Don't miss the balmy beaches and lush greens of Manuel Antonio National Park if you're headed through San Jose. This three-day tour features a CEO-led tour of the park and its sandy jungle paths. Plus, get your catamaran on with an optional boat tour.
Location: San José
Meet your fellow travellers and CEO at an 8am briefing before departing San Jose by bus to Quepos, just outside of Manuel Antonio National Park. After checking into the hotel, enjoy a free afternoon relaxing or head to one of the nearby beaches for some sun and surf.<p>The small town of Quepos is on the Pacific Coast and this region of Costa Rica is a great place to relax and enjoy the sun and nearby sea. A short distance away, Manuel Antonio National Park offers beautiful white-sand beaches and warm turquoise water, ideal for swimming, fishing, kayaking, boogie boarding, sailing or surfing.</p><p><strong>Additional Information: </strong> Please note that the first day of this tour is a travel day and involves an early departure from San Jose, so arriving on time to your start location is important to being able to join the tour for the day's journey. We recommend booking a pre-tour accommodation in San Jose if not otherwise completing another G Adventures tour that finishes on the same day.</p><p><strong>ACTIVITY: </strong> Your opportunity to meet your CEO and fellow travellers, and learn more about your tour. Don't forget to see the notice in the lobby (or ask reception) for the official time and place to meet up with the group.</p><p><strong>TRANSPORT: </strong> Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.</p><p><strong>FREE TIME: AFTERNOON</strong> Get your bearings then hit the beach.</p>
Accommodation: Selina Hostel Manuel Antonio
Head to lush Manuel Antonio National Park for a walk with your CEO. Follow jungle trails to white sand beaches, all the while looking out for tropical birds, monkeys and sloths. In the afternoon choose from a variety of optional activities such as a catamaran tour, surfing or just laze on the beach.<p>Pre-book the Manuel Antonio Catamaran Tour on the checkout page to include this optional activity on your tour or ask your GCO or travel agent for assistance.</p><p><strong>ACTIVITY: </strong> Pack your sunscreen, camera, hiking shoes and bug repellent and prepare for a great day in Costa Rica’s smallest yet biodiverse national park. Manual Antonio offers four white sand beaches, separated by jagged rock outcrops and tidal pools. Head to the shade of the nearby tropical forest in search of sloths, monkeys, armadillos and iguanas. Climb to the lookout to capture views of the pristine Pacific Ocean and the area’s off-shore islands. Learn how the wildlife has adapted to their environment and enjoy your exotic experience. </p><p><strong>FREE TIME: AFTERNOON</strong> With so many options, do as much or a little as you choose.</p>
Accommodation: Selina Hostel Manuel Antonio
Depart at any time.<p><strong>ACTIVITY: </strong> Not ready to leave? Your CEO can help with travel arrangements to extend your adventure. </p>
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