Manuel Antonio is one of the largest wildlife parks is in Manuel Antonio about a 45 minute drive north. Manuel Antonio Park encompasses rugged rain-forest, white-sand beaches and coral reefs. It’s renowned for its vast diversity of tropical plants and wildlife, from three-toed sloths and endangered white-faced capuchin monkeys to hundreds of bird species. The park’s roughly 680 hectares are crossed with hiking trails, which meander from the coast up into the mountains.
While it’s possible to explore these paths in the peace and quiet of your own company, we recommend you follow a local guide, whose impressive knowledge of the area can help spot animals and plants that would otherwise remain hidden in the dense vegetation. Guides will carry a telescopes so you can get an up-close view and take photos of the animals. They are usually very good at taking photos through the telescope with your cell phone camera, to file away your memories. Location: Quepos (30 minute north of Dominical), Hours: Tuesday - Sunday 7:00am - 4:00pm (Closed Mondays)
Phone: +(506) 2777 5185 Website: http://www.sinac.go.cr/ES/ac/acopac/pnma/Paginas/default.aspx
Kokopelli Mangrove Tours
This isn't the closest one to Platanillo, but the Sierpe River is the gateway to the most extensive virgin mangrove forest in Costa Rica, and serves as a refuge for an uncountable number of bird species and other wild animals.
Hours: Monday - Sunday 6:00am - 5:30pm
Phone: +506 2788-1259, +506 8897-1678
Formed by a group of guides interested in showing visitors their love for Costa Rica and all the richness that you can find here. They will take you on a great adventure and share with you the real Costa Rica and have you take home unforgettable memories!
Phone: +(506) 2787-0431
Lalo Tours by Horse
Departure: 8 am from Lalo´s house.
Minimum: 2 persons. Duration of the horseback tour: 3-5 hours, depending on the person´s experience. Available every day. We have horses for children and adults.
Phone: +(506) 2786-5070, +(506) 8714-5348
EL SANTUARIO CANOPY ADVENTURE
The adventure tour features Central America’s most impressive zip line at over 4,300 feet (yes over 8/10 of a mile!), 14 tree platforms, six hanging bridges, three nature walks, one double belay rappel, and 10 double-anchored zip lines, totaling over 3.6 kilometers in length.
APDO 94-6350, Provincia de Puntarenas, Manuel Antonio, Costa Ricainfo@santuariocr.com
Parque Reptile Terrarium
70 terrariums and 80 species of uncommon animals and 100 species of trees and exotic plants in a beautiful botanical garden. There is no other park as complete as this one in the country. You can see the largest and most diverse exhibition of reptiles living in a beautiful botanical garden. Friday: feeding-day!
Phone: +(506) 2787-0343, +(506) 8308-8855
Hours: Monday - Sunday 9:00am - 4:30pm
Jungle ATV Quad Tours
There’s no better way to discover the diverse beauty of Costa Rica than by grabbing the wheel of your own 4X4 ATV or UTV and blazing down off-the-beaten-track trails. Tours are 4 to 5 Hours, cost starting at $120 USD
Phone: +(506) 2743-8281
San Buenas Golf Resort & Spa
Open to the public. The total length of the nine hole golf course is 3.690 yards and Par 37. We rent clubs, golf carts. We have a driving range, and give golf lessons by appointment. Approx a 1 hour drive from CDR.
Location: 15 min. past UVITA left after km 186.
Hours: 7 am - 5 pm. Last tee off time 2:30 pm.
Phone: +(506) 2786-5553
Sail out of Quepos on a 100 foot schooner yacht. 4 hour morning or sunset cruises available. As well as 2-7 day cruises.
Address: Marina Pez Vela, Quepos, Costa Rica, sea level, next to the ATM
Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary
An exclusive habitat, sanctuary, and rehabilitation center for wildlife. We Rescue, Rehabilitate and Release the abandoned, injured, or habituated animals of Costa Rica! If you love animals, come check us out. You will have an opportunity to learn about and help animals you would likely not have the opportunity to encounter in the wild.
Location: 7 km South of DOMINICAL
Phone: +(506) 2200-5440
Pineapple Tours & Rentals
Kayak & Stand Up Paddle Board
Ocean & River Tours
Rentals and Lessons for ALL LEVELS
Phone: +(506) 8873-3283, +(506) 8362-7655
Nauyaca Waterfall Park
Beautiful, private nature preserve with Access to Nauyaca Waterfalls Just a short drive down the paved road towards Dominical. A series of waterfalls, reached by a steep trail, in a scenic, rocky location with swimming areas.
Hours: Mon - Sat: 7:00am - 2:00pm, Sun 8:00am
Phone: +(506) 2787-0541
Horse rides to the waterfalls are also available, Reservations Online: cataratasnauyaca.com
Phone: +(506) 2787-0541.
Open to visitors 365 days a year for hiking and wildlife tours, we enable people of all generations and all walks of life to be able to enjoy and learn about this incredible part of Costa Rica.
2 Km Este de Escuela
San Gerardo de Rivas
Perez Zeledon, Costa Rica 11904
Phone / Whatsapp (506) 8856 5519
Hire a personal photographer
for your adventures!
<<< Photos by: John Deven Photography.
Taken from a Kopopelli Mangrove Tour (above)
Phone: +(506) 8503-9291 WhatsApp
We highly recommend taking a professional photographer on your group adventures. John was one of our first guests at Corazon del Rio, and over the years he and his wife have become our neighbors up the road. Without him along on our adventures, so many memories would be lost, and instead they are on our walls! -- Kent & Carla Co-Owners, Corazon del Rio