Free Activities

There is plenty of time to enjoy tours and activities during your time at Manuel Antonio Spanish School. We offer a program of free activities available to anybody participating in either the Spanish or Volunteer Programs. Join us for weekly visits to the farmer’s market, hiking, dance classes, movie evenings and beach trips. Our students have access to free snorkel and surfboard use while they are at the school.

To further enrich your experience here, you can also choose from a wide variety of local activities at an affordable cost. Ask us about yoga classes, zumba, cooking classes, roller skating, short-term gym memberships and renting kayaks or paddleboards.

ADVENTURE TOURS

Manuel Antonio Zipline Tours

CANOPY ZIPLINE IN MANUEL ANTONIO

Cross hanging bridges and fly from tree to tree on a high adrenaline zipline course. Gain a new perspective from the very top of the rainforest and lose your fear of heights.

Manuel Antonio ATV Tours

ATV IN MANUEL ANTONIO

Drive through the palm plantations and cross rivers on your way to a private nature reserve. Take a refreshing dip in a waterfall pool before continuing your adventure across a unique landscape.

Manuel Antonio Waterfalls

WATERFALL TOURS

Hike to some of Costa Rica’s most impressive waterfalls. Swim in the pools and challenge yourself to jump from the ledges. Enjoy the natural waterfall massage and spot the surrounding wildlife.

Manuel Antonio Sky Diving

SKYDIVING IN MANUEL ANTONIO

Jump from 9000 feet and experience free fall with a tandem jump, no experience necessary! Float back to earth with a parachute and take in the spectacular coastline and jungle views.

ON THE WATER TOURS

Manuel Antonio Catamaran - Dolphins Watching

CATAMARAN TOURS IN MANUEL ANTONIO

Cruise past the National Park towards open water where you may spot dolphins, whales and sea turtles. Jump or take the slide into the water and enjoy some snorkeling before a delicious lunch on the catamaran.

Sea Kayak Manuel Antonio

OCEAN KAYAKING IN MANUEL ANTONIO

Kayak along the rugged coastline from Quepos towards Manuel Antonio. Watch out for the seabirds overhead and jumping fish before you reach the snorkeling spot.

Manuel Antonio Paddleboarding

PADDLEBOARD IN MANUEL ANTONIO

Keep your balance on a stand-up paddleboard and get a work-out as you paddle between islands and across the open sea. Take a break on a secret beach before continuing the coastal tour.

Surfing Manuel Antonio

SURFING IN MANUEL ANTONIO

Experience your first waves with a surf lesson from a professional instructor. Enjoy the warm water and come away with a new skill and the photos to prove it!

White Water Rafting Manuel Antonio

RAFTING TOURS IN MANUEL ANTONIO

Hold on tight as you navigate the whitewater rapids of one of our local rivers. Enjoy the ride and the magnificent scenery as your guide steers you safely onwards. Choose from Class II-IV rapids.

Manuel Antonio Parasailing

PARASAILING IN MANUEL ANTONIO

Lift off from the beach and fly high above the water on a tour of the nearby islands. Enjoy incredible views of the coastline and a gentle landing in the water before returning to shore by jetski.

Manuel Antonio Scuba Diving Tours

SCUBA DIVING IN MANUEL ANTONIO

Discover the underwater landscape as you visit protected dive sites off the coast of the National Park. Look out for tropical coral formations, pufferfish, huge lobster and sea turtles.

Sportsfishing Manuel Antonio

SPORT FISHING IN MANUEL ANTONIO

Leave Quepos marina in a state of the art charter boat and try your hand at fishing for yellowfin tuna, mahi mahi, sailfish and marlin. If you are lucky, you can enjoy your catch for dinner.

WILDLIFE TOURS

Manuel Antonio National Park Tours

MANUEL ANTONIO NATIONAL PARK TOURS

A guided tour of the national park will bring you up close and personal with tropical birds, reptiles, sloths and monkeys. Learn about this unique ecosystem and come away with incredible photos.

Manuel Antonio Night Tours

NIGHT TOURS IN MANUEL ANTONIO

A night hike allows you to see a completely different side of the jungle. Look out for nocturnal mammals such as kinkajous, and come face to face with tropical frogs, snakes, bats and insects.

Manuel Antonio Mangrove Tours

MANGROVE KAYAK IN MANUEL ANTONIO

Explore the fascinating mangroves by boat or in your own kayak. The mixture of freshwater and saltwater provides a home for specially evolved trees and a huge variety of water birds, amphibians and mammals.

Butterfly and Reptile Garden Manuel Antonio

BUTTERFLY GARDEN IN MANUEL ANTONIO

Enter the butterfly atrium where you will be surrounded by native flora and hundreds of butterflies, including the blue morpho. Learn about each stage of a butterfly’s life from biologists at the research station.

Rainmaker Manuel Antonio

RAINMAKER MANUEL ANTONIO  TOURS

Discover the cloud forest at Rainmaker nature reserve. Follow the hanging bridges and trails to hidden waterfalls. Look out for poison dart frogs and tropical birds.

EDUCATION & CONSERVATION TOURS

Villa Vanilla Manuel Antonio Tours

ORGANIC SPICE FARM TOUR IN MANUEL ANTONIO

Tour an organic farm specializing in vanilla, cinnamon and cacao. Learn about the history and culture of different spices and native plants. Observe each stage of cultivation and processing before tasting the finished products.

Bee Farm Manuel Antonio Tours

BEE RESERVE TOUR IN MANUEL ANTONIO

Hike through primary rainforest and discover the hidden world of Costa Rica’s native bees. Help to harvest honey from the hives and visit the on-site lab to see the production of honey wine, medicinal extracts and cosmetics.

Santa Juana Rural Tourism Costa Rica

RURAL TOURISM IN MANUEL ANTONIO

Visit a typical village in the mountains and enjoy a nature walk followed by a swim under a waterfall. Discover the traditional way of processing sugar cane and ride horses before eating an authentic home-cooked meal with your local guides.

Animal Rescue Center and Sanctuary Manuel Antonio

ANIMAL RESCUE CENTER IN MANUEL ANTONIO

Visit a non-profit organization dedicated to providing veterinary care and rehabilitation to orphaned or injured wildlife. Observe animals in the clinic, visit the sanctuary for non-releasable animals and learn about conservation in Costa Rica.