Following the La Parrita River through the middle of town to where it joins the Pacific, you’ll discover the unpopulated beach of Palo Seco. Stretching as far as the eye can see, the Palo Seco beach is dotted with small hotels and offers many opportunities for lounging, walking, swimming or boogie boarding. This region features excellent snorkeling and scuba diving due to the abundance of coral reefs and rocky coves. Combination kayaking and snorkeling tours are available. La Parrita itself is a small, peaceful village centrally located between Manuel Antonio and Jaco. Driving through town you’ll see large palm plantations and a handful of amenities such as shops and local restaurants. While the village itself is limited, it can be experienced as a peaceful base with easy access to the busy and vibrant neighboring urban areas of Jaco and Manuel Antonio.
Nature, Birding, Wildlife Hike
Looking for the best chance to see beautiful Scarlett Macaws and giant crocodiles? If so, look no further as the Carara National Park tour provides your best odds of seeing both.
The tour starts when you are picked up from your local hotel. If you are staying in Manuel Antonio, the drive will take about 1.5 hours to reach the park. If you are staying Jaco or Esterrillos, the drive wi ...
Suggested age range: 7+
Romance, Beach, Snorkeling
Looking for a unique way to relax and unwind? If so, the Planet Dolphin Catamaran Cruise along the Manuel Antonio coast is a great activity to add to your trip.
After you are picked up from your Manuel Antonio hotel, you will be brought to the Pez Vela Marina in Quepos where the Planet Dolphin boats are docked. Then you will board the catamaran and be on your way.
As you navig ...
Suggested age range: 1+
In this kayaking and snorkeling tour you’ll leisurely paddle across the ocean bay to go to a beautiful snorkeling cove. In the cove you’ll witness an abundance of amazing sea creatures as you traverse the underwater landscape. You will then get to spend some time relaxing on a white sandy beach while your guide provides refreshing snacks and drinks.
Your tour will start out when you a ...
Suggested age range: 5+
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