Our Favorit Activities

Manuel Antonio offers you so many activities and tours, but Tropical Design Villas gives you only the best ones, and that at the best prices - discounts possible !

Zipline : 

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El Sanctuario

11 adrenaline pumping ziplines, and our longest zipline reaches almost 1 mile! Fly through the jungle and 300 feet above the canopy while enjoying spectacular ocean views. Our hanging bridges and air stairs get you into some of the most beautiful trees in the World

Includes lunch and transportation from villa.
Tours at 07.15 pick up or 10.15 pickup
$65 - $75 pp

Sunset Dolphin watch:

Dolphin Watch tours

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  Planet dolphin

Sail aboard the Tom Cat, Tom Cat II or the Spanish Dancer. Join us as we explore the Manuel Antonio Marine Preserve and watch dolphins, sea turtles, whales and birds in their natural habitat.Observe many species of colorful tropical fish while snorkeling within a protected bay. Enjoy a feast of grilled fish brochettes, pasta salad,fresh local fruits,...

Includes lunch and transportation from villa.
•Morning tours or sunset tours
$65 - $75 pp


Rafting tours

  Rafiki lodge

Rafiki offers excellent white water rafting tours on the Savegre River. We have a variety of ways to get to the river, from the standard truck ride, to a 3 hour nature hike, and even a horse back ride. Our ideal location allows us enjoy all the adventure the river provides. Rafiki offers several trips, each catered for different ability levels.

• Includes breakfast and lunch & transportation from villa
• $85 pp,  all day tour , pick up from villa at 0715


Our trips include half day tours and full day trips to Savegre River, Naranjo, El Chorro and much more. Pick up included. Highly recommended on tripadvisor.

We also operate daily Jungle Tubing trips for families with children. Other fun activities that combine both nature and adventure are the mangrove kayaking safari, ocean or sea kayaking ort the overnight whitewater trips down Pacuare and many other rapids throughout the country.

• 1/2 day tour
• Includes transportation, fruit etc but no lunch

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Horseback riding at brisas del nare:

  Brisas del Nara offer an exceptional horseback tour, for those who want to make the most of their vacation time in Costa Rica, more than a Horseback ride, you are welcomed as part of our family, get a glimpse of Costa Rica life and learn about the tropical rainforest as you ride through it.

• 1/2 day tour
• Includes transportation, fruit etc but no lunch

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Mangrove tour:

  Immerse yourself in indescribable beauty, where nature reveals its flawlessness. In the mangrove tour everything flows harmoniously, the blend of fresh water and salt water, the diversity of the most extraordinary Costa Rica plants and wildlife in all its splendor.

In perfect combination with the Manuel Antonio National park, the Mangrove offers 4 beautiful varieties of these amazing trees, unforgettable Costa Rican scenic and the magic that you can only feel when sharing one to one with the Costa Rican wildlife.

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National Park Manuel Antonio

  Tour one of Costa Rica's most stunning national parks on the Manuel Antonio National Park hike. An experienced guide, while taking you through this natural world of wonder that is bursting with biodiversity, will point out several species of monkeys, sloths, coatimundis and much more.

The park is made up of numerous trails, taking you through the rainforest and onto a number of pristine white sand beaches, only reachable through the park.

The park is alive with tropical butterflies, birds, monkeys, snakes, iguanas, sloths, orchids and more. On this tour you'll be able to learn about their life cycle and their special abilities and behaviors. For those that love nature and exploration, the walk within this park will be unforgettable.

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ATV tour:


Our ATV Quad Adventure is thrilled to offer a "top of the line" four wheel adventure tour that is sure to be a key ingredient in your Costa Rican vacation. We have a brand new supply of 2008 Honda 250 ATVs, with insurance and full legal registration.

Our experienced and fully bilingual guides are trained in first aid and have years of experience working in tourism in Costa Rica.

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Surfing lessons:


If you're looking to surf, the gentle ankle-slappers here are perfect for getting your sea legs. Manuel Antonio Surf School has a kiosk on the beach. As with any surf lessons on the beach, the quality of instructors varies a lot. Be sure to check whether the price comes with a couple of extra hours of board rental.

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Come and open your eyes to the many wonders that the Central Pacific of Costa Rica has to offer.

Allow our bilingual guides and experts of the area to show you around the warm waters of Manuel Antonio, enjoy the volcanic rock formations, pyramids, canons, and endless array of fauna and flora fun waiting for you!

We seek no requierments, advanced or beginers, everyone is invited to our marine festival....

Safety equipment, highly trained guides, and captain guarantee a unique experience just 15 minutes from Manuel Antonio National Park.

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Nauyaca waterfalls:


Nauyaca Waterfalls is a totally Costa Rican owned family tourism company, dedicated for several years to tour operations. These are horseback riding tours, traveling through the farm that border with two impressive waterfalls from Río Barucito.

These majestic waterfalls are one of the main attractions of the southern region in Costa Rica, not only for their natural scenic beauty, which offers the tourist moments of recreation and fun, but also to participate in different activities such as horseback ridign tours, swimming, climbing, jumping and to observe much of the beauty of the tropical rainforest, among others. Nauyaca Waterfalls is the ideal place, not only for those in search of tranquility and nature, but also for adventure and excitement lovers. They are a reference point for adventure ecotourism as they are recognized worldwide for their beauty and the excellent services they provide. Details about the Nauyaca waterfalls can be found here.

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Rainmaker mountain is one of the last remnants of primary rainforest in the Central Pacific. It is home to 60% of all the flora and fauna species found in Costa Rica.
Dedicated to the conservation and protection of the Fila Chonta mountain range on Costa Rica's pacific side.

Rainmaker's unique location places it within the strategic Quepoa Biological corridor.

The astonishing views of the coastline, mountain streams, waterfalls and the magnificence of it's rainforest, makes Rainmaker an essential destination for nature lovers.

The tour includes natural juices, fresh fruits snacks, typical Costa Rican lunch and round trip transportation from the Quepos Manuel Antonio area or Parrita.

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  Costa Rica is one of the most popular Sportfishing destinations worldwide, and Quepos is known to be one of the best places in the world to release a pacific sailfish.

The Quepos fishing region offers excellent inshore and offshore fishing throughout the year. First Class Costa Rica Sportfishing for sailfish, marlin, roosterfish, tuna, dorado, (mahi mahi) Snapper, Wahoo, Snook and Jacks are just some of the many different sport fish caught here.

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