For every type of traveler out there, there’s an ideal vacation type. Some people love relaxing all day long on the beach, a cool drink in their hand. Others are looking for a high adrenaline surf-cation where they can catch sick waves from dawn till dusk. And others are happiest trekking through wilderness and surrounded by animals and plants. This can make planning travels for groups a real pain as it’s rare that a place can meet everyone’s needs.
This is part of what makes Manuel Antonio so special. It features beautiful wildlife, untouched sandy beaches, crystal swimming pools and killer waves all at the same location. We’ve put together some of the best activities in this blog post to help you consider Manuel Antonio for your next holiday!
Hit the Beach at Playa Manuel Antonio
This beautiful beach is one of Costa Ricas best. Imagine sweeping white sands, turquoise waters, abundant schools of fish, and a beautiful green forest backdrop. Visitors can take advantage and lounge on the beach, cool off with a swim in the gentle waters, or take shade under nearby palm trees. The beauty means that the beach can get busy, so be ready for some other tourists during peak season!
Take a Guided Tour Through Manuel Antonio Nature Reserve
One of the best ways to experience Manuel Antonio is to take a guided tour through the park. A tour guide can help you to spot all of the different animals your bound to see, and also show you some of the unexpected turns that this park has. Plus, guides are not too expensive–you should be able to find one for $50! Make sure to take a camera on your trip for when you unavoidably spot the local monkeys, sloths, crocodiles, and porcupines!
Get Your Heard Pumping with a Whitewater Rafting Tour
Costa Rica is world renowned for its whitewater rafting, and with rapids ranging from class II to class V, there’s something for everyone here. Near Manuel Antonio there’s a number of whitewater rafting companies, and you can go rafting on the nearby Naranjo River. Whitewater rafting is not for the light of heart, however, so make sure you are prepared for the adrenaline and in good physical shape!
Find a New Passion with Bird Watching
Costa Rica’s warm climate and rich biosphere makes it perfectly suited for a variety of bird species and it’s well worth taking a day to do a bird-watching tour. There are over 100 different bird species that call Manuel Antonio nature reserve home, and many are visible on local bird watching tours. Take your camera and comfortable clothes and get ready to be wowed by the amazing variety of wildlife you will encounter on this trip!