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Manuel Antonio is a national park in Costa Rica. Although it’s the smallest, it’s also one of the most popular national parks in Costa Rica because of its Capuchin, Sloths, Squirrel Monkeys, Howler, Iguanas, and hundreds of species of birds. Inside the park are some of the region’s best beaches, which you can access by trails, such as Escondido Beach, Manuel Antonio Beach, and Espadilla Sur. You can also explore places like the Damascus Island Mangrove Estuary or the Nauyaca Waterfalls.

Manuel Antonio has more to offer than just nature. There are also tons of team-building activities perfect for your next company retreat. Take a kayak, catamaran, chocolate or walking tour. Go whitewater rafting or ziplining. Or take a laid back cooking or yoga class. Whatever you’re into, Manuel Antonio is sure to have it.

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Test your skills with surf lessons

  • Instructors start with a warm-up including stretching and a detailed safety talk for approximately 15 minutes.
  • This lesson lasts for approximately three hours.
  • Enjoy exclusive attention and surf coaching so you can relax and catch as many waves as possible.
  • Learn from a bilingual instructor who’s a great teacher, making it an incredible experience.
  • You’ll feel very safe with them in and out of the water. 
  • They also provide cold water and delicious fruit as well.

Relax and enjoy a Catamaran tour

  • This tour is a walk down the coast of Costa Rica, Manuel Antonio in Quepos.
  • Here you’ll have included, excellent drinks (alcoholic and non alcoholic), delicious fruits and snacks, and a delicious lunch or dinner.
  • On this tour you’ll search for dolphins and whales as well as the amazing enjoyment of the sunset in Quepos and Manuel Antonio.
  • The staff are really friendly and keep your drinks full. 
  • You should see tons of whales and dolphins.
  • The nice, clean boat has plenty of space with multiple hot tubs and seating.

Love a rush? Try white water rafting

  • Have a fantastic experience rafting the Naranjo river.
  • You’ll have a wonderful guide who’ll show and explain about the local nature. 
  • Your awesome guide will help you feel safe while keeping it exciting and adventurous. 
  • All of the staff are friendly and knowledgeable.  
  • The crew makes sure you take breaks and provides you with snacks, beverages, and fresh fruits.
  • Your guide will speak English very well.

Experience Manuel Antonio from a Stand Up Paddleboard

  • Relax and spend a fun morning or afternoon on this half-day paddleboard tour of Manuel Antonio.
  • Paddleboarding is a great activity for all ages and levels, you’ll experience the natural beauty of Costa Rica from a new angle, and it’s great exercise to boot! 
  • This Manuel Antonio SUP tour is suitable for beginner and expert paddleboarders alike.
  • Learn paddle boarding tips and tricks from our certified expert guides.
  • There’s a 2 person minimum and 20 person maximum.
  • Learn from certified bilingual guides.

Take a kayak tour in Manuel Antonio

  • Our guides will give you a brief safety speech and will give you tips on how to get on and off of the kayak before your adventure begins.
  • The Estuary of Damas Island, which is where the kayak tour takes place, is filled with a wide variety of animals such as the white-faced monkeys, anteaters, boa constrictors, iguanas, crocodiles, turtles, crabs, and countless bird species.
  • Transportation, professional kayak equipment, naturalist guide, and bottles of water are included, as well as a typical meal and drinks after the tour.
  • This tour is around 3 hours and 30 minutes.
  • The kayaks here are in great condition and easy to use making it a great all around experience.
  • The tour guide is friendly and fun to be around.

See Manuel Antonio while you soar on a zipline

  • There’s a wide variety of Zip Lines and a Friendly Staff that’s there along the way to ensure you have a fantastic experience.  
  • This zip line excursion is one of the most popular tours in Manuel Antonio. 
  • Get a good dose of adrenaline and view lush mountains and even see some wildlife.
  • With each trip you’ll have a Costa Rican lunch, a certified and bilingual guide, drinks, fruit, and snacks. 
  • The tour includes a total of 10 zip lines, 14 platforms, one rappel, 6 hanging bridges, and a couple of nature walks.
  • Here, your guides are professional, polite, safe, and attentive. 

Take a guided walking tour in Manuel Antonio National Park

  • The Manuel Antonio National Park has become one of the most popular attractions in Costa Rica, its stunning white sand beaches surrounded by tropical humid forest, its diversity of flora and fauna as well as the unique combination of nature and evergreen landscapes
  • You’ll walk through the main trails inside the park, then have the opportunity to spot an abundance of wildlife hiding in the trees. 
  • Learn from a Bilingual and certified tourism guide by the ICT.
  • This guided walking tour is about 2 hours.
  • Your private guide will be knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the plants and wildlife in the park.

Release your inner sweet tooth on a chocolate tour

  • The chocolate tour starts with the cultural and biological background of cacao in the world and here in Costa Rica. 
  • They’ll further introduce you into the collecting, fermenting, grinding, and finally the making of chocolate, the drink of the gods.
  • You’ll also get to do a chocolate and sugarcane juice tasting.
  • You’ll learn so much information about chocolate and vanilla, as well as spices like cinnamon, cardamom, and clove. 
  • Quite a lot of information on the origins, history, and the process of turning cacao beans into chocolate.
  • You’re able to make your own blends to try, for example you could choose from adding cinnamon, ginger, salt, lemon extract etc!

Take a Cooking Class in Manuel Antonio

  • Explore the culinary culture of Costa Rica during a cooking class in Manuel Antonio. 
  • They’ll show you some of the lesser-known dishes this country has to offer and teach you how to cook them yourselves in a few easy steps. 
  • You’ll take a tour around their spices and medicinal plants garden, where you’ll freshly pick the seasoning for your dishes. 
  • At the end of the course you’ll all sit down together and enjoy an unforgettably authentic and delicious taste of the real Costa Rica!
  • The duration of the class is 3 hours and the chef teaching and cooking for you is amazing.
  • The class has many options so you can always double check with them to find the best option for you.

Stretch out all that stress with a yoga class

  • Practicing any form of wellness in Manuel Antonio becomes an intimate exchange as Mother Nature serves as your guide. 
  • In this partnership, we are gifted with the sun to heat and soften our tight muscles
  • A 60-min class that can be done at Holis Wellness Center in Manuel Antonio or at your location.
  • The entire staff is friendly and accommodating to vacation schedules.
  • The space is very clean and soothing. 
  • Here the instructors are fantastic and this is a wonderful studio!

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These team-building activities are available as part of our retreat package.

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