Travel Blogs from Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

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Visiting the bar I was supposed to work at, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica travel blog

Visiting the bar I was supposed to work at

A travel blog entry by chuckonearth

... for 10 bucks a head. Tom Kelly's dad ( Tom is one of my best friends from high school) retired to Costa Rica and bought a bar in Manuel Antonio.  Its call Coconuts and its right on the beach.  Tom and his brother Chris went down to help ...

Monkeys, Casados and PURA VIDA, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica travel blog

Monkeys, Casados and PURA VIDA

A travel blog entry by muchachasontour

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... , who spent an hour attempting to woo Amy by showing her Cranberries music videos. The next day we got the bus to Manuel Antonio. From spectacular views of the ocean to monkeys casually wandering around town, we were in awe of everything we saw for the ...

Horseback riding, waterfall, house nature..., Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica travel blog

Horseback riding, waterfall, house nature...

A travel blog entry by slougeay

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8 out of 11 of us went horseback riding to a waterfall.  I guess thirds times a charm.  I believe I went on the same tour on our honeymoon in 1998, and then again last year in 2009.  The kids still loved it and now Stace got to do it for ...

White Water Rafting!, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica travel blog

White Water Rafting!

A travel blog entry by slougeay

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Today we went white-water rafting.  Yes, Brody went even with his stitches.  We have been keeping him out of the water, knowing this was going to be the exception.  The guides loaded it up with some anti-bacterial gel that would keep it ...

Day # 4, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica travel blog

Day # 4

A travel blog entry by chris.parker

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... ; From the bits she has read me I'm not surprised.    Hopefully tonight we're off to a bar to catch the Costa Rica - Salvador world cup qualifier.  My mate Danno back home is a soccer nut and has travelled to South America several times ...

Manuel Antonio National Park self guided walk, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica travel blog

Manuel Antonio National Park self guided walk

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... recommendation was to head back into town for breakfast and then re-enter. This I did and enjoyed my breakfast at the Backpacker’s Paradise Costa Linda and for just C$ 2,000 / NZ $ 4.90 / US $ 4. Quick change then back at just after 10 am to only ...

Manuel Antonio Day 2 - Uphill struggle, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica travel blog

Manuel Antonio Day 2 - Uphill struggle

A travel blog entry by tangerine9

... was that I would have to walk all the back to our cabin and then on a little bit more until I reached the centre of Manuel Antonio and the ever reliable Joseth supermarket. Here after being handed a much needed basket by the shop assistant, I managed to ...

Checking out...scooting over, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica travel blog

Checking out...scooting over

A travel blog entry by slougeay

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... but we are also excited to move on and see other places.  We will be checking into a hotel down the street called Costa Verde, and spend out last afternoon walking to the beach and checking out wildlife.   My family is driving back to San ...

Zip-Lining...invasion of the monos!, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica travel blog

Zip-Lining...invasion of the monos!

A travel blog entry by slougeay

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The bulk of us went zip-lining with the same company we zipped with last summer.  The kids loved it.  Grandma loved it too!  She was hoping it would be a little scarier...I guess that's where my kids get it.   She said that once she ...

I saw a SLOTH!, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica travel blog

I saw a SLOTH!

A travel blog entry by shanstravels

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Actually I saw a few sloths. We even watched one of them move. Saw lots of neat animals and amphibians and birds annd insects. We watched a Jesus lizard run across water (named after Jesus since he can walk on water too). Went to a refurbished ...

Locals only beach, Airplane restaurant, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica travel blog

Locals only beach, Airplane restaurant

A travel blog entry by slougeay

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Today we spent the day at a local beach where mostly locals hang out...and the occasional gays and one topless today too!  We actually get to drive our car right up on the sand and park under the trees.     On the way to the beach ...

MA National Park, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica travel blog

MA National Park

A travel blog entry by slougeay

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Today, the 5 of us took grandma to the national park here in Manuel Antonio.  We took a trail we have never been on to a waterfall.  It proved to be a a bit more of an adventure than we had originally imagined... crossing the river 3 times and ...

Manuel Antonio Day 1 - Monkeys on the roof, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica travel blog

Manuel Antonio Day 1 - Monkeys on the roof

A travel blog entry by tangerine9

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... to feel a burning sensation from the sun’s rays so we decided to head back, get showered and explore downtown Manuel Antonio. Our exploration didn’t take long as on first appearances, Manuel Antonio looked extremely petite as it consisted of ...

Sunset from high up @ El Avion, Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica travel blog

Sunset from high up @ El Avion, Manuel Antonio

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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El Avion is a bar restaurant built around the body of a 1954 Fairchild C=123. Originally purchased in the 1980’s for the Nicaraguan Contras but never made it out of the hanger as the Iran-Contra deal unfolded (Thanks Lonely Planet). Being so high ...

Relaxing day at the beach..., Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica travel blog

Relaxing day at the beach...

A travel blog entry by slougeay

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We spent the day at thle main beach in Manuel Antonio.  We wanted to go on a banana boat ride but surprisingly they were too busy by the time we asked.  Instead we did lots of boogie boarding, bodysurfing and digging in the sand.  At the ...

Villa Vanilla Tour, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica travel blog

Villa Vanilla Tour

A travel blog entry by slougeay

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Today Grandma went on a vanilla tour with the kids.  On the tour you learn all about how vanilla beans, cinnamon, and pepper are grown.  She really wanted to go and I was originally going to go with her, but the kids kept begging to go. So I ...

HIGHLIGHTS Fri 3 Jan: Santa Elena > Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica travel blog

HIGHLIGHTS Fri 3 Jan: Santa Elena > Manuel Antonio

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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Crocodiles on route from Santa Elena, Monteverde to the sea side resort of Manuel Antonio. Back down to the beach to capture the 5.28 pm sunset. ...

The day I've been waiting for - whale watching!, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica travel blog

The day I've been waiting for - whale watching!

A travel blog entry by hlminer

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Manuel Antonio Still No Monkeys, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica travel blog

Manuel Antonio Still No Monkeys

A travel blog entry by buckwonder

were back with avengance! the drive down was crazy we drove through a cloud forest down the mountain back into the sun. it took about 4 hours we refilled the tank and went right back to the same hotel. they closed up my sneak um in hole! bastards.. we ...

Manuel Antonio Day 3 - Moving Hotels, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica travel blog

Manuel Antonio Day 3 - Moving Hotels

A travel blog entry by tangerine9

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... disappointingly that he would be viewing the USA game. With this little bit of bad news I refused to give up as I marched into Manuel Antonio to find somewhere with the game on. I knew of two bars where the game may be shown so I explored these places ...

DAY # 2, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica travel blog

DAY # 2

A travel blog entry by chris.parker

Don't ever believe a sun block manufacturer that tells you their "Once" factor 30 sun block only needs to go on at the start of the day.  Bollox, the Mrs and I have what can only be termed, "Comedy" sunburn.  For example, I have a red belly, ...

Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica travel blog

Manuel Antonio

A travel blog entry by rsb82

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HIGHLIGHTS Sat 4 Jan: Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica travel blog

HIGHLIGHTS Sat 4 Jan: Manuel Antonio

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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An early morning 2 hour guided walk of Manuel Antonio National Park. Our guide Efrain Vargas, son of the owner of the area where the park is now located in and also former National Park Ranger proudly showed us where his house once stood, now a toilet ...

Wildlife around the house, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica travel blog

Wildlife around the house

A travel blog entry by slougeay

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Stace and the kids stayed home while a few of the other adults ventured out to take a bus to the local grocery store where virtually no one speaks english.  Thats where I pull out my "un poquito" spanglish.   Stace and the kids stayed ...

Nada mucho..., Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica travel blog

Nada mucho...

A travel blog entry by slougeay

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Today is our last full day in MA, so we took it easy.  We hung out around the house, rand some errands, swam in the pool and visited our neighbors from last year. The kids have been dying to visit their friends James, Skylar and their 4 dogs.   ...

Day # 3.

Day # 3. "Did the Earth move for you?"

A travel blog entry by chris.parker

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... the time I normally get up at the moment.  Apart from the excitement of Bamboo Jam last night, the hub of local life in Manuel Antonio. Provider of great local food / music & beer, the earth actually moved, no really it did.  Katy and I ...

Mangrove Tour, El Avion restaurant, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica travel blog

Mangrove Tour, El Avion restaurant

A travel blog entry by slougeay

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Grandma and I  went on a mangrove tour today.  The rest of the group stayed home or went to the beach.  My family had done this tour last year and wasn't interested in repeating it.  It was education and my mom loved it.  I ...

Manuel Antonio National Park - morning guided walk, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica travel blog

Manuel Antonio National Park - morning guided walk

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... supporting infrastructure and Trails Master Plan that includes trails: Punta Catedral, Waterfall, Lookout, Beach Espadilla, Beach Manuel Antonio, Congos, Beaches Gemelas, Port Escondido, Manglar y trail Perezosos, with universal accessibility facilities, ...

Carara National Park & more driving..., Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica travel blog

Carara National Park & more driving...

A travel blog entry by slougeay

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... had a half day to do something here.  We decided to check out something local before driving to our final destination....Manuel Antonio National Park.  We went to Carara National Park (somewhere I have never been), which is know for having tons ...

Manuel Antoni-oh!, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica travel blog

Manuel Antoni-oh!

A travel blog entry by smithadventures

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It's my first weekend off in Costa Rica and I want to make the best of it. Manuel Antonio suits me just fine! "Manuel Antonio contains a charming combination of rain forest, beaches and coral reefs. These beaches are the most beautiful in the country, ...

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