Manuel Antonio National Park from San Jose
- Small group
- Pickup available
- Duration: 12 hours
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We booked the trip on a recommendation by the front desk staff at Oceano Hotel. We were picked up by a bus from the ranch, arrived to welcoming, organized staff, and soon introduced to our healthy, responsive horses. Gerry, our guide, was exceedingly calm and friendly. He explained how to rein and stop the horses, and allowed those who could trot and lope to do so. After passing through several fields, including one that had a cow and her day-old calf in it, we tied up the horses and hiked ten minutes to the swimming holes, fed by mountain springs. This was heavenly! Gerry chatted with us parents as our children had an experience of a lifetime: jumping into a fresh water pool in the middle of a mountain-side, lush forest. The horses did not push home, but minded their manners on the way back as we asked them to walk, trot, and sometimes wait for gates to be opened. Back at our starting point, we washed up and enjoyed fresh fruit.
Great tour!! Lovely guide - Mao - very friendly, knowledgeable, pleasure to spend the day with. I have never been to a coffee plantation before - was very interesting to see how coffee is made. The volcano was stunning!! We got very lucky as the park was closed in the morning due to some volcanic activity, but it reopened very shortly after we arrived. Would have been disappointing to miss that part of the tour. Last stop was La Paz - which was absolutely beautiful, buffet lunch had good variety and was in the middle of the rainforest. Such a great experience!
We really waited this tour, as it was our dream destination for a long time ago. Unfortunately it was raining on that day, so the waterfall wasn't that blue, but the experience was still unforgettable! Diego, our tour guide, was the best! He really knows everything about Costa Rica, the ecosystem, all the flowers and animals! He was very patient and we took our time to search for animals and birds. We loved every moment! Thanks so much for this experience!
First time Zipline. Everything went so quick I didn’t have time to worry about anything. I just enjoyed it!!! The guides all made you feel safe and comfortable. Looking forward to my next Zipline adventure. My only complaint was they would not pick me up where I was staying so I had to walk to a resort Libby about a block away and we were the only ones being picked up
What an Amazing way to see nature from an up close perspective. Very beautiful, informative, and never felt unsafe at any time. Highly recommend if your more leisure and not up to all the other higher adrenaline activities you can choose from in the area. What a fantastic adventure my wife and I were able to share on our Anniversary.