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Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

Manuel Antonio & Monkeys
Wildlife & Nature

Manuel Antonio and Monkey Mangrove Combo Tour

Embark on an amazing nature excursion in Manuel Antonio National Park and then explore a unique monkey habitat in one day!

With a 7 am pickup and approximate 5 pm return, this all-inclusive combo tour takes you to one of Costa Rica’s most bio-diverse nature escapes before setting off on a riverboat ride through mangrove-lined waterways.

sloth in costa rica

Departing from areas including Jacó, Los Sueños and Playa Hermosa, your private transport first delivers you to Manuel Antonio Park. Morning is one of the best times to enjoy the lush getaway’s interior, strolling shaded nature trails before the sun reaches full force in midday. That’s a great time to discover Manuel Antonio’s pristine beaches, where white-sand shores meet rich rainforest terrain and calm turquoise waters welcome swimming and snorkeling.

Along the way, your bilingual naturalist guide points out an awe-inspiring array of wildlife. You’ll likely pass under sloths lazing in tree branches as monkeys swing through the upper limbs of the forest canopy. With more than 180 bird species that call the retreat home, be on the lookout for a rainbow variety of tropical birds, most notably the ever-prevalent Scarlet Macaw.

Down below, you’ll probably pass colorful iguanas on your way to shimmering Pacific waters that teem with tropical fish along a coral-rich coast. Settle in at a beachfront eatery to enjoy authentic Costa Rican cuisine that’s included in the package. Take in the stunning scenery at a leisurely pace. Your second adventure awaits!

Oh, the Many Monkeys You’ll Meet!

While the first part of your day introduced you to dozens of different wildlife species, the second leg is all about one — monkeys! White-faced capuchin monkeys to be exact. A smile-inducing adventure for all ages, the serene boat ride eases through their home in a dense mangrove forest and lets you get up close and personal with the curious creatures.

tour with monkeys in costa rica

Set off in a shaded tour boat with an experienced guide. As you glide deeper into the verdant wetlands, you slip past banks with tangles of red, green, black and white mangrove roots. Your guide can help you spot red crabs on the shore and osprey swooping overhead. Silky anteaters forage in the underbrush and “Jesus Lizards” whisk atop the water’s surface. You may have already caught glimpses of them, but the star attractions are yet to come.

The boat slows. Curiosity stirs among a gathering of monkeys in the treetops. They rarely resist the chance to come down for a visit. Playful and inquisitive with no fear of humans, white-faced capuchin monkeys often board the boat to clamber over their visitors. Hold out your arm and let a furry friend softly climb to settle on your shoulder. Make sure someone has a camera ready as a capuchin plops down for a rest on your head!

Contact us to book this unique one-day tour for up-close encounters with Costa Rican wildlife on two fantastic outdoor adventures.

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Brenda McMahon

Dubuque, Iowa

We had a 5:30 a.m. pickup from Los Suenos and then a long drive to the park. Once we got there, we were able to skip the longer line. We saw two sloths, some tropical birds and an anteater at the park, ate lunch, and then went to see the monkeys. This was really the most amazing part of the day. One of the monkeys sat down with my daughter. It was just incredible. This ended up being the best day of our vacation by far!

Holly Greene

Vallejo, CA

Absolutely loved the combo tour! The wildlife was incredible.

Peter Mullins

Medford, OR

Pura vida! Best tour so far!

Keira Washington

New Orleans, LA

What a great day. We had fun and especially loved the monkey part

Logan Horne

College Station, TX

This isn't a challenging hike but it was very relaxing. The park was really nice and the trails were clean and taken care of. The monkeys in the mangrove came onto our boat!

Tonya Hubbard

Winston-Salem, NC

Perfect family adventure! Our kids loved the park and the monkeys were so cute. Highly recommended.

Mike Goodman

Daytona Beach, FL

A full day in one of the most beautiful places on earth. Lunch was delicious and our guide was incredible. The monkey mangrove was a lot of fun.

Emily Foster

Euclid, Ohio

Our guide knew everything there was to know about the park and the animals. She was also funny and very nice. It was a perfect day.

Ann Hartman

Rockville, Maryland

I can't recommend this tour enough. Our guide was great with the kids and very knowledgeable. We all loved this tour, but especially the kids. The monkey boat was a big hit.

Vince Kelly

Cedar Park, TX

This is a full day tour and we loved every minute of it. We were ready for a nap by the time we got back to our condo. Everyone's favorite part was the monkeys. Great tour.


Gainesville , Florida
On this tour, we were able to combine a visit to manual Antonio park and a monkey boat ride in one day. The tour guide was very sweet and accommodating. Loved the tour!

Deena Solomon

Boston, MA

It was an amazing day for our family of 5! Ronald was friendly and knowledgeable. We got to see 3 types of monkeys, sloths, a toucan and many others. Alfonso took us on the boat. He was fun to talk to and full of information about the animals in the area. This trip was the highlight of our week in Costa Rica.

Thomas Yadlosky

Clifford twp, Pennsylvania
Rose, our guide, was very knowledgeable about the park, it's wildlife, and plant life. She was wonderful. It would be more enjoyable if you could actually go into the forest instead of having to use the road.

Norberto V


This was a great package deal. I got the best of both worlds at a bargain rate. Thanks for the great prices on your tours