8-Day Manuel Antonio Holiday – Beach, Nature and Adventure
From $1,239.00 Adults / $459.00 Kids
AVAILABLE FOR DAILY ARRIVALS IN SAN JOSE
This Program is Fully Customizable
Explore the great Costa Rica outdoors while learning about diverse ecosystems and experiencing thrilling eco-adventures
En-route to Manuel Antonio Beach, stop at the Vista Los Sueños Adventure Center for your choice of Zip Lining and Horseback Riding; or Zip Lining and ATV Jungle Adventure. Then on to Quepos Village, home to the Manuel Antonio National Park where more fun is enjoyed while partaking on your choice of two adventures: Coastal Kayaking and Snorkeling, or Savegre River Rafting Expedition, or Coastal Cruise and Snorkeling, or Kayaking at the Damas Island Wildlife Sanctuary. And yes, we have scheduled two full days at leisure to enjoy the beach at your own pace.
8-Days customizable vacation package to explore and experience the Rainforest by the Sea in the Manuel Antonio Park area. Begin your journey with a scenic ride and spend five full days partaking on exciting adventures in diverse eco-systems.
- Meet & greet service at the San Jose airport and private van transfer to the chosen hotel
- 7 nights at your choice of hotels: 2 in San Jose, and 5 in Manuel Antonio
- 9 meals (7 breakfasts, and 2 lunches)
- Private guided transfer to Manuel Antonio Beach with a stop at the Vista Los Sueños Adventure Center for your choice of one activity with lunch included: Zip Lining and Horseback Riding, or ATV Jungle Ride and Zip Lining
- In Manuel Antonio enjoy a half day guided visit of the National Park, and your choice of one activity with lunch included: Savegre River Rafting Expedition Class II/III/IV, or Sea Kayaking and Snorkeling, or Mangrove Kayaking Adventure in the Damas Island Wildlife Refuge
- Days at leisure to enjoy the beach
- Private transfer to San Jose from Quepos/Manuel Antonio:
- Private van transfer from your San Jose hotel to the Intl. Airport
- All Entrance fees as per itinerary
- All transfers and sightseeing in A/C vehicle as per itinerary
- Services of English-speaking local hosts and guides
- Personalized service of our Costa Rica-based representative office
Day 1 | Welcome to San Jose, Costa Rica!
Your EcoAmerica Tours representative will greet you at the airport, assist you with your luggage and provide you with a private van transfer to the hotel of your choice (*) for an overnight stay with breakfast and taxes included.
- Standard Class: Country Inn & Suites By Carlson
- First Class: Wyndham Herradura
- Superior Class: DoubleTree by Hilton Cariari
- Deluxe Class: Costa Rica Marriott
(*) Chosen hotels are subject to availability at time of booking; if not available, similar hotels in category and price range will be offered.
Day 2 | Let the adventure Begin!!!
San Jose / Jaco Beach – Herradura Bay area / Vista Los Sueños Adventure Center / Quepos Manuel Antonio | B.L.
After an early breakfast at your San Jose hotel, meet your private driver for a scenic ride along the Mid-Pacific Coast stop at the Vista Los Sueños Adventure Center to partake on the adventures of your choice (please select your adventure at booking time). After lunch, at the Adventure Center, continue to Manuel Antonio, and check-in at the hotel of your choice (*) for a five-night stay with breakfast, taxes and fees included. Balance of the day is at leisure.
- Standard Class: Tabulia Tree Hotel
- First Class: Costa Verde Hotel (Efficiency Rooms)
- Superior Class: La Mariposa Hotel (Standard Ocean View Rooms)
- Deluxe Class: Parador Resort (Premium Ocean View Rooms)
(*) Chosen hotels are subject to availability at time of booking; if not available, similar hotels in category and price range will be offered.
Zip Lining and ATV Countryside Adventure. This is one of the most popular tour combinations in Costa Rica, as you get to experience the Rainforest from a bird’s eye view and also go deep in the paths, trails, rivers, and lots of muddy roads in a transitional Costa Rica Rainforest, located only 10 minutes from Jaco Beach and Los Sueños Resort.
You will start with or famous Zip Line Tour in the Costa Rica Treetops, this tour includes a 15 minute tractor ride up to the top of the mountain; you will then descend on a series of 12 platforms and 10 cables, including one of the longest in Costa Rica’s Central Pacific.
After the Zip Line it’s time to get your adrenaline pumping on our 2 hour Jungle and River ATV adventure. This tour will give you a different perspective and views of the Jaco Beach area. Here we have it all: trails, mud, jungle, ocean views, rivers, and the best bilingual guides to make this an experience of a lifetime
ATV Countryside Adventure and Horseback Riding to the Waterfalls. You will first start with the 2 hour zip line at the canopy of the rainforest. This adventure includes a 15 minute tractor ride up to the top of the mountain; you will then descend on a series of 12 platforms and 10 cables, including one of the longest in Costa Rica’s Central Pacific.
After the Zip Line it’s time to get on some horses! We have the best kept horses in the area- and once you get geared up and paired with your best friend for the next hours, it’s time to head for the mountains. You will ride for about 45 minutes to the top of the mountain, and then hike down to the waterfalls and natural swimming pools. Your guide will have cold water for you. You will have about 30 minutes to enjoy swimming in a totally natural environment, before we return to base, where we will greet you with fresh tropical fruits.
Days 3, 4, 5 & 6 | These are full days at leisure at the beach | B.
Slow down, enjoy, and indulge in a great Costa Rica beach get-away, you are worth it! All we have planned is a half day morning visit to the Park for a close up natural encounter with abundant fauna and flora, plus your choice of one adventure with lunch included.
Manuel Antonio National Park Nature Walk. During your nature walk, you may want to stop and observe (or learn about) this natural and breathtaking habitat. Watch for sloths and numerous species of monkeys as they travel through the tree canopy, hunt for nocturnal silky anteaters and several types of non-poisonous snakes resting in the tropical rain forest, and listen to the songs of the various birds as they glide above your group, curiously looking for adventure. At the end of the visit, you will be driven back to your hotel or remain at the beach and provide your own way back to the hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure. Note: Park is closed on Mondays.
- Sea Kayak Coastal Paddle and Snorkeling Adventure | B.L.
The Manuel Antonio Coast is the arena for an easy pace paddling adventure. Enjoy the views and stop for refreshing swims. Paddle comfortably as a family, a couple, or an intimate group. Your kayak adventure stops at stunning Biesanz Bay for snorkeling and includes unbelievable nature spotting near Manuel Antonio’s world-class beaches. Some experience in open-seat kayaking and good physical condition is necessary for this open coastal water Kayak Tour. If you do not have experience, we can substitute the trip for a Mangrove Kayaking Adventure in calm estuary waters where the local fauna is abundant.
- Mangrove Kayaking Adventure at the Damas Island Estuary | B.L.
Experience the Damas Island Estuary and Mangrove ecosystem first hand in an open-seat kayak. Spend a few luxuriously indulgent hours paddling with the currents as your bilingual naturalist guides reveal the protected inland waterways of the Damas Estuary and mangrove habitat. Paddle comfortably as an intimate group under the shade of several tall species of mangroves, which grow only in select areas of the world and in Costa Rica. The pace of this adventure is determined by your abilities and interests, and the abundance of wildlife you want to stop and observe (or learn about) all in its natural and breathtaking habitat. Watch sloths and numerous species of monkeys travel through the tree canopy, hunt for nocturnal silky anteaters and several types of non-poisonous snakes resting in the mangroves, and listen to the songs of the various marine birds as they glide over your kayak curiously looking for adventure.
Important Note: If traveling with children, the kayak will be a double open seat.
- Savegre River Rafting Expedition Class III/IV | B. L.
Starting with a 4×4 ride into the “wilds” of Costa Rica’s tropical jungle with breathtaking scenery of more remote areas of the Savegre, your journey begins at “Silencio.” This is a little local village of thatched roof dwellings where you can enjoy a typical Tico breakfast after a “bumpy road” journey, yet before you paddle down the Savegre. Make sure you make your reservations for lunch, and don’t forget to meander through the beautiful flora and fauna of the surrounding African Palm Plantations before you head off into the winding mountains to start the rafting leg of your journey. The Savegre River provides Class II, III and IV rapids that are manageable in sturdy rafts that accommodate 2 to 6 people comfortably. Our guides stop at locally known swimming spots and breathtaking waterfalls, if the rafters want a break from paddling, and there is always time to enjoy the abundant variety of wildlife along the river. On most trips, rafters will observe egrets, osprey, toucans, parrots, kingfishers, cormorants, and many other species local to this protected area of the primary tropical rain forest. After a steady 13 mile trip down the river, we wind our way back to the little village of “Silencio” where a gladly awaited hot lunch “Tico Style” and local refreshments are waiting. Once fed, happy and well-traveled, our now experienced Savegre River rafters spend a leisurely trip home driving back to Manuel Antonio, to ponder on continuing a rafting experience on the Naranjo River or to savor the experiences of your day just past.
Note: At booking time, please choose the dates of your park visit and your selected adventure; once booked, no changes are allowed.
Day 7 | Manuel Antonio National Park / San Jose | B.
At leisure in Manuel Antonio until time for your private van transfer to your selected San Jose hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 8 | Hotel / San Jose Intl. Airport/ Home or next destination | B.
At the appropriate time, private transfer to the airport to check-in for your onward flight.
PRICES PER PERSON STARTING AT US$1,239.00
– SHARING DOUBLE ACCOMMODATIONS –
MANUEL ANTONIO HOLIDAY – BEACH, NATURE AND ADVENTURE LODGING
STANDARD CLASS HOTELS
In San Jose: Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Hotel Make the most of your trip to beautiful Costa Rica with the convenience and comforts at the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson®, San Jose Aeropuerto, Costa Rica. Lounge beside the two outdoor pools and enjoy fresh, local dining at the on-site Mambi Restaurant. Before setting out to explore nearby Pueblo Antiguo, INBioparque or other San Jose attractions, enjoy a hot breakfast compliments of the hotel, or stay in and order room service. This modern hotel also offers free high-speed Internet access and extended-stay suites, and it is within nine kilometers of the Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) with a convenient airport shuttle for guests.
In Manuel Antonio: Tabulia Tree hotel is a cozy family hotel in the Manuel Antonio region of Costa Rica. Featuring completely renovated rooms overlooking the forest and noted for the luxurious beds and modern amenities including Wi-Fi. The simple but tasteful decor will make you feel in paradise. The famous Bambu Jam Restaurant features a wide variety of international dishes of the highest quality. The gorgeous outdoor pool is stunning set against the backdrop of spectacular sunset views. Take a leisurely walk through the gardens that feature flowers and exotic plants which are indigenous to Costa Rica. Do not be too surprised if you have monkeys visiting you during your stay!
FIRST CLASS HOTELS
In San Jose: Wyndham Plaza Herradura Hotel With a prime location just minutes from San Jose’s International Airport (SJO), visitors to Costa Rica’s capital city will find the Wyndham the ideal retreat, with a wealth of amenities, an idyllic setting and world-class service. There are three restaurants and a stylish bar offering a variety of cuisines, and a daily bountiful, complimentary breakfast buffet. Each of the hotel’s 230 over-sized, 100% non-smoking guest rooms features contemporary styling, a unique fusion of warm and cool tones and thoughtful amenities like a flat panel TV, free Wi-Fi, plush bedding and ultra-modern air conditioning. Superior Rooms offer breathtaking views of the lush gardens.
In Manuel Antonio: Costa Verde Hotel (Efficiency Room) Just three hundred yards from the beach overlooking the world famous Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Verde features 3 cliff-side pools with sundecks, and spacious rooms, studios and bungalows. All rooms offer balconies with a bird’s-eye view of the Park’s majestic coastline or rainforest canopy vistas dotted with toucans, sloths, coatis and monkeys. Costa Verde Hotel has been developed and refined so guests can enjoy a unique brand of tropical luxury. This jungle oasis is perfect for families, groups or couples offering accommodations with a variety of options for vacation living; on-site spa, personalized services, and four unique restaurants to suit all tastes.
SUPERIOR CLASS HOTELS
In San Jose: DoubleTree by Hilton Cariari Hotel Conveniently located only fifteen minutes from Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO), this San Jose Costa Rica hotel is a haven in the capital city of the country and the perfect location for your leisure trip. It is also a great place to start exploring the country or to relax before returning home. All the guest rooms boast elegant design featuring our exclusive Sweet Dreams® beds with plush top mattress and jumbo hypo-allergenic pillows. Modern amenities include a 37-inch cable TV with Spanish and English networks, in-room climate control and more. The bathroom features a tub/shower combination and luxurious bath products. For your convenience, free Wi-Fi access is available in public areas. To keep in shape, enjoy the onsite 24-hour fitness center.
In Manuel Antonio: La Mariposa Hotel. Located in one of the world’s most magnificent settings, Hotel La Mariposa stands majestically atop the highest point in Manuel Antonio, from where 360 degree views overlook the Pacific Ocean, spectacular sunsets and the beautiful Manuel Antonio National Park. Nature and charm combine flawlessly to create 62 well-appointed rooms of Spanish-Mediterranean architectural design, surrounded by tropical gardens, with walkways and trails, meticulously landscaped to reflect the natural beauty of Costa Rica’s abundant flora and fauna. Offering the most inspiring views of the Pacific Ocean, from your private balcony, relax and hear the sounds of the surf and gaze at the breathtaking Panoramic Ocean Views or experience some of the most incredible Sunsets in the world.
Sunset Village: Located directly on the beach, offers guests unforgettable ocean front sunset views. Feel the gentle breeze from the sea on your face from one of our sunset ocean-view rooms, just few steps away from the ocean. The spacious seafront area has been completely gardened to take full advantage of Costa Rica’s most famous beach. The experience is simply astonishing.
DELUXE CLASS HOTELS
In San Jose: Costa Rica Marriott Hotel San Jose. Drink in the unique architecture, elegant furnishings and luscious surroundings of this beautiful colonial hacienda set on a 30 acre coffee plantation. Captivating grounds, exceptional service and a relaxing ambiance await you. Unwind in either of their two swimming pools, or take a stroll on their lush garden paths. The state-of-the-art fitness center or well-lit tennis courts are the perfect place to work up a sweat, while their full-service Kuö Spa will pamper you with luxurious treatments. Experience a number of acclaimed restaurants, including La Castilla, where talented chefs prepare sushi right in front of guests. Fine dining, exquisite tapas and wines are offered at La Isabela, known as one of the best restaurants in San Jose. Sophisticated rooms and suites boast plush bedding and 24-hour room service. Book your stay for an unforgettable experience at Costa Rica Marriott in San Jose.
Sophisticated rooms and suites boast plush bedding and 24-hour room service. Enjoy, magnificent natural attractions such as volcanoes, rainforest excursions and canopy zip-line tours service. The Marriott San Jose was voted by Condé Nast as one of the best hotels in Central America.
In Manuel Antonio: Parador Resort & Spa. (Premium Ocean View Room)This resort offers panoramic ocean views on 12 acres of wildlife-rich tropical rainforest. Surrounded by expansive jungle, Parador features well-appointed rooms and suites, various restaurants featuring an international array of cuisines, multiple bars and lounges, a world-class spa, tennis court, and three ocean-view pools. Every room and suite is equipped with cable TV, mini-bar, coffee maker, A/C and ceiling fans, safety deposit boxes, iron and board, hair dryer, and telephone. Guests at Parador Resort can spend their days lounging in the sun by the resort’s three pools (two adults only) or on one of Manuel Antonio’s white sand beaches, including Playa Biesanz adjacent to the hotel. Winding nature trails cover the expansive grounds from where you can watch migrating whales or schools of dolphins, exotic birds, three species of monkeys, sloths, coatimundi, and a variety of reptiles.
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