Manuel Antonio and the Central Pacific Coast Sights

Manuel Antonio Nature Park and Wildlife Refuge

  • Main road Km 4; entrance across from Sí Como No Hotel, Map It
  • Manuel Antonio
  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

Fodor's Review

Not to be confused with Manuel Antonio National Park, this park (previously named Fincas Naturales Wildlife Refuge) is operated by Hotel Si Como. A former teak plantation has been reforested to allow native trees to spring back among the not-so-native ones. A footpath winds through part of the 30-acre tropical forest, and naturalist guides do a good job of explaining the local ecology and identifying birds. The reserve is home to three kinds of monkeys, as well as iguanas, motmots, toucans, tanagers, and seed-chomping rodents called agoutis. Two-hour guided walks are given throughout the day, plus a nighttime jungle trek that departs at 5:30 pm. The quickest and least expensive tour is an hourly walk through exhibits on butterflies. Unfortunately, you can't explore the reserve at your own pace.

Sight Information


Main road Km 4; entrance across from Sí Como No Hotel,, Manuel Antonio, 60601, Costa Rica

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Sight Details:

  • Guided tours $15–$39
  • Daily 8–4


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