Those who have been to Manuel Antonio know it is synonymous with beauty and nature combined in a perfect balance! As the smallest of the National Parks it has everything that tourists come to Costa Rica to see: stunning beaches, lush rainforest setting, beautiful walking trails and many species of wildlife. Located in the Central Pacific Area this rain forest-beach area of Costa Rica will leave you breathless! Manuel Antonio National Park: This is known as one of the most beautiful National Parks in Costa Rica. Filled with white sand beaches and Rain Forest, it is a natural habitat for monkeys, sloths, coatis, and agoutis. Its beautiful hiking trails offer magnificent views of the area. The year round warm waters make Manuel Antonio one of the “most wanted” destinations in all of Costa Rica. Tarcoles River Crocodile Safari: This is the real deal where 12 to 15 feet long American Crocodiles will be observed in this river. However, that is not end of the exhibits on the Crocodile Safari. You will also see birds such as roseate spoonbills, boat-billed herons, and egrets during this two-hour boat expedition through the amazing Mangrove Forest. Horseback Ride to Waterfall: For all those horse and nature lovers, this is a “must” activity in the Manuel Antonio area. For two hours you will have the opportunity to horseback ride, and swim in the crystal clear waters formed by a majestic waterfall that comes down the mountains of the Rain Forest. DON’T MISS IT!!! Sailing Sunset Cruise: A perfect way to relax is by taking an afternoon ride over the calm waters of the Pacific. Enjoy snorkeling, drinks, snacks, and a gorgeous sunset right on the ocean during this half-day excursion. Manuel Antonio Beach: Outside the boundaries of the National Park of Manuel Antonio we find the beach that bears its name. Parasailing, jet skiing, and surfing lessons are available for a fee on this lovely beach.