Collage of adventure and nature activities: parasailing at sunset over the ocean, a sloth hanging from a tree branch, zip-lining in a lush forest, a mangrove forest reflected in water, ATV riding through a muddy river, and horseback riding in a field
Collage of adventure and nature activities: parasailing at sunset over the ocean, a sloth hanging from a tree branch, zip-lining in a lush forest, a mangrove forest reflected in water, ATV riding through a muddy river, and horseback riding in a field

Tour & Activities at Hotel Makanda, Manuel Antonio

Quepos, Manuel Antonio and their surrounding areas have something to offer every type of traveler. Whether your travel style is that of a nature lover, an adventure fanatic, or you are someone looking to de-stress, relax, and soak up the warm Tropical air, there is an activity sure to suit all of your needs during your Costa Rican vacation.


The Makanda staff are experts in which local tour options are the most popular and meet required safety standards, so allow us to help plan your excursions be it during your visit, or even better, we can make the arrangements in advance. We invite you to contact us and our staff will be happy to explain in detail the many options for tours and activities, as well as costs, departure times, and what you'll need to take with you on each tour to help make the most of your vacation. Below are listed some of the many varied activities that you can choose from, all less than 45 minutes from Manuel Antonio, with most less than 20 minutes drive from the hotel. Transportation is included with all tours.

Aerial view of Manuel Antonio National Park showcasing the lush rainforest meeting the turquoise waters of a cove with a sandy beach, and a hidden lagoon surrounded by dense greenery
Manuel Antonio National Park Tour $65.00
Explore Costa Rica's smallest and most beautiful national park with one of our experienced bilingual guides. As you hike through the park you will learn about the history as well as the amazing diversity in both plant and animal life in the area.

Includes: round trip transportation, water, snack, bilingual tour guides, beach time, entrance ticket.
Recommendations: tennis shoes, bug spray, swimsuit under your clothes, change of clothes.
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A man and a woman wearing helmets joyfully ride a red ATV through a shallow river, splashing water around, with lush greenery in the background, during an adventure tour
ATV Single / ATV Double Tour $110.00 / $140.00
Embark on an exhilarating off-road adventure, tearing through vibrant rivers and navigating an enchanting valley. Surrounded by majestic trees and luxurious vegetation, this ATV tour takes you straight into the heart of Costa Rica's untouched wilderness, providing an unforgettable immersion into the vibrant tapestry of nature.

Includes: round trip transportation, breakfast or lunch, bilingual guides
Recommendations: bring long pants, bathing suit under your clothes, a towel, bug spray and sunscreen.
BOOK NOW
Two people on a green and white jet ski creating a spray of water as they speed through the sea near a tropical beach with lush forest in the background
Jet Ski Single / Double Tour $130.00 / $160.00
Explore the open seas with the wind in your hair on a wave runner. Be on the lookout for dolphins, whales, and sea turtles. Ride your jet ski into the sun as it dips into the Pacific.

Includes: round trip transportation, bilingual guides.
Recommendations: bathing suit, a towel, change of clothes.
BOOK NOW
Joyful man in swim shorts splashing water with his hands raised, standing in a natural pool in front of a small waterfall surrounded by rocks and lush foliage
Waterfall Tour (Full day) $140.00
Our adventure begins with a convenient morning pick-up from the hotel. After a 25-minute drive, we will embark on an exciting journey to discover the breathtaking waterfalls of Portalon, Uvita, and Pavon. Throughout the tour, the knowledgeable and certified guides will share fascinating insights about the history, culture, and amazing itinerary we have meticulously planned for you. In addition to the waterfalls, we will also take you to explore the captivating surrounding caves and one of our favorite beaches in the area.

Includes: round trip transportation, bilingual guides, snack fruits and lunch.
Recommendations: bring water, tennis shoes, swimming suite, towels, sunscreen, change of clothes.
BOOK NOW
Excited man in shorts and a helmet, with gloves on, ziplining upside down with a wide smile, surrounded by lush green tropical forest
Canopy / Zipline Tour $85.00
Located just off the Central Pacific Coast near Manuel Antonio National Park and Quepos, Costa Rica, El Santuario Canopy Adventure Tour brings thrill seekers one of the best attractions in the country, the longest zip line in Central America’s. Let our professional, bilingual, certified guides lead you safely and securely over, under, and through the canopy on our double-anchored touchless line. Race your friends and family over the 4,300-foot lines high above the Costa Rican rainforest, and as a bonus, enjoy a beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean on the horizon.

Departure time: 8 AM / 11 AM / 2 PM
Includes: round trip transportation, Typical lunch / vegetarian option, water & fruits, certified guides.
Recommendations: hiking shoes, sunscreen, comfortable clothes.
BOOK NOW
Group of adventurers in helmets and life jackets paddling through white water rapids on a yellow raft, with rocky banks and a dense rainforest backdrop
White Water Rafting tour $89.00 / $105.00
Depending on the season we will have different categories available on different rivers. Savegre River or “El Chorro”. Ask our front desk team to know what is available at the moment.

Includes: round trip transportation, safety equipment, guides, lunch.
Recommendations: towels, swimsuit, sunscreen, change of clothes, tennis or water shoes.
BOOK NOW
Two people parasailing with a green and white parachute over the sea at sunset, with the sun casting a golden glow over the water and a silhouette of the coastline in the distance
Parasailing $85.00 / $140.00
Enjoy Manuel Antonio from above, breathing views only the lucky ones get to enjoy.

Includes: round transportation.
Recommendations: swimming suit, sunscreen.
BOOK NOW
Close-up of a red-eyed tree frog clinging to a green stem, showcasing its vibrant green body, orange feet, and distinctive red eyes with a vertical pupil, in a nighttime jungle setting
Jungle Night Tour $65.00
Once the sun sets in the Costa Rica rainforest, the jungle takes on a totally different character. It goes from a green, cathedral-like forest where beautiful shining blue Morpho butterflies fly along small rivers, to a pitch-black jungle filler with the sounds of millions of insects and dozens of frogs and toads. It is the same green, fascinating forest, but now it is dark, and you are ready to go. It's the best time to find beautiful tree frogs, shy snakes, and other rainforest creatures that only come out at night.

Includes: round trip transportation, water, snack, bilingual tour guides.
Recommendations: Tennis shoes, bug spray, water.
BOOK NOW
A person smiling while leisurely kayaking in a green kayak through calm waters surrounded by dense mangrove forest under a bright, sunny sky
Damas Island Mangrove Boat / Kayak Tour (DAY TOUR) $75.00
Very special forests live in the roots of the sea, above and below water, the mangrove ecosystem is one of the most important in the world. The tour consists of a circuit of several kilometers with a diversity of tropical landscapes, where you will paddle to Isla Damas, with 600 hectares of surface, known for its estuaries full of mangroves and its diverse population of flora and fauna. The fauna on and around the island include a large number of wild animals such as white-faced monkeys, sloths, green iguanas, crabs, turtles, crocodiles, raccoons, anteaters and numerous bird species. Part of our ecotourism initiative promotes the garbage collection program in the mangroves. It will be an unforgettable experience in one of the most important habitats for the conservation of marine and terrestrial biodiversity.

Departure time: 7.30 AM / 10.30 AM / 1.30 PM
Duration: 4 hours
Includes: round trip transportation, naturalist guide, professional kayak equipment, refreshments, lunch / vegetarian option.
Recommendations: bug spray and sunscreen, tennis shoes, binoculars, camera, comfortable clothes.
BOOK NOW
A yellow-crowned night heron stands alert in the spotlight during a night tour, with its intricate feather pattern visible against the dark mangrove swamp background
Damas Island Mangrove Boat / Kayak Tour (NIGHT TOUR) $85.00
This tour is one of the most exciting, as you will be able to appreciate the nocturnal animals that are not observed during the day. When the darkness falls, it seems that everything sleeps, but in reality, the night is the awakening of a large part of the animal life, that for many people, is unknown. Enjoy walking through tropical forest trails, kayaking or boating through the mangrove canals of Isla Damas.

Departure time: 5.30 PM
Duration: 2.5 hours
Includes: round trip transportation, naturalist guide, professional kayak equipment, refreshments, lunch / vegetarian option.
Recommendations: bug spray, tennis shoes, binoculars, camera, comfortable clothes.
BOOK NOW
A woman in a black wetsuit and carrying a white surfboard under her arm runs towards the ocean waves on a sandy beach, ready for a surf session
Surf Lesson $85.00
Take place at Manuel Antonio public beach, no requires previous experience is all about the fun in learning.

Includes: ground transportation, water, surfboard, instructor.
Recommendations: change of clothes, sunscreen, swimming suit.
BOOK NOW
Passengers on a catamaran tour observing a pod of dolphins swimming and jumping alongside the boat in the calm sea, with tour guides pointing them out
Catamaran Tour $89.00
Cruise along Manuel Antonio National Park, chance to see whales (Sep-Nov), local dolphins and others. Swim and snorkel at Biesanz beach. Afternoon tour on summertime may include a breathtaking sunset.

Includes: round trip transportation, water, lunch/ dinner, fruits.
Recommendations: swimsuit, sunscreen, advice about food allergies.
BOOK NOW
A shirtless man with tattoos holding up a large red snapper fish on a boat, showing a sense of accomplishment from his catch during a sport fishing trip at sea
Sport Fishing
The waters off of Manuel Antonio run abundant with some of the world’s most exciting fish and offer sport fisherman some of the world’s most exciting sport fishing. This tours rate will depend on the type of fishing you will prefer; inshore or offshore. And also on the different boats available. Please contact travel@makanda.com for more information.
BOOK NOW
A man and a woman in workout attire sitting cross-legged on yoga mats practicing meditation with hands in Gyan Mudra, in a serene room with natural light
Private Yoga Lessons $100.00
Featuring the most diverse selection of yoga classes in the Manuel Antonio area. Hatha, vinyasa flow, restorative available for you to choose. Can be taken at your room balcony or also our spa terrace has an amazing ocean view that will help you get relax and on symphony with nature.

Includes: yoga mats.
Recommendations: comfortable clothes.
BOOK NOW
Three people on horseback riding across a grassy field with a backdrop of trees and hills, enjoying a sunny day of horseback riding in a scenic landscape
Horseback Riding Tour $85.00
Beautiful horseback ride thought a tropical forest that led to an amazing waterfall where you can refresh.

Includes: round transportation, lunch.
Recommendations: long pants, tennis shoes, sunscreen and bud repellent, swimsuit, change of clothes.
BOOK NOW
A white catamaran with full sails gliding on the blue ocean waters, with passengers relaxing on the deck, against a backdrop of distant mountains under a clear sky
Private Catamaran Luxury Experience
Stylish & fun trip along the coast. Enjoy sailing and marine wildlife on a 43ft classic catamaran boat with large deck and spacious interiors.

*All Day Tour 11am-6PM. $1600USD 8Pax. Extra Person $100+tax (up to 18pax):
Lunch (italian cuisine), Snacks (dip and tuna carpaccio), fruits, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages, snorkeling and SUP gear.

*Morning Tour 8:30-12:30am OR Afternoon tour 2-6 pm $1200 6Pax. Extra person $75USD+tax (up to 18pax):
Snacks (dip & tuna carpaccio), fruits, soft drinks and alcoholic drinks, snorkeling and SUP gear.
BOOK NOW
Collage of outdoor adventure activities: two people ziplining upside down over lush greenery, and a group of individuals riding ATVs on a dirt path in a scenic mountainous area
Full Adventure Experience Zipline & ATV Off Road Tour $170.00 / $270.00
With this full experience of ATV Zipline we will go off-road through rivers while driving along an incredible valley surrounded by tall trees and luxury vegetation. We arrived at the restaurant in a private reserve called la “Selvita”, where they are given a snack of fruits, water and soft drink. Then the safety talk is given and the zipline begins until reaching the waterfall, where optional activities are done, such as the Tarzan drop, suspension bridge and you can enjoy about 15 minutes at the waterfall. You return to the restaurant where you will enjoy a delicious lunch, and then continue the second part of the ATVs, until you finish at the starting point.

Departure time: 7.30 AM / 10.30 AM / 1.30 PM
Duration: 4 hours
Includes: round trip transportation, bilingual guides, Insurance, lunch (arroz con pollo, plátano maduro, ensalada y tortilla) / vegetarian option, AT machines, no driver's license or permit is required.
Recommendations: running or steady shoes, light clothing, camera, sunscreen, hat, bug spray, towels.
BOOK NOW
A couple sitting closely on a rock, gazing at each other with a majestic waterfall cascading down a lush cliff into a serene pool in the background, capturing a moment of romantic nature retreat
Nauyaca Waterfall Tour $135.00
Nauyaca is one of the most impressive waterfalls in Costa Rica and should be a stop on anyone’s list when visiting Costa Rica’s central pacific coast. The Nauyaca tour includes a nice hike to the top tier of this epic 150 ft waterfall which will then be rewarded with a refreshing swim in the pool beneath the lower falls. We’ll also hop on a 4x4 truck ride up to our lunch spot to recharge after enjoying the falls.

Departure time: 8.30 AM
Duration: 7 hours
Includes: round trip transportation, lunch / vegetarian option, natural fruit drink, fruits, water, 4x4 truck ride, certified guides, park entrances.
Recommendations: bathing suit, water shoes, rugged sandals or sneakers, towel, sunscreen, extra set of dry clothes, bug spray.
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A woman in a red swimsuit with her hands clasped behind her head relaxes in a natural pool, admiring a tall, slender waterfall surrounded by verdant foliage in a tranquil setting
Eco-Chontales Waterfall Experience $130.00
Come with us on this half-day Eco-Chontales Waterfall tour, to visit one of Costa Rica’s best kept waterfall secrets in the Southern Pacific region of Costa Rica. If you’re looking for a friendly tour in Costa Rica where you get to experience a piece of the Costa Rican jungle, this is the perfect tour for you! It’s complete with perfectly safe swimming holes, small and moderate cliff jumps, areas for amazing photos and even a mini waterslide!

Departure time: 7.30 AM
Duration: half day
Includes: round trip transportation, lunch / vegetarian option, natural fruit drink, fruits, water, certified guides, entrance fees to all locations.
Recommendations: bathing suit, water shoes, rugged sandals or sneakers, towel, sunscreen, extra set of dry clothes, bug spray.
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The 'Brisa Elegante' sailing yacht with its white sails unfurled, cruising on the blue ocean, with a backdrop of fluffy white clouds and distant mountains
Luxury Sail Cruise Experience $136.00
Brisa Elegante is a luxurious two-masted Gulet offering cruise guests exquisite comfort and a unique sailing experience. Featuring two expansive teak decks with grand banquet tables, a bar, multiple spacious lounge areas, and an ample selection of water toys. Join us on a relaxing and chilled sailing cruise, leaving Marina Pez Vela and sailing for two hours along the coastline and islets of Manuel Antonio, looking for dolphins, turtles, and seasonal whales.

Departure time: 8.30 AM / 1.30 PM
Duration: 4 hours
Includes: transportation, soft drinks, water, coffee, tea & juices, one welcome cocktail, fresh fruits, a freshly cooked meal / fish, chicken, vegetarian or vegan options /, use of kayaks, SUPs, snorkel gear and “Walk the Plank”.
Recommendations: swimsuit & towel, comfortable shoes, sun protection.
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Hikers with backpacks walking along a narrow trail by a fast-flowing river in a lush rainforest, with a waterfall in the background, embodying the spirit of eco-tourism
Los Campesinos Hanging Bridge & Waterfall Tour $130.00
A real Costa Rican experience, that’s what this tour is all about! Taking you to a mountain village where people are still living like the way it was in olden times, just getting there is an adventure in itself, driving through an old road in the middle of the forest full of green and amazing views. Once we get there the excitement and fun will begin, crossing the hanging bridges, going down to the waterfalls, refreshing and relaxing ourselves.

Departure time: 8 AM
Duration: 6 hours
Includes: round trip transportation, entrance, typical lunch / vegetarian option, fruits & snacks, water & ice tea.
Recommendations: hiking shoes, sunscreen, swimsuit, towel, bug spray.
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A variety of colorful cacao pods, ranging from red to yellow and green, laid out on a rustic wooden table, representing the diversity of cacao used in chocolate production tours
Chocolate & Coffee Tasting Tour $70.00
We offer a combination of attractions! Firstly, the chocolate tour starts with the cultural and biological background of cacao in the world and here in Costa Rica. It further introduces you into the collecting, fermenting, grinding and finally the making of chocolate, the drink of the gods.


Departure time: 8 AM / 11 AM / 2 PM
Duration: 2.5 hours
Includes: round trip transportation, tour guide, medicinal plants garden, water & coffee, chocolate & sugarcane juice.
Recommendations: closed shoes, camera, raincoat, light clothing.
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Three people on a stand-up paddleboard illuminated by underwater lights, floating on a tranquil sea under a starry night sky, creating a magical nocturnal aquatic experience
Night Sub Paddle Tour $70.00
The paddle boards have LED light systems attached to the bottom of the boards, creating a beautiful glow and attracting marine life. The tour takes place at Nahomi/Maracas in Quepos. It's the perfect little bay area for paddle boarding. We take guests out into the water right before sunset, so they can watch the sun go down from their paddle boards. (The photos turned out awesome!) After the sun goes down, we turn on the lights, and paddle around the bay area. Usually we see schools of sardines, needlefish, barracudas, manta rays, turtles, and glowing plankton on occasion.


Departure time: 5 PM
Duration: 2.5 hours
Includes: round trip transportation, fruits & water, certified guides.
Recommendations: swimsuit, towel, sunscreen, extra set of dry clothes.
BOOK NOW
A humpback whale breaching the ocean's surface with mountains in the misty background, showcasing the powerful majesty of marine wildlife during a whale watching tour
Whales Watching Excursion $315.00 per person / $415.00 for two people
During this exciting tour, you will have the opportunity to observe whales and dolphins in their natural habitat. In the morning, we will board a boat at the beach of Ballena Marine Park to begin our adventure through the park. We will start by visiting Ballena Island, where we will snorkel in different coral reefs. Her e, you will have the opportunity to spot humpback parrot fish, butterfly fish, drumlins, lobsters, starfish and even white-tip sharks. Along the coast, we will be on the lookout for dolphins, turtles and, in season, whales. We will also visit Ventanas beach, known for its impressive cavern formations, as well as other islands such as Tres Hermanas, a perfect place to watch seabirds. During the tour, we will offer fresh seasonal fruits for you to enjoy. The tour will start at 8:30 am and will last approximately 3 to 4 hours, giving you a complete and fascinating experience in contact with marine life in its natural environment.


Departure time: 7.15 AM
Duration: all day
Includes: entrance fee, round trip transportation, tour guide, fruits & drinks, snorkel equipment, tour insurance.
Recommendations: swimsuit, sandals & walking shoes, towel, sunscreen, sun glasses, hat, water.
BOOK NOW
Aerial view of Manuel Antonio National Park showcasing the lush rainforest meeting the turquoise waters of a cove with a sandy beach, and a hidden lagoon surrounded by dense greenery
Manuel Antonio National Park Tour $65.00
Explore Costa Rica's smallest and most beautiful national park with one of our experienced bilingual guides. As you hike through the park you will learn about the history as well as the amazing diversity in both plant and animal life in the area.

Includes: round trip transportation, water, snack, bilingual tour guides, beach time, entrance ticket.
Recommendations: tennis shoes, bug spray, swimsuit under your clothes, change of clothes.
BOOK NOW
A man and a woman wearing helmets joyfully ride a red ATV through a shallow river, splashing water around, with lush greenery in the background, during an adventure tour
ATV Single / ATV Double Tour $110.00 / $140.00
Embark on an exhilarating off-road adventure, tearing through vibrant rivers and navigating an enchanting valley. Surrounded by majestic trees and luxurious vegetation, this ATV tour takes you straight into the heart of Costa Rica's untouched wilderness, providing an unforgettable immersion into the vibrant tapestry of nature.

Includes: round trip transportation, breakfast or lunch, bilingual guides
Recommendations: bring long pants, bathing suit under your clothes, a towel, bug spray and sunscreen.
BOOK NOW
Two people on a green and white jet ski creating a spray of water as they speed through the sea near a tropical beach with lush forest in the background
Jet Ski Single / Double Tour $130.00 / $160.00
Explore the open seas with the wind in your hair on a wave runner. Be on the lookout for dolphins, whales, and sea turtles. Ride your jet ski into the sun as it dips into the Pacific.

Includes: round trip transportation, bilingual guides.
Recommendations: bathing suit, a towel, change of clothes.
BOOK NOW
Joyful man in swim shorts splashing water with his hands raised, standing in a natural pool in front of a small waterfall surrounded by rocks and lush foliage
Waterfall Tour (Full day) $140.00
Our adventure begins with a convenient morning pick-up from the hotel. After a 25-minute drive, we will embark on an exciting journey to discover the breathtaking waterfalls of Portalon, Uvita, and Pavon. Throughout the tour, the knowledgeable and certified guides will share fascinating insights about the history, culture, and amazing itinerary we have meticulously planned for you. In addition to the waterfalls, we will also take you to explore the captivating surrounding caves and one of our favorite beaches in the area.

Includes: round trip transportation, bilingual guides, snack fruits and lunch.
Recommendations: bring water, tennis shoes, swimming suite, towels, sunscreen, change of clothes.
BOOK NOW
Excited man in shorts and a helmet, with gloves on, ziplining upside down with a wide smile, surrounded by lush green tropical forest
Canopy / Zipline Tour $85.00
Located just off the Central Pacific Coast near Manuel Antonio National Park and Quepos, Costa Rica, El Santuario Canopy Adventure Tour brings thrill seekers one of the best attractions in the country, the longest zip line in Central America’s. Let our professional, bilingual, certified guides lead you safely and securely over, under, and through the canopy on our double-anchored touchless line. Race your friends and family over the 4,300-foot lines high above the Costa Rican rainforest, and as a bonus, enjoy a beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean on the horizon.

Departure time: 8 AM / 11 AM / 2 PM
Includes: round trip transportation, Typical lunch / vegetarian option, water & fruits, certified guides.
Recommendations: hiking shoes, sunscreen, comfortable clothes.
BOOK NOW
Group of adventurers in helmets and life jackets paddling through white water rapids on a yellow raft, with rocky banks and a dense rainforest backdrop
White Water Rafting tour $89.00 / $105.00
Depending on the season we will have different categories available on different rivers. Savegre River or “El Chorro”. Ask our front desk team to know what is available at the moment.

Includes: round trip transportation, safety equipment, guides, lunch.
Recommendations: towels, swimsuit, sunscreen, change of clothes, tennis or water shoes.
BOOK NOW
Two people parasailing with a green and white parachute over the sea at sunset, with the sun casting a golden glow over the water and a silhouette of the coastline in the distance
Parasailing $85.00 / $140.00
Enjoy Manuel Antonio from above, breathing views only the lucky ones get to enjoy.

Includes: round transportation.
Recommendations: swimming suit, sunscreen.
BOOK NOW
Close-up of a red-eyed tree frog clinging to a green stem, showcasing its vibrant green body, orange feet, and distinctive red eyes with a vertical pupil, in a nighttime jungle setting
Jungle Night Tour $65.00
Once the sun sets in the Costa Rica rainforest, the jungle takes on a totally different character. It goes from a green, cathedral-like forest where beautiful shining blue Morpho butterflies fly along small rivers, to a pitch-black jungle filler with the sounds of millions of insects and dozens of frogs and toads. It is the same green, fascinating forest, but now it is dark, and you are ready to go. It's the best time to find beautiful tree frogs, shy snakes, and other rainforest creatures that only come out at night.

Includes: round trip transportation, water, snack, bilingual tour guides.
Recommendations: Tennis shoes, bug spray, water.
BOOK NOW
A person smiling while leisurely kayaking in a green kayak through calm waters surrounded by dense mangrove forest under a bright, sunny sky
Damas Island Mangrove Boat / Kayak Tour (DAY TOUR) $75.00
Very special forests live in the roots of the sea, above and below water, the mangrove ecosystem is one of the most important in the world. The tour consists of a circuit of several kilometers with a diversity of tropical landscapes, where you will paddle to Isla Damas, with 600 hectares of surface, known for its estuaries full of mangroves and its diverse population of flora and fauna. The fauna on and around the island include a large number of wild animals such as white-faced monkeys, sloths, green iguanas, crabs, turtles, crocodiles, raccoons, anteaters and numerous bird species. Part of our ecotourism initiative promotes the garbage collection program in the mangroves. It will be an unforgettable experience in one of the most important habitats for the conservation of marine and terrestrial biodiversity.

Departure time: 7.30 AM / 10.30 AM / 1.30 PM
Duration: 4 hours
Includes: round trip transportation, naturalist guide, professional kayak equipment, refreshments, lunch / vegetarian option.
Recommendations: bug spray and sunscreen, tennis shoes, binoculars, camera, comfortable clothes.
BOOK NOW
A yellow-crowned night heron stands alert in the spotlight during a night tour, with its intricate feather pattern visible against the dark mangrove swamp background
Damas Island Mangrove Boat / Kayak Tour (NIGHT TOUR) $85.00
This tour is one of the most exciting, as you will be able to appreciate the nocturnal animals that are not observed during the day. When the darkness falls, it seems that everything sleeps, but in reality, the night is the awakening of a large part of the animal life, that for many people, is unknown. Enjoy walking through tropical forest trails, kayaking or boating through the mangrove canals of Isla Damas.

Departure time: 5.30 PM
Duration: 2.5 hours
Includes: round trip transportation, naturalist guide, professional kayak equipment, refreshments, lunch / vegetarian option.
Recommendations: bug spray, tennis shoes, binoculars, camera, comfortable clothes.
BOOK NOW
A woman in a black wetsuit and carrying a white surfboard under her arm runs towards the ocean waves on a sandy beach, ready for a surf session
Surf Lesson $85.00
Take place at Manuel Antonio public beach, no requires previous experience is all about the fun in learning.

Includes: ground transportation, water, surfboard, instructor.
Recommendations: change of clothes, sunscreen, swimming suit.
BOOK NOW
Passengers on a catamaran tour observing a pod of dolphins swimming and jumping alongside the boat in the calm sea, with tour guides pointing them out
Catamaran Tour $89.00
Cruise along Manuel Antonio National Park, chance to see whales (Sep-Nov), local dolphins and others. Swim and snorkel at Biesanz beach. Afternoon tour on summertime may include a breathtaking sunset.

Includes: round trip transportation, water, lunch/ dinner, fruits.
Recommendations: swimsuit, sunscreen, advice about food allergies.
BOOK NOW
A shirtless man with tattoos holding up a large red snapper fish on a boat, showing a sense of accomplishment from his catch during a sport fishing trip at sea
Sport Fishing
The waters off of Manuel Antonio run abundant with some of the world’s most exciting fish and offer sport fisherman some of the world’s most exciting sport fishing. This tours rate will depend on the type of fishing you will prefer; inshore or offshore. And also on the different boats available. Please contact travel@makanda.com for more information.
BOOK NOW
A man and a woman in workout attire sitting cross-legged on yoga mats practicing meditation with hands in Gyan Mudra, in a serene room with natural light
Private Yoga Lessons $100.00
Featuring the most diverse selection of yoga classes in the Manuel Antonio area. Hatha, vinyasa flow, restorative available for you to choose. Can be taken at your room balcony or also our spa terrace has an amazing ocean view that will help you get relax and on symphony with nature.

Includes: yoga mats.
Recommendations: comfortable clothes.
BOOK NOW
Three people on horseback riding across a grassy field with a backdrop of trees and hills, enjoying a sunny day of horseback riding in a scenic landscape
Horseback Riding Tour $85.00
Beautiful horseback ride thought a tropical forest that led to an amazing waterfall where you can refresh.

Includes: round transportation, lunch.
Recommendations: long pants, tennis shoes, sunscreen and bud repellent, swimsuit, change of clothes.
BOOK NOW
A white catamaran with full sails gliding on the blue ocean waters, with passengers relaxing on the deck, against a backdrop of distant mountains under a clear sky
Private Catamaran Luxury Experience
Stylish & fun trip along the coast. Enjoy sailing and marine wildlife on a 43ft classic catamaran boat with large deck and spacious interiors.

*All Day Tour 11am-6PM. $1600USD 8Pax. Extra Person $100+tax (up to 18pax):
Lunch (italian cuisine), Snacks (dip and tuna carpaccio), fruits, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages, snorkeling and SUP gear.

*Morning Tour 8:30-12:30am OR Afternoon tour 2-6 pm $1200 6Pax. Extra person $75USD+tax (up to 18pax):
Snacks (dip & tuna carpaccio), fruits, soft drinks and alcoholic drinks, snorkeling and SUP gear.
BOOK NOW
Collage of outdoor adventure activities: two people ziplining upside down over lush greenery, and a group of individuals riding ATVs on a dirt path in a scenic mountainous area
Full Adventure Experience Zipline & ATV Off Road Tour $170.00 / $270.00
With this full experience of ATV Zipline we will go off-road through rivers while driving along an incredible valley surrounded by tall trees and luxury vegetation. We arrived at the restaurant in a private reserve called la “Selvita”, where they are given a snack of fruits, water and soft drink. Then the safety talk is given and the zipline begins until reaching the waterfall, where optional activities are done, such as the Tarzan drop, suspension bridge and you can enjoy about 15 minutes at the waterfall. You return to the restaurant where you will enjoy a delicious lunch, and then continue the second part of the ATVs, until you finish at the starting point.

Departure time: 7.30 AM / 10.30 AM / 1.30 PM
Duration: 4 hours
Includes: round trip transportation, bilingual guides, Insurance, lunch (arroz con pollo, plátano maduro, ensalada y tortilla) / vegetarian option, AT machines, no driver's license or permit is required.
Recommendations: running or steady shoes, light clothing, camera, sunscreen, hat, bug spray, towels.
BOOK NOW
A couple sitting closely on a rock, gazing at each other with a majestic waterfall cascading down a lush cliff into a serene pool in the background, capturing a moment of romantic nature retreat
Nauyaca Waterfall Tour $135.00
Nauyaca is one of the most impressive waterfalls in Costa Rica and should be a stop on anyone’s list when visiting Costa Rica’s central pacific coast. The Nauyaca tour includes a nice hike to the top tier of this epic 150 ft waterfall which will then be rewarded with a refreshing swim in the pool beneath the lower falls. We’ll also hop on a 4x4 truck ride up to our lunch spot to recharge after enjoying the falls.

Departure time: 8.30 AM
Duration: 7 hours
Includes: round trip transportation, lunch / vegetarian option, natural fruit drink, fruits, water, 4x4 truck ride, certified guides, park entrances.
Recommendations: bathing suit, water shoes, rugged sandals or sneakers, towel, sunscreen, extra set of dry clothes, bug spray.
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A woman in a red swimsuit with her hands clasped behind her head relaxes in a natural pool, admiring a tall, slender waterfall surrounded by verdant foliage in a tranquil setting
Eco-Chontales Waterfall Experience $130.00
Come with us on this half-day Eco-Chontales Waterfall tour, to visit one of Costa Rica’s best kept waterfall secrets in the Southern Pacific region of Costa Rica. If you’re looking for a friendly tour in Costa Rica where you get to experience a piece of the Costa Rican jungle, this is the perfect tour for you! It’s complete with perfectly safe swimming holes, small and moderate cliff jumps, areas for amazing photos and even a mini waterslide!

Departure time: 7.30 AM
Duration: half day
Includes: round trip transportation, lunch / vegetarian option, natural fruit drink, fruits, water, certified guides, entrance fees to all locations.
Recommendations: bathing suit, water shoes, rugged sandals or sneakers, towel, sunscreen, extra set of dry clothes, bug spray.
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The 'Brisa Elegante' sailing yacht with its white sails unfurled, cruising on the blue ocean, with a backdrop of fluffy white clouds and distant mountains
Luxury Sail Cruise Experience $136.00
Brisa Elegante is a luxurious two-masted Gulet offering cruise guests exquisite comfort and a unique sailing experience. Featuring two expansive teak decks with grand banquet tables, a bar, multiple spacious lounge areas, and an ample selection of water toys. Join us on a relaxing and chilled sailing cruise, leaving Marina Pez Vela and sailing for two hours along the coastline and islets of Manuel Antonio, looking for dolphins, turtles, and seasonal whales.

Departure time: 8.30 AM / 1.30 PM
Duration: 4 hours
Includes: transportation, soft drinks, water, coffee, tea & juices, one welcome cocktail, fresh fruits, a freshly cooked meal / fish, chicken, vegetarian or vegan options /, use of kayaks, SUPs, snorkel gear and “Walk the Plank”.
Recommendations: swimsuit & towel, comfortable shoes, sun protection.
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Hikers with backpacks walking along a narrow trail by a fast-flowing river in a lush rainforest, with a waterfall in the background, embodying the spirit of eco-tourism
Los Campesinos Hanging Bridge & Waterfall Tour $130.00
A real Costa Rican experience, that’s what this tour is all about! Taking you to a mountain village where people are still living like the way it was in olden times, just getting there is an adventure in itself, driving through an old road in the middle of the forest full of green and amazing views. Once we get there the excitement and fun will begin, crossing the hanging bridges, going down to the waterfalls, refreshing and relaxing ourselves.

Departure time: 8 AM
Duration: 6 hours
Includes: round trip transportation, entrance, typical lunch / vegetarian option, fruits & snacks, water & ice tea.
Recommendations: hiking shoes, sunscreen, swimsuit, towel, bug spray.
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A variety of colorful cacao pods, ranging from red to yellow and green, laid out on a rustic wooden table, representing the diversity of cacao used in chocolate production tours
Chocolate & Coffee Tasting Tour $70.00
We offer a combination of attractions! Firstly, the chocolate tour starts with the cultural and biological background of cacao in the world and here in Costa Rica. It further introduces you into the collecting, fermenting, grinding and finally the making of chocolate, the drink of the gods.


Departure time: 8 AM / 11 AM / 2 PM
Duration: 2.5 hours
Includes: round trip transportation, tour guide, medicinal plants garden, water & coffee, chocolate & sugarcane juice.
Recommendations: closed shoes, camera, raincoat, light clothing.
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Three people on a stand-up paddleboard illuminated by underwater lights, floating on a tranquil sea under a starry night sky, creating a magical nocturnal aquatic experience
Night Sub Paddle Tour $70.00
The paddle boards have LED light systems attached to the bottom of the boards, creating a beautiful glow and attracting marine life. The tour takes place at Nahomi/Maracas in Quepos. It's the perfect little bay area for paddle boarding. We take guests out into the water right before sunset, so they can watch the sun go down from their paddle boards. (The photos turned out awesome!) After the sun goes down, we turn on the lights, and paddle around the bay area. Usually we see schools of sardines, needlefish, barracudas, manta rays, turtles, and glowing plankton on occasion.


Departure time: 5 PM
Duration: 2.5 hours
Includes: round trip transportation, fruits & water, certified guides.
Recommendations: swimsuit, towel, sunscreen, extra set of dry clothes.
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A humpback whale breaching the ocean's surface with mountains in the misty background, showcasing the powerful majesty of marine wildlife during a whale watching tour

Whales Watching Excursion $315.00 per person / $415.00 for two people

During this exciting tour, you will have the opportunity to observe whales and dolphins in their natural habitat. In the morning, we will board a boat at the beach of Ballena Marine Park to begin our adventure through the park. We will start by visiting Ballena Island, where we will snorkel in different coral reefs. Her e, you will have the opportunity to spot humpback parrot fish, butterfly fish, drumlins, lobsters, starfish and even white-tip sharks. Along the coast, we will be on the lookout for dolphins, turtles and, in season, whales. We will also visit Ventanas beach, known for its impressive cavern formations, as well as other islands such as Tres Hermanas, a perfect place to watch seabirds. During the tour, we will offer fresh seasonal fruits for you to enjoy. The tour will start at 8:30 am and will last approximately 3 to 4 hours, giving you a complete and fascinating experience in contact with marine life in its natural environment.

Departure time: 7.15 AM
Duration: all day
Includes: entrance fee, round trip transportation, tour guide, fruits & drinks, snorkel equipment, tour insurance.
Recommendations: swimsuit, sandals & walking shoes, towel, sunscreen, sun glasses, hat, water.
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