Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
A top destination in Costa Rica with one of the most beautiful National Parks in the world listed by Forbes Magazine. White sandy beaches, tropical rainforest, sparkling blue water, a stunning biodiversity all combined into one. Manuel Antonio boasts postcard perfect settings and a range of rich activities to choose from. Manuel Antonio offers something for every travel type. No matter if you seek adventure, nature, relaxation or simply like to sip on a coconut under a palm tree - We will make it happen!
Which adventure will be on your agenda during your stay at Casa Tranquila?
Canopy Zip-line Tour
Zip along sturdy cables linked from tree to tree, all the while enjoying amazing views of the jungle and its incredible wildlife members. Strapped securely in a harness, monitored by expert staff members, you will enjoy the rush of adrenaline.
Includes: Transportation, a meal, tropical fruits, and water
What to bring: We recommend shorts, tennis shoes or strapped sandals, camera and sunscreen.
Guided by an expert in horses and in jungle life, you can choose your route through the rainforest, seeing waterfalls and incredible animals and vegetation, or you can opt for an ocean tour, galloping through the sand along the open beaches. Ask the guide to help you choose the energy level of the mount you prefer, as there are racers and ramblers.
Includes: Transportation (45 minutes drive), bilingual guide, 2 hours riding time and a typical meal
What to bring: Please bring a hat, sunscreen, your camera, swimsuit and dry clothes to change. Wear long pants and closed shoes.
A Wildlife Refuge serving as great example of sustainable development researching and developing nature exhibits to help reproduce local species in danger of extinction, including orchids, bromeliads, reptiles (including caimans and crocodiles), and various butterfly species.
Includes: Guides are available in English and Spanish.
What to bring: sunscreen, hiking shoes or sandals, long pants, insect repellent, binoculars & camera
Mangrove Boat Tour
One of the most distinctive tours of Manuel Antonio is this three-hour exploration through the calm estuaries of Damas Island. Slowly motor along these close pathways of water, only feet from the jungle wildlife and fauna – allowing the white-faced monkeys to come aboard, if you choose, for their obligatory snack offered by your expert guide and pilot.
Includes: Transportation, guide, equipment, life vests and lunch or dinner.
What to bring: Sunscreen, waterproof camera, insect repellent & tennis shoes or closed sandals.
A most tranquil outing, this inspiring sail allows you to get next to the sunset like you never could while standing on the shore. See amazing dolphins, sea turtles and possibly a whale or two as you sip your favorite cocktail. You can even hit the water and snorkel or just bask in the sun on the deck or catamaran apron.
Includes: Transportation, bilingual guides, drinks, a light lunch or dinner and snorkeling equipment.
What to bring: Towels. Please use sun block and do not forget your camera.
Beach, Sun and the Surf´s up! The Manuel Antonio beach offers perfect conditions to learn how to ride a surfboard and depending on the tides offers as well great settings for more experienced surfers.
Includes: Choose between an open or private lesson; includes transportation, water, rash guard and an experienced, bilingual surf instructor.
What to bring: Beach Towel, sunscreen, bathing suit, camera
Rainmaker Reserve - Guided Hike
The Rainmaker Reserve is home to the Morpho butterfly, the known poison dart frog, a variety of bird species and thousands of unique plants. Your hike will lead you to observation platforms, over hanging bridges and along gorgeous waterfalls and waterfall pools in which you may take a refreshing swim.
Includes: Transportation, Naturalist Guided, Water, Snacks and Lunch
What to bring: Comfortable hiking clothes, a towel, hat, sunscreen, repellent, your camera, bathing suit
4x4 ATV Adventure
Rain or shine, this adventure departs every day for a trek through the rain forest, rivers and plantations of the Manuel Antonio area. Across wooden bridges, under drenching cascades and over sometimes muddy pathways. This is one of the most fun excursions you will ever experience. Guided by experts, your safety is their ultimate mission. Finish with a swim in the waterfall.
Includes: Transportation, guide, breakfast or lunch, driving instructions & helmet
What to bring: Comfortable clothing, swim suit, change of clothes, repellent
Jet Ski Adventure
These remarkable machines speed you across the smooth, crystal blue waters of the Pacific Ocean to give you the time of your life. Expert guides will accompany you to unknown bays, havens for unusual sea life and birds, isolated beaches or they can “cut you loose” for a simply wild time on the open waters. Jet skis can accommodate two, if you just don’t want to go alone. You are in total control of your speed and direction, so make it as wild (or mild) of an adventure as you choose.
Includes: Transportation, bilingual guide, life-vest, snorkeling equipment, refreshments and fruits
What to bring: We recommend sunscreen, swimsuit, towels are provided by GAIA, dry clothes and waterproof camera.
Mangrove or Ocean Kayaking
Choose the more challenging kayak voyage in the Pacific Ocean or relax in the peaceful waters off Damas Island. Either excursion is equally rewarding as you enjoy the birds, sea life, and, certainly, the invigorating exercise of this solitary adventure.
Includes: Transportation, guide, equipment, life vests and lunch or dinner.
What to bring: Sunscreen, waterproof camera, tennis shoes or closed sandals.
Guided Tour of the National Park Manuel Antonio
A dream-come-true for all nature lovers, this private tour is led by "Gama", Casa Tranquila's Guide Extraordinaire. Almost certainly, you will see three species of monkeys, iguanas, sloths, unusual amphibians, and an amazing variety of birds. For the more adventurous hiker, ascend the mountain top for incredible views. Bring your towels and sunscreen, and finish the day at the most pristine beach in the area.
Includes: Transportation and bilingual guide
What to bring: We recommend sunscreen, camera, hiking shoes, bathing suit and towels
For the expert angler, the Quepos area is heaven – one of the top 10 best sport fishing destinations in the world. Marlin, Sailfish, Jack, Tuna, Mahi, Wahoo… the possibilities of your catch are endless. After, Casa Tranquila's chef will prepare your catch for the freshest dinner ever.
Includes: Available boats are fully equipped with light and heavy tackle, full electronics and a six person max occupancy. Lunch, snacks, water, soft drinks and beer during the charter are provided.
What to bring: Sun block, hat, sunglasses, long shirt to protect you from the sun, towels, money to pay for fishing license at the Marina.
White Water Rafting
Hold on to your paddle while you take waves of class III rapids and the adrenaline pumps. This tour is for adventuresome beginners or experienced rafters. The Savegre River will take you along canyons, waterfalls and through the tropical primary rainforest of Costa Rica. As relaxing end point you will be able to visit the pools of a natural waterfall if you did not yet enjoy enough water splashes.
Includes: Transportation, tour guide, life jackets and safety equipment, waterfall swimming, snacks, lunch or an early afternoon dinner
What to bring: Wear a swimming suit, shorts of quick drying material, towels, sun screen, a set of clothes to change, rubber soled shoes (no sandals or flip flops!)
Villa Vanilla Spice Tour
A fantastic tour for foodies and everyone interested in Costa Rica´s agriculture. The tour explains the origins of spices and their traditional uses. An experience for all senses! The tour is a gentle walk through the plantation and is very sensory featuring the world´s three favorite flavors: vanilla, chocolate and ceylon cinnamon. Visitors enjoy an assortment of gourmet spice treats all grown on the plantation and prepared by their own staff pastry chef.
Includes: Transportation, bilingual guide, food samples
What to bring: A comfortable walking shoe and clothing, insect repellent, money for the gift shop