One of the most popular tourist destinations is Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. Located on the country’s beautiful Pacific Coast region, the greater Manuel Antonio region is an unspoiled paradise where visitors can enjoy a wide range of exciting activities, including hiking, surfing, kayaking, whitewater rafting, and horseback riding.
On your Costa Rica vacation, here are five Manuel Antonio tours you can enjoy:
Manuel Antonio National Park Hike
Measuring less than seven square miles (2,000 hectares) in size, it may be the smallest national park in Costa Rica, but Manuel Antonio National Park is also one of the most beautiful. Home to a stunning array of plants, birds, and animals, Manuel Antonio is definitely worth a visit. Hiking tours also include a stop at some of the park’s secret beaches which can only be reached during low tide.
Savegre River Rafting
The Savegre River is located in the heart of Costa Rica’s Puntarenas Province. Measuring more than 25 miles (41 kilometers) in length, this pristine waterway is the perfect place to enjoy whitewater rafting. The river offers both class 3 and class 4 rapids to give you all the thrills, chills, and spills you’re looking for in a fun-filled jungle whitewater rafting experience.
Coastal Sea Kayaking
The estuaries, mangrove forests, and Pacific coastline in the Manuel Antonio region are some of the best places to explore by sea kayak. Even first-time kayakers can easily learn to navigate the hidden inlets and waterways of the Pacific coastline, one of the most bio-diverse regions in the country. Don’t be surprised if you see kingfishers, Jesus lizards, monkeys, sloths, egrets, and other rare wildlife.
One of the best ways to explore the pristine nature of the Manuel Antonio region is on horseback. Unlike with motorized vehicles, horseback travel allows visitors to seamlessly enter the environment and not spook birds and wildlife. Horseback riding is also a very healthy sport and offers a full body workout. Horseback riding is also a very relaxing and calming experience, and many people believe that connecting with horses is very therapeutic.
You can’t travel all the way to Costa Rica without trying some of the world-class surfing! The Manuel Antonio Surf School and Camp (MASS) offers private surf classes with some of the country’s most experienced surf coaches.
If you’re considering visiting the Manuel Antonio region of Costa Rica, be sure to book your vacation with the Manuel Antonio Surf School and Camp (MASS).