20 Awesome Wildlife Photos in Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica

By Kach Umandap March 7th, 2015 Posted in Central America Travel Blog, Destination, Travel Blog, Travel Guides 46 Comments

Parque National Manuel Antonio, in Western Costa Rica is a 682 hectare piece of luscious, jungle paradise, packed with one of the most biodiverse natural habitats in the world; rain forest, a huge diversity of wildlife and spectacular coral reefs. Check this out and find out how fascinating the Wildlife in Costa Rica.

Today, we had a guided tour of one of the best areas of the park with an awesome wildlife guide, Danny Vasquez of Quepos Verde Aventura, a tour service owned by  Parador Resort and Spa – the top luxury hotel in the area – who showed us sloths, bats, monkeys, land crabs, lizards and raccoons, plus loads of incredible bird species only found in this area of jungle. If you’re looking for something a little more backpacker friendly, we recommend checking out Vista Serena; it’s just around the corner and has one of the best sunset views in town!

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Here’s some of Danny’s photography of the kind of wildlife this part of Costa Rica has to offer. I bet you will be packing your bags and your camera after seeing this! Visit Costa Rica now!







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20 Awesome Wildlife Photos in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

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46 thoughts on “20 Awesome Wildlife Photos in Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica

  1. I’m always fascinated with how patient photographers are just to be able to capture amazing shots like these! Stunning!

    1. Indeed Kati. That’s why Danny Vasquez deserves any kind of affirmation with these awesome wildlife photos at Manuel Antonio National Park in Costa Rica. 🙂

    1. You will, Jean. Sure you can take awesome photos too at Manuel Antonio National Park in Costa Rica. 😉

  2. I was in Costa Rica last year but did not see Manuel Antonio Park. I have to go back here and see these animals.

    1. You shoud! When do you plan to go back, Richard, and visit Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica?

    1. They are, Jenny. Those birds at Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica were just perfectly captured. 🙂

  3. So Costa Rica has this part. I like how the ares has been used as a habitat for the wildflife

    1. Love the spirit, Victor. Sooner or later, you can visit Costa Rica too and enjoy the Manuel Antonio National Park.. 😉

    1. Haha. Great, Eunel! Better you can see them by yourself at Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica.

  4. Yes, I want to pack my backpack now to got to Costarica and bring my camera to capture each of them.

    1. Why not, Marlo? excited to see your awesome photos from the Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica!

    1. Thank you, Amelia. Sure you will be amazed when you see them personally at Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica.

    1. Certainly, Monica! The place has been utilised for the Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica as a home for these wildlife. 🙂

  5. Talk about biodiversity–it’s like a page out of NatGeo Wild!. These are great photos. The poor turtle tho.

    1. Thank you, Kristiana. That’s a great comparison. Haha. Well, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica truly deserves it. 🙂

  6. Danny as a photographer is amazing. It’s difficult to take photos of animals, let alone take great shots of them. This makes me want to travel to Costa Rica and see the animals with my own eyes. Will make sure to get Danny Vasquez as our wildlife guide too. Hope we can afford him.

    1. That’s brilliant, Me-An. Then drop a comment here when are you planning to visit the Manuel Antonio National Park in Costa Rica so we can try to rely your message to Danny. 🙂

  7. This is breath taking! Zoo leveled up. I’m not in love with animals, but seeing this makes me wish I was there too!

    1. #wishesdocometrue, Sam. You will surely fall in love with these wildlife at Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica.

  8. Those are some amazing pictures. I can’t help but scroll it down further with that croc/alligator about to munch on the poor turtle, but I guess this is nature speaking!

    1. It is, Karla. You will be more stunned as you stroll at the Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica and see them live. 🙂

  9. Great to know that Costa Rica has some diverse wildlife too, and the photos are so natural and wonderfully taken. Posts like this will make you appreciate places and scenes from the other parts of the world.

    1. Well said, Sonnie. Manuel Antonio National Park in Costa Rica can easily give you the feeling of beauty and freedom. 🙂

  10. Great photos! Uhm what camera are you using? hihi btw some animals are too serious hahaha so adorb

    1. Haha. Those animals are photogenic, Retlyn! 🙂 It speaks that they love staying at Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica

  11. These are awesome photographs of the wild. The monkey sure is not happy with you taking a shot though haha What camera do you use?

    1. Looks like he wanted a second shot. Haha. But sure he wants and enjoys staying at Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica. 🙂

  12. I’ve been a follower of this blog for months now. Always some impressive experience to read and amazing destinations. Great post and great shots guys!

    1. Wow! Thank you Sebastian. We’ll make more worth reading articles for you. Glad you like this Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica post. 🙂

  13. Love the bat in her nest.. at first glance, I though it was a black mamba, bat pla.

    I appreciate wildlife, thanks for the colorful and awesome photos!

    1. Our pleasure, Ramee. Glad you enjoy browsing these awesome photos from Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica.

  14. The last photo reminds me of Rio! haha. idk why. But wow, these are really lovely photos! ♥ Most of these wildlife, I’ve never seen here in the PH at all!

    1. Nilyn, maybe there are still some of them in the Philippines; living in the wild. Haha. But yeah, that’s the good thing at Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica, you can see them easily and get stunned!

  15. Some of the animals look really mean but they are all great subjects for photos. What lens and cam did you use coz all your photos are awesome? Your photos make me want to explore a local zoo but I think my city has one. ;(

    1. Those animals were just genuinely acted and so these awesome photos from Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica came up. That’s a great idea, Carlo. Feel free to share your photos with us. 🙂

  16. I love this post and the pics! I went to Manuel Antonio back in 2008 and it was amazing! Costa Rica is one of my favorite places so far. I would go back again and again. I also love that they support ecotourism and are environmentally sound. I can’t wait to go back someday with my husband! Enjoy!

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Written by Kach Umandap

Founder of Two Monkeys Travel Group. Since 2013, Kach has visited all the 7 continents (including Antarctica) and 151 countries using her Philippines Passport. In 2016, she bought a sailboat and went on sailing adventures with her two cats - Captain Ahab & Little Zissou in the Caribbean for 2 years. She now lives in Herceg Novi, Montenegro where she's enjoying her expat life and living on a gorgeous Stonehouse. She writes about her experiences traveling as a Filipina traveler with a PHL Passport. Also tips on backpacking trips, luxury hotel experiences, product reviews, sailing & adventure travel.