plants, insects, birds, snakes, and other animal sightings, as well as the purpose of this important reserve.
The Open Ocean Paddle is a more challenging excursion along Costa Rica ‘s most beautiful Manuel Antonio coastline. See nesting sites for rare birds as you paddle by nearby islands. Swim, snorkel and have snacks in an isolated bay and soak in the sun. Kayaks are also offered in the beautiful local mangrove canals of Damas Island.
Certified divers or adventure seeking beginners will enjoy excursions to the rock formation and reefs off the shoreline of Manuel Antonio. Professional bilingual PADI-certified dive masters give you proper instruction as they lead you through the marvels of the undersea world. Safety is emphasized and proper equipment is supplied, including children’s gear.
A variety of tours are available for any level of experience mountain biking. Tours take you through the rain forest, farms and beaches. A great way to see a variety of local wildlife, depending on the area you visit. Many tours include time to rest and swim in the crystal clear waters of a remote waterfall. Some of our tours take you to rural “TICO” homes or typical ranches where delicious home cooked meals are served to restore your energy.
This exciting and Private travels deep into the Costa Rican rainforest on this thrilling four-wheel-drive excursion. Travel through some of the most beautiful areas of the country, visiting palm plantations, crossing streams, past local towns and journey to one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Central America. Upon arrival, cross a heart-pounding and thrilling suspension bridge approximately 400 feet to one of the the most incredible waterfalls in the area.
“Quepos Tour” While you’re in Quepos don’t miss out on this unique, fun, and eco-friendly Segway tour. See some of the most interesting areas of Quepos that most visitors never will get to see. Bilingual guides will have you gliding the Quepos area within a few minutes of practice!
Not for those that fear heights, this is one of the best ways to see the beautiful Manuel Antonio area. After a beach launching, you will float high in the sky with unparalled views of the offshore islands, park, and postcard-perfect beaches.
**The Manuel Antonio and Quepos area offers one of the widest selections of tours and activities available in all of Costa Rica. This is just a general list of the tours and activities for our area for your convenience. Departure times and prices on all tours can change, especially depending on seasons and weather conditions, so please consult with any questions for booking of tours, recommendations on which tour operator suits you best, or should there be an activity that interests you that is not listed here, and we can try to get further information for you. Manuel Antonio Rental Homes is an intermediary for the local tour operators. Though we personally do all tours and they are carefully screened before being recommended, we cannot be responsible for how the tour operators conduct their tours. We welcome all guest feedback to help maintain the highest standards of safety and customer service. We are always happy to help you with suggestions, your inquiries, tour arrangements, restaurant and spa reservations, or anything else you will need to make the most of your visit to Costa Rica!