Signature tours in Manuel Antonio

A frequently asked question we receive while creating our guests personalized Costa Rica escape is: “If I only have three days in Manuel Antonio – What excursions I cannot miss out on?”

There are more than 20 amazing excursions to experience from White Water Rafting, Butterfly Gardens, ATV and much more, however, the ones that Manuel Antonio is most known for are Signature Tours like the ones we present to you in this blog.

 Zip Lining with Santuario Tours 


Zip lining tour is all about flying high and flying fast. It’s definitely an experience suited to families, novices and thrill-seekers alike. The tour includes transportation from Quepos and Manuel Antonio which ends with an appetizing Costa Rican lunch.

There are 11 anchored zip lines totaling over 3.6kilometres in length. One dual “racing-style” zip line, with riders zooming alongside each other against the panoramic backdrop of the beautiful forest. This route has the longest single zip line over 4,300ft in length. Also boasts 14 Tree platforms, 3 towers, 6 hanging bridges, 3 nature walks and a double belay rappel.

The zip lines are equipped with a special braking system that automatically reduces the speed of riders as they approach the end of the zip line, allowing riders to focus exclusively on the experience and the views.

Planet Dolphin Catamaran Cruise

Catamaran Cruise in Quepos

Why not discover the true meaning of paradise as you relax on the Planet Dolphin boat, surrounded by the lush green landscape and the relaxing sounds of the Pacific Ocean.

As the boat set sail you will be captivated by the sight of the dolphins or the mollifying sound of whale songs. While coasting Manuel Antonio National Park, take in the awe-inspiring views of the islands, jagged cliffs, unique rock formations and the grounds and homes for numerous species of marine birds.

The boat will anchor in a safe cove within the immaculate Biesanz Bay where you will have an illustrious snorkeling escapade in the warm and inviting waters followed by a sumptuous lunch.

On the return sail, raise a drink in toast to the sinking sky where you will experience the magical and gorgeous sunset. This 3 ½ hours aboard the Planet Dolphin is where you will create memories that will last you for a lifetime.

National Park Tour


It’s about appreciating the little things in life why a tour guide is needed to help you explore Manuel Antonio National Park which is internationally recognized as being one of the most bio-diverse parks on the planet. It is a three-hour, fully-immersive tour as there’s a lot to see!

This lush tropical forests, lagoons, mangroves and impeccable white sandy beaches make up one of the most diverse ecosystems imaginable.

There are 109 species of mammals and 184 species of birds, some of the frequently viewed include white-faced and howler monkeys, two and three toed sloths and iguanas.

The park contains a great system of well-marked trails to allow visitors to explore.

With a guide you will definitely see the details… from a spider in a web to iguanas walking or running on water to leaf cutter ants to walking palm trees and much more…

There are four beaches in the park and are some of the best in the country. If you would like to surf, swim or just relax under the sun then this is the place to be. The best way to see it all and get the backstory is by guided tour.