Do you have the names and contact information of any guides that you would recommend in and around Manuel Antonio and Arenal? While at Manuel Antonio, we want to do a walking tour of the park, another day we would like to do some bird watching in San Gerardo de Dota and also possibly visit Carara National Park on another day. We are going to stay at Hotel Costa Verde, Manuel Antonio for 6 nights and at El Silencio in La Fortuna for 3 nights. We want someone who will drive us to & from Carara and San Gerardo and be our guide for the day. We want someone familiar with wildlife and birds. We are traveling in early May. Any other suggestions welcome!
We have great contacts for guided hikes in both La Fortuna and Manuel Antonio. One of our favorite guides in Manuel Antonio also does those day trips you were talking about. I know it has been a while since your post but if you are still looking for help with this, please email us at bookings(at)twoweeksincostarica(dot)com and we will give you some more information and prices.