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Costa Rica, Panama & Nicaragua
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Ocean Waves & Jungle Days

Bite-sized trip
  • Itinerary:
    Manuel Antonio
  • Duration:
    3 days / 2 nights (flexible)
  • Price:
    from £ 330.- per person (excluding flights)
Manuel Antonio, located on the Pacific Coast, boasts crescent-shaped bays, jungles bursting with wildlife and an excellent bar and restaurant scene. You'll stay in a hill-top villa resort with a pool for refreshing dips and serene views across the ocean. The area is home to the most visited National Park in the country with a mix of jungle trails and pretty beaches. You'll explore the park and spot its inhabitants with a local guide, who'll help you spot even the expertly camouflaged species.
Costa Rica Manuel Antonio beach

Day 1 – Arrival in Manuel Antonio

As you approach your hotel up a winding road you’ll spot the glistening blue ocean below. You’ll stay at a hill-top villa resort with a pool and ocean views. Settle in, relax in your hammock or head out for sunset cocktails at one of the many bars dotted along the road. There are plenty of choices when it comes to eating and drinking here – most with ocean vistas!

Days 2-3 – Guided walk through the National Park & departure

Today you’ll make your way to the park gates, where you’ll meet you eagle-eyed guide, and begin your walk. Manuel Antonio National Park is fairly small and easy to explore on foot. Within a couple of hours you’ll be able to spot plenty of wildlife inhabiting the rainforest, and learn about different species and their habitat. You might hear howler monkeys communicating, and with the help of your guide, spot smaller and well camouflaged animals too!

The rest of the day is free for you to do as you please. Take a stroll through the National Park or kick back on one of the many sandy beaches. The following day you’ll depart Manuel Antonio for your next destination. The park is closed on Tuesdays so you might like to add an extra day to explore.


Manuel Antonio accommodation pool at night
Manuel Antonio accommodation pool
Manuel Antonio accommodation room

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